Debbie Marks

1. Please Introduce yourself, what is your name, business name, where you are from? 
I’m Debbie Marks, Founder and owner of Qube Events & Productions, based in Bury, Manchester.
 
2. What is your business about?
We Plan, Style & Create Decor for Events.  I’m a wedding and event planner and event stylist.  We’re all about creating an experience for guests and making an event planners life easy.  We specialise in Corporate event decor and parties, Wedding planning, decor and floristry and luxury private parties.  We also have a huge range of decor to hire for events.
3. What made you get into this line of business? 
I did my degree in event management.  I wanted to work in a job where I got variety from the different types of clients and events I would work with.
4. What makes you get up and go in the morning, do you have a morning power routine?
I get up as I know my personal trainer will be waiting for me in the gym at 7am every morning.  I’m usually there for 30/45mis.  I then like to come home and make myself breakfast (usually poached eggs, avocado and salmon, and bagel thins) and then if I have time soak in a hot bath while listening to a business/motivational book. (Also alot of my MOF4 chapter was also written in the bath!)  I then take my kids to School.
 5. What is the best advice you have ever been given?
Believe you are bigger than you are and you will grow into those shoes,
6. What is a book you would say everyone must read? 
Profit First
7. Does your business have any offers on at present or coming up?
We create bespoke packages tailored to every clients requirements and budget. We can also offer 5% discount to all MIBA members.
8. What one thing do you do to change your mindset instantly? 
Remembering everything I have achieved so far,
9. What do you love most about helping others? 
Seeing them take your advice and implementing it.  The fact that I can talk from experience.
10. Your favourite quote? 
Believe in Yourself and Sparkle
If you would like to see more from Debbie then you can find her at WebsiteEvent hire websiteInstagram and Facebook

Nina Szewczak

 

  1. Please Introduce yourself, what is your name, business name, where you are from?

My name is Nina, my business name is Goal Diggers by Nina Szewczak and I’m originally from Poland, but moved to the UK 14 years ago.

2. What is your business about?

I help women to set up their own businesses.

There are a lot of women with skills/experience/qualifications and passion who know that they are capable of much more, but don’t know where to start. I truly believe that we can all create our dream lives so I help women to do it through creating their dream businesses – allowing them the freedom, financial freedom, time and fulfilment they crave.

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3. What made you get into this line of business?

Passion for helping people and 13 years of gaining skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications in the area of business management, leadership, coaching & HR.

4. What makes you get up and go in the morning, do you have a morning power routine?

My WHY gets me to jump out of bed and my routine is: goal setting, writing gratitude list, meditation and or/visualisation + reading something inspiring for at least 15 mins. I don’t touch social media until my routine is done as this is my time to set my mind up for success for the day.

5. What is the best advice you have ever been given?

Create your own opportunities

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6. What is a book you would say everyone must read?

‘Anne of Green Gables’ is my favourite childhood book and although it’s not a business book it contains a lot of wisdom.

From Business books I love “ #girlboss” by Sophia Amoruso & “What’s got you here is not going to get you there” by Marshall Goldsmith

7. Does your business have any offers on at present or coming up?

Yes, we will be running group coaching program (starting in November) that will help women who dream of their own business to set it up before Christmas! Basically get yourself the business you have been dreaming of for Christmas….Christmas gifts don’t get better than this! 🙂

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8. What One thing do you do to change your mindset instantly?

I use gratitude to change my mindset instantly.

9. What do you love most about helping others?

Seeing people succeed and surpass their own expectations of what they can achieve

10. Your favourite quote?

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” – Audrey Hepburn

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If you would like to see more from Nina then please go to Facebook PageFacebook GroupInstagram, and Linkedin

My Charity For September!

It is a new month, I love this time of the year the lead up to Christmas which is my fave month of the year.

The other day I did a post about my vision for the Women Of Wisdom feature. I have huge plans for this feature such as my merchandise and books, I am speaking with a few publishers this week. Exciting!!

The main thing I want to achieve from all of this is to help as many women as I can, I want to showcase them, provide a platform for them to share their stories but most of all to help them reach more people and grow.

When I was at my lowest I wish I had been able to find a place with all these inspiring women, a place where I could find someone with just the service I need to help me move forward. This was why I started this feature, it is important to me, it is my baby.

I still can’t believe that my little blog has reached over 1,000 views in just over a month!! I am extremely grateful.

So I have changed things up and decided that I will no longer be doing the features for free, I am charging a very small amount (I know this as I have been asked to pay crazy money to be featured in someone else’s blog) £30/$39. It takes me a while to find these ladies, to email them the details and then put the feature together, then there is all the promotion work. However, I also want to use this money to help other’s so each month I am picking a charity and giving 50% off the profits from the feature to this charity.

My charity for September 2018 is The Faye Knowles Chapman Foundation their mission is to raise awareness of cervical cancer and they are campaigning to get the minimum age of screening lowered. An amazing thing to do I think you will agree.

The charity was set up in honour of Faye, who lost her life to cervical cancer at the age of 27 Read Faye’s Story Here!

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Faye – what a beautiful girl. 

So anyone who signs up to be a featured Women Of Wisdom will be supporting this amazing charity and much-needed cause. You can APPLY HERE.

If you would like to know more about the charity you can at their Website.

Thank you so much for everyone who reads this and signs up. It means the world to me and I value every reader , I want you to know that from the bottom of my heart.

Have a wonderful day.

Michele x 

She Steps Up – The Vision!

I have spoken with so many amazing people recently and I have come to a point where my vision for this blog and life is so bloody powerful I need to share it with you!

Let me share with you why I started She Steps Up and how I got the name. I was in a pretty crappy place, I had no energy, no passion, and felt like I was like Alice in Wonderland just going down that rabbit hole but the only thing was I just kept falling and falling.

I started this blog as an outlet for my sanity, I needed someone to talk with, somewhere I could just let off steam. As a wife, step mum to child with anger issues and mental health issues on a full-time basis and so on I realised that no matter what is going on in my life I always STEP UP! I am there for everyone, when they need me. Then I realised that there are so many women who Step Up daily. This is when Women Of Wisdom was established.

I realised I have so many amazing women around me that need to be shared with the world, I wanted to create a place to show them off and a place where people who are lost, feeling down, need to be inspired can see these women and get help.

I have had so much success with this blog and am so grateful for everyone who is sharing it, spreading the word and being featured. I want to take it further! I mean one of the ladies I have featured is being interviewed on the Jenny McCarthy Show yes the ex playboy model, actress, who is now married to Donnie Wahlberg…. Amazing!! I am so proud of her and also so amazed that she wanted to be part of my blog.

So what is coming up…..

I am in talks with a designer for some amazing designs for merchandise which I plan to get out by October I am so excited about this.

I am looking into working with some charities to help women, to raise awareness for things like sexual abuse, menstruation, cervical cancer, education etc.

I would really love to turn women of wisdom into a book, so women can have these women on their shelves for reference.

So in order to do this and reach more people, and be able to give back to charity and keep this going I have made the decision that from 1st September any new Women Of Wisdom features will have a small charge of £30/$39, my reason behind this is that I take time out of my paying work to do these features, I want to be able to continue to grow this and make it amazing, to get more exposure for these amazing women so in order to do this I will need to pay for designers, advertising etc.

My main mission is to give back, and empower women!

So if you would like to be a feature as a Women Of Wisdom please complete the Application Form

I thank you all from the bottom of my heart and I can not believe the success we have had and I am so proud of each and every one of you.

Never give up, always believe.

Have a wonderful day.

Michele x