Personal Branding: Step One

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|| NEW LOOK 2018 || SARAH MARSHALL PHOTOGRAPHY      We all know that personal branding has made a massive shift over the years with the introduction of sharing our stories online and the need to be at the forefront of our businesses. Customers want to read and research YOU, trusting us before they buy and building a relationship that is deeper than one conversation. I experienced this more and more over the years involved in social media leadership. Seeing … Read More

Dear Mum in Business…

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 PHILIPPA MANNAGH·SATURDAY, 20 JANUARY 2018 Welcome, let me tell you a little story of how the Mums in Business group came to be and why I will fearlessly protect the values, culture and spirit of this little corner of the internet we can safely call home. You see, no other person except for a fellow Mother in Business can count the tears it takes to step up every day, the pressure, the constant juggle, the lack of down time, constantly feeling … Read More

An open letter to you, Mum in Business

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  What lies behind the smiling photos and the family highlight reels? Are you truly happy?    I’m going to share an uncomfortable place that I found myself in one day and how I climbed out of it – it’s not all fabulous events, bubbles and fun over here, I am just like you.  Being a Mum in Business can take its toll on us. I couldn’t shake it.  Why did I feel this way? For a long time, I … Read More

New: Messenger for kids on it’s way

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What are your thought on this? Too young or handy for the digital world we live in? I have just posted a LIVE video on this topic over in the Liked Media: Mums in Business group and wanted to hear your thoughts too.   Facebook messenger for kids is coming our way and it’s a big one to think about, pros and cons of course.  This is available in the US right now, however it will be coming our way … Read More

4 tips to loosen tech’s grip over your life

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I caught myself on the phone too much this weekend. I knew I was doing it yet it had it’s grasp on me. You know when you are scrolling and you just can’t stop? I saw the kids around me, looking, waiting… “interrupting” yet I was the one zoning out and it should NOT have been my focus. It’s so not fair. I have got pretty good with my boundaries these days. Working in social media I have too. I … Read More

REVIEW: The Apron Cafe, Whangarei Airport

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|| CAFE REVIEW || The Apron:  Check them out on Facebook for more info!  Some days you just need a business owner date with a good friend and with little people tagging along on a Willow Wednesday this was more enjoyable because of the set up at this new local cafe, The Apron. Because, let’s be honest, it’s hit and miss when you dine with kids. I knew it was going to be good here. There was no doubt, given … Read More

What they don’t tell you in biz || Part 4 ||

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It’s time to tackle the unspoken but all too common pain point… getting paid for your time.   Hands up if you have chased an invoice, sent reminders, got on the phone, sent more reminders and… crickets? At the end of the day, throwing away hard earned cash? I started my first business in the wrong way, to my admission. Maybe it didn’t help, but I knew no better than what my personality screamed at me five years ago. It … Read More

5 boundaries you need to introduce in this online world

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This is a new time. We are not used to, nor can predict what the future will hold for this online, switched on world we live in. I want to share my TOP TIPS lately because I know a lot of you struggle with what I have too. There have been times when I have felt like I was going insane behind the screen. Disconnected to the people I loved and a zombie who refreshed her screen 100 times a … Read More

What they don’t tell you in business –  Part 3

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  The come down.     This is what I call the time after an event, when a mammoth contract is finished or a speaking gig complete.  I have noticed that being self employed is like a rollercoaster. Yes, of course you say, I think we can all agree on this now. The up’s and downs are extreme and can change in any given day. After I have experienced the build up, anticipation and excitement of organising an event (especially) … Read More

You’ll never know…

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I had the most amazing experience at the 2017 New Zealand Social Media Conference. So very honoured to be a guest speaker, I wanted to share something with you.         You never know who will be inspired by your story.   I found this out again, as I spoke to a room of strangers. I chose to be venerable, to walk the talk and set the example that we need to be authentic online. We need to … Read More

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