Posts by Debbie Gilbert

New Year – Plan for success in 2019

We know planning is the key for any successful business. If you havent done any planning for 2019 now is the time to do it. But where do you start? You need to work with a method that works for you and your business. For most this means planning monthly, quarterly and annual goals. If you haven’t got a business plan make sure you write one and if you need tips on this The Successful Mumpreneur has lots of information on this. Sit down with a piece of paper and think about the end goals for 2019 and then break
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8 common mistakes Mumpreneurs make

  8 common mistakes Mumpreneurs make No one ever plans to be a Mumpreneur. You don’t sit at school with a careers officer and tell them that one day you will start a business to work around your children. When you have children, life changes dramatically. You find yourself dealing with the stresses and expense of working full time and it can feel very overwhelming. It also means you cannot be there for your children when you would like as you have to fit around the constraints of an employer. This is when women turn to self-employment as they see
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Maintaining your sanity when running your business.

How to maintain your sanity and avoid burnout Growing or even just maintaining your business and a work life balance can be tricky. Many entrepreneurs swap a 40-hour week working for an employer for working 80 plus hours a week usually because they haven’t factored in all the additional tasks required to run a business. Once a business is up and running and you are beginning to feel under pressure, even just a tiny amount, it’s time to act. You don’t want to wait until you feel completely overwhelmed and get burned out! So, what are the signs? Classic ones
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Planning for half term

    Planning for half term Another half term is nearly upon us and so, like many of you, we are faced with the task of keeping the kids entertained! When you google ‘ideas for half term’, lots of days out and activities come up. The majority of these involve spending (lots of) money, which not everyone can afford and, with Christmas around the corner, many parents are thinking about saving up. Having fun doesn’t mean spending lots of money, however, so have a look at some of our suggestions of ways to have fun both inside and outside, without
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Find your passion, visualise your dream and go for it!

So what’s the deal with the Alpacas then? This is Bertie Boy – my first Alpaca love! Your mother probably told you that you should buy other people gifts that you would like to receive yourself – which got taken to a whole new level when just over 3 years ago I bought Phil a ‘thoughtful’ gift for his birthday – alpaca trekking at Haguelands Farm – an adventure that I knew he would enjoy and I would too! It was June before we were able to sort a convenient time to go, allowing for the weather to improve and
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Get more done by looking after yourself first

    5 (realistic) Top Tips for Self-care … get more done by looking after yourself first. We’ve all heard the usual advice for self-care around “eat well”, “exercise”, “make time for you” – and mostly we get it.  However, the biggest thing when I speak to people in this day and age is their “busyness” and “lack of time”, and so when you’re faced with as much as we are in this modern world, what gives? And with the busy women I know, that’s usually YOU! I get it – this was me too (and sometimes still is) …
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Are you on track to reach your 2018 Business Goals

At the beginning of the year you probably set yourself some business goals for 2018. Now is the time to revisit them to ensure you are on track to achieve them by the end of 2018, which is now just over 6 months away. Get out the list from the start of the year and develop an action plan for the next 6 months, alongside reviewing what you have achieved so far this year. This will create focus and help you plan a time line of activities you need to do to complete your goals for 2018. How many steps
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How to transition from full time mum to Mumpreneur

From zero to hero: How to transition from full time mum to Mumpreneur Many people see working for themselves as an easy option.  It isn’t. However, there are several reasons why parents start a business and the main one is to have more time to be with their children. So, when you think about why you want to work for yourself really think quite deeply into it and at your reasons. Giving up a job with all the security it offers may not be the right option for you. However, working for yourself can also fill a gap. You might
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