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Your Stories: For My Sister Friends

Sister my friends

This week we hear from Tina C. Hines, founder of My Sister Friends. In business for a little over one year, My Sister Friends’ mission is to strive to educate, empower and enlighten women as they embark on their own personal journeys. They encourage women to realize their passions, achieve their goals and connect with their true selves. 1. What drove you to start your own business?  What was the turning point?  My personal “epiphany” began when I started a book club with my friends. Although we fully intended to discuss books, …

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Your Stories: Sonia Calvo & Creating Serenity

Sonia Calvo Your Story

This week we meet Sonia Calvo who has created her company Creating Serenity, a life coach business. Sonia works with people who are suffering with overwhelm, burn out and want to find another way of being, to find themselves again, their fuel and their passions. Having been operating for just over a year, let’s hear from Sonia about her entrepreneurial journey… 1. What drove you to start your own business?  What was the turning point? Having children and working in a 9-5 job which was not very flexible, prompted me to look …

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Your Stories: Jeeves & Jemima Lifestyle Management

Today’s story is from Thirzie Hull and Samina Raza, owners of Jeeves & Jemima Lifestyle Management. In business for only a short 6 months, Jeeves and Jemima call themselves ‘London’s most exciting Lifestyle Managers.’ Their mission is to help busy Londoners live simple and beautiful lives. We believe that beauty should permeate every area of life, even the most mundane. We help London’s busiest people live simpler, less stressful and more beautiful lives. Our unique service was created in response to the fast pace of city life, ours is a …

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Your Stories: Unbeelievable Health

UnBEElievable Health

Today we welcome Sarah Orecchia, founder of Unbeelievable Health Ltd.  The company launched in April 2010 at The Natural & Organic Products Europe show and has been an unbeelievable success! They are an ethical nutritional supplements company, making wellness remedies which include one or more bee ingredients combined with other nutrients to target specific health issues. So let’s hear about this fantastic journey from Sarah… 1. What drove you to start your own business? What was the turning point? I frequently suffered from colds and flu and started speaking to …

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Your Stories: MyBlogGuest.com

Ann Smarty of MyBlogGuest.com joins us today to share her business journey of 6 years.  Ann’s platform connects guest bloggers to blog owners for them to exchange free traffic and exposure through high-quality content. What drove you to start your own business?  What was the turning point? I got pregnant and fired. It was a planned pregnancy but the first one, so I didn’t expect it to affect me so much. During the first two months of pregnancy I was emotionally and physically devastated and when my bosses found out the pregnancy …

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Your Stories: Magical You

Catherine Tapponnier

Today we hear from Catherine Tapponnier, the owner or Magical You. Since March 2011 Catherine has been giving women the tools and information to help them organise and simplify their lives. Her aim is to support women to free up time and energy for them to enjoy more of the things they are passionate about. 1. What drove you to start your own business?  What was the turning point?  I co-authored and edited a self-help book for sufferers of ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome that I also suffered from, for almost 10 …

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My Story: Having It All

I was working as a freelance performing arts tutor when I was expecting my first baby.  It was a challenging job at the best of times but throw in a bit of morning sickness and suddenly, herding 4 year olds around on a Saturday morning in a village hall in Surrey becomes a bit much. I survived though (with the help of ginger nuts) and avoided vomiting on my tap shoes.  In August I was directing a summer school for young performers two weeks from my due date, having a …

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Product is King: A man in a mum’s world

I’m writing articles as a diary of ideas and experiences that happen to me as I grow my business, The Band Project, within the Mumpreneur and WAHM/SAHM communities. My hope is that as I find my way through my problems I can share the strategies and approaches that worked for me to help you develop and succeed with your business. Marketing = Product This is the theory of Tom Ford – fashion designer, film director, model and one of my biggest inspirations

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How to Summit Life’s Everyday Mountains

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” ~Confucius Last week I sat on top of Mt. Shasta, a 14,179 foot mountain in Northern California. It was my first real summit and I was proud. Getting there took me through two days of snow, ice and below-freezing camping conditions, using crampons, an ice axe, and more layers than I thought I owned. As I climbed, and especially on my way down, I began to realize the lessons required to reach the top and make it back …

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Julia Macmillan – toyboywarehouse.com

It all started as a bit of a joke but the success of UK website Toyboywarehouse.com is no laughing matter as it prepares to go international. London artist and entrepreneur Julia Macmillan was getting bored with online dating so she set out to create a website that allowed her and thousands of other women to find, flirt and possibly create a future with younger men.

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