Category Archives: home business

Caring and Sharing, Advice, Support and Inspiration

Caring and Sharing, Advice, Support and Inspiration

We have a private Facebook group for all our members to ask questions, share their knowledge and generally support each other. Our resident experts are on hand for technical queries, marketing advice, social media support, and all sorts of other things.

Every Thursday we have a ‘Thank You Thursday’ giving people the opportunity to give a bit of recognition to anyone who has helped them out that week. This week’s was amazing! These are just some of the comments in the group”

“I would like to say a big ‘Thank you’ to you, Victoria, Kelly, Pippa, Claire, Claire, Guardian Angel Natasha and all my TKA online colleagues. For caring and sharing, advice, support and inspiration – I feel very very lucky to be a part of this group xx”

“❤My life has changed so much and I’m so grateful to you ❤xx”

“I would like to send a massive thank you to Kelly who has assisted in me getting a fab business logo”

“I would like to say a big thank you to everyone in the group for all the support over the year. I feel I always have somewhere to turn to for help, advice & support & wouldn’t be where I am today without you all. Thank you x x”

“Also thank you to everyone in general for all your support and motivation, I wouldn’t have reached my amazing magic number without the support and general positive vibes of everyone in the group.”

own business support

As 2016 draws to a close we’re so amazingly proud of all the creative businesses we work with and support. They are a truly inspirational group of (mostly) ladies who are passionate about the products they make and fitting their business around their family and other commitments. Many of them are now finalising their last orders ready to enjoy a Christmas break. We wish them all a very Merry Christmas.

If you’d like to know more about joining us in 2017, have a look at the support we offer, as we widen the range of businesses we support from keepsakes to any creative business, and please get in touch.

Christmas at the Keepsake Co

Christmas at the Keepsake Co

Christmas is a busy time of year for keepsake businesses.  For all of us, it is a time for family, creating and capturing precious memories, and of course magical for little ones. All of the businesses we work with and support have been putting a huge amount of effort into making Christmas special for allContinue Reading

Be Your Own Boss: 10 reasons to go for it

Be Your Own Boss: 10 reasons to go for it

We love helping people to set up their own business, supporting them along their journey.  It can be a scary thought, but with our help, there’s no reason not to go for it. Here’s our top ten reasons to be your own boss: Passion – When you become your own boss, you decide what kindContinue Reading

Black Friday and Cyber Monday offers

Black Friday and Cyber Monday offers

We’re really excited, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are on their way, so we’ve been planning our special offers. If you’ve ever thought about starting your own creative business you’re not going to want to miss this.  Black Friday offer Look out for something really special with our Black Friday Offer. Cyber Monday special AgainContinue Reading

How can working parents achieve work life balance?

How can working parents achieve work life balance?

There’s lots in the news today about the high numbers of mums and dads who are unhappy with their work life balance in Scotland.  We suspect the numbers in England probably aren’t that different. Research from Family Friendly Working Scotland, reported on the BBC and elsewhere, shows parents really struggling with inflexible employers. They say theirContinue Reading

Daysie Chain Designs – keepsakes for all the family

Daysie Chain Designs – keepsakes for all the family

Grandparents Day is a celebration of family and for one of our keepsake businesses, the generations are pulling together to make it a success. Trisha, mother of four, has gone into business with her two daughters Gerry and Nadine, as Daysie Chain Designs. She is a grandma to Gerry’s son Casey. Artistic skills run inContinue Reading

Two Green Lane hits the headlines

Two Green Lane hits the headlines

One of our new keepsake businesses Two Green Lane has started in style with some fantastic local press coverage in their area. When you start your own business it can be really daunting but you’ll find lots of people are willing to help and support you. Here at the Keepsake Association we’ll help with branding,Continue Reading

Wishes Can Come True – Introducing The Wishing Jar

Wishes Can Come True – Introducing The Wishing Jar

Lois Hedley joined the Keepsake Association a few months ago. Like all of our keepsake artists, she has her own company name and beautiful branding – The Wishing Jar She’s worked really hard to get her business up and running, despite a set back when a local play barn went into liquidation and she lost her display materials thatContinue Reading

Yes, you can run your own business AND enjoy the summer holidays!

Yes, you can run your own business AND enjoy the summer holidays!

So, the kids are back to school (unless they are still doing half days, every other day, most of a day, or any of the other options schools come up with to ’settle them in’!), and we’ve had chance to reflect on just how good the summer holidays are when you run your own business.Continue Reading

Friday fanfare

Friday fanfare

Each week we have a Friday Fanfare in our Facebook group. There’s always a range of achievements and successes to celebrate but this was a particularly special set of comments, highlighting just how fabulous it is to run your own business from home and how well it can fit in with school holidays. “An amazingContinue Reading