Simple things you can do to nurture your mind and body

  Being a mum is hard work and then add into the mix, creating a new working venture and all of a sudden, you forget the most important person.  You. It is so important to nurture your mind and body.  To create space and time for you.  Self-nurturing will give you a sense of worth, peace, calmness but also, will mean that you are in a place where you can cope better… Read More

3 tips to get you through a tough work day.

As many benefits as there are to working and having an identity apart from being ‘mum’, there are days which can be tough, especially if you are going solo.  You might just want to throw the towel in or wonder why you are doing what you do or simply want to hide under the duvet and stick your fingers in your ears! Don’t get me wrong, this doesn’t mean it will always… Read More

3 Purposeful steps to finding your passion.

Many mums struggle to know what it is they really want to do – they just know they need to do ‘something’.  Something that doesn’t involve housework.  Something that is so far removed from being ‘mum’, that they can actually, for a few hours, be a different version of themselves.  Something that will stimulate, motivate and with a bit of luck, earn some money. What I frequently see and hear, is people… Read More

Self-employed or employee? Great reasons to do either.

So, you’re starting to think about working options and on one hand, you like the idea of leaving the house for a few hours and joining the outside world.  On the other hand, you’ve got a creative itch you want scratch and creating your own business could be the way to go. Whatever way you want to go, that is, being an employee or becoming self-employed, will bring about differing environments, experiences… Read More

How to find the initial finances for a micro business

You’ve got the idea. You have a clear vision of where it could take you.  You positively pulling at the bit with enthusiasm to get started. Then you realise that money is tight. The doubts creep in. You wake up at stupid o’clock, your mind whirling and negative voices whispering in your ear.  Those hours between 2am and 4am can be soul destroying. Money feels like the major issue coming between you… Read More

5 Reasons why books should be in your start up budget.

If you’ve read my book, then you know I talk about building a realistic budget for your start-up venture – effectively an ‘essential needs’ versus ‘nice to have’. One thing I suggest you allow for in your budgets is resource books.  In other words, books that will give you knowledge and inspiration to grow your venture. And here’s why: You might find your self utilizing social media for information but that can… Read More