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2013
Sep
23
Turning Art into Profitable Business: 5 "starving artist strategy sessions" to give away
“Kiwi Artist Sam Ludden is putting paid to the stereotype of the "starving artist".   A keen ...”
Jan
09
Starting the new year in style... did you? (It's not too late!)
“In the week since I’ve been back in computer-land after a wonderful holiday, I’ve seen ...”
2012
Dec
11
The week before Christmas... chaos or calm?
“Our intention with Love Your Small Business has always been that our work supports time ...”
Oct
18
Turn $100 into a $1000 scholarship and create your business dream!
“How far can $100 go? At a recent event our friend and mentor Natalie Sisson was ...”
Sep
03
Mountain Climbing and Magnificence
“Who are Janine and Jo? That's Jo on the left and Janine on the right - ...”
Aug
29
Online Business School is Launched... end 2012 with a kick ass strategy!
“Many of you have been eagerly awaiting the next opening of our Online Business School ...”
22
Fast forward to success: turning confusion into confidence!
“Every entrepreneur has a story to tell. You might relate to ours! Ours is about ...”
01
Do you hate writing sales pages and know you're not doing a good job of them?
“You know that writing sales pages is a crucial part of your business, but the ...”
Jul
30
Treats Tuesday is here!
“We know that you love freebies and deals that help you accelerate your business success ...”
26
Can you help turn $100 into $100 000 that does GOOD?
“Our friend and mentor Natalie over at The Suitcase Entrepreneur has come up with an ...”
13
Do you shrink at the thought of writing yet another sales page that doesn't sell?
“Many of you have told us that you hate writing sales pages. You know that ...”
Jun
12
Top 5 tips from the Queen of Multiple Income Streams Milana Leshinsky
“Are you stuck on the treadmill of a business model that trades time for money? ...”
May
24
Get to the root of your income-generation problems, quick-smart and stress-free!
“I have recently realised that Jo and I don't have to have all the big ...”
22
4 Tips that will Make your Home Office Feel Alive and Help you get Stuff Done Faster!
“Whether you are a fledgling web entrepreneur, successful blogger, or an online student, anyone who works ...”
14
We had a fantastic product but struggled to sell it. Here's why...
“   A year ago we were in a completely different position from where we are now. ...”
02
How to launch a product, make money online, gain a team of cheerleaders and rocket your confidence!
“Would you like to know how we we successfully launched our Ebook, made sales, met ...”
Apr
13
Will your business success actually be good for you?
“Its fair to assume that all women who kick off their entrepreneurial journey are aiming ...”
05
Achieve more, in less time, by optimising your left AND right brain
“It is a huge challenge to maintain a sense of clarity, focus and energy when ...”
Mar
29
Use Public Speaking to Grow Your Business
“A month ago I was invited to speak on a panel for women business leaders ...”
27
Wordpress.org vs Wordpress.com - which option is best for your business?
“Thinking about setting up a Wordpress website or blog? The online space is full of people ...”
19
Take back your time (and life) by taking control of your inbox!
“A recent video blog by our mentor Natalie MacNeil really got me thinking about how ...”
09
Do you choose business over life? What your work hours and choices say about your values.
“In the lead up to Christmas last year I heard a radio interview summarising the ...”
06
Use our top 3 articles on facebook timeline changes to get better results from your page
“Yes, facebook is changing things on us YET AGAIN. This post is for those of ...”
Feb
29
When WILL you be worth it?
“We hosted a webinar last week and had a fab turnout. There was loads of ...”
28
Success story #3: Check out what mumtrepreneur Madeleine Shaw of Luna Pads is doing to change the world!
“ Welcome to the third post in our Top10 blog series featuring women from around the ...”
5 Steps to Discovering Your Business Sweet Spot!
“Our research tells us that women entrepreneurs start out in business because they want to ...”
24
Our online programme for women business owners and social entrepreneurs is officially launched!
“  This is a celebratory blog post, because it's time for high-fives and a glass of ...”
22
Top 5 Reasons To Choose a Wordpress Website or Blog
“ We have been fielding lots of questions from our tribe recently about websites. It seems ...”
16
Human Powered Awesomeness from Natalie Sisson, today's Top 10 Women Entrepreneur!
“ Welcome to the second of our Top10 blog series featuring women from around the world ...”
Is your business taking you in the right direction?
“ We recently surveyed more than 60 female entrepreneurs in a bid to discover more about ...”
08
Introducing Our First Top 10 Lifestyle Business Femtrepreneur Kay Petal!
“ Welcome to the first success story in our TOP 10 series featuring women from around ...”
07
Success in small business: Why do you do what you do?
“I read a very thought-provoking short story recently and it got me thinking about what ...”
Jan
24
Top 10 Women Building Profitable Lifestyle Businesses That Make a Difference
“Welcome to the first post in our series featuring women from around the world who ...”
23
Tweet us for a free copy of Napolean Hills book 'Think and Grow Rich'!
“This book by Napolean Hill has been rocking our world recently, so we just had ...”
2011
Dec
23
Overcome self-doubt and build your dream life by cutting through the lifestyle business bullsh*t!
“Jo and I have found we increasingly use the term 'lifestyle business' to describe what ...”
09
Get rid of your hangover: Free Your Mind Friday
“ Want to FREE YOUR MIND this Friday? Then welcome to the latest edition of Free Your ...”
06
Creating the Perfect Lifestyle
“I have just spent the afternoon with a very good friend and my god-daughter, (one ...”
01
Unleash your Power: How to Move Beyond Fear and Self Doubt
“Do fear or lack of confidence hold you back in business? Well – we kinda know ...”
Nov
15
14
LYSB presents our first summer of retreats for business women.
“We can't keep it to ourselves anymore! Retreat-based workshops are our passion. Ever since we started ...”
11
We're having an online Xmas Party and you are invited to crash it!!!
“Are you a work-at-home Mum,  solo-entrepreneur, virtual team member business owner or contractor who doesn't ...”
08
The Power of Purpose, Vision and Planning in Business Performance
“I've been thinking, reading and hearing a lot about purpose lately for various reasons. One is ...”
Oct
31
Goal achieved! Time to reflect and celebrate.
“  This is my final blog post in the Ultimate Blog Challenge for October – and ...”
How personal adventure impacts on business
“  Another in our series on bringing fun, adventure and creativity into your business.. We've shared a ...”
30
Values in business: how to assess the strength of your values.
“    When you have time to reflect on your business (or your personal life) and look ...”
29
The power of investing in your small business
“Many women are on a tight budget when starting out in small business for understandable ...”
28
How to boost your positive business vibes
“  As Friday draws to a close (if you are reading this on a Friday!) we ...”
How to stop fear from holding you back: Unpacking Fear to Free Your Mind
“So often fear holds us back from achieving. The big dream: how fear can hold ...”
27
Is it possible for women entrepreneurs to have a profitable business, work life balance AND make a difference?
“  Research, anecdotes and lots of listening and chatting have shown us that women entrepreneurs are ...”
26
How small business success is like the winning the Rugby World Cup
“    The Rugby World Cup has been all over the media here in New Zealand lately, ...”
Can you fully express yourself at work?
“Our series on bringing fun, creativity and adventure into your work take on a different ...”
25
Adventures in Small Business: how to make it happen
“Our series on bringing fun, adventure and creativity into your business continues! (Take a read ...”
24
How do you perceive business challenge?
“  How do you see a challenge? I've just caught a snippet of a programme on TV ...”
20
Small Business Unplugged: how to get offline to boost your creativity!
“Want to bring creativity, fun and adventure into your business? Today's simple tip is to get ...”
19
The role of a rose and a thorn in your current business performence
“The rose, the thorn, the bud and the spade We all know it's important to ...”
18
Do you have to become obsessed with your business to succeed?
“Jo and I are passionate about connecting our tribe of creative, entrepreneurial women with tools ...”
17
Tune in to the beat for creativity and vibe in your small business
“If you are interested in bringing more creativity and fun into your work then try ...”
16
How to boost your creativity and reduce stress by bringing nature into your work!
“So often our work means we are inside, computer bound, and surrounded by electronic devices ...”
15
5 steps for creating a profitable lifestyle business that will free up your time to spend with your family.
“Many busy parents consider starting a business because they dream of leaving behind a conventional ...”
14
Can you celebrate your own magnificence?
“Want to FREE YOUR MIND this Friday? Welcome to Free Your Mind Friday, where we focus ...”
13
Gather creative, fun and adventurous people around you
“Welcome to the third in a series of blog posts about bringing creativity, adventure and ...”
12
Inject colour into your work to boost business performance
“Yesterdays blog post kick-started a series on bringing fun, creativity and adventure into your business ...”
11
How creativity, fun and adventure will help your small business
“Bringing creativity, fun and adventure into small business. I'm full of ideas as to how ...”
10
Imperfect Action vs Perfect Inaction...the impact on business performance!
“  "Imperfect action is better than perfect inaction” I don't recall where or when we came across ...”
09
Do you (or anyone else) read blogs on a Sunday?
“I've been coming up with all kinds of ideas for blogs, and some appeal more ...”
08
Competition vs Collaboration in Small Business
“When you come across someone else who appears to be offering a very similar service ...”
07
Start with the end in mind to improve your business performance
“Ask yourself this.......Where would you be if you didn't know where you are? Confusing I know..... Want ...”
06
The role of accountability and commitment in achieving your goals and boosting your performance
“Several situations have cropped up recently which have illustrated the true value (in terms of ...”
05
Up for some inspiration and stress management? Sharpen your axe!
“  Work life balance and stress management. We hear and talk about it all the time, ...”
04
Working Relationships: How doing business with friends CAN work.
“In yesterdays blog I shared why I believe my fabulous business partner Janine is, indeed, ...”
03
Working Relationships: Why I chose to go into business with a friend!
“This 2-part blog post is dedicated firstly to the awesomeness of my business partner Janine ...”
02
Do your daily habits improve your business performance?
“Do your daily habits help you grow your business? As part of the mastermind group we ...”
01
How role models can improve your business performance and boost your success
“The importance of role models for success in life Early in my career I worked with ...”
Sep
30
Cultivate a Mindset of Success: Free Your Mind Friday
“  Want to FREE YOUR MIND this Friday? Then welcome to the latest edition! I wanted to ...”
29
Two Critical Steps You Need to Take Right Now to Make Your Business Breakthrough Happen
“Welcome to the 7th installment of our Breakthrough Bizness Planning Series (BBP). If you are ...”
28
This Ultimate Blog Challenge will boost your business performance
“It's official - we are signed up for the October Ultimate Blogging Challenge and we ...”
27
Why many women in business never overcome their challenges.
“  Do you sometimes feel you have limited options in overcoming your challenges?   While many women in ...”
26
Expert Advice on Social Media for Small Business
“We have to share this with you....our lovely social media mentor, Jo Dodds, is set ...”
23
How to switch off at the end of the day.
“Want to FREE YOUR MIND this Friday? Welcome to Free Your Mind Friday, where we focus ...”
22
Does fear limit your business performance? It's time to stop apologising.
“Jo here.....I wanted to let you in on some recent debates we've been having at ...”
19
Work Life Balance: How to Make it Happen
“Women in business and work life balance  Most women entrepreneurs start up their business with dreams ...”
16
Business Direction Injection
“Are you ready to inject passion and direction back into your business? We believe it IS ...”
Shout From the Rooftops this Free Your Mind Friday!
“Want to FREE YOUR MIND this Friday? Welcome to Free Your Mind Friday, where we focus ...”
15
Improve your Business Performance: The role of Personal Goals in Business Planning
“Stopping to Evaluate Business Performance and Personal Satisfaction When a major event occurs (such as the ...”
14
The Art of Becoming Someone EVERYBODY Wants to Work With!
“Welcome to the 6th installment of our Breakthrough Bizness Planning Series (BBP). If you are ...”
13
Online File Sharing for Small Business: Dropbox
“  Toolkit Tuesday rolls around again! Last week we pointed you towards Aweber - an email ...”
09
Join us for a Business Direction Injection!
“Are you ready to inject passion and direction back into your business? Since we launched Love ...”
Have you always wanted to start a business doing what you love?
“Do you dream of packing up your laptop and working from anywhere in the world? Have ...”
Boost Your Business Performance this Free Your Mind Friday
“Want to FREE YOUR MIND this Friday? Welcome to this installment of Free Your Mind Friday, ...”
06
Make A Difference: m.a.d woman wins social responsibility award!
“We want to extend a massive congrats to Melina Schamroth for winning the Australian Yellow ...”
02
Work life balance: free your mind by saying no!
“  Want to FREE YOUR MIND this Friday? Welcome to the next installment of Free Your Mind ...”
Aug
29
Use Online Tools To Achieve Work Life Balance and Boost Your Profits
“  Toolkit Tuesday rolls around again! Last week we pointed you towards Aweber - an email ...”
24
How to Spread the Word About Your Work & Attract Clients Like a Magnet!
“ Welcome to the 5th installment of our Breakthrough Bizness Planning Series (BBP). If you are ...”
19
A Simple Step Towards Stress Management: Lifting the Lid on the Too Hard Basket
“Want to FREE YOUR MIND this Friday? Welcome to the 4th installment of Free Your Mind ...”
18
Upcoming Webinar: Discover how to use online tools to grow your business
“Calling all trailblazing women entrepreneurs! Join us for our upcoming webinar with Natalie Sisson, The ...”
Upcoming webinar: Discover how to use online tools to grow your business
“Calling all trailblazing women entrepreneurs: Join us for our upcoming webinar with Natalie Sisson, The Suitcase ...”
17
Online tools really CAN free up your time and boost your business!
“I'm noticing a theme here... As some of you will know I have recently been ...”
16
A must for women in business... keeping track of your clients.
“  Toolkit Tuesday rolls around again! Last edition we invited you to check out  Survey Monkey ...”
09
Pave the Path to Your Vision with the 3 P's - Profit, Passion & Purpose!
“ Welcome to the 4th installment of our Breakthrough Bizness Planning Series (aka BBP). If you ...”
Jul
26
Do you monkey around with your business?
“ Toolkit Tuesday rolls around again! Last week we checked out Evernote, a fantastic way of helping ...”
20
Start Thinking Like A Superstar!
“Hey! How's your week going? Welcome to the third installment of our Breakthrough Bizness Planning ...”
12
Do you waste precious time searching through your in-box
“Do you waste precious time searching through your in-box to find one specific message? Do you ...”
08
Free your mind by recognising how YOU Make A Difference.
“ Want to FREE YOUR MIND this Friday? Welcome to the 3rd installment of Free Your Mind ...”
06
The 6 Building Blocks of Business Breakthrough
“ Welcome to the second installment of our Breakthrough Bizness Planning Series (BBP!). If you are ...”
01
How to surround yourself with Superstars!
“Want to FREE YOUR MIND this Friday? Welcome to the 2nd installment of Free Your ...”
Jun
28
Take the chaos and time out of social media with Hootsuite!
“Welcome to the second edition of Toolkit Tuesday. Today's tool takes the chaos, time, and confusion ...”
27
Catherine de Groot, Co-founder of Organic Skincare Range 'Triology' shares her business learnings
“I just arrived home from another fantastic Bubbles & Inspiration event and had to act ...”
22
The Inside Word on Achieving Business Breakthrough
“ We have spent the last two years loading ourselves up with info about why women ...”
17
Free Your Mind Friday!
“ Want to FREE YOUR MIND this Friday? Then welcome to the 1st edition of Free Your ...”
14
Fab tool for leveraging your time and improving work life balance
“Welcome to the first Toolkit Tuesday! Feedback from our recent Profit with Purpose telesummit told us ...”
09
Inspiration Station - Goodbye Sarajevo
“Have you read this book yet? I've just returned from a local book launch for the ...”
07
Is ethical business important to you?
“We're now in the final stages of our telesummit follow up - its been great ...”
May
30
Quick Tip for Work-Life Balance
“It's been a very busy month at Love Your Small Business, with the lead up ...”
19
Business Mapping Template
“We've just had a fab interview with Kerry Ann Orr, The Systems Coach! If you want ...”
12
Stop Procrastinating and Start Putting Your Health and Balance First!
“Having a health coach has really improved my life and my business. Yesterday I pre-recorded next ...”
10
Expert speaker Melina nominated for high profile award
“Social entrepreneur Melina Schamroth is in the business of making a difference. Melina is founder ...”
Apr
28
Women Entrepreneurs: Do you KISS your business? 3 steps to systematising.
“Do you do it all? When starting out in small business, and particularly when working alone, ...”
25
Women in business: feel a little stressed sometimes? 5 stress management solutions.
“Women in small business, female entrepreneurs, start up gurus, trailblazers..... whatever you call yourself, it ...”
20
Are We Boring? Vote now and tell us what YOU think!
“Today I decided that our 'About Us' page is boring! This was a result of hanging ...”
19
What does your current income say about your beliefs?
“YOUR current income reflects your beliefs about what you deserve. Are your limiting beliefs around money ...”
5 ways to manage stress and gain a sense of work life balance.
“Are you a woman in business who sometimes feels stressed? Research shows that the majority of ...”
14
Does Your Website Get You Clients?
“Or does is just look pretty?!!! Getting clients is often identified as the #1 barrier or ...”
PR for your business: Are you getting the word out there?
“Is your business the best kept secret around? You know with absolute certainty that what you ...”
11
Creating a Time Capsule
“The LYSB State of the Nation! We recently got together again (after 7 weeks of ...”
10
Profit with Purpose Telesummit!
“Love Your Small business are very excited to announce our upcoming telesummit. Our panel of experts ...”
05
Are you clear on WHY you are in business?
“When starting a small business, it is important (and fun) to focus on your business ...”
01
LYSB Seeks Local Wairarapa Women who want to improve their business performance for pilot programme
“If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and are serious about turning your vision for ...”
Mar
31
LYSB talks about business advice with Times Age
“Check out our latest media interview with the Wairarapa Times Age!”
22
Improve your Business Performance: How to surround yourself with people who will have a postive impact on your business performance
“Are you spending time with the 'right' people? You are the average of the 5 people ...”
20
Taking a Leap of Faith to Boost Business Performance
“We have been talking amongst ourselves at LYSB for months now about running an online ...”
17
When it all turns to custard: stress management
“That is a bit dramatic really, but it's been a challenging week. We have both ...”
09
The LYSB business planning journey
“Early on in our journey we tried to write a business plan because we knew ...”
08
Time to stop and think: How are you using your life energy in your work?
“A timely reminder about priorities and purpose. Most of you will be aware that we ...”
Business Planning for Women: Why Traditional Models don't always cater for Women in Business
“An increasing number of women are starting small businesses. The number of small businesses that are ...”
04
Does meditation really help with work/life balance?
“Living Out Work/Life Balance - Jo Goes on A 10 Day Meditation Retreat! This is an ...”
Feb
23
Starting Out in Small Business?
“Where you focus your attention, you will produce your results! When you are thinking of starting ...”
22
Inspirations, Pics and Laughs on Our Annual LYSB Solo Adventure!
“Hey everyone, we have just arrived back from our recent LYSB solo adventure in the ...”
21
Stress Management and Work-life Balance: Why Setting Boundaries is Vital for Women In Business
“Women are known for their ability to multi-task and perform many roles at one time. ...”
12
Planning for Work Life Balance: Sharing Personal Goals at Work
“The LYSB team had 0ur first get-together for 2011 in January.  This was an opportunity ...”
07
Stress Management Part 2: How to Manage Stress by Staying Focused on the Positives
“Why do you Love Your Small Business? Our last article discussed the reasons why maintaining ...”
Stress Management Part 1: Why Reconnecting with the Positives is a Vital Stress Management Technique
“Like us, you probably started out in business with a vision of your dream working ...”
Jan
26
Small Business Owners: Which area of your business should you grow in 2011?
“Where you focus your attention, you will produce your results! Owners and managers of small business ...”
24
Flying Solo? Which area of your business should you grow in 2011?
“Where you focus your attention, you will produce your results! Owners and managers of small business ...”
21
How to Manage Stress by Celebrating Success
“10 Easy Ideas for Celebrating Your Achievements As a leader or manager of a small business ...”
17
Start Using Your Intuition to Grow Your Business!
“ How in touch are you with your intuition? Have you thought about how you might ...”
14
Are you set up for success in 2011?
“ Alice came to a fork in the road. "Which road do I take?" she asked. ...”
2010
Dec
20
Christmas Parties
“With only 6 days till Christmas, it all seems to be about  Christmas Parties, secret ...”
07
Self Confidence in Business: Are You Holding Yourself Back?
“How to recognise low self-confidence and turn it around. Nobody can make you feel inferior without ...”
01
Work life balance: 5 easy steps to stress relief and work life balance you can achieve THIS WEEK!
“54 per cent of women start a business so they can choose what hours ...”
Nov
23
How do YOU do Adventure? 5 ways to express your Spirit of Adventure in your working life!
“As a female business owner or manager you undoubtedly possess a strong sense of adventure; ...”
22
Helping Women Create Alignment Between Business and Life
“Our purpose is to help you LOVE YOUR SMALL BUSINESS If you are looking for ways ...”

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