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5 Reasons You Should Travel Solo

I would be lying if I said I the thought of traveling solo wasn’t daunting at first.  When people ask who I’ll be traveling with I casually say I’m going alone as if it’s the most natural thing in the world – but it’s not. I used to feel that experiences …

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How to Handle Customer Complaints

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine and fellow entrepreneur had her very first customer complaint. Leasa is an incredible woman – she runs her business, Little Freckles, from home while also raising a young family and she always seems so energetic and bubbly.  I am in awe of …

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5 Signs You’re Ready to Quit Your Job for Your Business

Starting a business at any stage can be scary, exciting and maddening all at once.  There are a hundred different milestones and goals you set yourself in the process of launching a startup, but arguably the most daunting of all is reaching the stage where you quit the day job …

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Why the Startup Community Is Failing Us

The startup community in Scotland has come on leaps and bounds in the past decade. You don’t have to look hard to find news stories about young, ambitious entrepreneurs starting on their journeys into the business world.  To our credit, we have gotten a lot better these days at encouraging …

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How to Achieve Your Wildest Dreams

When I tell people about my work history, people often ooh and ah about how lucky I am that I’ve always had ‘dream jobs’.   My three main job titles have included ‘cake business owner’, ‘travel writer’ and now ‘business coach’.  These have all been incredible jobs – but it’s not …

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On the Other Side of Depression

It’s no secret that I’ve had a bit of a hard time these past two years.  And the truth is that things got bad, really bad.  When I think about it now I am shocked at just how dire the situation got, not that you would ever have been able …

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10 Truths About Running A Cake Business

Whether you’re thinking about starting a cake business or have been running one for years, you are bound to relate to the items on this list and they’ll hopefully give you a giggle.  Here are 10 truths about running a cake business. One of the nicest things about running a cake business …

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How To Work From Home (Productively)

One of the perks of working for yourself is the ability to work from home. There’s nothing better than being in your own space and firing through the tasks you need to get through. An added bonus for me is getting cat cuddles from Jasper throughout the day. While I am a huge …

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Top 10 Tips for Starting a Business

I was recently asked by a young enterprise organisation to give my top 10 tips for starting a business. Here’s what I came up with: There is never a perfect time to start a business, and although it may seem like there are twenty reasons you should wait or hold …