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[ 23 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

Don’t work with friends or family is often advice dished out by many in the business world and for good reason. That said, plenty of us still dive head first into the balancing act that is work and family life. Many end up working in the family business or starting something new with a loved one but for those without the experience of hindsight or experienced hands to guide them, getting things right from the outset is key. Ian & Joe Syer are two entrepreneurs who decided to take things …

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[ 16 May 2018 | No Comment ]

I have been self-employed for almost my entire working life. Before my current business, I have run several businesses, including an arts funded digital arts and multimedia company and, more recently, CAMYOGA – one of the UK’s most recognised yoga brands.
My current business Stem + Glory grew from a lifelong passion for plant based foods. Both from a cooking perspective (I love to cook!) and a desire to help people lead healthier and more compassionate lives. I really do believe that the future is plant based and the environmental messages …

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[ 5 May 2018 | No Comment ]

Hi, I’m Shirley Goodgroves, 44. I’m married to Roger and I have 2 children age 19 and 13 plus 2 older stepchildren and a loopy cocker spaniel called Baxter.  We live in a village in South Buckinghamshire.  I run Two Birds London which specialises in practice wear and club uniforms for performance sports such as ice skating, roller skating, gymnastics, swimming and more.  Before  I set up this company, I had a wide and varied working life doing everything from customer services to project management for a telelcommunications company to interior …

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[ 25 Apr 2018 | No Comment ]

My name is Stephanie Marko and I never had any intention of being a mumpreneur.  As a professional, I gave up my salary work when my first child was born in 2002 and took up the hardest job I would ever have in my life: being a mum.
By 2008 we had three children and I was looking forward to the day that our youngest would start nursery school.  I had plans to return to the gym and to start writing again, but I also had a nagging problem when it …

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[ 18 Apr 2018 | No Comment ]

Tell us about yourself
My name is Eimear Kelly and I am the owner and Managing Director of Darcy the Dingo. I’m married and proud mum to our son age 6, and his little sister who is 4.
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?
Prior to becoming a mum, my background was in hospitality, recruitment and administration. When our eldest was born we made the decision that I would become a stay at home mum. While it was a difficult one …

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[ 4 Apr 2018 | No Comment ]

Hello, my name is Samantha Sullivan and I am 43 years old. I am an Independent Partner at Flamingo Paperie running my own greetings card and stationery business around my busy family life.
I home educate my four children, one girl and three boys, who are aged from four to twelve years old. My husband and I emigrated to New Zealand fifteen years ago. Our first three children were born in New Zealand whilst the youngest was born in Australia. My husband tends to pick up short-term environmental contracts so we …

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[ 12 Dec 2017 | No Comment ]

I’m now 32 years old, have two children, a husband and a home made business run from my kitchen table. At 28 I left a career in museums to be a stay at home mum, moving to my husbands home town of Northallerton at 38 weeks pregnant.
Whilst being a stay at home mum was very much my choice (I felt blessed and privileged to be in a relationship where that choice was accepted and encouraged) I also felt, at times, lonely and under stimulated yet stressed. I day dreamed that …

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[ 30 Nov 2017 | No Comment ]

Name of Business: Get Ahead VA
Your Name and Age: Rebecca Newenham, 45
Tell us about your family: I live with my husband Martin in Guildford and our three daughters who are 16, 13 and 11.
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?
I was a buyer in London for retail giants Superdrug and Sainsburys. I loved the fast pace of the job and the thrill of seeing new products I had developed hit the shelves. But for me, the job and the …

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[ 14 Nov 2017 | No Comment ]

Tell us about about your family background:
Caroline is a married mum of three boys, aged 9,8 and 6. Clare is also married and has two sons aged 8 and 10. Both ladies live in Sevenoaks, Kent and met in the school playground.
What did you do before coming up with your business idea?
Caroline worked in digital publishing for 15 years, for companies including Virgin Media, Trinity Mirror and Archant Newspaper group. Clare worked in marketing and events prior to setting up her own digital marketing business.
Now both Caroline and Clare are …

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[ 1 Nov 2017 | No Comment ]

We are Catherine Merritt and Emma Costello, two 40 something mums from Berkshire
Tell us about your family
We have five girls between us; with the eldest twelve and the youngest two months, who keep us and our husbands exceptionally busy!  We also have two British Blue cats – Iggy Merritt and Aesop Costello – who are brothers and despite three years between them are starting to look alarmingly interchangeable.
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?
Catherine has a background in engineering …