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Business Start Ups - there's so much to consider!

There is so much to think about when you are starting a new business. Logos, branding, business cards, website, social media, flyers, clothing, advertising and so on. It can get overwhelming when you have so much to take on board at once. I get it! Being a small business owner myself I know...

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Intellectual Property - do you know about it?

I sometimes get into conversations with others and we get chatting about Intellectual Property. So often the response is that they don't know much about it. Intellectual Property (or more commonly referred to as IP) covers the following: The World Intellectual Property Office...

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Wobbly Wheels

One thing I have discovered in lockdown is my love for cross country cycling. I used to cycle indoors but when I was given the options of a dark room with lots of other sweaty bodies or the beautiful views of the great Yorkshire countryside, there was frankly no competition! I have really...

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Trying to keep up with the digital age

If you are anything like me, you have not grown up all your life with computers. They came into my life in my teens alongside tape cassettes, stereos and VHS videos. The computers in the 80s are a world away from the ones we know today and we have watched technology evolve at a fast pace...

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Christmas really?

When I worked in retail it was always very strange when Christmas was promoted long before anyone was ready! I know it’s only September, but I’m sending these out to get the orders in so there’s time to produce the cards and send them out to people again. These Christmas cards are...

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All sewn up!

I have loved fabrics, drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. My love of textiles led me to my Textile design degree, but I have been sewing fabrics long before I realised I could design. One thing I have always loved doing is designing soft furnishings. Curtains, cushions, blinds...

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Self Care is the best care

If you are anything like me, I have a default setting of FFWD and STOP. I am told this is very common with business owners and entrepreneurs. We have goals, visions, plans, deadlines and procrastination isn't usually our biggest challenge, it's usually balance. But maybe you aren't a...

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Face the fear and launch out into the deep...

I have never done live interviews or webinars before but that was what was the plan for my new course launches. I didn't want to let fear stop me from doing this. The prophet Nike couldn't have said it better. JUST DO IT. So amidst the trepidation and questions about whether I COULD do it, I...

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3rd Year Entrepreneurial Anniversary

This last year has not been an easy one for lots of us. For many of us it's been a mixed bag of achievements, blessings and struggles. You may be able to relate. I don't know if you've felt like this, but in the struggles, I'll be honest, I have felt like quitting at times. You might have...

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Going down to go up

This last 18 months have not been easy for a lot of people. Covid has rocked the world as a whole and individuals too in so many ways. It truly has been a time of shaking. It is at times like these, when all we know as normal is stripped back that we are challenged to evaluate things. Like...

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