Coming soon…21 Ways to Manage the Stuff that Sucks Up Your Time

21 Ways

It’s here! But don’t buy it yet! Mark your diary for Wednesday 12th September where you’ll find a bumper goody bag here for everyone who buys the book on launch day. Or pop your details in here and I’ll email you on launch day: Interview with BBC Radio Stoke Listen to it here PRESS RELEASE: Stafford woman gains book deal Stafford life and business coach, Grace Marshall, has been commissioned to write a book entitled ‘21 Ways to Manage the Stuff that Sucks Up Your Time’. Mother of two Grace, age 31, from Wildwood, is the first UK author to gain […] Continue reading »

It’s here – the Business Mums Blog Carnival!


It’s an absolute privilege to host the Business Mums Blog Carnival this month. So many mums in business sharing their thoughts, wisdom and stories across a range of experiences. Big thanks to Helen Lindop at Business Plus Baby, who created this carnival. What a great way to connect, learn and grow with other mums in business! Grab yourself a cuppa, and take a look. Do drop a line and comment. It’s great to get feedback and I know I for one really appreciate hearing from you! On business life and growth Karen at Bizzy Mum shares some sound advice in […] Continue reading »

Mindset and Motivation: The things you notice…

Noticing what you notice

It’s 1am. I can’t sleep. Correction. I was sleeping well, until I leapt out of bed to the sound of my 3 year old crying “Wet!” After sorting out the child, and the bed, I found I couldn’t get back to sleep. So after some futile tossing and turning I decided get up and write this instead. Like you do. It’s funny the things you notice when you’re thinking “I can’t sleep.” Like my decongestant wearing off and my sinuses getting heavier with each breath. Like all the things I have on tomorrow that I need to be awake and […] Continue reading »

Business Mums Blog Carnival


Are you a mum with a business blog? Would you like more traffic and links to your blog, plus more comments? How about a chance to network online around the business mum community? I’m delighted to be hosting the Business Mums Blog Carnival this month, and I’d love you to join me. You can pick a favourite from the posts already up on your blog or write and post a new one. To enter, email the link to your post to me by Saturday 17th March. The carnival will be posted here on 22nd March. For more details about […] Continue reading »

The Power of Baby Steps – a personal story (and some very exciting news!)

baby steps

Not too long ago, someone challenged me: “Grace I think you’re afraid of digging deeper, of being known as an expert in one area.” It wasn’t the first time I had been aware of this. I’ve always been good at most things I put my hand to (except gardening). Quick at picking things up. You could say jack of all trades. I’ve noticed though with any learning, there comes a point where you need to really push in to continue developing. Where you invest emotionally, physically and intellectually on a whole new level. Yup, that’s usually where I get distracted […] Continue reading »

Bored of your goals? How about injecting some play?


A goal is only as good as the action it inspires. However well formed, well planned and well-intentioned a goal is, the proof of the pudding is in the doing. But as my potty-training toddler is reminding me right now, people only ever do what they want to do. I don’t know about you, but sometimes the serious business goals of x number of customers and £s of turnover just don’t grab me. And in my experience, if a goal doesn’t grab you by the heart, or the guts (or anywhere else for that matter!) and inspire you to take […] Continue reading »

Seasonal Marketing


How far in advance do you plan your promotions? Do you use a calendar and look at seasonal themes that are coming up like Christmas, Easter and Mothers Day? I must admit I’m often a bit last minute when it comes to seasonal promotions – and sometimes, it’s only when I pick up on Twitter that International Women’s Day or Entrepreneur Week is coming up, I think “hmm… maybe I could do something about that?” and realise I should have probably started weeks ago. So I’m glad my friend Carrie Wilkerson has agreed to let me share her tips on […] Continue reading »