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Learning to say No in your wedding business

It’s such a little word, but one that causes so much stress for wedding business owners. No To be really successful in the wedding industry you have to be a people pleaser. After all, we’re supposed to be helping couples achieve their dream day. But that desire to please, to go the extra mile and … Read more

10 ways to look after yourself in business

Self care when running your own business is important – critical even. If employers have a duty of care to their staff, who takes care of the ‘solopreneur’? I come across a lot of business owners who set up in business to enjoy the freedom of ‘not having a boss’ but then become their own … Read more

When Life throws a banana skin in your path…..

At the end of last year I wrote an article about setting goals for your business. I was a good girl and worked my way through my goal setting workbook and set some nice stretching targets for myself. And for 3 months everything was going nicely. Yes, I had some challenges. Some things were going … Read more

I halved my to-do list in one afternoon

Sunday is the day I generally catch up on work. I’ve been working a lot of Sundays recently. March has been a brilliant month for me, with some great new clients, some interesting challenges from existing clients plus some exciting possibilities on the horizon. So why was I feeling completely overwhelmed and exhausted? One glimpse … Read more

Avoiding burnout – top tips for wedding professionals

We all know that starting your own business is exciting, but stressful. And that excitiement can take you a long way. But to be successful in the long term you need to make sure that you don’t end up with just the stress. And let’s face it, working with brides to be can be just … Read more