[ 17 Apr 2014 | No Comment ]

Company Name: South Hill Designs
Description of the business that someone could buy into:  Direct sales/party plan/social selling company.   Home based business selling personalized jewelry, featuring glass lockets holding floating charms.  In addition to selling, with a team (downline) you also move into leadership and training.
Hours you might need to work to make it succeed:  As with anything, the more you put into it, the more you get out of it.  Our Artists work anywhere from a few hours per week to regular business hours each day. 
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[ 24 Apr 2014 | No Comment ]
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Did you read ‘People buy from people’ by Wendy Shand? The article was full of great tips from Wendy’s experience with promoting TotstoTravel. Sarah Sadler is the Managing Director of Boxhouse Publishing, and founder of the Organised Mum range of clever calendars and home stationery. She has very different views on good business promotion, and here she shares what’s worked for her.
I have absolutely no interest on spending my time getting my face printed on the back side of a bus or anywhere else for that matter.  I’ve never entered a …

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[ 23 Apr 2014 | No Comment ]
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I’m a 43yr old married Mum of 2 young daughters,  with a very supportive husband who is always been a huge strength to me and gives me so much encouragement. We livein a lovely part of the south coast, Hayling Island. I have 23 years experience in logistics, managing various sites locally before taking a less involved roll when the girls where born. I met my husband there. I always had a passion for wanting to run my own business.
I love beautiful things and struggled to find nice outfits for special …

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[ 22 Apr 2014 | No Comment ]

Direct Blinds began three years ago as part of Swift Blinds – a family window blind manufacturing business- that was founded more than 40 years ago. Here Nick Swift shares his tips. The issues and problems are much the same now as they were 40 years ago when the Internet was not even a twinkle. Juggling the family and work balance is critical because the business is also “your baby”.

Being able to work from home as easy as you can be in the office. Technology makes that possible today.
Plan days when …

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[ 21 Apr 2014 | No Comment ]
Samantha and eevey

I am Samantha Grig, ages 28.  I have a 5 year old daughter called Eevey and I am engaged to be married next year to my lovely fiancé Nick.  Before I launched my Business in September 2013 I had trained to be a teacher but with childcare costs rising and no full time jobs available, I decided to take the plunge and begin my knitwear business.  I began by saving as much as I could and designing a small range of beautiful hand knitted accessories that were of great quality.  …

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[ 18 Apr 2014 | No Comment ]
How to host your own pizza-making party for children

With the hectic lifestyles we all lead, it can be difficult to make time to cook with our children. But with a few simple recipes up your sleeve that they can help with, you’ll soon start to see how engaged with food children can be.
Hosting your own pizza-making party is great fun, not least because the ingredients are cheap, readily available and from start to finish a pizza only takes 15 minutes prep time, and then a further 15 minutes in the oven- perfect for impatient children and grown-ups alike!
Whilst …

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[ 15 Apr 2014 | No Comment ]
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I’ve worked in the brand image design business for over 20 years and often my first discussion with clients is a free design consultation over skype. There are some very common topics which crop up and things I find myself advising clients on again and again. Here are my TOP TIPS.
NEW BUSINESS BRANDING – Getting it right!
Go back to basics and really focus on how you want potential customers to “FEEL” when they see your visual branding. The business name, slogan, icons, font, style and colour theme you choose will …

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[ 14 Apr 2014 | No Comment ]

Name of Business: Bish Bash Birthdays – Kids Party Entertainers
Your Name & Age: Deborah Gersohn, young at heart
Tell us about your family: Married with two daughters
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how did you get started?
I was working in children’s TV as a script editor – creating stories and supervising writers – for popular shows such as Grange Hill, Tracy Beaker and The Worst Witch. But Kids TV took a big hit when new legislation banned junk food advertisements airing during children’s programming. …

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[ 11 Apr 2014 | No Comment ]
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If we had all the answers to all the problems and situations, how would life be? High hopes, I am told, when I ask this question to working women, entrepreneurs and even leaders. And then I ask if we actually managed to find the right and apt answers to any situation and deal with it in a way that benefits us, helps us, and is the best solution at that point of time, how would life be? Fun, boring, exciting, smooth or perfect? Nearly perfect, I would say.
If you are …

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[ 10 Apr 2014 | No Comment ]
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Name of Business:  South Hill Designs with Debbie Kean
Your Name and Age:  Debbie Kean, 48
Tell us about your family:  I have been married to my wonderful husband for the last 14 years.  Between us, we have 2 daughters and a son, and we have the most adorable granddaughter and a grandson on the way.  We share our home with 2 crazy dogs as well as 2 cats who showed up in our backyard one day and decided to make us their family.
What did you do before coming up with your …

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[ 9 Apr 2014 | No Comment ]
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These days I’m the Founder of jobhop.co.uk  which is a social networking site for employment. My business helps companies to tap into and attract the talent they need to propel their businesses into the future. Before Jobhop though I had started & sold two previous businesses, both were huge learning experiences for me.
My first business was a catering business in East London, which started because I would make exotic filled sandwiches for my then boyfriend for his packed lunch for work and his colleagues started putting in their lunch orders! …