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Define Your Own Path 2015 with Barefoot Basics

The Barefoot Basics Tips for Planning The Year Ahead

As we near the New Year many of us make it a principal to reflect on our achievements and lessons learned from our journey in business (and life), before setting our intentions, goals and actions to implement – with the ultimate goal of growth, fulfilment, return on investment and a balanced life.

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Barefoot Basics 2015 Interview Series

Are you interested in connecting with and inspiring other women in business?

Are you a woman in business making a difference in your community and would like to share your story through a written interview?

Barefoot Basics is a global online platform that has been sharing insights and inspiration for the last three years, and we are looking for our next wave of journeys to share. Previous journey’s from other women in business can be found here. Continue reading

{Design Inspiration} WordPress Themes For Women In Business

Marie Forleo WordPress Website

Using a Thesis base Marie Forleo’s WordPress based site is the perfect example of how your site can be transformed with the WordPress platform.

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{Week in Review} 24th February 2015

Welcome to the Barefoot Basics Week in Review:

All Things Marketing, Publishing & Women in Business

  • Freelancer chases revenue growth – BRW
  • Entrepreneurship program to give young their own careers – Sunshine Coast Daily
  • Supre heir’s bid to clean up fashion – BRW
  • 15 tips for public speaking that apply to shining at work, and just about everywhere else – Danielle LaPorte
  • How to Edit and Proofread Your Way Around the World – Global English Editing
  • What happened to teenagers paid to drop out of university? – News.com.au
  • 5 Ways to Make Your Blogging Life Easier – ProBlogger
  • Why being voted off MasterChef was the best thing to happen to Marion Grasby – BRW
  • Mothers can get what they want when they return to work – News.com.au
  • Why Australia needs a First Business Grant scheme – Smart Company
  • Noa Mintz’s Nannies by Noa looks set to earn the 15-year-old millions – News.com.au
  • Is it all over for eBay? – The Age
  • Family business Senso is a quiet achiever of the Australian fashion industry – News.com.au
  • Does the Greengrocer’s Diet hold the key to long term weight loss and better health? – News.com.au
  • 5 Steps to Building Smarter PR Campaigns – PR News
  • The 8 Golden Rules of Writing Great Press Releases – PR Newswire
  • Why the paleo diet is all wrong: Cavemen ate gluten, says scientist – News.com.au
  • Arlington woman wins ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ lawsuit – Star-Telegram
  • Bauer fails to stop Mamamia launch – The Australian
  • Angel on mission to fund the female brain – The Australian
  • So You Want to Write a Business Book – Entrepreneur
  • Is ‘set and forget’ marketing dead? – Smart Company
  • Top 10 Trends for Small Business in 2015 – Huffington Post
  • 6 Fempreneurs Who Built a Business From Their Backpack – Huffington Post
  • Josh Goot stands by business choices as his label enters voluntary administration – Sydney Morning Herald
ABOUT THE EDITOR: ROCHELLE STONE IS THE SOUL INSPIRED DESIGN, PUBLISHING AND MARKETING SPECIALIST AT BAREFOOT BASICS – WORKING WITH WOMEN IN BUSINESS ACROSS THE SUNSHINE COAST, QUEENSLAND AND THE GLOBE.

{Week in Review} 2nd February 2015

Welcome to the Barefoot Basics Week in Review:

All Things Marketing, Publishing & Women in Business

  • Shark Tank’s Naomi Simson: ‘Make your own millions, don’t marry it’ – News.com.au
  • Work-from-homers outdo deskbound colleagues in major experiment – BRW
  • How a typo destroyed 124-year-old company Taylor & Sons – News.com.au
  • How a two-week-old beauty brand scored a two-year deal with Sephora – BRW
  • Kit Willow Podgornik back with new label KITX two years after being fired from Willow, the brand she founded – Daily Telegraph
  • How entrepreneurs can survive a food fad fizzling out – BRW
  • Crowd control: crowdfunding tips for authors and publishers – Publishing Arts Hub
  • 6 Content Marketing Strategies for Small, Medium & Large Businesses – Business 2 Community
  • Why the Rise of DIY Business Tools Is Good for Women Business Owners – Huffington Post
  • 33 Graphic Resource Tools To Create Stunning Visual Content – List.ly
  • Champagne police pursue wine entrepreneur Jayne Powell – BRW
  • Your free design will end up in the trash – The Nu School
  • The Art of Aggressive Social Sharing – Harvard Business Review
  • 7 Ways to Score with Content Marketing – Huffington Post
  • Amazon.com Announces Fourth Quarter Sales up 15% to $29.33 Billion – Business Wire
  • More brand-funded TV emerging as Ten renews focus – BRW
  • With PR people outnumbering journalists 5 to 1, here’s how to get your story noticed – BRW
  • From one supplier to 20: how Elle Roseby is turning Supre around – BRW
ABOUT THE EDITOR: ROCHELLE STONE IS THE SOUL INSPIRED DESIGN, PUBLISHING AND MARKETING SPECIALIST AT BAREFOOT BASICS – WORKING WITH WOMEN IN BUSINESS ACROSS THE SUNSHINE COAST AND THE GLOBE.

Let’s Get Back To Basics!

Barefoot Basics - Let's Get Back To Basics!

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{Week in Review} 25th January 2015

Welcome to the Barefoot Basics Week in Review:

All Things Marketing, Wellness & Women in Business

  • Mums making it work – Newcastle Herald
  • Fancy a roast like mum makes? – The Age
  • New faces of fiction 2015 – Guardian
  • At last, those annoying tomwaterhouse.com ads will be gone as global giant kills the brand – News.com.au
  • The rise and rise of branded journalism – Artshub
  • Social Media Marketing Trends for 2015 – Everything PR
  • Hard-copy books back on the rise as e-book and e-reader sales stagnate – Sydney Morning Herald
  • Marketing spend set to grow in 2015 but budget constraints Australia’s top issue – Marketing Mag
  • Talking Business With Michelle Bridges – Marie Claire
  • Facebook knows you better than your friends do – Sunshine Coast Daily
  • Create your own new job – Sydney Morning Herald
  • Gail Kelly is stepping down, leaving an incredible legacy for other women at the top – News.com.au
ABOUT THE EDITOR: ROCHELLE STONE IS THE SOUL INSPIRED DESIGN, PUBLISHING AND MARKETING SPECIALIST AT BAREFOOT BASICS – WORKING WITH WOMEN IN BUSINESS ACROSS THE SUNSHINE COAST AND THE GLOBE.

{Wellness Journey} Celebrating Being Happy & Healthy

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{Design Inspiration} Home Office

Chalkboard Monthly Calendar Vinyl Decal

Chalkboard Monthly Calendar Vinyl Decal by Anchor Decal Co on Etsy

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{Week in Review} 12th January 2015

Welcome to the Barefoot Basics Week in Review:

All Things Marketing, Wellness & Women in Business

ABOUT THE EDITOR: ROCHELLE STONE IS THE SOUL INSPIRED DESIGN, PUBLISHING AND MARKETING SPECIALIST AT BAREFOOT BASICS – WORKING WITH WOMEN IN BUSINESS ACROSS THE SUNSHINE COAST AND THE GLOBE.

Barefoot Basics Blogging 2014 In Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for us.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 40,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 15 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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7 New Year Tips to Grow Your Small Business

Happy New Year from Barefoot Basics

It’s 2015, air is crackling with positive energy! Begin your 2015 by setting your intentions and goals for the year ahead. Here are our Barefoot Basics tips to grow you small business… Continue reading