One FREE LIVE masterclass: Two date options 30 Sep 2020, 2pm-3pm BST or 01 Oct, 2020 – 8pm-9pm BST Great ideas but limited budget? Learn how you can dramatically boost your audience size with zero budget! What potential could your small business have with the right collaborations? Discover the power of collaborations for business growth. LEARN MORE… Continue reading Collaborate For Impact | A free LIVE Masterclass with Mel | 30 SEP or 01 OCT
Meet Jenny Jefferies: mother, farmer’s wife, foodie and accomplished author; the person behind the amazing cook book that is: ‘For the Love of the Land: A Cook Book to Celebrate British Farmers and their Food’. Jenny tells her story below of how the cook book began, evolved and became a celebration and complete appreciation… Continue reading For The Love Of The Land – By Jenny Jefferies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEAh12Q-Ils Our weekly FB Live session has arrived!! Join me for a live class every Tuesday at 2pm. Get ready: ⚡️ to find out how to establish your worth when starting out ⚡️ for some pricing strategies that will blow your mind! ⚡️ for our freebie giveaways…woohoo!! All in today’s session 🥳 Please note, the… Continue reading How To Establish Your Worth When Starting Out | Pioneer Chicks Weekly FB Live with Mel | Episode 9
https://youtu.be/5dPxKYvW3CE Pioneer Chicks Founder Melanie Fielden hosts weekly Facebook Live Shows where she discusses business-related questions that have been raised by small business owners at our Local Meet Sessions. In this episode she covers the topic ‘Branding And How We’ve Created Pioneer Chicks’ Branding’. Join Mel for her Facebook Live Show every Tuesday at 2pm:… Continue reading Branding & How We’ve Created Pioneer Chicks’ Branding | Pioneer Chicks Weekly FB Live With Mel
Natalie King has been a member of Toastmasters (an international speaking club) for nearly 6 years and found a passion for public speaking, which led to her becoming a Confidence Coach and a Public Speaking Coach and Mentor. One of the most valuable tools she has learnt and used during the last 6 years is… Continue reading SETTING YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS – Goal Setting For The Small Business Owner
Firstly, we need to understand the importance a mission statement has on a business and why we need it. A well-crafted mission statement focuses the business for both employees and the target audience. Guidance – The growth and success of any organisation is dependent on its short term and long-term goals. It is very important… Continue reading HOW TO: Write a Mission Statement
Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme: For small and medium-sized businesses with an annual turnover of up to £45 million, the government is enabling access to loans, overdrafts, invoice finance and asset finance of up to £5 million for up to 6 years. Further details here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-the-coronavirus-business-interruption-loan-scheme The government will also make a Business Interruption Payment… Continue reading COVID-19: Help For Small Businesses And The Self Employed
We’re busy working on our most exciting project yet…the launch of the Pioneer Chicks Members’ Club! Coming September 2020, this is something that you’re not going to want to miss! Make sure you don’t miss out by joining our waiting list: JOIN THE WAITING LIST Here is a sneak peek of the kind of things… Continue reading Something Big Is Coming For Ambitious Entrepreneurs…
“Darling, self-discovery isn’t always about the most convenient ways. You’ll have to burn, learn and yearn, the unexpected, the unusual and the unknown.” Noor Unnahar Self-love can be expressed in many ways. You may wish to light some scented candles and sit in the bath, read a good book whilst enjoying a nice hot cup… Continue reading HOW TO: Self-Love
Are you planning your next holiday? But also trying to save to save for a new house, pay for a new boiler or buy a new car. Just because you are saving, it doesn’t mean that all other parts of life need to be put on hold. You just need to be savvy with your… Continue reading HOW TO: Travel On A Budget
People and businesses that are at the top of their game did not just get there by luck. Hard work, sweat and tears along with a strong positive mental attitude is generally how all success stories start. Changing those negative thoughts into positive thoughts if you want to move forward, whether that be in your… Continue reading HOW TO: Get Into A Millionaire’s Mind-Set.
Are you setting yourself a New Years Resolution? As we see the beginning of the new year an opportunity to set new goals, it is also useful to reflect on the past 12 months. Whether you have reached the goals you set yourself or not, it’s important not to dwell on the negative – but… Continue reading DAY ONE OR ONE DAY: Lessons Learnt in 2019
We have put together some tips to keep you on track: Welcome To The Dark Side You wake up when its dark outside, you drive home from work when it’s dark outside – sometimes it can feel like its never-ending. Sticking to a regular schedule is the key to staying focused. You should aim to… Continue reading HOW TO: Deal With The Winter Months
Ruth Buckley is a fully qualified member of the CIPD, a true HR Generalist with 20 years of experience helping businesses to grow through their people. As well as advising micro and small businesses on functional aspects of HR, such as writing policies and procedures, Ruth takes a strategic approach when working with her clients,… Continue reading Are You Looking For Your First Employee?
It is vital to be passionate about your pursuits, but passion without talent may not get you as far as you want to go. No matter what you are good at, whether it be designing, writing, coding or public speaking, focus on that area and keep pursuing it every day. To set yourself on the… Continue reading Are You On The Road To Success?
Confidence is such a powerful word and an even more powerful feeling. Sometimes it can also be an overwhelming word and you are not alone in feeling this! Wouldn’t it be amazing to be a naturally confident person? You would be completely unstoppable. You would feel like you could achieve anything! Can you remember a… Continue reading HOW TO: Be More Confident
Throughout your career or personal life one of the hardest questions that you may be faced with answering is ‘what inspires you’? There are so many answers but finding the actual words to answer this short question can feel somewhat daunting. The idea of ‘inspiration’ can be a hard word to comprehend. Something that one… Continue reading What Inspires You?
Blogging provides the opportunity for you to connect with your existing and potential customers in a more conversational way. It’s a great way to build trust with your audience through high quality content that they find relevant to themselves and their business. There are so many ways to get your blog out there, but what… Continue reading HOW TO: Promote Your Blog In 30 Ways
So, what is personal branding? Defining the word “brand” is something that we seem to do quite frequently. We have learnt that there is a huge difference between your ‘brand’ and your ‘logo’. Although complementing each other is a given, they are separate in their own right and should not be confused. Your brand is… Continue reading HOW TO: Stand Out In Your Industry By Establishing A Strong Personal Brand
Life, confidence and public speaking coach Natalie King, also well known on the public speaking circuit as a Distinguished Toastmaster with Toastmasters International, loves seeing how her clients have made progress and how they are growing as a person. Natalie is also able to inspire, motivate and encourage them to keep going. She believes it… Continue reading Benefits Of Public Speaking with Natalie King
We love learning tips from other pioneering women. LinkedIn is definitely something we need to start pursuing on a regular basis and can’t wait to get going with the help of our guest blogger Grace Collyer’s ‘HOW TO’ guide. Meet Grace: Hi! It wasn’t long ago that I left university, and now I am managing… Continue reading HOW TO: Build The Perfect Company LinkedIn Page.
We have learnt that personal development is something that is happening all the time, with or without us realising it and it is a vital part to making our team successful. Everyday we strive to learn new skills, understand the world of business and generally improve our knowledge across all business-related subjects. Sometimes it is… Continue reading Is Personal Development Important To You?
We are all running around like headless chickens trying to hold it together. Work, family, friends, cooking, exercising, eating healthily, running a home – how do we portion this out creating a balanced lifestyle? The truth is – most of the time, we don’t! However, trying to make the best of your situation is something… Continue reading How To: Work/Life Balance Whilst Leading a Busy Lifestyle.
Meet Jemima Willcox, a Cambridge based Brand Portrait Photographer who creates amazing brand portraits of diverse interesting people. Predominantly working with professional individuals and businesses entrepreneurs, she provides professional portrait sessions in her Cambridge studio and on location. Jemima is very friendly and highly approachable, making you feel completely at ease with a memorable experience. Here… Continue reading The Road Map To Your Branding Photography Project
You spend approximately 8 hours a day, that’s 40 hours a week resulting in 25% of your life in one space. In this space you will go through every emotion so why not make it as comfortable as possible? Studies have shown that you’re your productivity is increased by a massive 30% if you enjoy… Continue reading Creating The Perfect Workspace
Positive thinking plays a huge part in all kinds of situations, whether it be business, life, health or/and well-being. Remove your head from the sand and face up to those all-important situations that life might throw at you. Positive thinking doesn’t do all the work for you; however it will mean you approach unpleasant situations… Continue reading The Power Of Positive Thinking…
Branding through your imagery is so important, it can help you stand out from the crowd and take your business to new levels. Being a fairly new business, we have built up our knowledge from scratch so love to share what we have found out over the past 2 years. Check out our tips below… Continue reading How To Develop Your Brand Photographically
The thought of achieving a productive week can be very challenging and we spend far too much time procrastinating over our ‘To Do’ list rather than just getting on with it! We all want to achieve more by doing less, here are our top 5 tips on how we can be more productive whilst remembering… Continue reading 5 Top Tips For A Productive Week Ahead
Lifestyle and Wellbeing Blogger, Tina Russell, helps people to find their confidence through mindset, simplifying and self-care. Tina’s latest blog on shining in life with confidence provides some simple, easy to implement tips on how you can help yourself overcome a lack of confidence… Whether you think you have it or not, most of us… Continue reading Three Ways To Shine In Life With Confidence – with Tina Russell
I’m a girl that thrives on drawing inspiration from other women. So when I decided to see what all the fuss was about (several years ago now) with this new social media platform ‘Instagram’, you can imagine how excited I was to find somewhere where I could happily stalk (that’s basically what it is, right?)… Continue reading Business Babes Crushing It On Instagram
Confidence and resilience coach for women leaders, Sonja Kirschner, is a senior marketing professional with a huge passion for empowering women leaders across different industries, helping them to be & feel authentically confident in their diverse leadership roles. Experienced in leadership coaching, confidence coaching, resilience building and Mind Freedom®, through her business APOWER 3, she’s… Continue reading The Success/Lack Cycle – You Decide
People listen to podcasts for a variety of different reasons, there’s not one word to truly describe them. Podcasts can be funny and entertaining, but they can also be informative and inspiring. They can fill up your leisure time with knowledge, laughter or inspiration depending on the show that you listen to. There are so… Continue reading What podcasts are you listening to?
When we spend most of our lives on the go, sometimes we don’t have time for those all important changes, going from work straight into socialising. We have put together 5 simple tips that we swear by when transforming our work gear into social: What to wear? A black dress and blazer can soon be… Continue reading Transform yourself from ‘Boss Babe’ to ‘Party Girl’
**Enrolment closes midnight tonight! (UK Time)** Support local businesswomen.Build your network.Promote your business.Earn from it. If you’d like to build your network and earn some extra income, whilst helping women in your local region to develop their businesses and building some special bonds along the way, then become a Star Player by joining the Pioneer Chicks… Continue reading JOIN OUR STAR SQUAD!
8th March 2019 Woman – the power to make, nurture, change, enhance and empower, offering selfless love, care and affection. IWD honours the women who have created opportunity and made changes towards our progress in equal rights. Since 1908 where women marched through New York asking for better pay and the ability to vote, the… Continue reading The Importance of International Women’s Day
What makes a better boss? Great bosses demonstrate passion, motivation and belief. They show what they are working towards and aiming to accomplish within the workplace. They are unforgettable and make you want to be part of the team.
5 things to consider when starting a business – how to find your first clients, registering and trademarking, types of businesses, etc.
Are you constantly running around like a headless chicken trying to fit in 101 different tasks? We have put together some time saving tasks that will help speed thing along and get you back on track…. Have a regular place for things and put them back when you’re done with them: For example, your keys,… Continue reading TIME SAVING SYSTEMS THAT WORK IN DAILY LIFE
Meet Natalie King – New Insight Life and Confidence Coach, Happiness Coach and Public Speaker. Here Natalie shares her thoughts on how stepping out of your comfort zone can make the world of difference. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone” – Neale Donald Walsch According to the Cambridge English Dictionary; by standard… Continue reading Why Your Comfort Zone is Holding You Back…
How to establish your target audience and where to find find them.
Social media has gone from a new idea to an absolute must for marketing your business. Traditional marketing has been turned on its head with all the media marketing platforms available today. By the power of social media, businesses can directly interact with their clients and customers. Both parties are able to support each other,… Continue reading HOW TO: Marketing your business through Social Media
Why start a blog and how?
STRATEGY: Instagram is a hugely powerful tool for building your clientele. But it’s important to have a clear strategy of what you’re aiming to achieve, who you are trying to reach and in what geographical region. What do you want to achieve? Are you hoping to encourage people to visit your website? Or do you… Continue reading Instagram With Purpose: 5 Actionable Steps To Increase Your Clientele With Instagram
Create a FB business page: List your products in the shop section of your business page Use the button beneath the cover picture to send potential customers/clients to your website (even better, offer a free giveaway in your cover pic and tell them to click the button to sign up and receive the free gift).… Continue reading 3 Ways To Grow Your Client/Customer Base Using Facebook
A Pioneer Chicks cookery lesson in collaboration with ‘Que Rico Tapas’, Cambridgeshire’s premier Spanish catering company. http://www.quericotapas.com Watch the full cookery lesson video here Goat’s Cheese And Caramelised Piquillo Peppers Vol-Au-Vent Ingredients for 6/7 tapas 1 sheet of puff pastry 100 g goat cheese 100 g cream cheese A bit of milk 4 piquillo peppers… Continue reading How To Create The Perfect Spanish Themed Canapes For Your Home Party
Sports, entertainment and lifestyle television host Andrea Ocampo also well known as a motivational speaker, media coach and expert brand strategist empowering women to rule their world is an inspiration to us all! Andrea’s latest blog on stage fright is something that most people can relate to. Check out her tips on how you can… Continue reading WITH GUTS & GRACE: Stage Fright Jitter’s with Andrea Ocampo
Receipt Book // Busy Life Diary // “She Means Business” Book // MailChimp // Thermal Cup // To Do Notes Introducing you to some of our favourite products, tools and resources for getting small business owners through the day….they’ve certainly been put to good use here at Pioneer Chicks! We’re really excited about the… Continue reading The Pioneer Chicks Small Business Essentials Kit
Firstly, what is Branding? Creating a name, logo or design that identifies and differentiates a product from other products. An effective brand strategy gives you the edge in growing within competitive markets. It is more than just the name or visuals to promote your company it needs to make up the backbone of your business. So,… Continue reading BRAND YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS
After months of the PIONEER Chicks grafting away behind the scenes, we are now proud to launch our PIONEER Chicks Online Shop! We’ve carefully selected a range of products to suit women at different stages of their careers/businesses/lives, aiming to motivate and organise you in IN STYLE. For those just starting their career or their… Continue reading New PIONEER Chicks Product Launch: Organise, Dress And Motivate Your Beautiful Self To Success!
In April 2015, Elly Jayne Moyser decided to take the leap and leave her job of 3 1/2 years at Mac Cosmetics to work on her own business ‘Elly Jayne Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist’. Whilst employed by Mac, Elly was on the events team covering events such as London Fashion Week, the Capital FM… Continue reading Elly Jayne on Making the Switch From Being Employed to Running a Business
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoy-wlC6VSI Our weekly FB Live session has arrived!! Join me for a live class every Tuesday at 2pm. Get ready:⚡️ to learn different ways to network⚡️to find out how to network effectively⚡️for our freebie giveaways! All in today’s session 🙌 Please note the competition is now closed, but be sure to check out next weeks… Continue reading Effective Networking | Pioneer Chicks Weekly FB Live | Episode 14
ONLINE MEET SESSION WITH SUZANNE (CLARE GROUP) Thursday 24th September 2020, 10.30am – 12pm
MEMBERS ONLY – MINI MASTERMIND SESSIONS Wednesday 23rd September 2020, 7.30pm – 9pm Online
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XP9CKJSCmg Our weekly FB Live session has arrived!! Join me for a live class every Tuesday at 2pm. Get ready: ⚡️ to discover if you’re a reactive or proactive person ⚡️ to learn 10 steps to turn from ‘reactive’ to ‘proactive’ ⚡️ for our freebie giveaways! All in today’s session 🙌 Please note the competition… Continue reading Being Proactive As Opposed To Reactive | Pioneer Chicks Weekly FB Live | Episode 13
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWzOS78FnXw Our weekly FB Live session has arrived!! 🥳 Join me for a live class every Tuesday at 2pm. Get ready: ✅ to learn the purpose of a landing page ✅ to find out how to gain new subscribers ✅ for our freebie giveaways! All in today’s session 🙌 Please note the competition is now… Continue reading Landing Pages – How They Serve A New Business Without Any Email Contacts | Pioneer Chicks Weekly FB Live | Episode 12
https://youtu.be/UxgV7A_SNus Our weekly FB Live session has arrived!! Join me for a live class every Tuesday at 2pm. Get ready: ✔️ to learn how to structure your week more efficiently ✔️ to find out all about bullet journaling ✔️ for our freebie giveaways! All in today’s session 🙌 Please note the competition is now closed,… Continue reading How Can I Structure My Week More Efficiently | Pioneer Chicks Weekly FB Live | Episode 11
https://youtu.be/hxo-8RqTpwQ Our weekly FB Live session has arrived!! Join me for a live class every Tuesday at 2pm. Get ready: to learn how to shoot and edit social media worthy pictures to find out what hardware and software you’ll need to capture amazing photos for our freebie giveaways! All in today’s session Please note the… Continue reading How To Shoot & Edit Social Media Worthy Pictures | Pioneer Chicks Weekly FB Live with Mel | Episode 10