Parents in Business Magazine Issue 1
Welcome to the first issue of the Parents in Business magazine. To say the last few months have been a whirlwind is an understatement, putting together this magazine has had its setbacks and challenges. You’ll find valuable pieces of business wisdom with the turn of each page with articles written by contributors they will give you a revitalising boost, or simply an increase of extra knowledge, that you need to run your business to the best of your ability.
We have a special feature on five amazing flexible child-friendly co-working spaces based in London; it’s evident that this is a gap in the market and parents are flocking to these new locations keen to take advantage of the facilities on offer (page 16).
As a parent running a business, it can sometimes feel that you are alone. That you are the only person finding it a struggle. In this issue, we interview parents from a variety of business backgrounds Shona Chambers, Rob Hartley, Hina Zaman and David Willans a big thank you for sharing your challenges, wins and advice.
Issue 1 Contributors
CERTIFIED CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT
Cheryl founded CH Accountancy in January 2014, providing essential accountancy and taxation services to individuals, owner-managed businesses and small/medium sized companies, with a particular focus on being family-friendly.
CONSUMER PR EXPERT
Fiona Minett is a Consumer PR Expert and long-time supporter of small business. She spent six years running Peachy PR, an agency specialising in working with small businesses and start-ups and helped her clients make their mark through canny PR. Now, she wants to help you do the same.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER & FOUNDER OF DOING IT FOR THE KIDS
Frankie is a freelance graphic designer, mum of two and founder of Doing It For The Kids – a community by and for self-employed parents. Through the blog, Instagram, Facebook group, meetups and free downloadable resources, DIFTK is proving that all sorts of good stuff happen when freelance parents are given the opportunity to connect.
DIRECTOR AT SEOFON BUSINESS SERVICES
Hilary is passionate about providing excellent customer service and also working as efficiently as possible, and is always reviewing ways of working. She has helped businesses review their ways of working, and processes, and in doing so has reduced their costs and enabled them to work more efficiently.
FIRST AID TRAINER
Worsley Training is owned and run by Louise Worsley, a professional teacher with an instinctive ability to make learning First Aid enjoyable. Louise Worsley is an ex-geography teacher who has been delivering First Aid courses since 2007. She is qualified through and regulated by Remote Emergency Care and Nuco Training and is, therefore, part of a global network of professional first aid trainers.
QUALIFIED NATUROPATH, KIDS’ YOGA TEACHER
The Orange Pantry is the creation of Milena Zanetti – a qualified naturopath, kids’ yoga teacher, lover of good food and wellness advocate. She offers inspiration in the kitchen and tips for improving health and wellbeing with a library of recipes, e-books, a blog and a newsletter. Her signature products are specially formulated homoeopathy drops that offer a safe and gentle way to address anxiety and restlessness in kids, and she has recently added new formulas for adults and teenagers.
CERTIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR
Paola Langella is a certified Pilate’s instructor she operates in West London including Notting Hill, Ladbroke Grove, Holland Park, Mayfair and Kensington.
WRITER, AUTHOR & MENTOR
Sara is a writer and author she runs the popular blog Mind your Mamma, where she shares mindset and lifestyle tips for busy mums. She helps and mentors business owners with content creation, optimisation, and re-purposing.