#LoveTheBoss: Inspired Livelihood’s Terri Belford

Today my guest female business owner in the #LoveTheBoss series is Terri Belford. Just as you’d expect from a creative entrepreneur, Terri threw all my questions out of the window and wrote up her own in a delicious free-form story – and what a story, as you are about to read. Thanks, Terri. Here she is in her own words: “Hi, I’m Terri Belford, guide at Inspired Livelihood and creative biz coach at Craft Biz Blog. I teach artists, crafts people and aspiring entrepreneurs how to turn their passions into profits and make a difference in the world. I started my […]

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#LoveTheBoss: Flavour Photos’ Chava Eichner

Hi, I’m Chava and I’m delighted that Judith approached me to share some of my experiences as a self-employed woman in business today.  I have loved reading many of the previous posts and would like to share my thoughts. I moved to the UK from Germany over 16 years ago and have made my home in the beautiful Cotswolds. When I met my partner David whilst travelling around Britain, the planned six month trip turned into a long-term love affair with a great guy and this wonderful country. Welcome, Chava! Do tell us a bit about your business I trained […]

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#LoveTheBoss: Orchard Layne’s Bev Simpson

Hi Bev, do tell us something about you; how and when did you start working for yourself?  My name is Bev Simpson. Born into a traditional working class family in the Midlands, my destiny was secretarial college before early marriage and children. In the mid 70s when I was leaving school, the emerging skill was computing. I managed to get a job as a software trainee at a large Computing Centre. Before long, I’d set my sights on the great IBM.  Not having a degree caused a setback but, in 1984 (ironically the year of Big Brother), I joined IBM […]

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#LoveTheBoss: Ola Agbaimoni,The Business Detective

Today my guest is Ola Agbaimoni. I’ll ask Ola to start by introducing herself and telling us something that perhaps readers might find surprising Hi, my name is Ola Agbaimoni also known as the Business Detective because of my Sherlock Holmes-like ability to solve problems by seeing the solutions hidden in the things that are often within plain sight. I’ve been working for myself since 2010 when I left local government. My background is in town planning and regeneration. So I’ve spent years shaping places and working with deprived communities, third sector organisations and businesses of all sizes trying to […]

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#LoveTheBoss: Stephanie Hale of Millionaire Authors Bootcamp

Hi Stephanie, thanks for agreeing to take part in this series of interviews for #LoveTheBoss. How long have you worked for yourself? About eighteen years now. And perhaps something surprising readers may not know about you? I gave birth to my 3 children at home using self-hypnosis and no pain relief. Now tell us about your business. What’s it all about, how do you think and feel about it now? During those eighteen years, I’ve had various businesses, all linked to publishing. Millionaire Bootcamp for Authors and Oxford Literary Consultancy are the main ones now, employing around 60+ staff. We […]

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#LoveTheBoss: EFT Founding Master, Ann Ross

It’s very exciting for me that my interviewee today is EFT Master, Ann Ross. Ann and I worked together a few years back, creating an EFT resource called Tap To The Top and it was a privilege to work with Ann on several workshops, including Creating A Millionaire Mindset. Still to this day – and most days at that – I recommend EFT and Ann to my clients for most of what ails them. Hi Ann, do tell my readers something about yourself please My name is Ann Ross and I have been self employed since 2000.  I am one […]

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#LoveTheBoss: Being A Business Celebrity’s Lucy Whittington

Today my #LoveTheBoss interviewee is Lucy Whittington and, as ever, I shall leave it to Lucy to introduce herself My name is Lucy Whittington. I’ve had my own business since 2005 and Being a Business Celebrity launched in 2010. Tell us something about yourself we may not know, something surprising perhaps? I don’t actually eat cake every day! What is your business all about and how do you think and feel about it now?  My business is me doing MY Thing. I help other people to find their Thing and this is me doing mine. I used to be ‘good’ […]

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#LoveTheBoss: Lemonade Life Planning’s Margaret Collins

Hi Margaret, Bliss to have you amongst this series of interviews. Do please introduce yourself to those who don’t know you as well as I feel I do (though I suspect I am about to find out some new news as well!) I am Margaret Collins, the first of six children in a Welsh working class family, destined for a secure job and a stable, traditional lifestyle. Except my life didn’t quite work out like that. I’ve been a reliable, hardworking employee for most of my life and only discovered self-employment in the last decade or so. I first registered […]

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#LoveTheBoss: Heather Bestel, The Feel Good Fairy

Hi Heather and welcome to this series of interviews called #LoveTheBoss. Tell us something about you by way of introduction I’m Heather Bestel, a therapist, author and lecturer. My clients call me the Feel Good Fairy because I make them feel good about themselves. After qualifying as a psychotherapist/hypnotherapist in 1994, I set about growing a successful private practice in Liverpool, UK.  This led to my stress management consultancy being born in 2000.  I became very busy, very quickly and for five years I worked with organisations across North West England and was regularly travelling around the UK speaking at […]

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#LoveTheBoss: Susan Ritchie, Author and Coach

Hi Sue, tell us something about you by way of introduction.  And perhaps something surprising readers may not know about you? I’m Susan Ritchie and I’ve been running my own business for the last two and a half years. I love cheese, hate spiders, and have a day named after me in Westchester County, New York! Eleven years ago I moved to Borneo with my 9 year old son for the adventure of a lifetime. And your business. What’s it all about? I work mainly from home, where I write, see 1:1 clients and create programmes and workshops which I […]

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