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31
Jan
2014

Posh Pop and Tea......

by Claire Martinsen on Fri 31st Jan 2014 03:19

I love running my own business……there’s a pace and an unexpectedness about it that I adore.  No two days are the same, there’s too much to do for boredom to set in…… On Tuesday I spent most of the morning in the office, spent the afternoon at my printers in Norfolk getting some labels ready […]

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30
Jan
2014

Snapshot of an entrepreneur via The Restaurant Man

by Claire Martinsen on Thu 30th Jan 2014 10:37

Did you see the new BBC2 programme last night – The Restaurant Man?  It was just brilliant.  If you haven’t seen it already, then watch it this week and watch last week’s on i-Player. The first programme followed Matt and Rich who set up 7Bone Burger Bar in Southampton. [In fact you HAVE to watch […]

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30
Jan
2014

Jam-tastic........Thank you x

by Claire Martinsen on Thu 30th Jan 2014 07:58

The food world is a small one, and since starting Breckland Orchard I’ve got to know lots of other fantastic food producers.  Vickie Humber of Humbers Homemade is one such – I can’t actually remember when we first ‘met’, maybe it was over Twitter, maybe it was at a WIRE event [she’s a fellow member […]

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20
Jan
2014

Realities of running your own business.......

by Claire Martinsen on Mon 20th Jan 2014 18:55

Its been a long day at the Breckland Orchard office today…..doing my [not so] favourite job of proofing ‘stuff’ for most of the day.  I caught up with a friend last week and they were rather amazed that my life would consist of lots [and lots and lots] of proofing!  I can assure you that […]

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14
Jan
2014

The key to creating more time in the week................

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 14th Jan 2014 06:27

Have to be honest – I’m a juggler………juggling doing a myriad of jobs within Breckland Orchard.  But also juggling running a small business, with being mum to the mini-Martinsens, work-home-children-me…….its a complex conundrum that requires constant juggling around. I read a great article in a magazine just before Christmas advocating being more effective by having […]

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10
Jan
2014

Upping your creativity...............

by Claire Martinsen on Fri 10th Jan 2014 06:14

I was in the car for a few hours this week, and was completely frustrated at not being able to scribe down all my ideas.  The more miles I was driving and the longer I was in the car the more ideas were being formulated in my head. One of my favourite blogs is the […]

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08
Jan
2014

Mini Entrepreneur in training........

by Claire Martinsen on Wed 08th Jan 2014 10:01

Things don’t always go to plan……Monday this week was a prime example of the realities of being a ‘mumpreneur’! We’re doing  a label redesign at the moment. The labels should have been printed last week, but the paper was delayed in arriving due to Christmas shutdowns….which meant that my printers had to put the print […]

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07
Jan
2014

Smiles of Joy...........

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 07th Jan 2014 08:15

Just thought I’d share the Christmas surprise that arrived at Breckland Orchard HQ …….It was from Joy Day, the lovely graphic designer who has done most of the creatives for Breckland Orchard. With a company called Creative Joy, Joy should be a natural at spreading Joy at Christmas time [as well as being a dab […]

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