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Juggling Your Business And Being A Parent

Posted on May 6, 2019 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (66)

Juggling Your Business And Being A Parent

If we were to believe everything we read on our social media news feeds, our ideas of parenthood would be far more skewed than they already are. We’re led to believe that despite working tirelessly, whether we run our own business or someone else’s, that we should still be pushing our well-behaved children in their designer prams while sipping an exquisite coffee made from environmentally friendly coffee beans, chatting about the weather with our equally ‘together’ friends. Oh how far removed from real life these views are but let’s face it, our views of running our own business and starting from scratch aren’t too dissimilar are they? From our dreams of plush headquarters to customers simply making their way to our doors; our heads are filled with glamour and a sense of ease about it all as we scroll through our latest go-to from which we measure our lives. The question is, is it actually reality? In short…no.



Parenthood And Business: Tough But Not Impossible

While these images of beauty and serenity are something we all strive to achieve, they aren’t reality. Anyone in business knows it’s hard; in fact it’s down right tough at times. In spite of that, it isn’t impossible. Being a parent, especially a new parent and juggling a business or a start-up can be incredibly rewarding; tiredness and self-doubt aside. To help, I’ve listed a few helpful considerations, things I wish I had of known, to ensure you’re making the most of both roles in your life and the success you want is more than a mere day dream.



Top Tips To Help You Succeed

 

·         You Don’t Have To Have All The Answers – when you look at huge success stories in life, from Bill Gates to Oprah Winfrey, do you think they got everything right from the start? Do you think they had the answers to everything from the very beginning or do you think they simply had the tenacity to go in search of the answers when they didn’t have them? Some may say that not having all the answers puts you in a much better position as it keeps you curious, always on the lookout for new information and this is never a bad thing. Simply acknowledging the fact that you don’t have the answers makes you far more open to learning new things and overcoming any problems that could arise from matters within your business to juggling parenthood around that conference call.

 

·         Know That Asking For Help Isn’t A Sign Of Weakness – so many people struggle because they’re too proud to ask for help. Why? When you feel like you’re struggling, it’s critical to ask for help. Whether you need help to fix a problem or need to look at outsourcing some of your duties, asking for help is not a sign of weakness. The opposite in fact as it shows you have the strength to recognise areas within your business/home that could do with attention from someone else allowing you to focus on other areas of importance. Outsourcing your marketing for example could allow you to focus your attentions more on raising your little one. From bespoke leaflet distribution services to social media advertising and marketing plans, utilising some of our services could ensure you get to focus on other areas you may find need more attention, such as your little ones upon returning from school for instance.

 

·         Celebrate The Little Moments As Well As The Big Ones – so many of us simply focus on the huge achievements in front of us and forget to celebrate the small ones. While it’s never wrong to celebrate the big moments, it is wrong to totally ignore the small ones. They may be small achievements but they’re achievements nonetheless. It’s the small moments that really add up to something special.

 

·         Be Present – while it is true that starting and/or running a business requires a great deal of your time, simply taking time out to finish your little one’s puzzle or to bounce on the trampoline will not completely ruin your success. The total opposite in fact. Spending those small moments with your child when you may not necessarily have the time will give you that much-needed injection of happiness and time out that nothing else can. Those special moments are what will remind you of just why you’re doing this in the first place.

If you’d like more information on outsourcing some of your company services, simply contact me today over at www.cheshire-marketing.co.uk. Spare yourself the time to do what really matters. Rid yourself of mental and physical exhaustion and focus on the areas of your business that really need your attention.

 

Election distribution kept us busy!

Posted on May 6, 2019 at 8:31 AM Comments comments (54)
A busy few weeks, we distributed for the elections in Handforth including some candidates for Handforth Parish Council, a Conservative  and Independant candidate standing for Cheshire East Council. Also gained a few new clients including Shape Skulptors in Wilmslow, Chris Cyprus - artist and also repeat customer bookings. Follow us on Facebook to follow updates. 

Lots happening!

Posted on March 16, 2019 at 7:08 PM Comments comments (55)
Lots happening, new clients, excellent reviews. We now gained Alderley Edge Parish Council as a client. We are sponsoring the Northern Women in Business Expo event for October, we shall also be having stand. We also became a member of the business for breakfast networking events. We have also joined instagram and registered on Google. Exciting few months ahead in business, 

Happy New Year

Posted on January 2, 2019 at 4:54 PM Comments comments (34)
HAPPY NEW YEAR! We have been geting lots of emails and new businesses in the area booking incuding a recently opened restuarant in Cheadle Hulme and also a new Estate Agents in Handforth. We have been networking with businesses on Facebook and gaining more page likes. The new leaflets have been collected today and they will start to be distributed to businesses and to residentual houses in Cheshire. 2019 will be our best year yet!

End 2018 with a high

Posted on December 11, 2018 at 6:03 AM Comments comments (53)
We end 2018 on a high with more clients coming on board and lots of bookings for 2019. Lots of plans for 2019. We are having some professional leaflets designed which look amazing, and also some business cards designed. We will be adding new services to our business in 2019 and we will be continueing to build our portolio of businesses which keep growing and growing. Do not hesitate to contact us, we love to hear from businesses in Cheshire.

Busy Busy

Posted on November 9, 2018 at 4:03 PM Comments comments (39)
We have been on the UK Gossip Girls directory for 2 months and we have had bookings from this directory which is brilliant. We have had repeat customers and new businesses come on board. Gusto in Cheadle Hulme booked our services and had a good response from it. We attended a business networking event today at Gusto and made some excellent contacts which is brilliant. We love helping businesses grow and we are thrilled to have so many clients on board. Subway in Handforth recently recommended us to another business who used our services. We also have a new client on board - Brasserie Blanc in Hale Barns, a prestigous restaurant which opened 3 months ago. We are working with such a range of businesses including new businesses which is amazing. Marketing is crucial for a business to grow and for brand awareness. If you are a business reading this, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]

Busy

Posted on October 17, 2018 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (32)
A busy few weeks with distribution orders and gaining new clients, we had a meeting with Guinot Bramhall which was a great success who are also coming on board for using our distribution services. We have also become a registered supplier to the Gym group, we recently did a 10,000 distribution order for Handforth and Wilmslow, they have 150 gyms across the UK, we are thrilled to be working with them. We are also on the Gossip Girls business directory which have gained us more exposure aswell as bookings. We have another business meeting next week with a new business coming to Handforth, all exciting. We are currently busy working with the Worker Bee Markets with quite a few events coming up. We love what we do which is helping businesses to grow!. Speak soon.

More networking

Posted on September 20, 2018 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (20)
A busy few weeks, we have joined the UK GOSSIP GIRLS Directory which is brilliant as there are over 200 businessess on there which I can directly interact with and learn about more businesses in the area!. We have been attending business meetings and also business networking events. We have new clients coming onboard which is great, we have also been recommended our services by other businesses which is brilliant to hear. We attended a networking event lastnight at Brighter Spaces in Wilmslow, it was great to meet so many therapy businesses in the area. We have a very busy few weeks coming and out portolio of the businesses we are working with is growing and growing. We work with small to large businesses. We can cater for any budget from as a little as £5. We also received more great feedback from our services. Speak soon. 

new clients

Posted on August 26, 2018 at 6:16 PM Comments comments (26)
We have been very busy, attending business networking events and also new clients on board including Worker bee markets, Amber vehicle solutions, Zumba by fiona and we are currently distributing for the Cheadle Hulme Artisan Market which is on the 2nd September. We also attended the progressive property business networking event as receommended by a client to attend, we spoke about our services and met some brilliant businesses in the property trade and investors. We had people asking to know more about our serrvices. We also have a big sign up at the no1 hand carwash in Handforth. We have had repeat bookings aswell. We have a busy September coming up with lots planned and even more new clients o board. Building relationships is key and we are booked in to a few more business networking events. If you are a business reading this, do not hesitate to contact us. 

Business

Posted on August 8, 2018 at 5:57 PM Comments comments (8)
Some more bookings this week, a bespoke booking from a planning consultant, a delivery booking for Zumba classes, and also a booking in Wilmslow who also have offices in London. We have also booked onto the progressive property networking event in Handforth. We are making some great contacts and extending the portfolio of businesses we work with. 

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