Take a closer look at the Business Services on offer from the Women in Business on the Mama Tribe Network Directory.

Nicky is a huge advocate of the portfolio career; she’s an actor, qualified life and business coach, writer and speaker. She is passionate about supporting other women (and men!) to create a business and life that defines their version of success.

She trained at Mountview and continues to enjoy a thriving career across theatre, television, film and commercial work.

As someone who likes to use her entrepreneurial spirit, she always remains innovative; not only as the world of acting changes but in her life.

The last few years have seen Nicky’s personal brand rise; she is has spoken at:

Google, MOO.com, Kingston University and been interviewed/written for Motherland, The Early Hour, The Huffington Post, The Stage and many of the popular Instagram blogs.

Since qualifying as a coach, she has helped over 700 people through her workshops, 1:1 sessions and online courses.

Some of Nicky’s favourite topics are:

Goal setting | Tackling Limiting beliefs | Boosting confidence | Overcoming overwhelm | Working as a freelancer: Life as an entrepreneur | Designing your week on your terms | Remote working | Combining your skills and your interests

Being a mum of a two year old son and working across a variety of platforms/projects she can also share tips on how to start a personal brand, how to keep motivated and do the hustle so you create your ideal opportunities.

Cori Javid is a mother, wife and success coach for other mothers with online businesses who believes that when we thrive our businesses and our families thrive too.  She specialises in Social Media, Sales Confidence and Simplification, combining these skills to help her clients build flexible, fulfilling and profitable businesses.

After 10 years as a coach, trainer and mentor in an investment bank she realised her passion was less about helping execs and more about helping mums like her.  So she leveraged her skills and set up her own coaching business to help women define and then create success on their terms.

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She loves skipping down the road hand-in-hand with her young daughter, drinking tea and long baths.

If you’re ready to start making more money in your business, to start finding clients with ease, to start working smarter not harder and to achieve YOUR vision of success on YOUR terms, get in touch with Cori – it’s her job to help you get exactly what you want!

Sophie is a life coach based in Leicestershire. As an independent coach, she is dedicated to coaching private clients. Developing a positive mindset, focusing on taking action, and regaining control of a situation, are all key elements of the coaching experience with Sophie.

Coaching is an effective process if you are feeling stuck in your personal or professional life and can’t find a way to move forward. The simplicity of the coaching conversation works to ensure you feel valued, and can boost self-esteem whilst also finding a route through to your end goal.

Offering a holistic, whole perspective, Sophie works with you to explore your current situation and identify all possible solutions enabling you to make the right choice in order to help you pursue the life you want to lead. Each coaching session is a positive experience working towards your desired outcome.

Sophie is available for coaching sessions via Skype, or face to face meetings if you are located in Derbyshire/Leicestershire. Mamatribe members will receive 20% discount on their first 2 sessions booked with Sophie.

Contact Sophie via her facebook page, or by completing the contact form below, to start your journey with her.

Ammonite Accounts offers a bookkeeping and accounts service tailored specifically for enterprising mums and women. As a mum herself Claire knows how much juggling is involved in raising kids AND running a small business. Who wants to spend those magic hours at the end of the day (after bedtime!) trailing through invoices and receipts, checking bank records, entering information on a spreadsheet or software (thanks Making Tax Digital…) and THEN trying to bring it all together and remember everything for tax returns every year.

Just hand the bookkeeping over to Claire at Ammonite. She can get all your accounts set up and maintained, as well as providing management reports and getting you set up with cloud accounting software that makes your financial information available anywhere. Just take a photo of a receipt with the app on your phone – and it would be sent to Claire instantly and entered into your records.

If you already use an accountant, you may also want to consider my bookkeeping services. Accountants who handle the bookkeeping in-house often charge accountants’ fees for this. You could save quite a bit of money by having me do all your bookkeeping up to trial balance, which they then hand over to your accountant for any statutory financial statements they need to produce.

Ammonite don’t place their clients on pre-produced packages. Every business is different, and they recognise that by tailor-building each business’s services around what they NEED and WANT. After your free consultation, they will simply send you a set of options based on what you have told them about your business and then YOU decide what services and price suits you best.

“AEM has a fresh approach to all things accountancy, whereby we build ongoing relationships with you and your business.

As mummies ourselves, we are heavily involved all things mummy and female.  Our director is on the steering group of the local Women in Business networking group, involved with a Business Mum’s Facebook page contributing as an expert and really helping boost these mummies into success, by being supportive and encouraging.  Further, she volunteers her time to help the local school as a mentor to pupils undertaking Young Enterprise business challenge and supports the local schools, college & university with work experience programs.

In addition to traditional services, we also provide advice on how to improve and develop your business. We are here to help you achieve your personal and business goals. We have a firm belief that meeting just once a year is a thing of the past and strive to build an active, valuable business relationship by investing our time in getting to know you and your business. We want to know all about your personal and business goals to allow us to support you in achieving everything you set out.

As such, we have partnered with various cloud accounting packages and other pro-active software providers, which allow us to provide you with the best software and the most stress free way of keeping your books, with the added benefit of being able to access them anywhere at a fantastic price!

Our philosophy is based on providing the best possible service through all our work engagements. We find that working on a fixed fee basis, set for a number of years is the most transparent fee structure, which also gives our clients’​ peace of mind. We encourage our clients to take advantage of our monthly payment option to allow you to plan and spread the cost.  We feel that this allows us to service our clients in the best possible way, with clients speaking with us regularly, without fear of an additional fee, which in turn has allowed us to plan a way forward together. We are miles apart from other traditional accountants. Make an appointment and find out for yourself how we can really make a difference to you and your business.”

“MMB picks up the mantel for the modern working mother, whoever you are, whatever you do. We have everything you need in one place – our unique online community. From inspirational women who tell it how it is, to the inside track from leaders at the top of their field. MMB gives you the confidence to know you’ve got this. Join the revolution.”

“We are the modern working mothers magazine supporting savvy, intelligent working mothers throughout their working life. We launched late 2015 and well we have hit the ground running! To achieve our mission statement, we work with some fantastic bloggers, who bring you specialist advice on a daily basis.  An aim very close to mine and our bloggers’ hearts, which is to champion the flexible working role in the business environment for working parents. Both for career progression but also to offer the financial support needed for working mothers who are at the mid to senior level in their careers. Have you searched part time roles over 30k on the job boards?

Returning to work after children doesn’t take away the skills, ambition and talent women had prior, so why should your ambition, career growth and goals have to change because of flexible or part-time working?  It’s a sad fact until we have more flexible working roles in the business market we won’t see a change in the statistics on women in senior positions or at boardroom level.  This is most definitely a modern family issue.

We hold a number of events throughout the year for working mothers including the launch of MMB Board in 2017 for female business owners in Yorkshire and our MMB Back to Work Club helping mothers to return back to the workplace and build their business network with like-minded women.  This year has also seen the launch of our #YorkshireFlex campaign promoting the benefit and successes of Flexible Working.”

“MMB picks up the mantel for the modern working mother, whoever you are, whatever you do. We have everything you need in one place – our unique online community. From inspirational women who tell it how it is, to the inside track from leaders at the top of their field. MMB gives you the confidence to know you’ve got this. Join the revolution.”

“We are the modern working mothers magazine supporting savvy, intelligent working mothers throughout their working life. We launched late 2015 and well we have hit the ground running! To achieve our mission statement, we work with some fantastic bloggers, who bring you specialist advice on a daily basis.  An aim very close to mine and our bloggers’ hearts, which is to champion the flexible working role in the business environment for working parents. Both for career progression but also to offer the financial support needed for working mothers who are at the mid to senior level in their careers. Have you searched part time roles over 30k on the job boards?

Returning to work after children doesn’t take away the skills, ambition and talent women had prior, so why should your ambition, career growth and goals have to change because of flexible or part-time working?  It’s a sad fact until we have more flexible working roles in the business market we won’t see a change in the statistics on women in senior positions or at boardroom level.  This is most definitely a modern family issue.

We hold a number of events throughout the year for working mothers including the launch of MMB Board in 2017 for female business owners in Yorkshire and our MMB Back to Work Club helping mothers to return back to the workplace and build their business network with like-minded women.  This year has also seen the launch of our #YorkshireFlex campaign promoting the benefit and successes of Flexible Working.”

Task HR is headed up by Katy McMinn. Katy is an experienced HR professional with over 15 years experience within the industry, holding both an MSc in Human Resources Consultancy and being fully CIPD qualified.
Following a career based in London, working for large blue chip companies, Katy relocated to the Cotswolds and moved into HR Consultancy working with a diverse range of SME’s across the UK.
Having three young children herself, Katy understands both the challenges and benefits of being a mum and running your own business!
Katy can help small businesses with all their employment issues; ensure they are legally compliant; and help position them to grow and develop as a business.

Digital Bon Bons launched in 2016 with a key focus in mind – helping parent business owners achieve their digital goals. Providing a variety of online services from website design & build to social media strategy, email marketing and more, Digital Bon Bons wants to help you reach the customers you want – parents and little ones.

Founded by Maxine Kerley, she has over 7 years experience in digital marketing having worked for fashion brands to utilities companies. Her passion however is the family sector and since becoming a mum herself in 2014 this has only grown. Combining her two passions, Digital Bon Bons was launched.

Maxine recognises that starting a business is a huge leap (she’s done it herself) and knowing where to begin with digital marketing is hard. What social platforms do I join? How do people find my website?

This is why with Digital Bon Bons she wants to understand your business, your goals, your challenges and then look at the solutions. How much of your website traffic is coming from mobiles?

The digital world is fast paced, constantly moving and evolving. It’s definitely not something to go into lightly and thinking of the long game is a key part. Digital Bon Bons wants to help your business develop and grow within the digital landscape.

The Mama Works – Helping hard working, creative entrepreneurs make their small businesses work with flexible bookkeeping and financial support, practical advice and super organisational skills! Drawing on the vast wealth of experience and knowledge gained over 15-years working as an Operations Director for an extensive range of companies in a wide range of industries.

Services include bookkeeping, invoicing, cash management, budgeting, cashflow forecasting, setting up systems, processes and procedures and lots of general office admin.

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Saskia, of Share The Joy Media, writes web copy and blog content for busy parent bosses in the kids/family sector. Services include: blog posts & articles, web page copy, product descriptions, editing, proofreading.

Saskia says: “I help busy parent bosses struggling to find the time and inspiration to create top-notch web copy and blog content for their kids/family sector business. Copy and content including: blog posts, web pages, and product descriptions. I’ll take you from anxious about handing over your precious brand voice to overjoyed with your ready-to-publish copy – while you get on with enjoying your family! With over 9 years’ experience writing online content in a range of industries, ‘Share The Joy Media’ was launched in 2017 following the birth of my second son and my desperation to mix work & pleasure! What better excuse to spend hours swooning over adorable babygrows, amazing toys, or must-have-mothering gadgets? Since bringing two incredible humans into the world, creating a joyful family life (and helping others to do the same) is what I live for. I like to think I’ll ‘get’ you and your customers. Currently calling the Cotswolds home, I live with my two little boys, Diggory & Thaddeus, and my husband (a stay-at-home super dad) James. Day-to-day business is a mixture of playtime, snack making, and using my way with words to create customers for brands I love.”

Sharpfox are a full-service marketing agency based in Cheltenham and Gloucestershire, run by former Bartle Bogle & Hegarty advertising executive Kat Shayler. Kat has extensive experience of working with large consumer brands such as Unilever, British Airways and Diageo, as well as varied experience of helping smaller boutique businesses to grow.

Sharpfox work with a team of the brightest and best creative and digital marketers – all of whom are enthusiastic and brilliant at what they do.

Their breadth of experience covers marketing, advertising, design and digital that enables them to bring you all the marketing solutions that you might need.

Whether yours is a fledgling business that needs some start-up marketing advice, or a blue chip conglomerate that needs a safe pair of hands, Sharpfox have what you need.

Fiona Minett, is the powerhouse behind Boss your PR. She’s a Consumer PR expert, with 8 years of experience working with small businesses and start ups, 6 of these running her own boutique PR agency. Having generated front pages and coverage with the likes of House Beautiful, ELLE Decoration, VOGUE, The Sunday Times, The Observer, Woman & Home. Fiona has also worked with countless celebrities, bloggers and influencers across different consumer sectors. 

Fiona shares exactly how she achieved these results with you, so that you can take control of your business message and communication and make amazing things happen through simple, easy to action and effective PR.

Through Boss Your PR, Fiona will equip you with all the knowledge and resources to up level your brand, increase awareness of your brand and ultimately support the growth of your business through PR.  It is about making simple changes and creating new habits that will quickly open you up to the opportunities that are around you.

As part of her service, Fiona offers a Free Resource Hub with access to various downloadable documents and fact sheets that will support you in your first steps in PR, as well as a comprehensive PR & Social Media Content Planner, One-to-One Consultations, Bespoke Strategy Creation and a PR Starter Kit and corresponding online course to come in the New Year.

This year Boss Your PR is running ‘Introduction to PR’ workshop events and networking opportunities across the South East

Fiona’s passion is helping small businesses make their mark through canny, cost effective PR and she has created Boss Your PR to do just this.

Cross Social offers a comprehensive management of social media platforms – including strategy, engagement, growth and analytics. Based in South West London, but able to work with clients nationally, Cross Social can help you and your business with any social media issues; be it training, planning or running the platforms themselves, giving you more time to focus on your business.

Sophie Adams set up Cross Social after retraining via the Digital Mums course. She is a former primary school teacher, with a history in arts and advertising. Sophie has a strong creative eye and hopes to demystify scary analytics and KPI’s in a fun, informal way! She is a mum of 2 girls, so knows how important it is to work efficiently and make your business work for you.

Morgan, founder of Social Goals is a Freelance Strategic Social Media Manager. She specialises in strategic social media management and has over 15 years experience working in the digital space.  She started her career as a Web Developer then moved into Business Analysis and Program Management before taking a career break to start her family.  

 

Morgan trained with both the Digital Marketing Institute and Digital Mums, so has an up-to-date, thorough understanding of what’s needed to help brands stand out and succeed online.  Along with full-service social media management and strategy Morgan runs training workshops, 1:1 social media sessions and advise on website strategy and search engine optimisation. 

Dee is the face behind Copper and Wild, a product photography business based in Stafford, although you don’t have to be local to have your products photographed by them. Their customers are from as far as Australia and the United States, so don’t let distance put you off!

Copper and Wild offers a service where you can ship your products to them, finished images are then uploaded to a gallery for you to download, and Dee will then post everything back, all very simple, and one less thing for you to worry about!

Copper and Wild’s style is clean, fresh and modern, but they are responsive about the styling of images you require.

Kerrie is a Creative Consultant based in Royal Tunbridge Wells. She works with creative start-ups and small businesses to bring their brand identity to life. She specialises in branding, design and styling. With 15 years experience in the fashion industry she’s worked with a host of retailers, artists and musicians alike including asos.com, OFFICE, Boux Avenue and Celebrity make up artist Bryony Blake, to name a few.

With a passion for type and colour Kerrie has the ability to interpret an idea into exciting brand assets that will captivate your audience. After living in London for 8 years Kerrie moved to Kent with her husband Tom, they’ve recently added a new addition to their family in December 2016 and she splits her time between being a Mum to their son Walt and working freelance.

“An Australian with a fascination for British culture and an obsession with Britpop I moved to the UK in 2006 and made Edinburgh my home. I had previously worked as a reviewer for small independent businesses and event organiser for a website alongside my day job.   But it was maternity leave that gave me the push I needed to build on these skills and after training with Digital Mums, Wee Bit Social was born in August 2016.

I decided when setting up Wee Bit Social that I wanted to focus solely on the social aspect of digital marketing. It’s a huge part of marketing that a lot of companies completely overlook and simply slot an intern in, thinking it’s a bit of faffing about on Facebook. When there are so many benefits to really utilising your social media channels, especially for small business who don’t have a huge glossy advertising budget. This is why I wanted to really focus in on this area and help small businesses, like my own to get their brand out there and get people talking about them. Social Media is the place to find great new places and talented people creating bespoke products.  How many times have you found a cool new coffee place or a gorgeous kidswear brand because you came across it on Instagram or recommended by a friend of a friend on Facebook?

Wee Bit Social is based in Edinburgh – the name kinda gives it away huh? But thanks to the power of Skype my clients have been as far flung as London and I am currently speaking with a small business in Australia. Wee Bit Social understands there isn’t a lot of time when you run your own business to deal with everything and that you may not have a huge budget to outsource everything. So we offer a 5 month kickstarter package, alongside longer, ongoing social management packages and bespoke business training, so that business owners can learn the tips and tricks to effectively run their own channels.

Social media for business doesn’t have to be overwhelming, it’s a way to advertise your brand and connect with customers. Wee Bit Social offers a completely personal service with fortnightly meetings, a structured strategy and campaign centered around your business goals and plans, as well as tips and tricks for you as a business owner, a monthly report is also included in the package. We recognise that each business is totally different and so we create a price plan and structure that fits you and allows you to get on with the day to day running of your business.”

Emma Cram is an experienced creative marketer and copywriter with over ten years under her belt working in private, third sector and public organisations. Emma provides a full marketing service which is ideal for small business, as well as a copywriting service.  Clients range from small start ups to growing UK companies and international organisations.

With specialisms in charity, property and boutique marketing, Emma delivers a bespoke service suited to each clients needs.  She favours the human approach and enjoys building lasting relationships with her customers.

Hiring an in-house marketer can be expensive and time-consuming. Emma has worked with many businesses who have seen the benefit of using a freelance marketing service as and when they require it. Choosing Cram Communication means you gain a professional, with years of experience but none of the employee paperwork.  Someone who is at the end of the phone or can visit the office when you need them and who works to a timeline that suits your business needs.  Whether you are a large company with a three month project that you need freelance marketing support for, or a small business owner looking to grow your customer base and build your brand – working with an experienced marketing and copywriting freelancer provides an effective and flexible solution to help raise your profile and increase your sales. 

Marketing Services include: Marketing strategy,Key message development, Digital marketing – Including Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) to increase your visibility and help potential customers find you, Content creation, Social Media management, Marketing campaigns, Internal Communications, Copywriting Services include: Website content creation Branding and strapline development, Key message and tone of voice production, Marketing material copy, On and offline advert content, Social media content creation and management, Copyediting, On and offline newsletter production, Media release creation, Corporate publication, writing Blog posts, Events.

With two sons under 4, Emma has a growing knowledge of Paw Patrol, Transformers and super heroes in general, as well as a lot of patience and excellent juggling skills (of the life rather than balls variety). 

Pip Squared launched in 2017 as a freelance analytics and social media management company – focused on demystifying analytics to achieve the most from social media channels.

Founded by Stephanie Ramsdale, she has over 7 year experience in analysing and interpreting data to maximise results, focusing on customer behaviours both online and offline.

Stephanie recognises that interpreting data is not for everyone and knowing what to monitor and what changes to make as a result can be hard. This is where she can help.

Offering analytics packages which give you an insight into the metrics you should be monitoring and how you can use them to drive your business forward. As well as social media management packages covering strategy, channel management, regular engagements and metrics reports. We recognise that every business is different and so we create a plan that works for you.

Foxstar Photography is a creative service started by Surrey single mother Bonnie Nash. A business that was born out of Bonnie’s varied career experience in fashion retail, styling and marketing. Alongside her passion for photography, each element of experience has come together to create a one stop service that offers parent business owners in the gift, home, fashion and food sectors, styled product images to enhance sales and brand identity. Styling products using fun creative props, backgrounds and lifestyle scenarios, Bonnie’s creative ideas come to life in photographs, giving her clients visual tools to use on a variety of different digital platforms.

Bonnie recognised a need in the market for creative eye catching product images following the explosion of Instagram and the endless potential this platform has to increase sales and brand awareness for independent online businesses. The visual image is now more critical than ever, as more and more consumers shop via the internet social media site. That, coupled with the importance of time for parent business owners, or lack of it to devote to creating their own visual content, Bonnie is passionate about helping these businesses showcase their products by using her creative styled photography to maximise their visual presence online, help increase sales and build on their visual brand.

Bonnie works closely with each client discussing their target customer, getting a feel for their brand style and the products they wish to showcase, then creates an image, or series of images that will appeal to their online community. Most of her work can be done remotely, offering her clients a cost effective, time and stress free way of using her services, making them accessible for all.

Various clients include gift businesses Bombay Duck and fellow Mama Tribe member Gift Pop Boutique.

Amy White is a digital marketer and editor who specialises in producing quality content for consumer brands. With over 16 years’ experience working in editorial and account management, she spent her twenties working for Guardian News & Media in various editorial roles before moving to its in-house creative agency. Amy project managed a huge variety of lifestyle supplements and websites for the Guardian and the Observer. Now living in Bristol, Amy works as a freelance consultant and offers a range of digital marketing services: content marketing, digital strategy, social media, influencer outreach, WordPress, branding, SEO, email marketing and analytics.

Amy is also founder and editor of Social Butterflies, an online magazine for entrepreneurial, digital-savvy women (who happen to be mothers). The magazine is a platform to celebrate, promote and inspire women who are juggling work and family life. It showcases women in business and provides interesting lifestyle and work-related content. It’s a growing community of like-minded women who don’t always want to be defined by motherhood.