Networking – does it make you cringe or cheer?

Networking – does it make you cringe or cheer?

Networking may not even be something you have thought much about. Yet every time we tell someone what we do for a living, we are doing a tiny bit of networking. Reaching out into the community of potential buyers or spreading the word about what you do. So how can you...
Writing a book – the four lessons I learned

Writing a book – the four lessons I learned

Victoria Lambert and Jennie Miller wrote their first book Boundaries – How to draw the line in head, heart and home together in a successful collaboration which surprised and delighted them both. Here Victoria, CEO of Miss Dashwood’s Register, explains the...
A love of learning , healing and going barefoot

A love of learning , healing and going barefoot

Amanda Weller – holistic therapist, wife, mum – lives in the Surrey countryside with “chickens in the garden and a couple of rescue cats”.  An advocate for natural living, Amanda believes in going barefoot at home as much as possible. Here she...
How Jo turns chaos into contentment

How Jo turns chaos into contentment

After travelling and then working in management positions within the Leisure and IT industries, Hampshire mother-of-two Jo Jacob set up Benella to make the most of her organisation skills and her passion for being a “right hand (Wo)man”. Here, Jo reveals her best...
A word of advice

A word of advice

A few years ago, too many to mention, I decided to leave my job and go round the world. I was 30, I had no children, a boyfriend and a great job. The advice came forward in its droves. “It’s careeer suicide. Future employers will question your commitment....