Business Mums Unite Conference

October 28, 2011

Last Wednesday I attended the Business Mums Unite conference which was held at the Albert Hall Conference Hall in Nottingham.

Charlotte Pearson from Strategic Consultancy was the wonderful lady who organised this fantastic event. There where a handful of exhibitors and lots of interesting sessions planned for the afternoon.

The keynote speaker for the day was Elaine Hanzak-Gott who had very moving and poignant speech. In fact it actually brought me to tears. She is such an inspiring lady who has a lot to deal with and still manages to smile and inspire others.

Naomi Timperley was the second speaker to take the stage and she shared with us how she has come to be where she is and how she is helping young entrepeneurs start their own businesses.

Sally Pettitt from The Mother Factor shared with us tips on how to get the most out of networking. These tips will be shared with you in a post to follow shortly.

And the last lady to take the stage was Rebecca Jones The Red Shoe Business Woman. She was fantastic, spoke completely the truth on how we as women try to be superwoman and actually we aren’t. She told us we need to concentrate on working less and earning more! She was very engaging and full of energy as she walked back and forth across the stage talking to the conference.

We then broke for lunch which was fantastic and networked before attending the sessions we had booked in the afternoon.

I attended Becky from Baby Budgeting’s  Blogging for Business and Laura Morris’s Learn the 3 R’s in Customer Service. Both where well presented and contained just the right information I was looking for.

Overall this was a fantastic day although a little hard to find but the venue was beautiful and the conference was spot on!



Business Blogging – Why Do It?

October 5, 2011


Well there is any easy fix for this and it is introducing a blog to your site. But why a blog and what do I write?

Well a blog is now an essential part of any business who wants to attract as many customers as they can and who doesn’t. This is because a blog is updated regularly with relevent information to what the business is about. The blog posts will contain key words that search engines will pick up and then send traffic through to your site.

Blogging is easy once you know how. It is essential that you use a business blog purely for business and not to put personal stories on their. You can start a personal blog for that and this is another way to link into your business and also let the people who want to know a bit more about you as a person.

What you write on your business blog will depend entirely on what your business niche is. For example, if you run a baking company you could talk about up coming events, share recipes and display your creations. There are lots of things you can include in a business blog and it is essential that you are using key words, such as baking, cakes and baking in (wherever you are based) so the search engines can find you.

Alternatively if you are struggling to manage a blog as well as your site and business there are many professional business bloggers out there. I also offer this service. Please pop over to my services page to see more or contact me through the contact page.

Are you looking to start working from home?

September 7, 2011

Here are some fabulous free eCourses that will cost you nothing but could really help you – or a friend – this autumn.


If you know a mum who is thinking ‘I need to start earning’ as the kids go back to school, suggest she joins Mumpreneur in a Month.


If you know mums who’d love to blog but don’t know where to start, suggest they take part in the Mum Blogger eCourse.


And if you know someone with a business who has yet to make the most of blogging to find new customers, suggest they join the ACEBlogger eCourse.


Please share the links via twitter, Facebook or on your blog – we want to help as many people as possible this Autumn.