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Did you resolve to make some money this year? - February 28, 2012 by timemanagementmum

We’re two months into 2012 already – do you feel like the year is flying by? If 2012 was going to be the year when you improved the family budget, are you making good progress? If you need a bit of help to make more money, read on:

Money is tight for many people at the moment, which is why we’re releasing Help! I want to start earning. This short eCourse will help you if:

  • You want to make more money but don’t know where to start
  • You’ve tried to find work but there’s nothing around
  • You only have a few hours to earn in, and want to fit earning round family or even another job

Help! I want to start earning is made up of practical email lessons, videos and exercises. You’ll learn ways to make money even if you are short on time and energy! Everything in the course is tried and tested: we use these methods ourselves.

We guide you step by step through Help! I want to start earning. You’ll learn how real ‘money makers’ think, and how you can change the way you think to attract money too. You’ll learn about practical goal setting, and how to achieve those financial goals that will make a big difference to you and your family. You’ll get over 100 different ways to earn money all included in the course PLUS 5 hours of video training.

Does Help! I want to start earning sound like it could help you make more money? If this course appeals to you, you might be worrying about how much it will cost. Normally the course would cost £39.99, but this week only we’re giving you the chance to get it for just £19.99. Invest this small amount in the course today and you’ll learn how to earn much much more. One of the lessons is even all about earning back your course fees!

This special price is available until Friday this week only, so invest in Help! I want to start earning now.

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New Year, Old Goals - December 30, 2011 by timemanagementmum

As the year winds down, many find themselves looking forward to the New Year.

They are hoping that it will be better than the current one.

They are setting goals and make resolutions about what they will accomplish in the coming year.

What about you?

Have you planned for the coming year?

Have you made your resolutions yet?

And here is the tough question… “Are they the same goals you set last year?”

Different Year, Same Goals

I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions.

You don’t need to wait until the New Year to set goals and take action. (See why you should “Just Do It Now.”)

Studies have shown that 80% of people fall off their resolutions within 30 days.

Are your goals the same every year?

I bet I can name several of your goals…

- Get in shape/lose weight

- Get your finances in order/eliminate your debt

- Get a better job/change careers

- Spend more time with your family

- Learn something new

Do these sound familiar? Why haven’t you accomplished them?

After all, you said you were going to do them last year.

How about this year?

Make Your Goals… And Keep Them.

I have previously written about why you won’t reach your goals.

This year, let’s make them stick.

Here are 5 tips to help you when setting your goals:

  • Pick a Handful of Goals – When I say pick a handful of goals, I mean this literally. You have five fingers, pick 5 goals. You can keep track of them on one hand. I see people whose resolution list is well over a dozen resolutions. This is simply too much. These people tend to be unsuccessful at all of their resolutions. Be successful in your most important goals and the rest will follow.
  • Write them Down – Post your goals where you can see them. When I was started TMN several year ago, I posted papers all over the dining room wall. (My wife wasn’t too thrilled, but she went along with it.) Every day I had to look at those papers and they reminded and drove me towards my goals. Some people like to put them on their bathroom mirror.
  • Do Them Daily - When you are trying to make big things happen, you have to work on them every day. Yes, every day. When you start to think that you will put it off, or do it another day… that is when you start to slip. That is when you start to let go. Don’t let this happen to you. Daily discipline is how great things are done.
  • Be Willing To Pay the Price – You will have to sacrifice. Every goal has a price. If your goal is to write a book, you might need to turn off the TV at night. If you want to get in shape, you may need to get up early and go to the gym before work. If it helps, think of this as the “price of admission” to your goals.
  • Tell People You Trust – By this, I mean tell those people who will impact your path to your goals. Telling your office workers may seem like a feel good tactic, but will they be there to help you take that class late at night? Or help with the kids when you workout? We avoid telling those closest to us, because we don’t want to be vulnerable. However, it is your spouse, family, and closest friends that can support you along way to success.

Which Year Are You Waiting For?

Are you looking at a new year with the same goals?

If you don’t take action, I can tell you where you’ll be in a year.

In the same spot you are in now.

This year, don’t just think about the same goals.

Instead, think about what you are going to do differently.

Do you have the same goals this year as last?


PS – Want to join others that are going to stick with their goals in 2012?

Sign up to be notified about the new TMN Community. A group of us are going to set and share our goals for the New Year. Join us here.

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Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year From Family Friendly Wokring - December 29, 2011 by timemanagementmum

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We’d just like  to say a big thank you for following and supporting us this year and we hope you will continue to pop back in the coming year to see what else Family Friendly Working has to offer you.

Here is a recap of the free eCourses you can access to start or boost your business for 2012:

ACE Blogger (closing 31st December 2011)

How I Make Money Online

Mumpreneur in a Month

Become a Mum Blogger

How To Create and Sell an eBook

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Jennie Langridge is celebrating being crowned Most Innovative Wedding supplier at the Ice the Cake ‘Credible and Incredible’ wedding suppliers of 2011 award ceremony.

The  ‘Glamorous Frocks and Sparkly Rocks’ awards took place on Sunday 27th November at the Bicester Hotel Golf & Spa and were hosted by Ice the Cake, a unique online wedding consultancy.  The event was a glittering affair and 33 companies came together to celebrate a range of inspiring businesses and people who work tirelessly to make many couple’s big day so special.

This is the second national award that Clevercow Cakes has won this year and with their wonky designs, rainbow sponge, music, dry ice and lights it’s not hard to see why. Jennie also won a national award earlier in the year for Best Party Supplier with the What’s on 4 Little Ones Awards.  Not to mention being a finalist in the National cupcake championships & semi-finalist in the Langtry manor awards for green business and best business mum.

Jennie fell pregnant when only 16yrs old and feels she inspires young mums who perhaps have not had it easy, to realise you can mould your own future and be there for your children too. She believes in being a high achiever and positive roll model for her 11 year old son Callum, Jennie also makes the most amazing cakes. Clevercow is expanding and she now also runs Clevercow Catering and Clevercow start up. Not only that but by managing her work and home efficiently she is a great business mum!

Jennie Langridge, Clevercow Cakes – “I’m absolutely delighted to have won this fantastic award. We work really hard to ensure that we are a part of every couple’s special day. I’m passionate about what I do and this official recognition means the world to me. Thank you to everyone who voted for me and have supported me on my amazing journey. Please visit clevercow find out more”.

Ice the Cake founder, Sue Page, commented, “I’m overwhelmed by the support we had for INCREDIBLE Wedding Supplier of the Year’ and the success of the event. People travelled from as far as Scotland and Somerset to come together and celebrate the great work that is happening in the wedding industry”.

She added, “As well as saying congratulations to all the winners and runners up, I want to thank everyone who helped make this a success and am so pleased to announce that during the event we raised nearly £500 for Cancer Research, a charity close to the hearts of many at the event. This really was a team effort and I just can’t wait to start organizing the 2012 awards”.

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The Handpicked Collection wins Best Online Gift Store for the second consecutive year - December 8, 2011 by timemanagementmum

The Handpicked Collection has been declared Best Online Gift Store in the Sheerluxe Online Shopping Awards, marking its second win in consecutive years.

Hailed as the definitive guide to luxury online shopping, SheerLuxe invites readers to vote to determine the very best in luxury online shopping, in a series of categories including gifts, toys, maternity and beauty.  2011 is the second annual Sheerluxe Online Shopping Awards, making The Handpicked Collection the only company ever to win in the Best Online Gift Store category.

Founder Jo McGivern commented, “I am absolutely delighted that Sheerluxe’s discerning readers have given us this wonderful vote of approval for the second year running.  It is a huge accolade, for which we are extremely grateful.

Managing Director Natasha Cubitt said, “We are dedicated to offering the highest quality gifts and the best possible service to our customers, so it is truly gratifying to have our efforts honoured in this way.

The Handpicked Collection is an online and catalogue gift retailer, offering a highly edited selection of unique and inspiring gifts which have been vetted and endorsed by a panel of lifestyle journalists and trendsetters.  Based in Battersea, London, it was founded in November 2007 by Mumpreneur Jo McGivern.

The Handpicked Collection’s expert panel of entrepreneurs, trendsetters and journalists review all the products ensuring all products are chosen for their originality, charm, quality and value. This aims to save customers time and offer customers the kind of buying confidence they find in the pages of their favourite newspapers and magazines.  Instead of sifting through thousands of websites and trawling the High Street, the expert panel have done the hard work and picked those products that stand out for being special.

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Working Mum of The Year Awards 2011 - October 15, 2011 by timemanagementmum

Working mums don’t get half the recognition they rightfully deserve. So if you know a hard working working mum or are one yourself then why not nominate them for The Working Mum of the Year Awards 2011.

This fantastic recognition award is sponsored by Pitman Training and the winner will receive a fabulous prize of a family holiday and the three runners up will also receive some great prizes too.

The winner will also be invited to the awards ceremony at The Royal York Hotel, on the 19th November 2011 where the guests of honour are Olympic silver medallist Colin Jackson and Fairy Jobmother  Hayley Taylor.

The judges of this award are Fairy Jobmother Hayey Taylor, co-founder of Netmums Siobhan Freegold and Clare Lister of Pitmans Training.

So if you know a working mum who juggles family, work and home or volunteers in the community then show her someone appreciates what she does and enter her for this award.

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EPIC Honored as ‘Best Place to Work’ for 4th Consecutive Year - September 26, 2010 by timemanagementmum

Silicon Valley Business JournalSAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has been recognized again as a “Best Place to Work in the Bay Area” by both the San Francisco Business Times and the San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal. EPIC has been similarly honored through a survey of their Bay Area team members each year since the company was founded in 2007.

“Receiving this recognition is very exciting because it highlights the passion, energy and enthusiasm of our people,” said Mary Smith, director of human resources for EPIC. “We feel strongly that happy, engaged, productive team members, who are challenged by and enjoy their work, will deliver the superior level of client service excellence EPIC is committed to providing. We believe this is a significant reason for the rapid growth of our company and the satisfaction and loyalty of our clients. It is clearly a primary driver of our success.”

The confidential survey was administered online by Quantum Workplace and included questions that gauged how happy employees are with their work culture, management practices, benefits and overall compensation. This year, employees at 301 companies operating in 12 counties around the Bay Area were surveyed. Of this total, only 125 companies received “Best Places to Work” recognition.

“Though we are pleased and proud to receive this recognition, surveys like this help us to better understand how we’re doing in building a world-class, ‘people-first’ culture that is unique in our industry,” notes Dan R. Francis, EPIC co-founder and CEO. This award is an affirmation that our people value the vision set forth at EPIC, of creating a ‘work life balance’ and helping each other achieve excellence every day.”

About EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center):
Founded in 2007, EPIC is a new and innovative California-based retail property and casualty, and employee benefits insurance brokerage firm. The company provides a unique equity ownership opportunity and has created a values-based culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence.

The fastest growing brokerage in the state, EPIC now has nearly 300 team members operating from eight offices across California (Los Angeles, Orange, Irvine, Folsom, San Francisco, San Mateo, Petaluma and San Ramon) and in Baltimore, MD.

With nearly million in revenues, EPIC ranks among the top 50 retail insurance brokers in the United States and is the 5th largest privately-held broker in California. For more information please visit .

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