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#40before40 Three Years in the Making

Can you even call yourself a blogger if you don’t have a #40before40 list? 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 ageing by the second! Oh and now I’m 39! Just one year…

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10 Ways to Promote Your Small Business For Free

When I first started Charlie Moo’s back in 2008 I had a young family, time and money were considerably lacking. To promote my small business I had to become creative and learn new skills.  Fast forward over 10 years and more children and I still don’t like to spend money on marketing to promote my small business. There is seriously nothing wrong with bootstrapping your small business, in fact, it makes perfect sense and increases your profit margins. I’m a big believer in outsourcing things you can’t do yourself BUT there are so many ways you can promote your small…

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Starting a Jewellery Business From Home

#AdvertisementFeature With around 3 million home-based businesses in the UK contributing £300 billion to the UK economy (Tobin, 2018, Live, Love, Work, Prosper) it’s becoming easier and easier to start and run a small business from home.  When starting a small business it’s best to go with what you know. For example, I’m unlikely to start a business selling make-up, car parts or fishing gear as I have no idea about these genres at all! But I do wear, like and take an interest in jewellery, including trends, meanings and with vintage jewellery the history/stories surrounding those pieces. Meaning if…

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Turning Old Books into Japanese Notebooks

I’m so excited to share this with you all, now these beautiful Japanese Notebooks have all been gifted and I’m not spoiling the surprise for anyone. I still can’t believe I made something so pretty but also useful (and stupidly didn’t make one for myself!). World Book Day (March 5th 2020) for most parents signifies that mad panic to make or cobble together some kind of costume from some book that you have never even heard of.  Some parents see it as a challenge some as punishment – I’m definitely in the latter category! Now the older two are at middle…

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