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Why you should be writing regular blog posts in 2018

It’s here… the new year.  We all have so many plans for our business at the turn of the year.  I know I do.   Are you full of ideas,  plans and targets?   How do you keep yourself on track? One thing I am going to do this year, and I hope you can join me […]

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How to make the most of Small Business Saturday

Saturday 2nd December is Small Business Saturday in the UK.   A week after the hubbub and over-promotion of Black Friday (did you manage to get a woofle-dangler for less than 10% of its original cost? I didn’t either…) it is the turn of the small business owner. The usual definition of small medium-sized sized enterprises (SMEs) […]

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How to prepare for attending your first big live event

I was pretty nervous about attending my first big conference for online marketing – in fact, I wrote a post inside a private group asking for support to encourage me beforehand.  Fast forward a few days later and my brain is on fire with all the takeaways, new friendships and contacts made. The conference was […]

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What is a podcast?

I started a podcast five weeks ago.  Its called the Social Bee Podcast.  I am interviewing women entrepreneurs all about their journey so far, with the idea that listening to the interviews will inspire other women to think about starting their own business or to grow the business they have.  I am loving it. But I […]

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Why I stopped tweeting for AntrimHour

  I have had the pleasure of hosting a Twitter Hour every Monday night for over a year now – I think I took it on around spring 2016.   Without too many misses -maybe a few bank holidays,  a couple of fill-ins from the fabulous Karen Wilson at Mallusk Enterprise Agency when we were on […]

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Social Bee Podcast Episode 4 – Building a business based on educational toys with Neera Sharma

  Neera Sharma used to drive four hours daily to her job in London from Birmingham.  After her two sons were born,  Neera was looking for some educational learning toys that were aimed at parents rather than teachers – and couldn’t find any. So she created her own.   Gifts for little hands was born.  Neera […]

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Social Bee Podcast Episode 3 – Pauline Harley

  Pauline challenges women to deal with their emotional blocks to change their lives both personally and in business. Talking about emotional fitness, personal development and how in our 30’s women bend, sway and sometimes they break.

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Creating my online course – the journey so far

I decided over a year ago that the best way forward for me,  as a working mum with three kids at primary school,   to manage my own business,  help as many people as possible and just get stuck into working with other entrepreneurs, was to take my training online. I have been steadily working […]

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How I quit my glass-ceiling part-time job and went to work for myself

A few years ago, in my late 30’s , I was in a real career slump.   I had a relatively well paid job as a Project Manager in a public sector organisation, but was frustrated at the complete inability to progress any further. I had hit the glass ceiling.  After my first child was born […]