Posts by Debbie Gilbert

How to Bake a Business

How to Bake a Business! Vicky Feldman is the owner of the Canterbury Baking School.  She is a regular attendee of Mums UnLtd Whitstable. Vicky has grown her business from a combination of her passion for cooking healthy food along with her existing skills and experience as a teacher.  Canterbury Baking School, started in 2015 and teaches baking courses.  Vicky is very passionate about cooking real bread from scratch. It’s nothing like the processed, sliced bread we buy in the supermarket – there’s just no comparison, in terms of both taste and nutrition. Vicky teaches people the lifelong skills of
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How Kate created ‘Kreate Beauty’

How Kate created 'Kreate Beauty' At 40 Kate was disillusioned with her career. Working in an accounts department paid the bills but wasn’t giving her job satisfaction and she was bored. Her passion was make-up and beauty. She decided to enrol at West Herts College and do a part time course and completed a VTCT level 2 in cosmetic make up. The course covered make up, brow tint & shape, lash lift & tint. She loved doing the course and yearned to do something with it but had no idea where to start. A chance meeting with Debbie Gilbert changed
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Could you start a business?

Could you start a business? There is no age barrier to starting a business. Often a business can be more successful because the older an entrepreneur is the more life experience they have to inject into their new venture. If you have spent a long time in your current career or spent time raising your family or both, now might be the time for a real change. Becoming your own boss might be solution you have been looking for. A chance for you do something you really want to do as opposed to something you feel have to do! Women
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Making the Most of Mums UnLtd

Making the Most of Mums UnLtd   Just coming along to a meeting won’t be enough to make a significant difference to your business. Here is a list of things you can do to make the most of the Mums UnLtd community. After your meetings – link up with other attendees via social media. Arrange 121’s. A 1-hour time slot should be enough time. The purpose of these meetings is to find out more about each other’s businesses and who you know who might need their services, if not now but maybe in the future. Bring someone to a meeting!
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Time management for the busy Mumpreneur

TIME MANAGEMENT FOR THE BUSY MUMPRENEUR While being your own boss means having flexibility around your family, it doesn’t mean having less work than if you have a job - quite the opposite! There’s a lot to do and somehow you have to find a way to fit it all in. Anyone who thinks being an entrepreneur means swanning around having glamorous meetings and occasionally tapping something out on their laptop needs a reality check! Many Mumpreneurs struggle with time management, simply because they have so much life and work to cram into each day. To keep your business running
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5 Quick and Easy Ways to Optimise your Google My Business Listing and Get More Local Customers

5 Quick and Easy Ways to Optimise your Google My Business Listing and Get More Local Customers If you’ve already claimed your free Google My Business (GMB) listing, then well done – you’ve taken a huge step in the right direction. But your work isn’t over yet. GMB is a great way to drive traffic to your main website or social media channels but you need to put the work in. You need to be just as proactive with your GMB listing as you are with any other online marketing channel. That’s the bad news. The good news is that
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Wardrobe Wellness

Wardrobe Wellness – How positive do you feel when you go through your wardrobe each day trying to find something to wear? Is it time to give your wardrobe a health check??     I recently read an article asking - Does your wardrobe need therapy? Whilst it might sound rather odd referring to your clothes in this way, we do have lots of psychological issues around our clothes, our wardrobes are very personal spaces. For example, we get emotionally attached to some garments, preventing us from being able to part with them, even when they’ve long passed their sell-by-date.
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Benefits of Baby Yoga

The benefits of yoga for you and your baby You just had a baby and probably wondering what baby yoga is all about, is worth attending a class with your little one or is it just another “thing” to do with a fancy name slapped on it? Perhaps you’ve never even heard of Yoga before and think it’s some sort of weird religion or cult?   The word Yoga originates from ancient India, it’s a sanskrit word translated as the union between the self and the spirit. It’s an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing
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Career Coaching

COMPLIMENTARY CAREER COACHING SESSION Career coaching is a form of coaching that focusses on career related decisions and can benefit individuals from a wide range of circumstances. Whether you have recently returned to work or are mid-career and feel a bit stuck about what do next.  Career coaching sessions usually last between 4-6 sessions and will be guided by your own objectives and what you would like to achieve. I am an HR professional with over 17 years experience in my field.  With a cross section of having worked in many different sectors including local authority, retail, charity and financial
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