Useful Resources for Mother Makers and Small Businesses.

We have brought together some useful resources and links for any mother maker or mama on a small business journey. If you are looking for workshops or webinars, you can visit our Masterclasses page.

 
 
 

BUSINESS PLANNING

Business Model Canvas / A really useful start up template.

The Nesta Toolkit / Everything you need.

Startup Loans / Business plan template.

NESTA / SWOT analysis.

The British Library Business and IP Centre / Useful start up workshops.

The Plan Writer / Business plan workshops and advice.

PR AND PRESS

Amanda Ruiz / A useful PR checklist, training video and PR planner.

Press Loft / Affordable easy to use PR tools.

PR Dispatch / Pitch your products to the press.

Start Up Loans / Free PR handbook.

LFA Agency / PR & marketing agency for homewares and lifestyle brands.

 
 
 

MONEY & PRICING

Start Up Loans / Cash flow forecast template.

Clearbooks and Freeagent / Useful accounting software.

Get Albert / Automated invoices and expenses on your phone.

Start Up Loans / Find a good accountant.

The Cultural Enterprise Office / Cost and price your work.

Carousel & Co / Free wholesale pricing guide and 1:1 advice.

Future Retail / 1:1 pricing, wholesale and business coaching.

The Numbers Coach / Understanding your Business Finances Workbook

SOCIAL MEDIA, MARKETING AND ADVERTISING

The Female Entrepreneur Association / Free video on facebook advertising.

Blueprint / Free online courses about advertising on Facebook and Instagram.

The Marketing Donut / Free marketing plan template.

Google's Digital Garage / Free courses on social media, SEO and more.

The Marketing Donut / Understanding SEO and keywords.

Later / Free Ebook on Instagram for Business.

Paypal / Small business marketing cheat sheet.

 
 
 

LEGAL & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Varonis / GDPR explained in plain english.

The Cultural Enterprise Office / The basics on Intellectual Property and protecting your ideas.

Business & IP Centre / How to register designs.

Anti Copying in Design / Membership and campaigning org on design theft.

IPO / FREE Intellectual Property course (including design infringement).

Rocket Lawyer / Free legal documents and affordable legal advice.

Lee & Thompson / Free 1 hour consultation for start ups.

WEBSITE SERVICES - COPY, IMAGES AND BRANDING

The Stitch Writer / Creative copywriting, product descriptions and content.

Hey Frankie / Logo, packaging and product design. All small business design services.

Seb & Charlie Design / Logo and web design.

Iggy Mint / Styling, photography and interior set design.

Buzz Box Studio / Product photography.

Diana Stainton / Still life photographer.

 
 
 

STARTING TO SELL

The Guardian / Good overview on setting up a company website

Start Ups / The basics to set up an Etsy Shop

Craftinsurance / Insurance for makers

PACKAGING & LABELLING

GB Labels / Woven and custom printed labels. Use code: GBMH10 for 10%