Parents in Business Magazine Issue 11
Welcome to the 11th issue of the Parents in Business Magazine.
And just when we thought the chapter of homeschooling and running a business had come to an end here we go again. This issue is full of practical guidance from industry experts and inspirational stories from parent business owners, all to support you!
We’ve all been told that community is key to a successful business, Melissa Gauge writes about the power of community in building a successful business. If you want to improve your self-confidence Emily Bal a confidence coach and facilitator writes about confidence in action.
Shona Chambers reviews the following books, Survival Skills for Freelancers, The Success Rebellion, and Michael Rosen Book of Play.
We are shining the small business spotlight Nadene Martin, the owner of Format Services.
We have inspirational interviews with Dionne Thurland, the founder of Pocketbum, Dionne created the no fuss and fastener-free baby grow. We also interviewed Dr Sophie Niedermaier-Patramani, a co-founder of Little Tummy, a paediatrician with more than 10 years of working experience in various healthcare systems. And Laura Crawford, the founder of Mama Bamboo. Mama Bamboo became the first UK Company to sell nappies that are made from organically and sustainably grown bamboo and the only company in the world whose nappies also include fully compostable linings and packaging.
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.
CONFIDENCE COACH AND FACILITATOR
Emily Bal is a confidence coach and facilitator and helps successful people realise how extraordinary they are so they know they can take control, create balance and be happy. After 17 years in marketing and creative roles in the non-profit sector, she moved into coaching so she could work flexibly around her young family and because she firmly believes if a person is thriving and realising their potential everything else will follow. Her digital homes are @life.work.balanced and www.emilybal.co.uk She lives in Ealing, West London with her husband and three children.
*Photo credit Jo Mieszkowski
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
POSITIVE PARENTING AND RELATIONSHIP SPECIALIST
Samantha Francis is an award-winning Positive Parenting and Relationship Specialist and number 1 best selling author. She has been working in this field for over 8 years and integrates her knowledge as a holistic therapist and Belief Clearing Practitioner. During this time, she has been recognised and praised by children and adolescent mental health practitioners and the bestselling author, David Walliams, along with being featured across the media including Channel 4 News and BBC News. She has contributed to magazines including Families magazine and is a regular contributor to parenting and wellbeing podcasts. Her work consists of one to one private sessions, group courses and products such as her anxiety books for children and newly released Inspire affirmation cards.
FOUNDER OF SPAREMYTIME
Melissa Gauge, the founder of SpareMyTime, focuses on creating practical solutions to small business stresses. She is on a mission to democratise high quality, affordable virtual assistance for entrepreneurs and small businesses, whilst championing truly sustainable, flexible careers for women. With over 20 years of executive experience in the City and having established her own successful Virtual Assistance company, she utilises her extensive knowledge to support small businesses in stepping up to the next level.
Leanne Scott is a life coach mother of 3. She helps mums move away from overwhelm to self-belief in their amazing-ness. She loves reading, drinking tea and eating cake.
Founder of REAL Mums Facebook Community.
FOUNDER OF NOURISH WITH RENATA AND RECIPE DEVELOPER
Renata is a wife, mama, and foodie and loves delicious, healthy food. Renate loves creating good recipes that taste good. She is all about nourishing your body through amazing, healthy, and, most importantly, delicious food.