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What a bunch of Babes

6 Jul

Yesterday I graduated.  It wasn’t from University or even TAFE.  I don’t feel like I’ve had to slog and work hard to earn this certificate, though, mind you I have probably worked harder for this certificate in a short amount of time than any other I have earnt.  Yesterday I became a fully fledged Bizness Babe.  I have a certificate to prove it!

My Bizness Babes Certificate

I know I have blogged about Bizness Babes.  I have told everyone I can about how wonderful the program was for me.  I’ve recommended it to so many people.  I feel a bit like Katy Perry on the Proactiv ad.  I know the secret – here it is, give it a go!

Bizness Babes is a business development program developed and delivered specifically for mums.  In their own words

We began in 2006 with a vision to ignite the entrepreneurial spirit of mothers. Women who don’t have access to mainstream business education. Women who dream to succeed.

In March this year a group of 15 very lucky Mums, who I know I’m very lucky to now call friends, started our very steep learning curve and personal leap of faith.  We dived into the deep end of small business development and with the help of Chrissy, Vickie and Emma, plus a cast of very talented and inspirational guest appearances we’re all slowly surfacing to take our first big deep business breaths.

While I said I don’t feel like have worked hard to receive this certificate, I know that I have.  It has’t felt like work it has been fun, and I mean FUN!  I have finally found a niche for myself and a direction to head.  I have built so much self esteem and confidence it is ridiculous.  I have always thought that I could achieve anything I tried, but now I know it.  The best part is I’m not afraid to overcome the failures I’m sure I’m going to hit while I’m trying to get there.

So, to my fellow Bizness Babes, here’s to us, our families, our businesses and to our certain success!  To the rest of you, please check out the Bizness Babes website, support some BB businesses, support the program, and if you have a little seed of a business idea put in an application – it might just change your life!

In the meantime please check out these baby businesses, these are my fellow Bizness Babes graduates and their businesses that have benefited from the Bizness Babes training.

Karma Soap Company – Gorgeous handmade goats milk soap – yummy for your skin and so very good for sensitive souls!

Best Dressed Pets – Deb is single handedly “bringing back doggy style” – fine fashions for the style conscious pooches out there, specialising in the larger canine!

Toldyah – This is one seriously big idea – follow her on Facebook or her blog as the story unravels.

Nu Catering – Fantastically delicious catering services brought to you by Nunik.

Honeybee Homewares – Oh my – so divine – this shop is just heaven. French homewares that will transport you to the French countryside.

Watch this space for the rest of the business stories to unfold, or doors to open…

My gorgeous door of opportunity! photo from http://jeanofalltrades.wordpress.com/2011/05/19/santa-fe-art-walk/

And the best part of my day – Mr Perfect was so proud of me he came home with the most beautiful bunch of flowers – aw shucks!

Mr Perfect's perfect flowers!

So, now I’m off to find somewhere to hang my brand new certificate!

Sam

So what are you up to this chilly weekend?

13 May

The forecast for Sydney is sunny but cold, again, as if we hadn’t frozen enough this week.  I’ll be drawn outdoors, rugged up and ready to soak in some bone thawing autumn sun to continue my search for inspiration and ideas for both my garden design and my slowly germinating business idea.  I’ll also be supporting some of my other Bizness Babes who are reaching some exciting milestones with their fledgling businesses.

There are so many things to do in Sydney to get your creative juices flowing.  Here are the top 5 on my to do list for this weekend, simple though they may be, I’m hoping to have 5 big ticks by the time I sit down with a nice glass of wine on Sunday evening.  Maybe I’ll see you somewhere…

1. Check out a farmers market – I’ll be heading over to the farmers market at Riverside Girls at Gladesville to stock up on gorgeous seasonal produce, and to support the Karma Soap Company.  Felicity will be selling her fantastic fresh goats milk soaps – the Drama Queen has a cupcake one and loves it!

2. Go for a bush walk – Our new place backs onto the Field of Mars Bushland Reserve, and I’ve been promising to take the Drama Queen for a bush walk since we moved in, so this might be the weekend.  Hopefully her cold clears up enough to make it happen.

3. Do some blog research – I’ve been trawling the blogosphere to try and find other good gardening or landscape blogs, but keep getting sidetracked, there are so many great ones out there. One that always has me giggling is Toldyah.  This is another Bizness Babe who has a huge idea, and I’m sure, knowing Tania there is nothing that will stop her.  Shhhh… can’t tell you too much more – but it’s very exciting!

4. Get out to the Million Paws Walk on Sunday – OK, I’m lacking one key ingredient for this one – the 4 pawed sidekick so this one might not get the tick, but what a great day for those of you with 4 legged friends to get out and enjoy the sunshine at Sydney Olympic Park.  Plus you can check out Best Dressed Pets.  They are a brand new business that are “Bringing back doggy style” – Go Deb!

5. Head out for a baby-cino – The Daredevil and the Drama Queen love their ‘cinos and banana bread, and one of our favourite end of weekend things to do is to head over to Balmain, check out the shops and have coffee and baby-cinos.  I love spending a bit of time book browsing, and Balmain has some fantastic independent bookshops – I think you might find me in the gardening section this week!

Got to love that baby-cino smile!

So, what are you doing this weekend??

Sam

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