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Movers and Shakers | Yemi Penn | Entrepreneur

Yemi Penn is a multiple entrepreneur. As well as managing her engineering consultancy in Sydney, Australia, she is also the founder of W Squared Coaching that seeks to empower others to live their best life, at the same time helping organisations build high-performing teams. She recently opened an F45 gym in Brixton to bring people…

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Nine reasons to take up yoga right now

Whether you’re looking to take up a new hobby, want to make positive changes to your health regime, or are simply looking for an excuse to get out of the house, yoga could be the solution. Yoga has been practised since 3000 BC and studies estimate that there are currently around 300 million people practising…

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How to save a faltering crowdfunding campaign

Why is it that crowdfunding campaigns that look strong on paper can sometimes struggle, and others look potentially weaker yet go amazingly well? Timing is key. If the market isn’t ready for your product, regulation holds back earning potential, or your ideal investors are distracted with another campaign, you won’t get the investment you’re hoping…

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The PRECIOUS AWARDS teams up with UnLtd to reward Social Entrepreneurs

The PRECIOUS Awards, the leading awards programme for women of colour in the UK, is partnering with UnLtd, the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs, to create a new awards category to recognise and support women who are driving lasting social change. The PRECIOUS Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award sponsored by UnLtd, is a new initiative…

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Five tools to help you get paid

When you are spinning plates managing your business it can be easy to put financial issues to one side. Let’s look at five tools to help you automate tasks, keep track of your budgets and expenses, improve your invoicing and help you get paid. Monese: Bank Account Monese provides freelancers and small businesses with a…

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Winners announced at PRECIOUS Lifestyle Awards 2019

Held at Google’s headquarters in Central London, the 2019 Precious Lifestyle Awards saw some of the most creative British women of colour awarded for their enterprise. The diverse range of finalists included a mum and daughter duo that founded a premium vegan beauty brand, a podcast aimed at busy women in their late 30’s and…

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Finalists announced for the PRECIOUS Lifestyle Awards 2019

A national billboard campaign, a book hailed as the ‘Black Girls bible’ and the mum of seven behind a successful East London vegan restaurant, are amongst the diverse range of finalists up for this years PRECIOUS Lifestyle Awards. The awards celebrate the achievements of women of colour across a range of creative industries. This includes…

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Nominations set to close for PRECIOUS Lifestyle Awards 2019

It’s not too late to submit a nomination for the PRECIOUS Lifestyle Awards 2019…  Nominations in our 13 categories will close at midnight (GMT) on 26 May. If you know a woman of colour who deserves recognition for her skincare brand, her hair product, the must listen to podcast she launched or the brilliant book…

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Why we need to stress about stress | Dr Preethi Daniel

Stress. A word that is often thrown around in our professional and personal lives, without due attention to what makes us stressed or what effect it has on our physical or mental health. Everybody gets stressed but have you ever wondered what you can do to manage stress levels? In the UK, work is reported…

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Top Tips to Beat the January Blues

Monday 21st January is officially named Blue Monday and has been recognised as one of the most depressing days of the year. However, there are ways to combat this and co-founders of Inhere (an innovative meditation concept), Adiba Osmani and Ghazal Abrishamchi, have identified a number of foods to ease depression and stress as well…