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Tell me a bit about yourself and your business? I’m Jen, the founder and owner of Cosy Wee Reads, a book gift business. I live in Edinburgh with my husband and two kids – currently, a 10-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl and I started my business when my daughter started at primary school. I […]

Cosy Wee Reads

Cosy Wee Reads founder standing in front of a bookshelf holding a book

December 8, 2021

Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed with everything you need to do in your business? Would you love to outsource some tasks but are worried about how it will work and aren’t sure which ones to whom? Outsourcing aspects of your business can benefit you as, realistically, how many of us are skilled at everything? […]

Outsourcing fears, tips and what to outsource?

Marcie James Designs founder sitting at a table with her closed laptop and mug beside her, looking through a notebook

November 24, 2021

Tell me a bit about yourself and your business? I started my business in 2016 after completing the Digital Mums strategic social media marketing course. I try to work part-time, but it often spills over. How did you come up with the name for your business? I thought about it for so long! I wanted […]

Wee Bit Social

Social Media Consultant Marti of Wee Bit Social leaning against a wall

November 10, 2021

I knew what career path I wanted to take from a young age; I wasn’t particularly academic at school. Practical and creative subjects always suited me better, so finding myself over 20 years later having started Marcie James Designs is quite a surprise! I worked in various childcare settings for several years, but as time […]

My Business Journey, how it all began!

Marcie James Designs founder standing outside on a path with trees, flowers and plants in the background

October 27, 2021

Tell me a bit about yourself and your business? I started my business in 2017 as a family photographer – I worked it around a part-time day job and still do, although I’m now in the position with my business that I’m thinking of reducing my day job hours. Family photography was fine, but at […]

Donna Green Photography

Donna Green stroking her cat

October 13, 2021

As small business owners, we all have preferences on tools or apps to use that help us do our work more efficiently, and I am certainly no different. However, with so many to choose from, some of which do similar things, it can be a case of trial and error finding ones that work for […]

My top 5 tools that help me with my business

Marcie James Designs founder sitting on sofa using her laptop

September 29, 2021