#40before40 Three Years in the Making

In October 2017 I turned 37. It came as a little bit of a shock as I still think I’m in my 20’s. I’m not even sure I feel like an appropriate adult the majority of the time but somehow I’ve found myself a parent of 3 children, a small business owner and navigating my way through life with Daddy Moo (who I’ve spent nearly half my life with now!).  This paragraph has me aging by the second! Anyway it got me thinking about doing something just for myself. Sometimes we get so distracted by life and “stuff” that we…

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Waving Goodbye to Blue Monday with Rainbow Jars of Happiness.

Today is Blue Monday apparently the most depressing day of the year! Now isn’t that a happy thought to start your day! According to a new study of millennials, by Ferratum UK* 27% were planning to borrow money to pay for Christmas 2017. 1 in 3 millennials would borrow money to avoid FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and 42% of millennials have hidden debt from their partner, friends, or family. Add these financial facts to the wet, cold, dark, miserable weather, the amount of time since Christmas, failing our new year’s resolutions already, feeling unmotivated alongside the desire to take…

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Myth Busting SEO and Template Websites

Having your own small business website in my opinion is vital, not only for branding purposes but for building up content and a database.  If a third party platform like Etsy or Facebook closed down tomorrow, how big would the impact be on your small business? If the answer is catastrophic then you have an issue.  A website doesn’t have to be a shop or a blog, it can be just as useful to have a holding page which directs customers to the correct areas, social media and your sales platform.  Or even a way in which to capture potential and regular…

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