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Lessons my local café taught me about being different….
Lessons my local café taught me about being different….
In my small town with a population of 4,000, we are spoilt to have 8 cafés. Living on the beautiful Far North Coast of NSW, Australia, most of these cafés...
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How I Stretched My Business's Horizons (or the sewing machine was on sale- what could I do?!)
How I Stretched My Business's Horizons (or the sewing machine was on sale- what could I do?!)
Recently, I wrote a blog post about setting your business up for the future. Well, recently, I had to put my own words into action, take my own advice and practise...
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Great customer service starts with one & is multiplied by many.
Great customer service starts with one & is multiplied by many.
How you ever noticed how staff at one shop are amazingly helpful & the next shop keeper won’t even lift their head when you walk in? I have local shops...
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Finding Little Pockets of Time
Finding Little Pockets of Time
As life gets continually busier, it is becoming harder to find time to do the little things that are necessary in our businesses. There are many chores that are business...
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Dealing with the mundane in your business
Dealing with the mundane in your business
PLEASE NOTE that this is an older blog post as we no longer provide a sewing service!     Recently, we have been working on a boring order. It is a...
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Buying local really doesn’t have to be more expensive or hard to do
Buying local really doesn’t have to be more expensive or hard to do
Firstly, let me start by saying I have no objection to buying overseas products or garments. These have their purpose in our buying choices. It just makes common sense to...
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Being Kind To Yourself.....
Being Kind To Yourself.....
I have never been one to make New Year’s resolutions. I’ve always thought that you should be able to make a resolution anytime of the year- why wait until January?...
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5 Ways To Reduce & Reuse Waste In Your Home-based or Small Business
5 Ways To Reduce & Reuse Waste In Your Home-based or Small Business
Waste is becoming a huge problem for businesses. Along with the environmental effects of too much waste being dumped in land fill, the financial cost of waste to a business,...
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When Life Comes To A Screeching Halt.......
When Life Comes To A Screeching Halt.......
A few years ago, my son’s boss rang me at work, with the words no mother wants to hear- “There’s been an accident at work. Your son has been rushed...
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When "Touching Base" Becomes Downright Rude!!!!
When "Touching Base" Becomes Downright Rude!!!!
PLEASE NOTE- this is an old blog post and we no longer provide a sewing service!   Part of my business’s income is from our sewing service, where designers send...
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The Importance of Charging Your Worth as a Handmade Artisan
The Importance of Charging Your Worth as a Handmade Artisan
PLEASE NOTE that this is an older blog post so we no longer provide a sewing service!     Recently, I have had a couple of customers bring up different...
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The Day I Rebelled........(and no one died!)
The Day I Rebelled........(and no one died!)
PLEASE NOTE that this is an old blog post and we no longer provide a sewing service!   A few days ago, I did a really rebellious thing that was...
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Step Away From Your Business- Even If It's Only For An Hour!
Step Away From Your Business- Even If It's Only For An Hour!
After trying to get away for a weekend for a couple of months now, my family finally got our schedules to connect & we made it happen this past weekend....
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Stay At Home or Working Mum, Single or Married- Who Really Cares?!
Stay At Home or Working Mum, Single or Married- Who Really Cares?!
Recently, I have noticed a thread of conversation about the labels & expectations that we as women put on ourselves. The first was a podcast about women labelling themselves as...
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Sorting Out Your To-do's
Sorting Out Your To-do's
Lately, I have been becoming quite obsessed with changing the direction of my life & everything in it, including my finances, my health, my business & the processes that make...
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Setting Boundaries In Your Home-based Business
Setting Boundaries In Your Home-based Business
PlEASE NOTE that this is an old blog post and we no longer provide a sewing service!   As I approach my 20th anniversary of working from home, I have...
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Making The Most Of Quiet Times In your Business
Making The Most Of Quiet Times In your Business
In Australia, January & February are usually the quietest months for businesses. Unseasonably, we hit the ground running in the New Year but I’m sure there will be a few...
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