Angela De Souza

Posts by Angela De Souza

Malt House Miracle

Miraculous is the only word that I can use to describe Helen Tweddle’s story of the explosion of her business.  The Malt House Emporium, located on the A46 near Stroud, was built in 1822 on the Manor of Painswick, owned by William Bliss since 1439. Back then it was used as a malt house but today,
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Creative Business Challenge #11 Plan a Holiday

I have a friend, who is a Director of a very successful local company. She is the most highly motivated and strong willed person I have ever met! When I first met her, all she cared about was her company. She constantly set high goals for herself and her staff and did all she could
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Breaking the taboo: let’s talk about mental health & business

It’s time to talk about mental health in business. Mental health issues affect people from all walks of life. In fact, mental health charity Mind say that 1 in 4 people will experience mental health issues each year. So, why is there still stigma surrounding the issue? Employers have a duty of care towards their
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Creative Business Challenge #10 Create Time to Spend with Inspiring People.

I have just come back to the office this afternoon feeling so refreshed, excited and inspired after spending the afternoon with two great business women! It was a very last minute thing, and I very luckily was able to free up some time at the last minute to spend the afternoon painting some toy horses
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Stop Comparing Yourself to Others!

I cannot tell you how many times I get myself down or beat myself up after comparing myself to other people! Other business women, other photographers or just other women in general. For some reason we have this natural tendency as women (or just human beings) to be continually measuring ourselves against the other people
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A Head for Hats – My Business Journey

Just in time for the Cheltenham Festival and Ladies Day at the races this week, we heard a fascinating talk at our Connect Business Lunch, all about hats! Tricia Designs is a new and exciting designer specialising in bespoke fascinators, hats and other accessories to suit your needs and occasions. This month, she had us all joining in
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Make the most out of your time!

If we are anything alike, I would say time management could be one of our biggest issues! As a creative, I don’t naturally want to stick to time limits, I just want to enjoy the process and be a bit of a perfectionist. But is that good for my business? Probably not! Now please don’t
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How focusing on finance will slow business growth to a snail’s pace

How focusing on finance will slow business growth to a snail’s pace

The world has changed. I’m not sure when it happened but employees are no longer prepared to work as hard simply to pay the bills and watch others make their fortune. What’s more, if you run your own company and you are honest, I suspect that money alone just does not inspire you fully either.
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Work With Your Natural Rythms

Something I have been working on and trying to pay more attention to lately is my natural rhythms and my natural flow! Do you ever feel like you are wading through mud or struggling more than is reasonable to get a task done? Or finding yourself continually procrastinating? I am very often telling myself off
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Laura Tenison, JoJo Maman Bébé Interview

Laura Tenison, JoJo Maman Bébé Interview

Lorah-Kelly, Natalie and I had the great privilege of meeting the lovely Laura Tension, founder of JoJo Maman Bébé. We interviewed her on her early days and how she got to be the huge success that she is today for our Women’s Business Magazine.  What she told us was so inspiring that we found it difficult
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