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Your perception of your reality isn’t real | Janet Mohapi-Banks

Everything we experience in life creates a single layer of a filter that we view the world through. As that filter contains very many layers, the external reality that you experience is different to the way that anybody else experiences it. No matter how slight, the difference is there because no two people experience the…

Nominations are open for the 14th Annual PRECIOUS Awards

Nominations have opened for the 14th Annual PRECIOUS Awards, the UK’s leading event to celebrate the achievements of women of colour. The awards place the spotlight on women of colour starting and growing a business, outstanding leaders and those working their magic in corporate life. Categories include, Young Entrepreneur of the year, the Outstanding Woman…

4 Simple Ways Your Business Can Reach The Right Customers

Entrepreneurs may come across obstacles when starting a business, and this includes reaching customers across several divides. However, it is one thing reaching out to customers, and  another thing finding the right customers for your business.  There are some simple ways your business can reach the kind of customers you need.   Show up where…

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Your next level isn’t out there

It’s time to stop thinking about the competition and  take imperfect action, says our resident mindset coach, Janet Mohapi-Banks As we travel down this entrepreneurial journey, we sometimes collect skills and knowledge like they’re going out of fashion. Especially if you’re an online, service-based entrepreneur, the distraction and noise of social media platforms can be…

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Diary of a Start-up Brand | Natalie Joseph

After bullding a successful career as a hair stylist, Natalie Joseph decided to follow her dream to develop a lingerie brand designed for women with fuller busts. Natalie’s mission is to make women  feel confident, sexy, supported and comfortable at all times. Natalie Joseph Lingerie is expected to launch Autumn/Winter 2020. We’re delighted that Natalie…

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Who On Earth Do You Think You Are? | Janet Mohapi-Banks

The latest from our monthly mindset columist Janet Mohapi-Banks asks who is it that you really want to be. We are all born with innate worthiness to live with incredible abundance and that abundance, in all its forms, is trying to get to us.  The only reason that it doesn’t is because we subconsciously put…

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Movers and Shakers | Rashida Abdulai | Founder, Strand Sahara

Rashida Abdulai is the founder and CEO of Strand Sahara, an online legal services for startups and SMEs in the UK and across Africa. The company empowers entrepreneurs in the UK and across Africa with the legal support they need to go global. What drove you to start your own business? To the outside world,…

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It’s time to rise up – and that means your prices too! | Janet Mohapi-Banks

How many times have you pitched an offer for your products and services and noticed that it is well below that of your competitors? As I was speaking with the amazing women that attended the June edition of PRECIOUS Nights, it seemed very clear that a lot of Black women were under charging for and…

How to get your first press feature | Tapiwa Matsinde

Your first press feature marks an exciting moment in your entrepreneurial journey. I still remember landing my first piece of press. The fact that someone believed in me enough to share my story marked a pivotal moment in how I saw and felt about myself as a business owner and the potential for my business….

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Five Steps To Building A Website To Help Your Business Thrive

A strong website is  one of the most important weapons in any company’s arsenal. However, the impact of COVID-19 mean that the influence of digital interactions is even greater than before. Without detracting from more important issues in society right now, SME owners must still invest in their ventures. Here’s how to ensure that your…