Stories

Emma Heathcote-James: Little Soap Company

Emma Heathcote-James: Little Soap Company

My accidental journey started by wanting to find a creative hobby to get me off my laptop and to start doing my own thing. My background was in PhD research in the anthropology of religion, which took me straight into broadcast and television research. A few years after moving to the Cotswolds I was desperate
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Charitable Giving Boosts SMEs Bottom Line

Charitable Giving Boosts SMEs Bottom Line

About Work for Good Work for Good is a social enterprise on a mission to unleash the giving power of the business world. Business giving currently represents a meagre 2% of UK charity income. We want to change that by making business giving easy and good for business, and create a major new source of
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Inspiring Stories: Kerry Seymour – Work Life Balance VA Services

What I do Work Life Balance VA Service provides individually tailored, professional and time efficient virtual assistant support. I support busy solopreneurs and small businesses with their admin and project-based tasks so that you can focus on their core business, growing their business and (hopefully) creating a good work life balance! My career experience is
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How to Get the Most Out of Your Magazine Adverts

How to Get the Most Out of Your Magazine Adverts

Advertising in magazines is something that hasn’t changed over the years. They are there to help keep the cost of the magazine itself down and are the reason some are free. But how often do you look at the ads? Do you look at all of them? What is it about those ads that you
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Siobhan Freegard – The Author, Mum and Founder of the Largest Parenting Website in the UK

Siobhan Freegard – The Author, Mum and Founder of the Largest Parenting Website in the UK

Founder of Netmums, the biggest parenting website in the UK, author and mum, Siobhan Freegard, talks about her early teenage rebel years. She has now moved on from Netmums and is happy to share the path that led her to the business success she enjoys today with Channel Mum. Tell us about your dream job
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Women's Business Club News

The Woman behind the Business – Tricia Hamilton

Our Little Coco Chanel, Tricia Hamilton. After a very difficult year 2015 with unexpected life changing events, Tricia found herself at the beginning of this year in Moscow, overlooking Red Square. This was a brand new start in every possible way after an unexpected divorce. Where does your story begin? My daughter wanted a fascinator
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Molly Rose – A Woman in a Man’s World

This month saw a special lunchtime meeting, with the wonderful Molly Rose giving a fascinating talk to our members in ‘Dancing with Spitfires’, at Marsh Farm Hotel, Royal Wootton Bassett. Molly, now aged 95, is a veteran of the WW2 Air Transport Auxiliary. An Early StartI was born in 1920 into a family, the seventh
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Angela Fumpson – A Woman in a Man’s World

Angela Fumpson – A Woman in a Man’s World

Angela Fumpson From hard hat to high heels. Engineer Angela Fumpson, recent winner of ‘Business Mum of 2015’, has wowed the Women’s Business Club with what one woman can do. Angela runs a successful business called White Tiger, which specialises in systems and quality management, as well as being a family woman. When did you
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Melissa Antonious – Starting with Nothing but a Suitcase and a Sketchbook.

Melissa Antonious – Starting with Nothing but a Suitcase and a Sketchbook.

Cheltenham Fashion Designer Melissa Antonious tells us how she created a successful fashion business, producing beautiful hand crafted one of a kind pieces, with nothing but a suitcase and a sketchbook. My story started off with quite a sad event. After being a full time mum for eight years my ex- husband and I decided
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SoSensational – Starting a Business at 60…How These Two Women did It.

SoSensational – Starting a Business at 60…How These Two Women did It.

Cyndy and Jan are two super cool ladies who started a business when they were around 60 years old! Yes it’s important that we mention their age as it can be an inspiration to many who are ‘umming’ and ‘ahhing’ about whether or not they can start something in the later years of their life.
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