Every issue, I’m blown away by how amazing parents who are running a business are. In this issue, our cover stars are Ogo and Claire Mkparu, they have 3 children and are the founders of Akwa Baby. They are passionate about acceptance and self-love. They have created a unisex kids clothing range that is made to stand out and spread a positive message. Inspired Nigerian heritage and the African art of storytelling textiles.
There’s an interview with Georgina Atwell, the founder of Toppsta.com, where you can read book reviews and recommendations for the latest children’s books.
Each issue we shine the small business spotlight on remarkable small businesses, we are shinning the light on Alicia Lai, founder of B_Boheme, a vegan, ethical footwear brand (page 18). Also, Matt & Ella Davidson, the husband and wife team behind The Book Publicist, an award-winning PR agency specialising in promoting non-fiction books and the brilliant people behind them. (page 24).
It gives me pleasure to introduce you to Clare Morris, our very own “business troubleshooter” answering your questions (page 16). Clare will be providing you with straightforward Solutions & Strategies.
Are you are considering hiring your first employee, or have you already taken your first people on board. Tutu Popoola writes how to overcome seven key HR challenges (page 20).
As 2021 showed us, the marketing world moves at the speed of light Natalie Trice has worked in PR for nearly 25 years and knows just what it can do for businesses, charities, and organisations big and small. She has some ideas that can help you shine in 2022 and beyond. (page 22). Also, on (page 15) you’ll find five low budget marketing ideas for your business.
I hope this issue helps you get your 2022 off to a wonderful start.