March 2, 2017

A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate enough to win a photoshoot with a brilliant local photographer.  Becky Williams, the photographer, had done shoots with a couple of my friends and their photos are stunning, so I was super excited.  And reeeeeeeeeeeally nervous....

February 2, 2017

In one of my case studies I wrote about how helping “ChARLOtte” create her client database enabled her to flag up who was due their next treatment session and how she was able to generate new appointments from that.  Of course, how she now has all of her individual cli...

January 23, 2017

This is something I’m often guilty of.  Here are a few tips for simplifying your message, reducing your word count and keeping your clients’ attention. 

  1. Think about what you want to say beforehand – maybe make notes and use bullet points

  2. Write it down then...

November 21, 2016

I’m a terrible over-thinker.  My brain rarely switches off – I liken it to the rolling credits at the end of a film.  I often spend so much time worrying about how I’m going to get stuff done instead of just planning my time, prioritising and getting on with it!...

November 15, 2016

We had a very interesting discussion at a recent networking group.  Our host was telling us how she had been incensed by this article in The Guardian ( which to summarise undermines the efforts of so-called “Mumpreneurs” – people like me and...

May 3, 2016

Two years ago today I drove my trusty little Nissan 300 miles up the M1 and relocated to Consett from Surrey. 


In all honesty the main reasons behind our move were that we didn’t have a spare £500k to buy a mediocre house in a decent school catchment area and I wasn’t...

March 21, 2016

It goes without saying when working for yourself, and maybe even more so when you’re just starting out, you forget yourself amongst all the excitement of a new business, new clients and a new beginning.


I had not been looking after myself lately and paid for it last we...

February 26, 2016

When I moved up to the North East in 2014 I would never have expected that I would set up my own business, considering I had spent the previous 20 or so years quite successfully hiding behind my bosses.


I was inspired and encouraged to take the leap by the amazing wome...

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