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Using a Vision Board to Clarify Your Goals

Who knew how much fun a pile of magazines, glue, scissors and a bunch of small business owners could be?! Every year I think I’ll make a Vision Board and I don’t. Why? Because in some ways it feels like a waste of “time”, which when your self-employed is a precious commodity.  How often do we give ourselves permission to sit and cut up magazines?  In reality a Vision Board is more than just cutting and sticking. What is a Vision Board? :  Jo from Jo’s Healing Cabin helped to facilitate the workshop she says; “A Vision Board is a…

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Developing Your Community Hub and Tribe

Just before the summer our washing machine died.  When you aren’t putting a load on everyday you’ll be surprised how much washing you pile up. Luckily there’s a laundrette in our village, nestled between the hairdressers and a cafe. Launderettes to me are a community hub. Think Dot Cotton in Eastenders, she provided a comforting ear, cups of tea and a shoulder to cry on. Mine in stark contrast was filled with high tech machines that I had no idea how to use although each one seemed to be spinning like mad and there was a severe lack of staff…

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Making and Saving Money for a Rainy Day

There are so many pros to working from home and running your own business. It’s flexible, I can be a full time mum at the drop of a hat. I never miss any school events and I pick my own hours. I’m my own boss, I love networking and working with other small businesses and after 9 years I really don’t think I could work for someone else.  The word employee brings me out in a rash! But with anything there are pros and there are cons. For me finances are a major con. Freelancing Doesn’t Mean FREE :  If…

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