• Women's Business Club

    Women’s Business Club

    I have been attending the Women’s Business Club meeting on the third Wednesday of the month, for the last nine months. Supports Women The Women’s Business club supports women in business, be it employed or self-employed. First Contact I first got to know about the group via the support group on Facebook. Being seven months into full-time self-employment my business has grown over this time; albeit a slow and at times a lonely process. Struggling with a lack of confidence mindset has affected me personally in terms of suffering from anxiety. On a business level with workload or prioritising my needs for the business. Previous issues, from an unpleasant experience…

  • Mentoring

    Free Business Mentoring

    Last year I attended a couple of free workshops at my Local Council’s Business Hub. They were based on giving you a better understanding on advertising, marketing and social media. They were free to attend, only a couple of hours long, really informative and they provided the stepping stone to the free mentoring, I’m going to tell you about. Chambers of Commerce After I attended the mini-workshops at my local Business Hub, I became aware of a couple of master classes with a Chamber of Commerce mentor. They were very basic and more geared towards people who had an idea for a business but I was relatively newly launched and…

  • The Blog has a Makeover

    For some time now I’ve been looking into changing the style of my blog. I guess I never really liked it the last time I gave it a new look and I think I did it to impress others more than for myself which resulted in me not liking it 100%. So I decided to change it again, after all, this blog is about ME and not them so I should choose a style that I am happy with which is why I took it back to what I feel is a more simple, fresh and classy looking style. What do you think? Did my plan work? UPDATES Every time…

  • Why I abandoned my Social Media Accounts.

    I did something a little bit extraordinary last week, which would either liberate you or put you into turmoil; I abandoned the social media accounts for Heels To Horses. Why did I start the social media accounts? Pretty much since the day I launched the Heels To Horses blog site in May 2016, I have posted via social media as a way to grow the followers to my blog site, and to help reach as many people as possible who may be interested in my journey. This was done via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. The Problem: As well as these social media accounts I also started social media accounts for…

  • Making a Browband

    Level 3 Bridle Making…the final week (Part 1)

      ,Hi Everyone, I am sat on the bed in my guest room at Websters B&B in Salisbury on day 2 of my week-long training and assessment for the Level 3 Bridle Making qualification. On Monday I started the journey to Salisbury which usually takes me 2½ hours (120 miles) mainly down the M5. I reached the Saddlery Training Centre 10 minutes early, for a change, and settled in. I had already completed most of my double bridle at home which is the 2nd piece of work that will be assessed later this week. However, there was a bit of stitching left to do, blocking up, creasing keepers and polishing…

  • Wearing More Than One Hat…

    The time has come to spill the beans on an additional path of my journey I am about to start treading. Most of you will be familiar with this blog through my transition from a corporate office job to a qualified Saddler. Ultimately it still is but since my journey started in 2015 so much has happened and although I am still on track to qualify as a saddler I have unintentionally added another string to my bow which I feel will give me a wider variety of experiences as well as expand on my self development and networking circles. Have you heard of the phrase “Which hat will you…