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Parents in Biz

Parents in Biz

Issue 10 - October 2020

Parents in Business Magazine brings you the very best business resources, guidance from industry experts and inspirational stories from real-life parent business owners, all to support you on your journey to success. Whether you are thinking of starting a business or own a business, the Parents in Business Magazine offers the best advice to support you on your business journey.

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SHONA CHAMBERS, MARKETING CONSULTANT Shona Chambers is a Marketing Consultant and owner of Shona Chambers Marketing, a Marketing Agency based in Nunhead near Peckham. Specialising in helping Small Business Owners and Freelancers with their Marketing. *Photo credit Portrayed Photography www.spaceat61.com JOANNE DEWBERRY, AUTHOR, SAGE BUSINESS EXPERT Joanne, Author, Sage Business Expert and multi-award-winning, 30 something coffee lover lives in rural Dorset with her long-suffering partner and three children. When she isn’t writing or networking, she is partial to a bag of crisps and a crime drama. www.joannedewberry.co.uk KIMBERLEY MASON DIRECTOR OF INCREDIBLY COOL EVENTS AND THE KIDS FESTIVAL Kimberley Mason mother, wife, and chocoholic. Kim is an event specialist, businessperson, compere, and presenter. Born in North Yorkshire and now living in Staffordshire, she’s passionate about empowering people through events. After the COVID-19 pandemic also delayed…

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editor’s welcome

Welcome to the Parents in Business magazine Where has the year gone? It's that time of year again, and it's come round quicker than ever. This is the last issue for 2020. And it's packed full of guidance from industry experts and inspirational stories from real-life parent business owners. Joanne Dewberry explores why networking is still key for small businesses. Consumer PR expert Fiona Minett gives practical, actionable steps on how to get your business seen this Christmas. This issues special feature focuses on social media and why it's so important parents share with us their top social media tips. We are shining the small business spotlight on Donna Anderton Donna Herts Social. We have inspirational interviews with Sunita Harley, a mother of 2 who is a Coach and Professional Development Consultant, Lucky Things®.…

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networking, still key for small businesses

6 ways to keep networking in a COVID safe way. #1 Facebook: Most networking groups will have a private Facebook Group, these are great for helping you keep building relationships and connections outside of the group meetings. We keep Lemur Linkup’s Facebook Groups private which means posts don’t show up on your main Facebook feed, a safe haven to talk about your ideas and worries. Given the current circumstances, this setting is really useful, there are some things you just don’t want to share with your friends, family and potential customer base. #2 Zoom: My networking group, Lemur Linkup, moved our monthly meetings onto Zoom and will continue to do so for the foreseeable. Zoom has a free basic package for 40 minutes. Other benefits of Zoom include being able to set up a…

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small business spotlight

What inspired you to start your business? A love for Social Media, Art, Fashion and Photography inspired me to embrace a new career direction. In December 2019, I completed the ‘Foundation in Social Media Management’ course with Digital Mums. I’m privileged to be featured as a case study for future courses. I then completed remote learning with ’Tech Pixies’ and ’the Hub for Social Media Managers’ enhancing my skills. I specialise in Instagram and Facebook. March 2020, I launched DONNA HERTS SOCIAL. Working with a business coach helped guide my journey and vision. Now I’m looking for and working with small/medium-sized businesses owners and entrepreneurs who are passionate about their products, services and continued success online—helping them grow their brand through social media and outsourcing tasks. Tell us about your niche? My niches are: Fashion/jewellery, Beauty,…

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book review

Have you ever felt like your mornings could go better? Whether you are a parent or not, you may hear others talk about yoga routines, and herbal tea for breakfast or they snuggle down further into bed with a triple shot coffee next to them. The 5am Club by Robin Sharma has the strapline ‘Own Your Morning, Elevate Your Life”, and this really might be the book that finally reaches the parts that other books can’t. The story in a nutshell The 5am Club is very different from other management books. It follows the story of two people, an entrepreneur, and an artist, both feeling out of control of their lives, and generally unhappy. They attend a conference and hear life advice from a guru, The Spellbinder. Whilst there they also meet a…

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in conversation with sunita harley coach and professional development consultant, lucky things ®

Lucky Things® is led by Sunita, a Coach and CIPD Professional Development Consultant as featured on the BBC, with over 15 years' coaching and workshop delivery experience in the corporate, media and independent business spaces. She also works with a range of people on developing their skills, CVs and LinkedIn profiles. Sunita is married and has 2 children. Tell us about your business journey. How did you get here? I’ll kick off with where I am now. I’m a trained Business, Career and Confidence Coach who also delivers workshops for a variety of organisations and individuals. In 2015, I launched Lucky Things®, an online and events space all about looking after our confidence, career, businesses and wellbeing. I’m proud that Lucky Things® is known for being inclusive, inspiring and informative through my coaching…