#PIB70 Share your journey single parent series W/Silvana Lanzetta

Share your journey single parent series W/Silvana Lanzetta

Our guest on this episode and as part of the single parent series is Silvana Lanzetta she’s a single parent of two she is the owner of Tutti a Tavola Food writer and artisan pasta maker, teaching the dying skill of making pasta entirely by hand, including egg-free and gluten-free. You will hear Silvana talk about the challenges she has faced of having very limited to no support network.

In this episode you’ll find out about:

  • Detail about her family and her business
  • The challenges she has faced and the challenges she currently faces
  • Fears she has met and how she has overcome them
  • Information on the pasta making workshops
  • How she manages with a very limited to no support network
  • Advice to parents starting a business
  • Her future plans.

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 Links mentioned:

Tutti a Tavola website 

Tutti a Tavola twitter 

Tutti a Tavola facebook

Parents in biz Be Inspired

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#PIB69 Share your journey single parent series W/Faye Smith

Share your journey single parent series W/Faye Smith

Our guest on this episode and as part of the single parent series is Faye Smith she’s a single parent and the founder of Keep your Fork Marketing and PR.  Faye was recently named one of the country’s top ten trainers at UK trainers’ professional body APCTC and Student Employer of the Year three years running at Sheffield Hallam University.  In December 2014 Faye won both the Yorkshire Women in Business best home-based business award and was a finalist in the Guardian Small Business Innovation Award, bringing Keep Your Fork a total of fifteen national and regional awards.

Faye’s has had a challenging journey and not only had to deal with the death of her husband but also the death of her daughter.

In this episode you’ll find out about:

  • Detail about her family and her business
  • The challenges she faced when her husband died
  • The challenges she faced when her daughter died
  • She discusses her children’s mental health
  • The value of her business support network
  • 8 weeks solo traveling around Australia which transformed my business by transforming my outlook and health.
  • Finding love and relationships
  • Her faith and future plans

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 Links mentioned:

Keep your fork website

Keep your fork twitter 

Keep your fork Facebook 

Faye twitter 

Parents in Biz Be Inspired

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#PIB68 Share your journey single parent series W/Liz Ward

Share your journey single parent series W/ Liz Ward

Our guest on this episode and as part of the single parent series is Liz Ward a single mother of one she is the founder of Virtuoso Legal, the award-winning intellectual property specialists. Establishing the boutique firm after seeing intangible assets sorely neglected in the field – Virtuoso Legal has now championed consummate IP counsel for a decade.

Whether it is: patent litigation, infringement defenses, managing trademark portfolios (or more); Virtuoso has an impeccable track record in IP – helping clients (big and small) with services tailored to suit their particular needs.

At the heart of it all, Liz is the figurehead; and her scientific background and no-nonsense outlook sets the gold standard for a firm that is as precise as it is passionate about IP.

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In this episode you’ll find out about:

  • Detail about her family and why she adopted an older child
  • Details on Virtuoso Legal
  • Fears and challenges she faced
  • How long she’s been a single parent and how she manages.
  • The value of her support network
  • The importance of listening and teaching children about finance
  • Liz shares advice for parents
  • Future plans

 Links mentioned:

Virtuoso Legal 

Virtuoso Legal Twitter 

Virtuoso Legal Facebook 

Virtuoso Legal Linkedin

Thanks for listening!  

#PIB67 Share your journey single parent series W/Jasneth Richards

Share your journey single parent series W/Jasneth Richards

Our guest on this episode and as part of the single parent series is Jasneth Richards. A single mother of 5 children; 3 girls and 2 boys. She’s the founder of Desire to Inspire Mums Ministry which brings mums together to encourage, uplift and bring healing through the word. They meet monthly and do yearly retreats and bi-weekly prayer calls. Jasneth is the author of The 10 Factor Mum the book, she says, is a guide for single mothers. Even with all that going on, she’s a student studying sociology in university. In this episode, she’ll give us an overview of how she handles a big family, what she does in her free time and how she’s able to do it, as well as advice based on what she’s gathered along her journey.

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In this episode you’ll find out about:

  • Detail about her family
  • Details on Desire to Inspire Mums Ministry.
  • How she started Desire to inspire mums and ultimately writing a book.
  • How long she’s been a single parent and how she manages.
  • Fears and challenges she’s had along the way.
  • Jasneth shares a wealth of knowledge and advice for parents
  • How she schedules in time for self-care
  • Future plans

 Links mentioned:

Desire to inspire Mums website 

Desire to inspire Mums Youtube 

Desire to inspire Mums Facebook 

Desire to inspire Mums Instagram

Parents in Biz Be Inspired

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#PIB66 Share your journey single parent series W/Arianna Steigman

Share your journey single parent series W/ Arianna Steigman

Today’s guest is Arianna Steigman. A single parent who lives in London where she moved to 8 years ago. She’s originally from Jerusalem. Arianna is a mum of 2, a 6-year-old girl and a 9-year-old boy. Separated after 10 years of marriage, Arianna and her ex-partner now share the care of the children.

She started her business, Clutterbag, a decluttering and home organizing business, less than a year ago after being fed up with an office job within the food industry. It was uninteresting to her and didn’t pay well. With all that frustration, she yearned to be self-employed she has a passion for nesting and setting up homes and making them feel comfortable, beautiful, and most importantly, functional. After some deliberation, she figured she could do this for a living, and that’s how Clutterbag was born. In this episode, she’ll share with us her business story, how she manages her family, and her plans for the future.

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In this episode you’ll find out about:

  • About Arianna’s business and family.
  • How she got started on her entrepreneurial journey.
  • How the business is going on for her so far.
  • Ways she managed starting up a business while going through a break-up.
  • Her most significant challenge being a single parent.
  • Ways she overcame challenges.
  • Simple ways to manage and prioritize family and business.
  • How she handles both children during the holiday times.
  • Advice for a single parent starting a business.
  • How she prepared her immediate family for the help that she was going to need as a single parent.
  • Future plans for her and the business.

Links mentioned:

Clutter Bug Website 

Clutter Bug Facebook

Clutter Bug Twitter 

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 07564-192780

Parents in Biz Be Inspired

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#PIB65 Share your journey single parent series W/Ali Golds

Share your journey single parent series W/Ali Golds

This week, we’re running a single parent entrepreneurship series of which this is the first episode. Be prepared to get great advice on how to take care of your family while simultaneously growing your business. You’ll get to hear from single parents that are in different stages of their business journey and those with children of different ages.

Our first guest is Ali Golds, a single mum of 3 wonderful children. Ali was named as the independent top 20 extraordinary women of 2017. She’s a growth coach, speaker, and author who helps women achieve their personal goals as well as in their businesses. She has worked with start-ups as well as multimillion pound companies, she advises awarding bodies, and leads educational-based organization on enterprise and entrepreneurship. Her specialty is in coaching female founders, leaning more on the single mums and women who’ve experienced domestic abuse, and the main goal she has for them, really, is to achieve economic independence.

Ali Golds is the founder and CEO of the Juno project. Juno project is a charity that supports vulnerable girls aged 14 to 16 to achieve their career and personal goals. As an author, her book, How to Be Your Own Boss as a Single Mum, was a best seller in 2014. She also just recently published an E-book named 18 Ways to Make More Money in Your Business Starting Today. Her new book project which will be out next year is titled Today, Stopped Running.

In this episode you’ll find out about: 

  • Details about Ali’s business and family.
  • How she got started in business.
  • The hard journey of starting a business as a single mum of a 7-year-old.
  • Fears she had along the way.
  • The challenges she faced when starting the business working from home.
  • Managing to prioritize family and business.
  • Details about the Juno project.
  • Her current dating life and her thoughts on relationships.
  • How she got into the dating scene after her first marriage.
  • Tons of advice for parents willing to start a business.
  • How to outsource for your business.
  • Her future personal and business plans.
  • Details on her new book, Today, Stopped Running.

Click here to listen 

Links mentioned:

Ali Golds website 

Ali’s Facebook 

Ali’s Twitter

Ali’s Instagram 

How To Be Your Own Boss As a Single Mum 

The Juno Project 

Be inspired Parents in Biz 

Thanks for listening! 

#PIB64 Share your journey: Alex Hirst & Lizzie Penny

#PIB64 Share your journey: Alex Hirst & Lizzie Penny

Having been colleagues and friends for many years, Alex and Lizzie founded The Hoxby Collective with a shared belief that talented people can be trusted to work completely flexibly – wherever, whenever and however they want. They believe that this trust can enable the Hoxby community to fit their work around their lives and in return, act as the most talented and motivated workforce in the world.

Both parents (Alex is a hands-on dad to one daughter, and Lizzie has three under 5s) they set up The Hoxby Collective together four years ago; a ‘virtual’ agency which allows its community of freelancers to work at any time of day and from any geographical location (at Hoxby this is called ‘workstyle’) Obviously, this way of working is a huge perk for parents and Hoxby now boasts over 400 associates in 29 countries – and is on target for £1million turnover.

In this episode you’ll find out about:

  • Details about Lizzie’s family.
  • Details about Alex’s family
  • How and why they founded the Hoxby collective
  • What the Hoxby collective is.
  • Alex and Lizzie discuss their work styles.
  • The process of being part of the Hoxby collective.
  • Details on challenges they faced during their journey.
  • Benefits of outsourcing.
  • Advice for parents who are starting a business
  • Future business plans.

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Links mentioned:

Hoxby Collective website 

Hoxby Collective twitter

Hoxby Collective facebook 

Hoxby Collective Instagram

Thanks for listening! 

#PIB63 Love & Dating with Veronica Grant

Love & Dating with Veronica Grant

Veronica is a Love-Life Coach for smart, successful women who feel like they have it all except love, find it. She believes finding real love isn’t about a great profile, a snazzy text, or pleasing men. It’s about stepping into the fullest, most authentic, empowered version of yourself, even in a world where it feels like the cards are stacked against you.

Through her binge-worthy podcast, free challenges, and coaching, she’s here to shake up how you find love, even in our swipe right, swipe left world.

A few of her guilty pleasures (a must-have for recovering perfectionists!) include binge watching HGTV, hiking with her husband and pup, and sushi everything.

Meet Veronica and get ready to finally throw out everything you’ve ever learned about love and relationships through her popular Date Yourself Challenge.

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Links mentioned:

Veronica’s website

Veronica Facebook 

Veronica Twitter 

Veronica Instagram

Date yourself challenge 

Parents in Biz website


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#PIB62 Share your journey: Stephen Geran

Share your journey: Stephen Geran

Stephen Geran lives with his wife Steph and two children in Weymouth Dorset. They started their first business together after being told that they had a low probability of being able to have children.

While working, running businesses, having children, building houses and all the other grown-up trimmings, the day to day admin involved with running a home always stressed. Always challenging to keep on top of. And always cripplingly expensive.

They could never keep on top of the renewals, the reminders, the switching. They kept throwing money down the drain with bad tariffs. That’s when Stephen decided to try and change that” Stephen designed a platform that represents your home on the web and HOMIBLE was born.

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Links mentioned:

Homible website 

Homible Facebook

Homible Twitter 


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15 Ways to manage your time wisely

15 Ways to Manage Your Time Wisely

What’s the most valuable asset required by any part of your life? Whether it’s your job, family, personal life, hobbies, or leisure—that asset is time. And it feels like the longer you live, the faster it runs out, doesn’t it?

Don’t worry. You’re not the only one who’s having this feeling.

After finding out what this solution is, it may seem like a no-brainer. But for some reason, people still desperately hope for miracles of any sort, try to multitask (which can sometimes bring even worse results), or just give up altogether.

So here’s the big reveal: Time management is your solution.

Time seems to move faster after a while because more and more routines appear in our lives. We start doing more stuff that we’ve already done before, without facing any new impressions, experiences, or emotions. Life becomes repetitive.

And in the never-ending loop of routine, we become unable to notice the fact that a considerable amount of time is going to waste. We’re too used to established rituals and can’t even imagine any other possible ways of doing things.

That’s where time management comes in handy.

The secret isn’t in doing something to time itself. Unfortunately, we have no superpowers, and science isn’t advanced enough to be able to manipulate time. Otherwise, there would be no need for time management!

The trick here is to take all your tasks, duties, and activities and organize them so that there’s not a single minute wasted. It may seem difficult at first. You might even start thinking that time management itself is an even bigger waste of time.

But don’t rush. Rushing is another reason you might be losing time throughout the day. Proper time management requires a little bit of patience. But once you get used to it, you’ll see that the few minutes you’ve spent planning turn into hours of saved time.

That’s exactly what we want you to do. Spend a few minutes checking out our infographic. We’ve gathered the 15 best tips that will help you with managing your time most efficiently.

It’s up to you to decide whether to try all of what we’re suggesting or just stick with a couple of tips that you think will bring the best results.

The tips provided in our infographic will be equally suitable regardless of what you do. Just try them out, and you’ll see that you’ve made the right decision.

15 Ways to Manage Your Time Wisely


Donna A. Norton

Donna A. Norton started writing in school, it changed her life and predetermined her profession. During her studies at Texas A&M University, she kept improving her skills and sought opportunities to get published. Donna is proud to be a writer on the blog and enjoys traveling the world. She has visited many European and Asian countries and has even managed to take a few trips to Africa.
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