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A Working Mum At The Park

As a working mum, it’s hard to take time out but I promised the Meatball I’d take him Pokemon hunting during the holidays. I came to a compromise and this became the office on Friday. When I quit my job 6 years ago, I certainly didn’t envision that a half dozen years later, I’d have the ability to work from wherever I wanted, as long as I had my phone and laptop with me. I am always thankful for all the blessings…

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I’m Not Lucky

Last week I told an acquaintance that my family and I went to Hawaii for the Meatball’s 10th birthday. After the requisite squeal, I heard my most despised 3 words:   “YOU’RE SO LUCKY!”   Well, I didn’t win the lotto, I didn’t receive an inheritance from a long lost relative nor did I dig up a treasure chest full of gold in my backyard. So I don’t really see how luck came into play. I was able to have…

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Would you turn your hobby into a business?

One hobby of mine is making jewellery. To create something beautiful out of random materials makes me so happy. Nothing brings me so much joy than seeing friends and family appreciate gifts I made for them myself. I made a necklace and bracelet set for a friend’s daughter 3 years ago and I’m told it’s one of her favourite pieces of jewellery and is stored in the “special” jewellery box. Another is sewing and quite often I make clothes for myself.…

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Finding a Mentor

      My second baby will be 2 years old this March 15. Back in 2010, that was when I issued my first invoice for my business. Shortly after, I resigned from part time work to concentrate on Vixen Business Solutions full time. In my first year, the excitement of a start-up, finding my own clients, dictating my hours and thus, my income carried me through. The saying that the first year in business is the hardest (or is…

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You Learn Some Hard Lessons in Small Business

Since coming up with the idea of starting my own bookkeeping business in November 2009 and commencing in March of 2010, it has given me so much. Maturity, independence, perspective, patience and improved our finances. Most importantly, it’s given me the time and flexibility to be around for my son as he grows up. But while I am always grateful that I’ve been given this opportunity to take my destiny into my own hands, it’s not always a smooth experience.…

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