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25
Feb
2011

WIRE Conference 2011

by Claire Martinsen on Fri 25th Feb 2011 08:41

I’ve been a member of WIRE ever since I set up Breckland Orchard.  I’m a member of the West Suffolk branch – led by the very dynamic Alex Parr.  So I was really delighted to be asked to speak at the 2011 WIRE Conference held at Harper Adams University last week.  The Conference was called […]

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24
Feb
2011

Lunch with the Queen of Norfolk Twitteratti

by Claire Martinsen on Thu 24th Feb 2011 05:10

I love Twitter!  Such an amazing forum, and especially as a micro-business owner.  There is a very vibrant [and talkative] group of Norfolk Twitterers….and most chatty of all is Sarah of Brays Cottage!  Sarah makes the most divine Pork Pies in a variety of lovely flavours [including my personal favourite Onion Marmalade ..Mmmmmm]. Sarah and […]

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23
Feb
2011

Entrepreneurship Lecture at UEA

by Claire Martinsen on Wed 23rd Feb 2011 19:11

Ok….so I’ve said it before, running your own business is really diverse……….each day is different, and brings new experiences!  Today was no different……I went back to University, or the UEA to be exact.  I was on the panel at a Question time for the Entrepreneur and Small Business Management module.  The other panel member was […]

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15
Feb
2011

New Product Innovation in a Food Micro-business

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 15th Feb 2011 08:27

I worked in a world class innvoation company for many years.  Mars have a reputation for bringing fantastically innovative products to market, and I was very proud to be involved in many during my years working there – Whiskas Pouch, Microwavable Rice, Dolmio PastaBakes, Mars Planets to name just a few.  Being that close to […]

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13
Feb
2011

Food Innovation - a whole new take

by Claire Martinsen on Sun 13th Feb 2011 15:13

Since setting up my little microenterprise, I’ve had a huge amount of support, advice and physical help from folk that I used to work with at Mars.  The support from the Mars network has been nothing short of amazing.  So I was delighted last week to  put a little back so-to-speak! Antonia Maclean [of Wingivers] […]

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