[ 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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[ 24 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
Zoe Cunningham MD Softwire Technology FFE14

Share it now!Women Outside the Box (WOTB), the business platform for women, held FFE14, The Festival of Female Entrepreneurs 2014, at Colston Hall in Bristol. WOTB is the go-to community for women in business, with an online platform supported by offline clubs and events. These include regional City Business Clubs, and WOTB Online, a forum and networking hub.
The festival is aimed at women who own an SME, those thinking about setting up on their own, female freelancers and students. The largest of its kind in the UK, the women who came to the event made the …

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[ 23 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
UK DSA named best Direct Selling Association in Europe #businessnews

Share it now!The UK Direct Selling Association (DSA) has been awarded the highest honour at the European Direct Selling Association Awards, being named European Direct Selling Association of the Year. Beating off 27 other national DSAs, the UK association was recognised for its outstanding work in promoting and supporting direct selling.
The UK DSA won the award at the European Direct Selling Association Annual Conference held on 2October in Brussels. The European Direct Selling Association represents the direct selling industry across the whole of Europe.
Judges commended the UK DSA for showcasing …

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[ 23 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
Get Ahead VA wins Flexible Business of the Year Award 2014

Share it now! Get Ahead VA, founded by mumpreneur Rebecca Newenham, is delighted to have won ‘Flexible Business of the Year’ at the 2014 mumandworking awards.
The national, annual mumandworking awards reward and recognise the companies and individuals showcasing ‘how flexible working works’.  Get Ahead VA was selected as a finalist in the Flexible Business of the Year category, in recognition of the company’s active promotion of exceptionally family-friendly and flexible working for their male and female employees.
Founder of Get Ahead VA and mother of three Rebecca Newenham, said: “I am …

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[ 23 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
Baby Awards FINALIST 2014

Share it now! Mumpreneur Pamela Orji, who started her skincare business Hannah and Hugh to solve her daughter’s eczema issues was a finalist for the Baby Awards section of the Beauty Shortlist
After her brand of organic, natural skin care products was launched earlier in the year, mother of one and entrepreneur Pamlea Orji, creator of Hannah and Hugh, was thrilled to be nominated and a finalist for the prestigious Baby Awards in the Beauty Shortlist Awards.
Fifteen prizes were handed out in total to skincare brands and products, specifically for mums …

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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 …