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Ruth Douglas
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Chess the Musical has been revived for a limited run in the West End of London. This is not a review of the revival, rather it is a story about what happened when I went to see Chess in 1989 with my friends Emily and Sarah. These are fake names because…
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Not the catchiest of titles, but having set my financial goals for 2018 I thought it best to check in with how I’m getting on after the first 3 months of the year. My goals were Do not incur any additional debt in 2018 < Success!  Save £1000 across the 12…
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How to make a cleansing oil Using a cleansing oil as a part of your beauty routine is becoming more and more popular, and I’ve been seeing more and more of cleansing and face oils pop up on Instagram and Pinterest. I’ve been using oils for cleansing and…
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Have you set your money goals for 2018? Having written about my clothes shopping goals for 2018 I thought I’should also get down my money goals too, because the finances dictate the ability to shop. 2017 did not go as expected financially. It started with…
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What kind of clothes shopper are you? My clothes shopping style falls into one of two camps. I’m either an “I know the exact thing I’m looking for and I won’t buy anything unless that’s it” or an “I’ll know it when I see it, but it has to go with this…
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I’m not having a mid-life crisis so much as a mid-life crash. I don’t really feel like I know who I am anymore. Of course, I know who I am, or at least some of the roles I have; parent, businesswoman, daughter, friend. What I’m less sure of is who I am to…
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Ouch! My September budget hurt. If you read my post at the beginning of the month then you’ll know that I was on something of a belt tightening exercise throughout September. Along with my usual household bills September is the month for home contents…
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RT Tim Cameron-Kitchen: Marketing is never 'done'. Once you have a successful marketing channel, it's your DUTY to find a second, third, fourth... buff.ly/2ndbiVo
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Do you worry about your online reputation?

The last couple of weeks I've had to interrogate the direction my business is taking, in the end I decided to follow my heart. It might look like taking a risk to some, but for me it came down to this - do I act in a way that is congruent with what I believe or not?

To quote Cindy Gallop in this article..

"If you identify exactly who you are and what you stand for, what you believe in, what you value, and if you then only ever behave, act and communicate in a way that is true to you, then you never have to worry about when anybody comes across you or what you’re found doing, because by definition you are never caught doing anything to be ashamed of."
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Are you talking to women in every aspect of your business?
Great article about understanding the female consumer and how great, engaging marketing to women can empower your business.
Basically - women consumers are an increasingly powerful demographic, make sure  you don't talk down to us.
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