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Tips for starting a home based business

Tips for Starting a Home Based Business
Are you ready to take the plunge and start your own home based business? Whether you’re a landscaper, CPA, child care provider or stylist, many small businesses can be operated out of your home. Follow these recommendations from the business professionals to ensure your business gets started on the right foot and is a huge success.
One of the most important items to confirm is the zoning laws in your area. Some municipalities allow for certain types of home based businesses, such as those that will not have any clients or customers in the home, and those that will. Check with your local city hall for the ordinances in your area. You’ll also need to apply for a business license. While this involves a small fee, it’s required of home based businesses as well. If you’re providing a service, make sure your industry licensees and credentials are up to date.
Select a software to keep track of your clients, expenses and income. Many software programs will also provide profit and loss analysis, track costs and determine margins for profitability. This is the basis of your business plan. Do you plan to offer a product or service for which there is an unmet need in the market? Have you priced your product or service at a price the market can bear and that will also allow for adequate profits? Maintain the integrity and on line security of this data. This is especially important if you maintain client information on your computer. Check out the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and invest in a virus protection software plan through Norton. It will be money well spent.
Develop a marketing plan. How will prospective clients learn about your business? Word of mouth and referrals are by far the best way to gain loyal clients. Develop a simple website that describes your business, the value of your product or service and the options available to customers. Include all of your contact information on the website. As you begin to secure customers and deliver your service or product, it is critical that you deliver on all of your promises. Provide excellence and exceed client expectations and your business will be off to a great start. Continue on this path and your business will be sustainable for years to come!

Use Energy to make some money

You might have noticed that I have a bit of a shopping habit! Being a lover of fashion means that I am always looking for something new to wear or just window shopping to see what is out there. I love internet shopping because it means that everything is so accessible – I love being able to shop from the comfort of my own home, it makes life so much easier!

However, the temptation to shop is always there and my bank balance doesn’t always appreciate this! That is why I have recently tried to be more proactive when it comes to using promo codes. When I discovered promo codes I couldn’t believe that such a simple concept would save me money – it felt too good to be true! There are some promo codes that aren’t for physical items though. Energy Casino   It guarantees 100% of the initial deposit up to £200 plus up to 100 free spins . I’m not suggesting anyone take up online gambling but if this is a type of site you already use this is a great deal to get. I lose patience playing online bingo and online pool but I imagine it could be quite fun.

With Christmas around the corner everyone would welcome a little extra cash and although I don’t suggest anyone start gambling sometimes it can be a fun and exciting way to spend a bit of time. I went to Vegas this summer and it was an amazing trip but I’m not much of a gambler so that side of it was a little wasted on me.  Thankfully using promo codes is really easy – just like using vouchers in a physical store. Now I never buy anything online without seeing what sort of discount code is out there first. To use them you simply enter the code at the checkout point of your order and it immediately takes your discount off of the total – sometimes it can be a percentage off and others it can be free postage. Either way it’s a way to save a few pennies and when it comes to shopping for things online, I need all the help I can get!

The good news is that there are loads of different codes out there so you don’t even have to use them just for fashion.  Online shopping for almost any product comes with the opportunity to use a discount code of some kind, so make sure you check for one the next time you shop online and let me know if it saved you any money.

Cheltenham Ladies Fashion Day

In the world of horseracing it has been a custom to dress up for major events, this is true in the UK, USA, the rest of Europe and some parts of Asia like Japan. Racecourses are a place for sports betting, but this sport has always been considered of a higher standard than any other, there is just some sense of style at the races, and it isn´t just about dressing nicely, fancy dresses steal the show with Belle Epoch styles.

The Cheltenham Festival stands as one of the three main events in the horseracing world of the UK. 3 days of continuous jump races with millions of pounds in prices, magnificent specimens from around the world (mostly Europe) and lots of glamour.

Dress Code

The entity that organizes the Cheltenham Festival is the Jockey Club. In present days no demands on the type of attire is made to attend the festival, it usually happens during the winter months and the climate is expected to be chilly and unpredictable (rain). That is why comfortable and cozy clothes are advised for the general public.

But there are certain sections (stands) of the event that require proper attire like the Turf Club, restaurants and VIP seating.

How to Choose your Outfit

According to style magazine Marie Claire, you must decide if what you´ve got in the wardrobe are inappropriately short, impractically long or unfashionably in between.

Shoes

Consider shoes, as you will be expected to walk a lot around the track just to find seats, food or place a bet at the shops. Even a trip to the bathroom can be a journey and the event isn´t just about watching horses circling around, during Ladies Day festival festive tents are laid out around the track to serve fine wine and food with plenty of souvenirs and attractions.

If you are going to be on the grass (Infield) avoid stilettos, you will end up removing them to your purse soon enough after getting buried in mud at every step. A mid-height wedge is a good and practical shoe. Take in mind the inside Infield section tends to the “the peoples area”, it will be a college crowd mess with lots of alcohol and messing around. The stands are a more lady like area, although Ladies Day tends to keep the peace.

If you plan to dress up, do it only during Ladies Day.

Hats and more Hats!

Hats are the key element in a racecourse and events like the Cheltenham Festival. 1920’s style, large and flashy with an ornamental decoration. Depending on your fashion expression you can decide to go for the stylish vintage hat, 1800’s London style, Golden Age Hollywood or the modern expressionist with flashy colors and large plume. Everything goes as long as you wear a fashionable hat that does more than to keep the sun out.

A fascinator a great option if you want to go for the classic style and avoid attracting eyes with a Princess Eugenie-style.

The luxurious option would be the Bundle MacLaren style, a tailor made hat. You can purchase one on stores near the event or online. Prices are low and still stylish enough for specific wears. Some even rent for the occasion.

Where to Buy

For the highly stylish you can try Diane von Furstenberg or Rachel Comey.

But if this will be a onetime wear we suggest to try your best outfit from your own drawer and rent out or buy key elements like the hat and hand gloves with a nice purse. These garments can also be easily purchased inside or nearby the event, especially during Ladies Day.

So our fashion suggestion would be just that, buy your hat at the event, you will enjoy the shopping.

While at the races do not forget to visit the shops to place a bet, no matter how small it is there is true experience without a bet. A top suggestion would be to place the bet online at William Hill sports.williamhill.com/bet/en-gb/betting/t/19/Tom/Cheltenham.html – with complete coverage of horses and jockeys to compete for this festival. They are the preferred betting site during Ladies Day and the Cheltenham Festival.

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New home wishlist (high end)

Moving to a new city and saving up before I left has made me want a few new things. Besides my bed I have acquired all new bedroom furniture and decorative pieces. There are however a few items that are far too far out of my budget but that doesn’t mean I can’t dream.

I have a wishlist of a few items that i would have in my home if money were no object..

4K TV Panasonic

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I already have a relatively large television but I’ve had it for a while now so I am looking to upgrade in the next year or so and because I binge watch so many TV shows its definitely something I wouldn’t mind splurging on. I also have a lot of visitors and quite often have guests for a couple of days at a time so my televisions gets a lot of use which again makes me feel like its something I want the best of.

DFS Zahara corner sofa

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Just like the television, my sofas get a lot of use. I usually prefer leather sofas because…dogs but in an ideal world I would have a beautiful charcoal fabric sofa. Looking at this picture I can instantly visualise how I would decorate the rest of the room.  I’m a little obsessed to greys and neutrals at the moment and that goes for furniture and clothes.

These are the only two items that I would have in my home if I wasn’t counting pennies but all the other items I want are small little tidbits that make a home feel like home.

I’m planning on doing another wishlist that all items are under £20 that will make my home really come together.

What dream items would you like in your home?

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You might have noticed that I have a bit of a shopping habit! Being a lover of fashion means that I am always looking for something new to wear or just window shopping to see what is out there. I love internet shopping because it means that everything is so accessible – I love being able to shop from the comfort of my own home, it makes life so much easier!

However, the temptation to shop is always there and my bank balance doesn’t always appreciate this! That is why I have recently tried to be more proactive when it comes to using promo codes. When I discovered promo codes ทางเข้า 12bet I couldn’t believe that such a simple concept would save me money – it felt too good to be true! There are some promo codes that aren’t for physical items though gives you up to 200% on the money you add to your account to use on their site. I’m not suggesting anyone take up online gambling but if this is a type of site you already use this is a great deal to get. I lose patience playing online bingo and online pool but I imagine it could be quite fun.

With Christmas around the corner everyone would welcome a little extra cash and although I don’t suggest anyone start gambling sometimes it can be a fun and exciting way to spend a bit of time. I went to Vegas this summer and it was an amazing trip but I’m not much of a gambler so that side of it was a little wasted on me.  Thankfully using promo codes is really easy – just like using vouchers in a physical store. Now I never buy anything online without seeing what sort of discount code is out there first. To use them you simply enter the code at the checkout point of your order and it immediately takes your discount off of the total – sometimes it can be a percentage off and others it can be free postage. Either way it’s a way to save a few pennies and when it comes to shopping for things online, I need all the help I can get!

The good news is that there are loads of different codes out there so you don’t even have to use them just for fashion.  Online shopping for almost any product comes with the opportunity to use a discount code of some kind, so make sure you check for one the next time you shop online and let me know if it saved you any money.

Gambling with promo codes

You might have noticed that I have a bit of a shopping habit! Being a lover of fashion means that I am always looking for something new to wear or just window shopping to see what is out there. I love internet shopping because it means that everything is so accessible – I love being able to shop from the comfort of my own home, it makes life so much easier!

However, the temptation to shop is always there and my bank balance doesn’t always appreciate this! That is why I have recently tried to be more proactive when it comes to using promo codes. When I discovered promo codes I couldn’t believe that such a simple concept would save me money – it felt too good to be true! There are some promo codes that aren’t for physical items though Casino.com bonus code gives you up to 200% on the money you add to your account to use on their site. I’m not suggesting anyone take up online gambling but if this is a type of site you already use this is a great deal to get. I lose patience playing online bingo and online pool but I imagine it could be quite fun.

With Christmas around the corner everyone would welcome a little extra cash and although I don’t suggest anyone start gambling sometimes it can be a fun and exciting way to spend a bit of time. I went to Vegas this summer and it was an amazing trip but I’m not much of a gambler so that side of it was a little wasted on me.  Thankfully using promo codes is really easy – just like using vouchers in a physical store. Now I never buy anything online without seeing what sort of discount code is out there first. To use them you simply enter the code at the checkout point of your order and it immediately takes your discount off of the total – sometimes it can be a percentage off and others it can be free postage. Either way it’s a way to save a few pennies and when it comes to shopping for things online, I need all the help I can get!

The good news is that there are loads of different codes out there so you don’t even have to use them just for fashion.  Online shopping for almost any product comes with the opportunity to use a discount code of some kind, so make sure you check for one the next time you shop online and let me know if it saved you any money.

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Premium Foodbox

I know it will come as a bit of a surprise but I am a complete foodie lol. For me there is so much to be said for foods with different textures and tastes. Over recent years I have tried to be more adventurous with my food choices and have started to try loads of different flavours. That is why when the chance came up to try Premium Foodbox I jumped at the chance.

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I love subscription food boxes like this because they give me the chance to try food that I wouldn’t always think to try. It means I am forced to experiment with what I am eating and that is always exciting. It’s often so tempting to stick with foods that we know we’re going to like, because it’s easy and comfortable. However there’s a lot to be said for trying something new and this box helps with that.

The box itself arrived quickly and the items inside were packed well. As you can see from the photo there is a lovely range of items and I was excited to try so many of them. A lot of the items were really unusual and definitely items I wouldn’t think to try in a shop – Tango popcorn for example, but for me that is half the fun of trying a box like this!

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I have heard a lot about raw baking on social media over recent months so I was excited to try the Raw Chocolate Golden Berries and I have to say I wasn’t disappointed.

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I would always recommend boxes like this, for the simple factor of how exciting they are to try! I love getting a box and opening it while waiting to find out what is inside… it’s like a present every single month!

Have you ever tried any like this? What did you think?

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Marks and Spencer promo codes

You might have noticed that I have a bit of a shopping habit! Being a lover of fashion means that I am always looking for something new to wear or just window shopping to see what is out there. I love internet shopping because it means that everything is so accessible – I love being able to shop from the comfort of my own home, it makes life so much easier!

However, the temptation to shop is always there and my bank balance doesn’t always appreciate this! That is why I have recently tried to be more proactive when it comes to using voucher codes. When I discovered voucher codes I couldn’t believe that such a simple concept would save me money – it felt too good to be true!

With Christmas around the corner I will be getting some of my older relatives presents using some Marks and Spencer promo codes. Thankfully using voucher codes is really easy – just like using vouchers in a physical store. Now I never buy anything online without seeing what sort of discount code is out there first. To use them you simply enter the code at the checkout point of your order and it immediately takes your discount off of the total – sometimes it can be a percentage off and others it can be free postage. Either way it’s a way to save a few pennies and when it comes to shopping for things online, I need all the help I can get!

The good news is that there are loads of different codes out there so you don’t even have to use them just for fashion. Sites like My Favourite Voucher Codes have promo codes for a whole host of places I shop, I love that they also donate 20% of their profits to charity too. Online shopping for almost any product comes with the opportunity to use a discount code of some kind, so make sure you check for one the next time you shop online and let me know if it saved you any money.

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reuse that xmas party dress.

I was asked by George at Asda to do a really interesting style post that I thought could be really useful to people so I jumped at the chance.

I was asked to take a dress that I would wear to a Christmas party and then restyle the dress so it was suitable for something else. I wear a size 32 and I didn’t find dresses in my size that I would wear to a party so I checked the size down, then the size down again, and again etc til I found a gorgeous dress in a SIZE 24!!! that I would wear to a party. Now I know my body very well and I have a good idea of what I will and wont be able to get on. I thought the size 24 was going to be a push but I didn’t want to do the post unless it was something that I would actually wear.

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The fit of the dress on its own may not be for everybody but there are certain places I would definitely wear it on its own (and plan to) but I love that the dress is tight enough that it is completely comfortable worn with the skirt and doesn’t feel like you have a whole dress on underneath.

I chose to restyle the dress to make it suitable work attire and I think I did a pretty good job. I was very happy with the second look and will definitely be wearing it all together again.

I was able to create the second look with the blazer, the shoes and the bag all being George at Asda pieces.

I’m going to leave you  with a couple of pictures of the work wear look and links to all the items.

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Animal print dress

Textured Blazer

Pointed flats

Satchel similar

 

I really hope you liked this post because I really enjoyed doing it.

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I was a cherry cola girl and I loved it.

I was made aware of a seller on eBay selling beautiful skirts in beautiful prints up to really large sizes and I got really excited, When I went to have a look i literally couldn’t decide on a print and I noticed that the seller had one print at a lower price so I picked up one of those so I could try one out.IMG-20150702-WA0031

I absolutely love how cute and girly the print is, when it arrived I didn’t think it was very me but I actually really love it. It was a really sunny day when I got it so I wanted to keep the whole outfit really light and summery, I have on a primark Barbie tee and an old evans denim jacket and evans sandals.IMG-20150802-WA0017

poly cotton ditsy floral This skirt comes in only one design and is made from a poly cotton and costs around half the price of the other 100% cotton skirts that come in a range of different prints. I bought this one first to get an idea of fit and quality before getting the other skirt.

AND THEN I DRESSED UP AS CHERRY COLA FOR FUN lol

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unfortunately they have completely sold out of the red on black cherry print but they have so many other option s including red on white cherry print so you too can be a cherry cola girl lol.

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Range of skirts here there are so many different prints to choose from and a number of lengths so you can get exactly the style you are looking for. The eBay seller also has some matching neck ties and some cinch belts to complete the look.

Screenshot_2015-08-13-11-02-32 Debz and I wearing our skirts to StyleXL last month. These skirts are really well made and so comfortable

I think for my next one I will go for a more traditional vintage print like the polka dots… Let me know which is your favourite.