[ 21 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
Dee Blick

With the power of self publishing at our fingertips it has never been easier to write and publish a book. But selling thousands of books is not easy. But it can be done! It comes down to a heady mix of investing your time and energy in crafting a fantastic book and then marketing it with gusto long before the ink has dried on your final page.
Here are some tried and tested tips based on my own experience of writing three Amazon number one bestsellers and securing a publishing deal …

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[ 22 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
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Share it now!Are you getting the most out of your networking? Is it bringing you a steady stream of new business? If not, it’s possible you are making a number of critical mistakes when networking. William Buist, CEO of Abelard and Founder of xTEN Club suggests there are five keymistakes that many business owners make when networking for their business. He’s witnessed these over many years of being involved in business networks:

Pitching to sell

Businesses spend significant amounts of time creating a sales pitch that is compelling and interesting so that …

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[ 22 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
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Share it now!www.frillo.co.uk, an online supplier of office products and services, has teamed up with its partners to offer a small or start-up business a unique opportunity to win £10k worth of goods to kit out their office and promote their business online. The winner will be announced at The Business Show at Olympia, London, which runs from the 27th – 28th November.
The prize includes £1k of insurance and utilities, £2k of IT equipment, £2k of office furniture and £5k of marketing support for a new website. The idea for the …

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[ 21 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
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Share it now!Nearly three quarters of parents rate flexible working as very important when they are looking for a new job – with homeworking the most popular form – yet relatively few employers supply any equipment or technical support to enable workers to work outside the office, according to a survey by Workingmums.co.uk.
The survey of over 2,000 parents, sponsored by BBC Future Media, also showed that many employees still lack full confidence in remote communications tools despite their desire to work from home.
Homeworking was the most attractive type of flexible …

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[ 21 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
Dee Blick

Share it now!With the power of self publishing at our fingertips it has never been easier to write and publish a book. But selling thousands of books is not easy. But it can be done! It comes down to a heady mix of investing your time and energy in crafting a fantastic book and then marketing it with gusto long before the ink has dried on your final page.
Here are some tried and tested tips based on my own experience of writing three Amazon number one bestsellers and securing a …

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[ 20 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
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Share it now!Perinatal mental health problems carry a total economic and social long-term cost to society of about £8.1 billion for each year of births in the UK, according to a new report ‘The costs of perinatal mental health problems’ released today by the London School of Economics and Centre for Mental Health.[i] The NHS would need to spend just £337 million a year[ii] to bring perinatal mental health care up to the level recommended in national guidance.[iii]
The report is part of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance’s ‘Everyone’s Business’ campaign (www.everyonesbusiness.org.uk), …

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[ 20 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
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I’m Jo Blood, 41 and I run a workplace consultancy company called Posture People with my husband. Posture People supplies ergonomic equipment and helps companies’ redesign their offices, and I’m a mum of two, an 8 year old girl (going on 13) and very energetic 4 year old boy, plus my third child and a time consuming 9 year old Company.
Whilst I was on maternity leave in 2005 we had the opportunity to buy out my husband’s business partners. I decided that rather than go back to the …

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[ 19 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
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Share it now!Timing of epidural is up to the mother
When a woman is in labour, the appropriate time to give an epidural during childbirth is when she asks for it, a new study suggests. Published in The Cochrane Library, the systematic review compared early and late epidurals during labour and found that they had very similar effects.
An epidural is a pain relieving local anaesthetic that is given as an injection into the spine. It is commonly offered to women in labour who request pain relief and is effective in reducing …

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[ 17 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
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Share it now!Eric Lanlard makes delicious Lemon and Cardamom cakes with vanilla bean syrup for National Baking Week 2014.
To get you in the mood and inspire you for Baking Week 2014, Eric Lanlard shows us step by step, how to make these beautiful mini cakes.  Whether you are having afternoon tea, or just fancy a delectable treat, these are the perfect little Gluten free desserts.
So grab your apron and your wooden spoon and watch our video, to get tips and tricks on how to get the perfect Lemon, Vanilla and …

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[ 17 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
Shweta Jhajharia

Share it now!Running a business often means taking risks – but these shouldn’t be random risks. They need to be calculated – in other words you need to ensure they actually aren’t that risky at all!
Shweta Jhajharia founder of The London Coaching Group suggests there are three things you must learn in order to reduce risk:
1)    Learn the Language of Numbers
Businesses don’t speak in English – they speak in numbers.
Profit, Sales, Cash Flow Receivables, Assets, Equity, ROI, Average Value Sale, and Conversion Rate. These are the words – and numbers …

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[ 16 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
Fit tips from Jill of Hate it, Change it! #activemums #howIdidit #beigedeadfood

Share it now! I am a single parent of two teens. I have run my own health and wellness business for around 5 years now.
Despite working in the wellness industry I still have to work hard to fit my own fitness and health in. My regime now is a far cry from where I was 5 years ago when I was overtraining and under resting and regularly burning out.
After going through a divorce, losing my dad and my home all in the space of a year I found myself running …