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11 Ways To Accelerate Your Business Success

business inspiration Sep 13, 2019

What does 'more' success mean to you?

Perhaps if we spoke to each of you and got you to speak frankly and honestly about what you would like more of in your business, and boiled everything right down, we might here things like…

More results!

or

A bigger impact.

Or, more clients.

Or, more money.

Or, a combination, or all, of the above.

Oh, and by the way, I want to achieve it all while enjoying a fantastic quality of family and personal life in the process.

And of course if you choose to invest in something like a business accelerator programme, it's because you want to fast-track your journey in achieving all of the above.

Does that sum it up in a nutshell?

That’s great!

Don’t be shy!  We know many heart-cantered, passionate, purpose-led business owners (that’s us here at Mpower too), can feel a bit uncomfortable saying loud and proud that we want more – more clients, more money and more time to enjoy it all.

We don’t want to come across as...

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The Invisible Revolution by Nicola Huelin makes Independant's list of 10 best business books written by women

business Jun 12, 2018

A few months ago, The Independant, Indy/Best took on the task of reviewing the best books for new entrepreneurs, Jenna Farmer says "my search was overwhelmed by the staggering ratio of books written by men in this sphere compared to women. Whilst I did discover some gems, they were few and far between. Indeed, as I look at Amazon’s business books bestseller list, only three of the top 20 business books are authored by females.

There’s no doubt the male-authored books I discovered still made a great read, but they lacked many aspects of business that are important to women: yes, we are all about progression and leadership; but what about alternative careers, passion projects, maternity leave, flexible working, working from home, juggling motherhood, dealing with male-dominated workplaces and making yourself heard?"  says Jenna.

"With that in mind, I took on the challenge to discover the best business books written by women. The books that go beyond the...

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What is GDPR and does it affect you ?

business Jan 25, 2018
 

IMPORTANT CHANGES IN DATA PROTECTION LAW happening in 2018 which relate to us all.

Heard about GDPR? Wondering what it's all about and if it affects you?

There could be big sanctions for business owners who do not comply.

So if you're wondering if this is relevant to you...if you have an email list, then this is something you need to become aware of and make sure you get compliant...

Here's the link to the free GDPR course I refer to in my video - https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/general-data-protection-regulation

And here is the link to the article on the IPO (Information Commissionner's Office) website - https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr

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12 steps to building a successful business you love

business Jan 17, 2018

If you were a shape, which shape would you be? I’d probably be a ‘heart’. When it boils down to it, life to me is all about love. Those who know me well and follow me on social media know I put hearts all over the place, it’s a bit of a trademark!

What about if I asked you to pick a shape that represented business? That’s a tricky one…

My business shape would be the yin and yang symbol.

I believe that to be truly successful in business requires both inner resources and external resources.

True business success starts with who you are, not what you do.

How did I come to such a game-changing level of awareness?

When I was 24 years old, I had an American boss, Carolyn Wilson, to whom I will be eternally grateful. I’m not sure even to this day if she understands the profound impact she had on my life. One day she gave me a gift - a book. Reading The Alchemist, by Paulo Cohello, planted a seed which would quickly grow into a lifelong interest in...

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11 steps to get more clients

business Jan 04, 2018

How confident do you feel about marketing and sales?

How do you attract the right clients, people and opportunities to your business?

How can you sell when you hate selling or the idea of being salesy or pushy?

Shine your light
Have you ever sat outside on a summer evening, after the sun goes down, and you’re left to enjoy the warmth of the night and the sparkle of the stars? Our back garden in Cheshire is my favourite place to sit outside and just ‘be’! I love the light cast by the garden lamp - all sorts of wonderful creatures come to dance in its golden glow, a beautiful choreography of attraction and mesmerising movement from so many different creatures drawn from far and wide.

Even if I’d wanted to, there’s no way I could have found this collection of creatures. I could have gone out with nets and exhausted my days scouring the countryside trying to find them. The chances of me spotting, let alone capturing, these same creatures in this big expanse...

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9 ways to stay focused for business success

business Jan 02, 2018

How often have you found your mind wandering when you’re trying to get a job done?

Maybe you’re writing a blog or an email and it occurs to you that you haven’t bought a card for a friend’s birthday, or you need to put some washing on, or book your car in for it’s MOT.

Have you ever started the week with a specific task in mind only to find yourself railroaded by events and having to prioritise more urgent, but less important tasks.

Perhaps you just find it hard to stay focused on one task, preferring the variety of lots of things going on.

I’m sure we can all agree that the ability to remain focused is a valuable tool for anyone and as a mum juggling both a family and a business, it’s an essential skill to have.

Although we may consider ourselves the gentler sex when it comes to running a business we can appreciate that success can take dogged commitment and determination. As Bruce Lee said,“The successful warrior is the average man,...

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7 Keys to Selling

business Dec 31, 2017

If you cringe when you hear the word 'selling', struggle with the idea of selling yourself or hate the thought of being pushy or salesy, then this one is for you!

When it comes to explaining what selling is REALLY about and how to be great at it, and more importantly, how to sell with ease...I can't think of a better person to share the 7 keys to selling than, Graham Wilson.

Graham is not only the love of my life, but also happens to be one of the UK's top Leadership experts.  Over the course of his career, Graham has developed over 70,000 leaders globally, and sold multiple millions of pounds worth of business!

Here's Graham's blog on the 7 keys to selling for mums in business...

When you hear the word ‘SELLING,’ what happens in your head and heart?

What feelings come up?

What thoughts pop into your mind?

I’ve been told that for many mums it isn’t a very good feeling or thought at all!

Why is that?

And what really is selling?

Before I share the seven...

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6 steps to create a business plan

business Dec 30, 2017

Do you have an amazing idea or vision, but lack clarity about how to turn it into reality?

Do you often feel lost or confused about where to start or what to do next?

Do you find yourself overwhelmed or procrastinating over an ever-growing, never-ending to-dolist?

A gazillion pieces

Have you ever done a jigsaw puzzle?

Imagine being led into a big room with a huge table, just like the ones you see in big corporate boardrooms - it’s enormous and fills the entire space. Now picture this table completely covered in a gazillion jigsaw puzzles, with all the different pieces mixed up.

My mum used to love doing puzzles. Sometimes I’d enjoy helping her. I remember this one puzzle, though, of a field of sunflowers.

I called it the ‘flocking’ puzzle, because the pieces felt fluffy - they had small patches of flocking on them so that when you eventually, and I stress the word ‘eventually’, put the pieces together, the images of the sunflowers had a kind of 3D...

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3 steps to greater clarity in your business

business Dec 27, 2017

Ever feel like you've lost your sense of direction?

Do you feel a bit lost?

Do you wish you had clarity?

There are lots of ingredients that come together to create a sense of absolute clarity, but for today, I'm going to focus on the first three ingredients, where clarity really begins...

Ingredient #1 - Paramount Purpose

Purpose – ‘The reason for which something is done or for which something exists1.’

  • Your purpose is essentially your ‘why’ - why you do what you do above and beyond making money. The purpose behind everything I do in my business is to make a diff erence in the world empowering Mumpreneurs, while making a diff erence at home for the ones I love most.
  • Your purpose, your ‘why’, doesn’t have to be a certain size, it doesn’t matter how big or small it seems relative to others - there is no right or wrong, only what is right for you.
  • Being clear on your purpose for being in business, is critical - whether you’re...
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The 12 business blogs of Christmas

business Dec 14, 2017
 

Twelve brilliant business blogs for mums in business

  • Are you a mum starting or building a business?
  • Would you like 2018 the year it all really starts to come together?
  • Feel like you could do with some bite-size business inspiration to kickstart the New Year?

Then this one is definitely for you!

Towards the end of 2017, I set myself a personal goal of writing 12 brilliant business blogs for mums in business

Now this might sound like a pretty simple goal, but writing blog articles hasn't always come easy to me.  In fact, writing in general wasn't something I found easy or enjoyed, until I spent a year writing my book. 

The title of my book, The Invisible Revolution, was well chosen, as writing it took me through my very own Invisible Revolution! I had to draw on every single one of the14 Pillars of empowered success I talk about in the book throughout my journey to becoming a successful, published author (wow, never ever thought I'd be saying that one day!).

Anyway,...

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