Inspiration

Celebrating Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice makes for the perfect occasion to celebrate life   Although Spring is my favourite season for the warming weather, new blooms and beautiful aromas, Summer is definitely my favourite time of year.     Christmas can be stressful, the pressure to purchase the right gifts, entertain and keep up the Santa gig. But Christmas…

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Self care research results

I’m loving the results of the Self Care Research survey, I also love that it’s got many of you thinking about the topic.  I thought I’d first share the responses to the question… What do you do to take care of yourself & how often? Each dot point is a single response, unedited, anonymous, interesting…

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7 quick tips for successful business networking

Do you go along to networking meetings wondering why you’re there? Do you feel like you should be in the office getting work done or at home with your family instead? There is great value in networking, but there’s also several thing to consider to make it worth your time and money. These tips will…

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Signs & Synchronicity

On Friday I had Leesa from Nurture Nutrition & Wellness​ come to my place for a consultation for my two kids. My daughter has Eczema and my son needs some immune boosting and some sort of calming effect through diet would be an added bonus. Leesa is wonderful with kids and a wealth of knowledge,…

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What ‘Networking’ means to me

I’ve previously written about the word ‘Networking’ and the negative thoughts associated with it, and how even I find it a little scary to walk into a room full of people I don’t know. So I thought I’d share my thoughts on what Networking means to me and how we do ‘Networking’ quite differently at…

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Customer Service

Customer SERVICE has many definitions, but essentially it means to SERVE your CUSTOMER. It does not mean the customer is always right. It does mean it’s your role to help them find a solution to their problem. No matter what your business is, customer service is part of your job description. We know we can’t help every…

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What’s your USP? (it’s OK if you don’t know yet)

But please don’t avoid the question….. I can tell you that some of my most powerful learning experiences I’ve had have come from people asking me questions about myself or my business. Often, especially in the early days I’ve been unable to come up with an answer that I’m satisfied with, which has left me…

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Tech Talk – Apps, software & websites for business

It’s never been easier to use technical tools to enhance your business image, processes and communication. This list contains useful information for creating your own images, video clips, newsletters, bookkeeping, file sharing and much more. It’s by no means conclusive, there are many more options in every category but this gives you a good place…

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You’re never truly solo

If you’re a small business owner it’s likely you operate on your own or with a business partner who’s a friend or family member. Being solo has many perks – you don’t have to answer to anyone, you work the hours that suit you, you have the flexibility and freedom to take your business in…

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We could all do with more of this

It’s 3:10pm on a Friday afternoon, I’ve just come home from grocery shopping with my almost 5 year old (who NEVER stops talking and asks a million questions that even google doesn’t know the answer to) and I’ve had an average day!! Sometimes, as hard as I try it feels impossible to stay strong and positive…

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