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Make running your business a piece of cake

You need to know what you are trying to achieve in your business, what skills and knowledge you will need to get you there, and the steps to take to make it happen. When you bake a cake, you have to know what ingredients you’ll need, and follow the recipe to get the correct outcome. ...

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Prioritise your tasks by thinking INSIDE the box

How to prioritise your tasks (when it feels like you have a million and one things on your to do list)
We all know that the secret to getting things done is great prioritisation, but sometimes it feels like that is easier said than done. When your to-do list is in danger of becoming a novel, ...

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5 ways to work wonders with your workload!

Workload planning tips to give you more time
When you have a small business it can sometimes seem as though you are so busy with your daily workload that you never actually have the time to do the work that you really love doing. Calls, emails, meetings and ‘to do’ lists stretch before you but ...

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Videos for Your Business

Videos for Business – Uncomfortable yet worth it
Making videos for my business wasn’t something that I’d ever had on my to-do list, though I knew I should take the plunge at some point. So how have I ended up being in 9 videos relating to my business in the past 9 weeks?  Grab a ...

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5 Digital Marketing Take-Aways from my #MumsTakeOnBusiness Campaign

Can you believe another school year is almost over? My #MumsTakeOnBusiness social media campaign also draws to a close at the end of the week, so I’ve chosen to reflect on my digital marketing journey over the past couple of months.
It’s only 8 weeks since I published my first blog post and filmed my ...

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How to run your business through the school holidays

Your Business Vs School Holidays
It must be one of the trickiest parts of being a working mum – the school holidays.  We have work that still needs to get done, a business that needs to carry on running as usual, and also children that need looking after while they are off school. As much ...

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How to work from home effectively

In the last blog I spoke about all the reasons it’s great that we can run our businesses from home.
But there are also some difficulties home workers face, not all women have the motivation to be productive at home, or the ability to switch off in the evenings and weekends when their work in ...

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Top reasons to run your business from home

The wonders of working from home!
Many people aspire to having the freedom of working from home, and in fact many of my clients tell me that it is this flexibility that inspired them to start their own business, especially once they’d had children.
When you thought about what it would like to be your ...

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How to ensure you achieve your goals

Creating a goal you’ll want to reach
In our previous blog we looked at using the B-SMART acronym to help you focus on your goals and set your business plans for the future. The B stands for ‘beneficial’ and the idea of setting goals that benefit you should be at the heart of all your ...

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Six Steps to Successful Business Planning

How to make your business planning a success
I know that January is a popular time for starting to make new plans, followed by September when we get caught up in all the talk of a ‘new term’. But actually, any time is a good time to start making and acting on new plans. It’s ...

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Business Awards – are they for women like us?

 
Women like you do win business awards
As we approach awards season there are finalists being announced, grand finals and gala dinners being planned, and application deadlines approaching for all sorts of business awards. For many women running a small business by themselves, winning any sort of business award seems a distant dream, not ...

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Take a Break

How often do you take a break from your business?
A real break, where you don’t even think about your to-do list or check your emails. I am always surprised at the amount of women who say they never take a break, whether that’s a small tea break in the day or going on ...

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Spring Clean Your Business

The sun is out (sometimes…), the birds are merrily tweeting in the trees and we know that you want to get out the deck chairs and soak up some sunshine – but wait, shouldn’t you be doing your spring cleaning? No, we don’t mean your house, we mean your business!
When your home is clean ...

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Brew a better business

There’s something you should know about me. I love tea. Preferably with biscuits, or cake, but always white with no sugar, and definitely not in a coloured cup because you can’t really see the colour of it properly! Anyway, this is relevant because it helps to explain how I came up with the following description ...

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Making the time to blog

I’ve done it! This is my first blog to appear on my website, something that has been on my to-do list for quite a long time. Yes it’s true, even I procrastinate, and blogging has been something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, but I wanted to be sure I could keep up ...

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