Parents in Biz

Issue 14 - October 2021

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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2 min
meet the contributors

SALIHAH AGBAJE Founder And Creative Director At Spoken World Productions Salihah is the founder and creative director at Spoken World Productions, a theatre in education organisation for children that specialises in providing physical and virtual Drama, movement and mindfulness workshops to enhance confidence, creativity and much, much more. 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 LOUISE ARNOLD 923 Jobs Louise Arnold spent five years at City law firms before moving to an in-house legal role at London’s Borough Market. She loves her role as part of the 9-2-3 team and really feels inspired by the changes that are unfolding before her eyes in the world of work. KAREN…

1 min
letter from the editor

Welcome to the 14th issue of the Parents in Business Magazine. The Parents in Business Magazine is 3 years old! In celebration of turning 3, we have a new look we hope you like it. In this bumper issue, we have articles from Sophie Thwaites, who writes about helping children unlock their full potential, and Karen Gibb writes about Supporting your child’s wellbeing. Do you want a stress free Christmas? Early preparation and planning is the key. This is the perfect time to get your marketing messages really focused and effective on page 36, Small business retail expert Catherine Erdly has you covered. There is much misunderstanding about what it is to be involuntarily childless perhaps it comes from not knowing what to say or do? Berenice Smith, a freelance designer, and founder of…

1 min
book review

The term startup is associated with businesses in the technology sector, raising huge sums of money, changing the world. Everyone could name a few, from Uber to Facebook. But startup also extends to small businesses, using their own resources, whether people or time to bootstrap funds, to get moving and growing. If you have a website and a product to sell, you are a startup. Start Up Culture-Your Superpower for Sustainable Growth is written by Alexander Nicolaus, a professional with a team building, culture development background. Having worked in corporations, he then switched to startups & worked in some of the fastest growing companies globally. The book is full of advice on how to create a culture within your business, whatever the size, that will help everyone involved to feel engaged and proud…

3 min
women who do both

The media might convince you that it’s a walk in the park for women Juggling motherhood with a career. The glitz and glamour on social media tend to demonstrate that raising children and enjoying the heights of a successful career is smooth and easy sailing. The reality is that this is an illusion for both novice and veteran. Many believe it’s not possible to raise children and maintain a career, but there are women doing this everyday. For the majority, this will resemble self-sacrifice on every level, late nights, early mornings and all that comes with adult life whilst balancing the best interests of little people. For others, it represents a task force, a team effort, delegation and plenty of time management strategies. For all, it will look and feel like…

5 min
flex education

Over the last year, you’ve probably thought a lot about flexible working – whether you intended to or not. After all, in March 2020, we embarked on the largest remote-working experiment the world had ever seen. But it wasn’t flexible working as we’d previously known it – international crises do have a way of turning things on their heads like that, don’t they? I don’t know about you, but I’d certainly never envisaged working with my toddler clinging on to my leg, punctuating my most delicate client calls with demands for more breadsticks. Now the pandemic is hopefully on the wane, schools have opened, and we’re all emerging, blinking, into the light, what have we discovered about genuinely flexible working? And what lessons will we take with us as we…

5 min
in conversation…

Peachylean is an award-winning fitness wear brand for women. That sells supportive garments in sizes 6-26, supporting the everyday everybody to live life in full colour. Sharon has appeared on the BBC’s Dragon’s Den and secured £100,000 for her ever growing business. Three Dragons, Touker Suleyman, Sarah Davies and Tej Lalvani, offered her money. She decided to bring all three backers on board in return for a 30 per cent stake in Peachylean. Tell us about your journey. How did you get here? In 2015 I gave birth to my first son Liam. Unfortunately, I fell ill with Postnatal depression and to pull me out of that dark period, I used the gym as a form of antidepressant. I couldn’t find any gym wear on the market that was supportive enough for my…