Parents in Biz Issue 12 - April 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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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 AMY DOWNES, CONTENT PLANNING WIZARD Amy Downes is the Content Planning Wizard. A mum of two boys under 5 (yes, it's chaos!), the social media coach is an expert at planning your posts to growing your audience, and she's sharing the tricks you need to wave…

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editor’s welcome

Welcogme to the 12th issue of the Parents in Business Magazine. Family, inspiration and business are the focus of this issue. Shona Chambers reviews the book - How to raise entrepreneurial kids. Kavin Wadhar and Salihah Agbaje have both written articles that cover children and their wellbeing. A recent report revealed that many families are navigating the rapidly changing digital world with little discussion or openness. Rubbi Bhogal-Wood, a Social Media Educator, covers children and social media. There’s never a perfect time to start a business, but even if there were, starting a business in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic probably wouldn’t qualify. Our special feature covers 6 inspirational parents who started a business during the pandemic. We have interviews with Grace Trowbridge, Founder of Simply Noir, and Samantha Francis, a Positive…

4 min
top tips for building confidence in your child

The minds of children have been compared to sponges for a very good reason. Soaking up information and demonstrations in record time is a skill that you’ll have noticed most children have down as an art form. They are able to regurgitate that impressio you do so well of your mother in law, (mastered when you thought there was nobody else looking). They’re able to tell you what pizza order with all the trimmings and toppings you should place, and they certainly know how hard to push your buttons, there’s no doubt about that. However, taking that boldness out into the world is another story. Directing that colourful personality in the right direction so that it can create a positive impact within society can be a challenge, especially when the child…

1 min
book review

How to Raise Entrepreneurial Kids' By Jodie Cook and Daniel Priestly Living as we are through this unsettled time, where nothing that we knew is now the same, those of us who work for ourselves may feel that we made the right choice all along. Whilst corporations struggled to adjust, providing online support for thousands of employees, for entrepreneurs, things just got more interesting. Many small business owners could pivot quickly to service their clients online, while others launched new products and services to serve a captive at-home market. For those of you who are self-employed, have you always been entrepreneurial? Did someone teach you the skills you might need to be so? Or did you learn the hard way? In ‘How to raise Entrepreneurial Kids’, Jodie describes how it came out during…

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in conversation with grace trowbridge, founder of simply noir

Tell us about your business journey. I launched Simply Noir last August. We are an online marketplace supporting black-owned independent businesses in the UK. Our mission is to boost the profile of black businesses and make shopping with them more accessible and convenient. Our website brings a diverse range of high-quality niche products together under the same roof, making it much easier for consumers to find distinctive and elegant products. We also support black businesses by running business workshops and mentoring sessions to help them not only survive but continue their growth when the pandemic is over. Black businesses are statistically more likely to struggle, with a key element being access to funding and business support, which is why our platform is extremely important. How did you get started in business? I actually launched…

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helping parents to get their kids "talking, thinking and feeling".

Just like all parents, we have a very busy life (even before the Covid-19 situation!) – juggling work, home, kids etc. It always feels like the kids are growing up too fast, and before long, they will be lost to “big” school and social media! Have you noticed though the occasional “moments” in the day where for just five minutes, you have the opportunity to have a focused and meaningful discussion with one of your kids? Perhaps during dinner, or bedtime, or the school run? But all too often, this moment comes and goes, spent in transactional talk like “How was school?”, “What did you eat for lunch?” “Have you done your homework?” etc. I felt like these were moments lost, and I really wanted to do something to help us parents better…