Last month we celebrated our brilliant small business member of the month Melissa Reynolds-Lawrence! Founder of Honey Bee Home, a small team, based in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham. Honey Bee Home is proud to be a small independent homeware and gift brand with a loyal and ever-growing national customer base. I got a chance […]
As we approach the end of the first quarter I caught up with Jill Smith, founder of Practical Gift Box AND our marvellous March member of the month. We chatted all things practical, feeling cherished and how exercise helps with a clear and positive mindset. Congratulations Jill – we love your practical gift boxes and your incredible […]
A goal without a plan is just a wish – ever heard that saying? For many small business owners planning might feel out of reach or an element of running a small business then often slips to the bottom of the to do list. Sound familiar? I believe it’s essential that you have a planning […]
The bumblebee that nearly wasn’t – our brilliant February small business member of the month explains all
Natasha Hatcher is our fabulous February ‘Member of the Month’ – I caught up with her last month and we chatted about stage lighting, starting out on Instagram and our joint love of yoga to keep on track when running a small business. Well done Natasha – we absolutely love your animal designs! Natasha Hatcher, […]
After 14 months of hard work and preparation, this week I officially launched my book “Tame your tiger – how to stop your product business eating you alive”. I still can’t believe that there is a book out there in the world with my name on the front! My biggest wish for “Tame your tiger” […]
Running a successful small business with your Mum, our lovely Member of the Month for January spills the beans
Member of the Month for January Amy Gilbert Huge congratulations to Amy Gilbert, Co-Founder of My Sewing Box for being chosen as our small business member of the month for January. We found time to chat about running a small business with your Mum, letting go of things that don’t work and the power of […]
It’s February and we’ve got Valentine’s Day and Shrove Tuesday to think about, but small business owners absolutely must have Mother’s Day planned now! It’s only six weeks away and as Mother’s Day is the biggest gift giving occasion in the UK, outside of Christmas – it’s definitely not one to miss. So are all […]
I often talk to small businesses who have got products that are clearly giftable and yet they don’t realize it. Spoiler alert, most of you brilliant small business owners stock giftable items and therefore Valentine’s Day should be on your radar. Valentine’s Day is one of the major gift-giving events, and it is on the […]
Grumpy British Blue Cats? Our brilliant small business member of the month for December knows exactly what’s popular with her customers!
During arguably the busiest month for our small business community I still had a brilliant chat with our Resilient Retail Club ‘Member of the Month for December, Ellie Good – Founder of Ellie Good Illustration. We chatted about how her customers love Grumpy British Blue Cats, finding your local small business buddy for support, and […]
4 Retail Trends January brings with it thoughts about the coming year – 2023 and the retail industry is no exception – trying to second guess how the next 12 months will pan out might feel impossible to many small business owners. However there are tried and tested ways to forecast how the year will […]
Are you a pear drop or bon bon fan? Our November small business member of the month Nicola Hogan can tell you everything you’d ever need to know about sweets!
Even in the busiest quarter of the retail year we still have our ‘Member of the month’ to celebrate! November’s brilliant member is Nicola Hogan, owner of the small business Mr Simms Old Fashioned Sweet Shoppe, in Chipping Norton. We chatted nostalgia, kindness in small business and how running a small business is a continual […]