Valentine’s Day thoughts

Valentine’s Day thoughts

Too often it seems that Valentine’s Day is just another way to encourage us to spend money at inflated prices. So why not make this Valentine’s Day about the words not the cost at home and in business. Leave your loved ones notes telling them how you feel and give...
Making the most of a media mention

Making the most of a media mention

We all love to see our name in lights – or, to be more exact, in the media, explaining what we or our business does. And there are lots of ways to achieve this – via PR, marketing, media introduction agencies and responding to appeals for case histories on Twitter or...
The Month of Love

The Month of Love

The Month of Love is upon us. Because February isn’t just host to Valentine’s Day, it’s also the sweetest short month of the year. With that in mind, Miss Dashwood would like to celebrate all those businesses which bring a little romance into our...
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...