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29
Nov
2011

Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre 2011

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 29th Nov 2011 03:39

We had a stall at the Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre over the weekend.  Breckland Orchard HQ is feeling very full of Christmas cheer as a result! [Can you spot the mistletoe that was centre stage in our stall!] Bury St Edmunds is a gorgeous Georgian market town, steeped in history and for a three […]

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24
Nov
2011

Isn't it about time pub soft drinks grew up?

by Claire Martinsen on Thu 24th Nov 2011 06:31

Claire Dodds posed this question in her article in the launch edition of Inapub magazine – and how right she is!  She particularly champions Elderflower as a new taste, that has yet to reach the pub fridges. Its a real niggle of mine…….how come pubs spend hours crafting their range of beers, largers and spirits […]

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22
Nov
2011

Photograph session.....a reluctant subject!

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 22nd Nov 2011 11:53

OK I’ll come clean – I hate having my photo taken……..always have done.  I’m just not like that.  I must be one of the few brides who didn’t have a photographer at her wedding…….just some friends who snapped away and we got a few ‘bride and groom’ photos that came out well.  If you’d have […]

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18
Nov
2011

Global Entrepreneurship Week - Top 5 Business Tips learnt from my kids

by Claire Martinsen on Fri 18th Nov 2011 03:05

Friday – and the close of this years Global Entrpreneurship Week!  Hopefully it’s been an opportunity for people to take a deep breath and go for it in terms of starting a business! Just wanted to end with a blog post from earlier in the summer………..The Top 5 Business tips learnt from the Mini-Martinsens!  If […]

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17
Nov
2011

Global Entrepreneurship Week - Why it's great running your own business

by Claire Martinsen on Thu 17th Nov 2011 03:54

Global Entrepreneurship Week is taking place 14 – 20 November – its designed to link existing small business owners with would-be entrepreneurs who are thinking of taking the plunge. So why it is great running your own business? DO SOMETHING YOU LOVE EVERYDAY……running a business can often centre around something that you are very passionate […]

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16
Nov
2011

Global Entrepreneurship Week - How do you meet Entrepreneurs?

by Claire Martinsen on Wed 16th Nov 2011 02:53

It’s sad to say it, but before starting Breckland Orchard I don’t  think I knew a single entrepreneur.  I lived in the closeted world of ‘big business’, my friends all work for large businesses, my parents weren’t entrepreneurs…..so I just had never met ‘one’.  Of course, now I look back I’d met plenty of people […]

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15
Nov
2011

Global Entrepreneurship Week - Four things I wish I'd known......

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 15th Nov 2011 03:00

A few months back I was asked by the very lovely Tessa Stuart to write a piece for her blog site, about the biggest things I have learnt since starting Breckland Orchard.  To see the full piece see here. What are my 4 biggest learnings? Share everything you know Flatter your bank balance, not your […]

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14
Nov
2011

The launch of Global Entrepreneurship Week - GEW

by Claire Martinsen on Mon 14th Nov 2011 17:23

The 14th – 20th November is Global Entrepreneurship Week or GEW as it is frequently abbreviated to!  It started in the UK in 2004, but has rapidly spread and events and programmes are now run in over 115 countries.  Its all about encouraging more people to start their own businesses, by linking existing small business […]

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11
Nov
2011

Taste of Anglia AGM....Great Food from East of England

by Claire Martinsen on Fri 11th Nov 2011 03:46

Had a good afternoon today at the Taste of Anglia AGM, held in Newmarket.  Taste of Anglia is the regional food marketing group for the six East of England counties.  I’m proud and honoured to have been voted by my peers to sit on the board of Taste of Anglia. I’ve sat on the board […]

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10
Nov
2011

I don't know how you do it [neither do I]

by Claire Martinsen on Thu 10th Nov 2011 02:54

I get the comment ‘I don’t know how you do it’ quite a lot…………I fear some people must think I am some superwoman.  Truly and honestly I’m not, but sometimes even I wonder how I do it.  Maybe if I thought too long about it I’d frighten myself! I’m a micro-business owner, and also a […]

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08
Nov
2011

House and Garden - Gourmet

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 08th Nov 2011 10:28

House and Garden have launched their first edition of Gourmet – a foodie magazine within a magazine, edited by the hugely knowledgable food writer Joanna Simon. In the lead up to Christmas they’ve selected their pick of ‘Liquid Assets – interesting spirits and other drinks- both alcoholic and non-alcoholic – for parties, or to be […]

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