Shopping small for Christmas 2017

You may remember I pledged to shop small this Christmas. So how did I do exactly? Now that the presents are open, I can reveal all!   Friends It’s very easy to support independent artists, designers and makers when it comes to my friends, or at least the ones I still buy for since our children…

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Three ways to help small businesses this Christmas

Small businesses tend to be acutely aware of the importance of supporting other small businesses. It’s certainly something I have become more aware of since starting out, particularly via the networking groups of which I am a member. There are plenty of tales of success, but other tales of woe as some business owners struggle…

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