Posts by Debbie Gilbert

Is starting a business right for you?

Starting a business and working around your family needs careful thought and consideration. Just what are the pitfalls? What are the benefits? And is this an easy option away from the 9-5 job and 4 weeks holiday? Here this blog, taken from The Successful Mumpreneur book, shares some key points. What is a Mumpreneur? The term ‘Mumpreneur’ refers to mums who start a business to work around raising children. With escalating childcare costs and the stress of commuting, there’s been a huge increase in women quitting 9 to 5 employment to set-up a business from home whilst looking after their
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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 it
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Mums UnLtd selected for Small Business 100 Mums UnLtd has been selected as one of Small Business Saturdays #SmallBiz100 2020. What is Small Business Saturday? Small Business Saturday is once again highlighting 100 small businesses, one a day for 100 days leading up to Small Business Saturday on 5th December 2020! This campaign works to highlight and promote small businesses from across the UK. For the last seven years, the 100 have received exposure on Small Business Saturday's social media channels and in the local and national press. In addition they have also joined the Small Business Saturday team in London at receptions
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How To Keep Your Customers Happy

How To Keep Your Customers Happy Customer service is vital when you run your own business. Probably more so now than ever before. Not only are your customers more likely to come back for more, but they’ll also recommend you to other potential clients. Customer loyalty is well worth nurturing. And remember that it only takes a couple of bad reviews to cast a negative shadow over your company’s reputation. So, do all you can to make the people who buy from you have a positive experience and get them coming back for more. Make the experience positive If you
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Its our business to change ourselves

This is a guest blog from Debbie Stewart who shares her thoughts on creating change in your life. When you hear a song on the radio that lights you up, it makes such a big difference! I have just heard "Look for the Good in Everything" by Jason Mraz -for the second time in two days. This song really hits the spot. I wanted to dance, sing, smile a silly grin and could feel a 'bubble of joy' inside of me, which felt amazing, happy, light with an incredible feeling of contentment. It makes me contented and appreciate what I
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Blog Finalist Mumpreneur Wendy Warren

Meet our 2020 Blogging Finalist Wendy Warren who shares her expert knowledge on semi precious gemstones. All You Need to Know About Semi-Precious Gemstones And things to consider when choosing them For many of us the key to a perfect outfit is accessorising with the perfect jewellery. Jewellery not only adds a point of interest but glamour and colour too. It also echoes your unique style and personality. Gemstones have been used for thousands of years. Gemstones and jewellery have been a part of mankind for as long as we can remember. As far back as the Egyptians coloured gemstones
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Blog Finalist Mumpreneur Lisa Baptiste

Meet our blog writing competition finalist Lisa Baptiste aka The Perfect Pet Nanny and read her blog Brilliant ways to socialise your puppy during a pandemic   There are many ways you can ensure that your new puppy can start learning about their surroundings so that they grow into well-adjusted, confident, and happy adult dogs – even during a pandemic! Critical time period  The window for socialisation is between 4-16 weeks and this is when your puppy gets the most out of learning and developing their behaviour.  It is for this reason that puppies must be socialised from a young
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Blogging competition Finalist Gail Hugman

Meet our 2020 Blog Writing Runner Up - Gail Hugman who shares her top tips on motivating children.   Motivating Children: It’s Not as Difficult as You Think   Parents will often talk to me about motivating their child and it usually has something to do with schoolwork. Their child may be bright but ‘coasting’, may ‘hate’ reading, maths or some other subject and consequently, may be unhappy, frustrated and/or underperforming in tests or exams. As parents, you’re desperate to correct teacher complaints of disruptive behaviour, poor listening, and lack of concentration. It seems as if you’re constantly nagging, and
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Blog Winner Victoria Bell Shares her Story

Meet our 2020 Blog writing winner, Victoria Bell who shares her story below. Confessions of a Nutritional Therapist That Will Surprise You Does ‘healthy eating’ seem like one of those elusive concepts that isn’t quite for you?  Do you associate the idea of healthy eating with rabbit food, zero sugar and zero fun?  Read on to find out how one desperate mum turned this idea on it’s head to turn her life around.   'I hated my greens! If you’ve ever had a child that rejects all things green, or found that some of those wholesome vegetables that we’re all
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8 Ways to Gain Support From Online Business Networking

Online business networking looks like it will be here to stay. Our online business networking meetings are far more than just promoting your business. They are about creating support around you and your business. Support is what drives your business forwards alongside your passion and desire. Without support, it is much harder to create and maintain a successful business. Since the lockdown, the support people have shown each other at Mums UnLtd has been amazing. The online networking meetings have been a safe space to share and express feelings. Our online meetings have been a real opportunity to connect and
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