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21
Sep
2010

Starting school and being an entrepreneur...do they mix?

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 21st Sep 2010 16:50

This September has been all change in the Martinsen household….like thousands of other 4 year olds, my little son started school.  He’s growing up and starting on the path of formal education! My children being at school was one of the major drivers behind me starting Breckland Orchard last year…….I just didn’t want to be […]

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21
Sep
2010

The eclactic nature of being an Entrepreneur

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 21st Sep 2010 16:53

Gosh I love running my own business! No two days are the same, things happen that you don’t expect, sometimes wonderful surprises, sometimes issues that need sorting immediately! Life is never dull that’s for sure. Corporate life had a pattern of regularity [team meetings, forecasting deadlines, reporting, appraisals etc], whereas a start-up business has none […]

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15
Sep
2010

Ode to the rather wonderful Mike Skipper

by Claire Martinsen on Wed 15th Sep 2010 15:07

Its been great setting up my own business, but there are times when one just won’t do….and that’s at Trade Shows!  The shows can get really busy with visitors and you need enough hands to pour drinks, take details and give out literature about the range and where to get hold of it – phew! […]

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14
Sep
2010

Speciality Fine Food Fair 2010

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 14th Sep 2010 18:25

Last weekend was the highlight in the Speciality Food Diary…..Speciality Fine Food Fair, which is a three day Trade-only extravaganza held at Olympia every September.  600 suppliers descended on the capitol from all over the British Isles, with some overseas suppliers thrown in for good measure!  The trade visitors came from all over – and […]

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