I set up my clothing line at the age of 23 following a bad spell in the London fashion industry resulting in me being diagnosed with an exhaustion breakdown. Returning to Cardiff and without borrowing a penny, I established my sustainable, contemporary and rebellious line, Xandra Jane. Although miles ahead in sustainability, the city leaves… Read More The award-winning importance of building a bridge to get over yourself.
Many people will be aware that we often fear failure. It might help us learn but it doesn’t feel good and it can effectively keep us in our safe zone and prevent us from taking the kind of risks we need to take, in both business and life, if we are to reach our true… Read More 4 Steps to stop fear of success sabotaging you
Becoming a social media rockstar doesn’t just ‘happen’; you need to really work at it. But if you fancy a bit of a shortcut, there are some simple things you can do to accelerate your rise to social media rockstardom. Read on… Use Power Words Power words help you stand out from the millions of… Read More 10 Strategies to help you Tweet like a Social Media Rockstar
Launching a business is both a marathon and a sprint. The startup phase requires bursts of concentrated energy that can feel all-consuming. But, to build a sustainable business, you also need stamina. I launched my business in August of 2016 and in a matter of a few days, I was booked solid. And, over the… Read More My secret (revenue-generating) weapon for content creation
Having your own workspace, when you work from home, is absolutely essential. There are many benefits from working in a clutter-free, ordered and systematic space however many entrepreneurs are not working in this way and the result is poor productivity. Having a space of your own, a space for you to hang out with your… Read More Do your business a favour and give it a home!
The answer may be closer than you think… As a qualified marketer, I fell in love with personal branding early on in my career after hearing International keynote speaker, thought-leader and, in my opinion, the very fabulous Lesley Everett run a workshop at a conference on personal branding and reputation management. If I asked you… Read More Confused about branding?
Although some might argue I am still young (I’m 21 years old), I find inspiration in people of all ages. I am hoping to inspire not only those who are younger than me, but also my age, or even those who are older than me – and who knows, maybe I will attract similar mindsets… Read More Young and brave in business
It’s no secret that small business owners wear many hats. They are responsible for sales, customer service, marketing, development, IT, finances and not to mention…the dreaded paperwork. So, you decide to hire someone to help you. It is hard to find good staff and hiring someone can be a major challenge. What happens if it… Read More What is a Virtual Assistant and how can they help?
One of my biggest lessons when I was creating my business and formulating my niche and clients was not having a brand that stood out. In fact, I had little idea what branding really meant until I hired a brand mentor who helped me with my brand as well my messaging, website, and overall feel… Read More 3 key things to consider in business branding
So you have your business idea, you have gone to the bank and got a loan, set up your bank account, you have a Facebook page and have signed up to every single social media account that you can think of. You may have children, you may not, but at the moment every spare second… Read More Setting up your business – Remember self care