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Nov 09, 2015

Christmas on its own can be stressful enough, throw running your own business into the mix and you could potentially have the recipe for a stress overload! Take action now so you don’t reach the point of no return by setting up strategies well in advance of the festive season that will enable you to cope.

As the majority of women bear the brunt of Christmas preparation, it is understandable that this time of year fills a lot of mumpreneurs with dread rather than festive cheer. Here are a few ideas on how to effectively manage stress levels.

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Nov 09, 2015

The preparations for Christmas coupled with additional social events and late nights can leave mums feeling worn out. Early planning can help reduce the stress levels during the festive period, but mums also need to be sure they make time for themselves and their wellbeing to avoid feeling run down over Christmas.

Remembering to take care of yourself in the colder months – and especially through the festive period when Christmas preparations and socialising take priority – is of vital importance. Failing to take good care of yourself could result in feeling exhausted, run down...

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Oct 26, 2015

The ‘perfect’ life is something to which many women aspire. The media and television have a lot to answer for; often extolling the virtues of the house with the white picket fence, 2.4 children and a pet Labrador.  But this ‘ideal’ doesn’t suit everybody.  We all have different aspirations, values and lifestyle choices.  It is important to remember that one person’s sunny day is another person’s opportunity to get burnt.  Put simply, we don’t all like the same things.

Aspire For Better
Juggling the roles of being a mum,...

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Oct 26, 2015

Is fear holding you back from starting your business and making it a great success? When you start out on your journey of running your own business, the first step is always the hardest. Your fear of the unknown, of taking a chance, is daunting but when you’re successful, it will all be worth it!

Fear Of The Unknown Conquering your fear is half the battle – or sometimes the entire battle – and you might see it as an imaginary barrier to success.  If fear is preventing you from pursuing your dream of running your own business, you can overcome your anxiety. Once...

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Oct 11, 2015

Time is of the essence. As busy mums, we never seem to have enough of it and when we get some to ourselves, we need to make the most of it. Can you remember that last time you did a pastime you really enjoyed, such as reading a book, going for a walk, or perhaps having an uninterrupted bath? If you can’t remember, then it’s likely that you’re not getting enough time to yourself.

A Little Structure
Identifying your ideals can help bring structure to your schedule and reinforce your life balance. As a mum it’s worth considering your goals for your family and yourself,...

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Oct 11, 2015

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to run and grow your own business? If this question pops into your head on a regular basis, or if you see others around you taking the plunge, then perhaps it’s time for you to turn your dreams into reality and set up your own business.

Achieve The Ultimate Balance Think how nice it would be if you were your own boss. The decisions would be yours. The rewards would be yours. Running your own business often offers the flexibility to work when you are able, not when you have to. To achieve a better work-life balance, you can plan and fit your...

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Sep 27, 2015

Today in the UK, women have greater freedom than ever before to be independent and self-sufficient. This is enabling us to live multiple chapters in our lives and we are fulfilling our dreams time and time again. No dream is too big, too small or too late. The possibilities are endless and the results are inspiring.

Dreaming is a beautiful experience. The idea of desiring something that is all of your own making is highly motivating. Imagine if you could turn that vision into reality: what would your life look like? One of the greatest blessings of 21st century living is that women are...

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Sep 27, 2015

Regardless of the size of your business or the length of time you’ve been trading, there are always new marketing tools available that can make your life easier and your business more successful. Many of these tools come with bold promises and it isn’t always easy to know which are best for your business. However, most offer a trial period during which you can test out the features to see whether they work for you and will provide a good return on investment.

How often have you bemoaned the fact that you only have one pair of hands and there aren’t enough hours in the day?...

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Sep 13, 2015

Self-belief is a powerful motivator and can contribute to improving your lifestyle and wellbeing immeasurably. From how you act to how you feel, it’s important to radiate confidence. You will see the difference it makes to how you are perceived by those around you. Everyone is the sum of their parts and it takes all these ingredients to make you the woman you are. Believing in your own abilities will help you on the path to achieving your daily or lifelong goals.

You’re a mum, a partner, a daughter and a friend, and each of these roles require a different set of skills. To...

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Sep 13, 2015

Marketing is vital for attracting custom, regardless of the type and size of your business. Whether you want to create new business or retain your customer-base, having a targeted campaign that communicates your unique selling point is essential in today’s fast-paced markets. So how can you guarantee your marketing campaign will be a success?

Don’t jump in head first. It’s advisable to test the water before committing effort and capital in potentially expensive and extensive marketing campaigns. Testing allows you to learn from the results, such as what works and what...

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