MIBA VIP Guest Contributor - Tania Taylor

MIBA VIP Guest Contributor - Tania Taylor

Woman in business – Increasing your productivity


Okay, so first off, who am I to be chatting to you about being a woman in business and increasing your productivity this year? Good question! My business on the grand scale of things is fairly new at only two years old. My fabulous accountant however, showed his admiration in my first year’s accounts by saying how incredible I had done to achieve so much profit in my first year. Businesses usually lose profit in year one, break even in year two and make profit in year three.

Mums / Women in Business Association (MIBA)

So, here’s the cringey bit where you shout out about how successful you are, whilst secretly hoping nobody thinks you’re heads so big it won’t fit through the door! I joined MIBA back in January 2018 when I first set up my business, but lurked in the background for a good few months before attending my first event in November 2018. Yes, I really did wait that long! Bit of advice from me, just pluck up the courage right away. It saves loads of time!

My achievements as a woman in business

From the offset I was determined to work my socks off to make my business work. With a family of my own and mortgage and other household bills to pay for, I couldn’t afford not to! And work my socks off I have. I’m fortunate to be able to call myself an expert in anxiety and sleep, as well as being an international, Multi-Award Winning hypnotherapist and psychotherapist, and number one bestselling author twice over. It sounds impressive when you put it so succinctly doesn’t it?

Awards as a Woman in Business

I have been hugely fortunate to have been nominated for all kinds of awards, and I’m very excited about the upcoming MIBA awards as I’ve been shortlisted for five categories:

  • Facebook Rising Star
  • Pay it Forward
  • Blogger of the Year
  • Paige Murney
  • MIB of the Year

I’ve also been nominated for the Venus Women in Business Awards, the Inspire Woman in Business Awards, Lavolta Events Awards and even The Pride of Britain Awards. I feel extremely lucky to have also been awarded the Top 3 hypnotherapist in Rochdale for the last two years and the Rochdale 30 award.

How am I going to help you as a woman in business?

Well, in order to be super productive and therefore successful there’s lots of ingredients that need to go into the mix. I’m sure you can think of many ideas as a woman in business yourself. Maybe energy, focus, work ethic, motivation, hardworking, you get the gist.

VIP Collection for a woman in business

Despite all of the wonderful ideas you may have about being more productive, my VIP collection is slightly different. We’ll be talking how you can increase your productivity through the art of taking time out. Shock, horror! It sounds like the least productive thing we could be doing and how many of us feel guilty for not working solidly on our business or our families?

Living with the guilt of being a woman in business

Hands up if you feel guilty for taking a break. Have you ever found yourself sat in the bath working on your phone? Or maybe watching TV and ‘meerkatting’ (using your phone for business and trying to keep up with your programme at the same time). Then you plan a time to take a real break, maybe you leave your phone in the bedroom, and your plagued with this overwhelming sense of guilt the whole time, your mind racing with what you should or could be achieving if you only spent this time on working right now.

Leaving the guilt behind

My VIP Collection is all about how to leave that guilt behind. How to give yourself time out and why it is important for productivity. I’ll touch upon the latest research and the science with what important processes are going on in the brain. We will also be looking at techniques that mean you can have a break and still have superb work-related ideas. As a woman in business, you not only deserve a break, but you WILL be so much more productive with your time and your ideas. And we will be saying goodbye to that guilt once and for all.

VIP Collection

Get on over to my VIP Collection now and enjoy a healthy work life balance that leaves you feeling wonderful about you, your family and your business. I wish you every success as a fellow woman in business. Do let me know how you the training helps you and what you’re now doing that is resulting in your business growing and your productivity being on fire.

Contacting Tania

Tania is an International, Multi-Award Winning Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist supporting people with anxiety and related conditions across the world via Zoom, and in her private clinic in the heart of the Pennines, in Rochdale, UK.

She runs a monthly deep relaxation hypnotherapy group in Rochdale, and has affordable online memberships and workshops.

Tania is a Senior Lecturer for her business; ‘Tania Taylor Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy’, and also Lectures on behalf of the ‘Clinical Hypnotherapy School’, who provide post qualification training to qualified hypnotherapists using the Solution Focused approach.

Tania continues to volunteer delivering free Hypnotherapy for local Macmillan events, and in her Facebook group weekly, helping people across the globe. She’s always looking to help more people and welcomes you to join the Calm Your Mind group and to invite your family and friends too.

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 07442 169 033

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TaniaTaylorHypnotherapy

Instagram: www.instagram.com/TaniaTaylorHypnotherapy

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TT_Hypnotherapy?s=09

Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/CalmYourMindFree

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCos7z3Tc87AQoEIsAMwXxqg

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/TaniaTaylorHypnotherapy

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/taniataylorhypnotherapypsychot/pins/

Website: www.Tania-Taylor.co.uk

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MIBA VIP Guest Contributor - Buckso Dhillon-Woolley

MIBA VIP Guest Contributor - Buckso

Hello Everyone!! 

I’m Buckso, a Midlands based British Indian Actor whose task in life, is to help others with those objectives in achieving THEIR lifes mission. Now you might find this a little strange coming from an Actor, and to be honest, a lot of Actors would be thinking “what the hell does she think shes doing?!” LOL! But you see, I’ve NEVER had any help in getting to where I am in the industry, 10 years later, so I know ALL about the hard graft its gonna take for YOU, if you don’t get some help along the way. 

Now, ive never been one to care what others think, after all, I chose to marry my Caucasian husband at the risk of losing my family (which I did!) so im not likely to give a shit what others think, am ISo in a nutshell, that’s what you can pretty much expect from my contribution to the MIBA VIP. A LOT of factual, evidence-based tips and techniques formed from MY experiences over the last 25 yrs.  

Who else is going to be best placed to tell you WHAT can work for you in life and business unless they’ve been through it? The foundation for my upcoming online course titled “The BukSu Method” has been created from daily Rockstar Rituals that I perform, in order to become solid in my resilience and mastering my mindset. Without that in your life, youre not going to last long and im telling you, the competition out there isn’t going away! So don’t get lazy!? 

Put the effort into your development because YOURE the one that’s steering the ship and believe me there will be LOTS of rocks to navigate along the way. I mean, even the BEST athletes in life need someone to be their lighthouse.  


Check out Bucko’s VIP in the MIBA Online Training - Finding You Voice and Mindset by Buckso Dhillon-Woolley

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MIBA VIP Guest Contributor - Cherish Reardon - Popsy Clothing

MIBA VIP Guest Contributor - Cherish Reardon - Popsy Clothing

If somebody had told me 3 years ago that I would be giving tips to business owners to help them with their social media I would have laughed! When I set up Popsy Clothing I had absolutely no idea about Facebook as a platform for a business. I used it to catch up with friends, upload a few pictures but selling on there? Not a friggin clue! That’s why looking back I’m not surprised that I really struggled and didn’t get any sales! I couldn’t work out why my post wasn’t being seen, I didn’t understand why my posts didn’t get any responses when I would post and I could barely spell algorithm let alone understand it. I knew if my business was going to work, I really needed to spend the time learning about Facebook and finding all the tips I could get. I have spent many hours, I’ve cried, I’ve learnt, and I’ve put into practice all the tips and as a result my business has grown. In fact, around 90% of our business is from Facebook! That’s why when I was asked by Estelle and Leona if I would like be part of the VIP it was a YES!!! I wanted to condense what I’ve learnt over the last 3 years into a really short, back to basics segment. I would be sat on my laptop with my earphones in at 3am listening to videos and let’s be honest - who has the time for that?

So what will you learn? All about community. My absolute favourite topic! My community of nearly 60,000 has not only grew my business but also has become a really special part of my life. I believe Facebook, building your community and using Facebook groups is one of the best ways to grow your business and I am really passionate about helping business women know how they can do it affectively! In my VIP collection I talk about community, how I built my community and more importantly how to keep one. I believe that when we have a strong community we stand out from our competitors and become leaders in whatever market we are in.

It has been an absolute honour to be part of the MIBA VIP collection and share my knowledge. I have learnt so much from MIBA and it has been really lovely to give back.

Cherish x

Check out Cherish’s VIP Collection Using Fb and Fb Communities to Grow Your Business

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The Launch of Rise of The Mumpreneur

The Launch of Rise of The Mumpreneur by Estelle Keeber

It was so amazing to see all the incredible authors at the Rise of the Mumpreneur book launch last week here in Leicester.

Rise of the Mumpreneur is the 16th book to be taken to #1 on Amazon by MIBA publishing and I have to say…the launches just get better and better!

The night was filled with tears of joy, sadness and pride as more than 40 people came together the celebrate the true grit and tenacity of these 8 brave women.

We are proud to have Serena, Rachael and Sara share their stories with the crowd on the evening too. Becoming a best selling author is so much more than a title. Becoming an author takes strength, bravery and balls…of which these ladies have in abundance!

Massive thanks to all of our sponsors Black Nova designs, Swish for it, Crystal Soapery and Bottle Top your support means everything. Huge shout out to Jess Illife who is our MIBA Squad official photographer and did a cracking job capturing the night as always!

If you are interested in finding out how MIBA can help your dream of becoming an author into reality please drop an email to [email protected]

As always much love

Estelle xxx

MIBA in Forbes

MIBA were featured in Forbes in 2019 which we see as one of our amazing achievements. Here is a throwback to some of the article…

Where did the idea for Mums in Business Association come from? What were your career backgrounds and were you both active networkers?

After struggling with mental health issues and becoming a single mum after 9 years of partnership, I knew that returning to work was going to be difficult. As part of my mental health recovery my counsellor had suggested that I find a creative outlet that enabled me relax and have fun but that also enabled me to express how I was feeling in a non verbal way. I studied photography for 3 years as an adult student at night classes and finally went on to gain a teaching qualification. It was becoming a single parent that actually made reevaluate the skill set that I had an become creative about how I could start to financially support my family whilst still being a present parent. I set up Love Photography 13 in 2016 and this was the start of my entrepreneurial journey.

As step sisters we had always supported each other in our chosen career paths and the idea for MIBA came from the lack of support and feeling of isolation that we were both verbalizing in our lengthy daily phone calls from Wales to Leicester.

Setting up Love Photography 13 was an eye opener and brought along a whole host of challenges I hadn’t expected to meet. Not only was I required to capture gorgeous weddings but to create a successful business I also needed to know about marketing, web development and social media. I spent hours and hours watching webinars and trainings, listening to podcasts and trying to connect with people who could help me grow my business. I remember wishing that I could find all of the information I needed in one place, so that I could develop my business without having to search the whole of the internet for things that were relevant and would actually help me. I felt like the only person that really understood my struggle was Leona because as a mum in business herself we were going through the same thing! Trying to be a great mum and start up a business all at the same time was a challenge to say the least!

It was then that we realized that if we felt like this, there must be thousands of other mums who felt the same! It was then that we decided to set up the MIBA Facebook group in the hope of bringing other women together, so that they didn’t have to struggle the way that we did.

How did you go about starting the network, what were the first steps and what were your initial costs?

We set up the Mums in Business Association Facebook group in June 2017…that group now has 45k community members. The most incredible thing about what we have achieved so far is the fact that we started with nothing. No investment, no capital, no start up fund. We used social media to connect with people who we understood. We recognized their pain point and we work to ease it. The formula for creating this incredible network hasn’t changed in the 27 months we have been established. We simply started by sharing value and content with our community. Not just tips on how we were growing our own businesses but real life, no BS posts about how difficult it is to try and juggle a million things on your to do lists whilst keeping the kids entertained, walking to dog and maybe finding time to meditate. We shared our own journey, the highs and the lows with our tribe. Allowing our own identities to shine through is the reason that so many others then go on to tell other women about our community. We are relatable and real, our tribe trust us because they can relate to us. Building relationships is a crucial part of creating a network.

How did you manage the startup being based in two different locations?

Lots of long phone calls! The joy of being based online means that we can work from anywhere. Leona and I spent hours and hours discussing what was working and what wasn’t and what we wanted to do next to grow MIBA. Its no different now Leona has moved to Spain. Not a day goes by that we don’t speak.

How did you attract your first members? How important was social media to your business growth? How often do you hold live events and what do these involve?

Without sounding to cliché, your vibe attracts your tribe. We set up the group and began going live and sharing our own favourite tips and resources on everything from getting the kids to behave to starting a blog and building a website.

We have built a 6-figure business using social media alone and so my answer here is most definitely YES! Social media is your biggest FREE marketing tool and resource. Whether you’re using Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, social media is free. You literally have access to millions of people at the touch of a button. It’s really understanding HOW to use social media that is key to success!

Social media also allowed us to take our networking offline too. Having a community online is amazing but there is nothing better than sitting in a room full of motivated and excited women who have all gathered together with the same end plan… to grow their business. We used our social media to communicate about our events using the community we had already created online. I hosted our first ever child friendly networking event in August 2017 in my hometown of Leicester. We had around 10 people attend the first meeting but the response from our community was incredible. Women all around the world wanted to get involved which is when we hit a problem. We were only 2 people. We travelled the UK for a few months before realizing that it was time to expand the team. We currently have 130 networking events worldwide and are expanding at a rate of 10% per month. September saw our biggest month yet for attendees with over 1300 women coming through the doors.

At what stage were you able to monetize the network and how did you do this?

We started off by providing free content into the group. Once we had become established and people began to see us as the experts in our area, we then knew that we could then start to charge for our products. Again, its about creating that trust and relationship. People were ready to invest in us because we had consistently shown up, offered amazing value and content and maintained our visibility. Our first course was a business bootcamp which we sold for £10. Every evening I would manually go through all of the people who had paid and send over a link for the training. No funnels, email lists or automation. Good old-fashioned pen, paper and a lot of hard work! 

We offered different levels of affordability to ensure that as many people as possible could benefit from the trainings regardless of where they were at in their business journey. Still to this day we offer FREE Instagram challenges and £10 trainings but alongside that we can now use all of our skills and experience to coach corporate clients and large organisations in maximizing their impact using social media. 

Tickets for our offline networking events are still £15 or the equivalent as they were when we first set up. We wanted our events to be affordable yet full of value and opportunities. Its incredible for us to hear that other women are closing deals in excess of £10k after connecting at our events.  

Has the business had any external funding? Is this something you are looking to pursue?

Not so far but this is not something that we would disregard. We know that as businesses grow their need for investment may rise too. We are always very aware of what is happening within our business and act accordingly. We would love to connect with people who have a vested interest in the message we are spreading and if this were to include investment then this is something we would consider. We run the business very flexibly and go with what works. Who knows what tomorrow will bring?

What’s next for the network? Is it now profitable?

MIBA is growing at an incredible rate. Not only do we have our online communities and offline networking events we also help other women tell their stories of success. So far in the last 2 years we have helped to create 73 Amazon best selling authors, 9 best selling books and have lots of amazing authors working away behind the scenes!

We are very excited to be expanding our speaking portfolio. In the space of the next 6 months we will be speaking at events such as Social Media Week Durban alongside incredible people such as Bravissimo founder Michelle Mone, Supermodel and business woman Caprice and politician Karren Brady CBE.

Our business started in June 2017 with no investment and in the last year has turned over approx. ¼ million pounds with our expected turn over next year to double.

To find out more about our amazing journey check out our autobiography Laid Bare

Until next time much love
Estelle & Leona

Why You Should Come To A MIBA Networking Event by Claire Mandle

Why You Should Come To A MIBA Networking Event by Claire Mandle

This is a review that was left on the MIBA Facebook Group by one of our attendees of our global MIBA networking events

“Yesterday was my first MIBA event and it has done even more for me than I thought it would!

We were lucky enough to have the fantastic Adam Hulme speaking about goal setting. I made 3 pages of notes, and they are pure gold!

But the thing is, I really struggle when there is a room full of strangers. I’m fine speaking with one or two people, but when there’s a group of new people I tend to have difficulty speaking up, even when I really want to.

Going to a networking event was VERY out of my comfort zone, and although I made effort to talk to a couple of people one on one - by the end of the event I really felt as though I had wasted the opportunity to get to know these wonderful ladies…

Walking back to my car I was kicking myself!

But as I was driving home, I realised something- this is exactly what Adam was talking about!

So when I got home I sat and made my goal list for 2020, number one on my list is to be ‘comfortable with groups and public speaking by the end of 2020’. And to do this I will be taking advantage of the sponsor spotlight opportunity at my local MIBA group.

I also wrote a post in the local group explaining why I was quiet, and the responses where so comforting. MIBA ladies are so nice!

Now I know I’m not the only one who was scared to go to an event, or who is worried about talking with a group they don’t know. But if this is you - please go to an event and get out of your comfort zone - I promise you won’t regret it! — with Adam Hulme and Paige Bird.”

MIBA Networking Events take place globally. We are so proud of all our coordinators and guest speakers and love that we are bringing women entrepreneurs together worldwide.

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Love as Always
Estelle and Leona

Domestic Abuse - Mama Life Magazine

As many of you will know, I’m for sure more comfortable being the other side of the camera but couldn’t turn down the opportunity of being on the cover of Mamalife Magazine and sharing my story with their readership.

Now for any of you that think model life Is glam, your very mistaken. After many years of being a photographer I know what goes on behind the scenes and it’s never as incredible as it may look in the image. I remember once asking a girl to lay in a rubbish dump… stunk…. but the image was amazing!

The shoot took place in a factory building and it was bloody freezing and covered in the most bizarre props from chains, to rocking horses, trampolines and beds… but that didn’t stop us! We were on a mission. The room soon warmed up and off we went. Hair and make up was created by the talented Jamie and Claire who made us look and feel gorgeous with Emily in charge of capturing those cover worthy shots!

It was such a fun day and before we knew it we had worked through lunch and it was time to go home.

This shoot was so much more than just another photoshoot. It captured 3 women, survivors, fighters. We didn’t waste our day talking about our past experiences and I’m sure I will relate to both stories when I read them. What we did was enjoy the fact that we have risen…we have survived, and we are here to help others do the same!

You can get your copy of Mamalife and read the full article now…!

Until then
Much Love

Estelle #mibainstaqueen

2020 A Decade of Instagram – 40 Facts You NEED to Know

2020 A decade of Instagram – 40 facts you NEED to know

Instagram debuted on 6th October 2010

Instagram was almost called Codename but it was decided against before the launch.

Instagram was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger

The first picture shared was on July 17th 2010 before the app even launched. It was by Mike Keiger ( @mikeyk )

Instagram’s first ever official uploaded picture was of a dog by the co founder Kevin

Instagram currently have over 1 billion monthly active users.

There are 4.2 billion likes per day

There are on average 100+ million pictures uploaded everyday

60% of users log in daily

Users spend on average 53 minutes per day on the platform

To date there are more than 500 billion images been uploaded.

The largest age demographic is 25-34 year olds

Pizza is the most instagrammed food

Posts that use hashtags get on average 12.6% more engagement

The top 5 countries that use Instagram are United States, Russia, Turkey, Brazil and the UK.

The heart emoji is the most frequently used.

More than half the brands on Instagram stick to 1 filter

The top 3 followed brands are National Geographic, Nike and Victoria’s Secrets.

55 of the most popular and active brands on Instagram post 1.5 times per day on average

80% of accounts follow a business on Instagram

There are over 500,000 active influencers using Instagram

78% of influencers prefer Instagram for brand collaboration

72% of Instagram users say they have purchased via the app

80% of Instagrammers decide whether to buy a product or service based on Instagram images. Instagram users report making a purchase decision based on something that they saw while browsing the app.

Selfies are one of the most uploaded pictures

Photos with faces get 38% more likes

Posts with a location get 79% more engagement

Instagram is the second most engaged network just behind Facebook

32% of all internet user have an Instagram account

In 2017 Instagram was the most used network for cyber bullying. Since then Instagram have launched a host of features to stop cyber bullying on the platform.

Instagram allow you to ‘restrict’ peoples comments, meaning you can hide inappropriate comments without the user knowing. A step forward in the anti bullying strategy.

There are 400 million stories shared every day

Video gets over 2 times more engagement than images

The heart face filter is the most used in Instagram stories

More than 100 million people watch or share LIVE everyday

60% of people say they find new products on Instagram

130 million accounts tap on a shopping post each month to find out more

Instagram users engage more on Tuesday and Thursday

Influencers can charge up to $100,000 for a sponsored post

World record egg is the most liked picture EVER behind Kylie Jenner

So there you have it…to be honest I could have gone on forever!

I would love to know…what was your favourite fact? Do you have one you think we should add?

Until next time…

Estelle #mibainstaqueen

2020 Predictions

Things to look out for in 2020, Incredible Instagram news:

Well what an incredible year it has been for Insta fans everywhere! From the introduction of polls in stories to sharing main feed images… Instagram has really kept us on our toes for the last 12 months and I’m super excited to see what’s in store this year!

As always I’ve had my ear to the ground and have some very exciting predictions!

I think that this year we are going to see titles for IG LIVE, I’ve seen sneaky peeks at the layout and have heard its being beta tested so watch this space!

Of course, I’m sure there are going to be even more ways to interact and engage on stories in 2020. Incredible Instagram news, With questions, donation stickers and even lyrics in stories I think Instagram will certainly have even more planned for us when it comes to stories!

For those of you that tuned into the podcast episode with Marie Cravens, you will have heard that Insta are about to try out a VERY similar feature to Tik Tok! We’ve seen this happen before… remember when Snapchat had filters and time sensitive stories and IG jumped on the bandwagon… well its happening again.

IG have realised the power of Tik Tok and have seen how fast the platform is growing and wanted to incorporate some of THAT magic into their own platform…. and who can blame them. Currently named Scenes / Reels. So watch this space for new features in stories that allow you to mix up video, music and other peoples content! You heard it here first!

Another biggie this year, I predict, will be more ways to buy on the platform especially with the launch of AR shopping. Right now this shop option is only available in the states but I cannot wait for it to drop here in the UK!

Another exciting predicition is that Instagram will be giving accounts even more options when it comes to privacy. Not only can we now mute and restrict peoples comments but in 2020 we are also going to be able to restrict who gets to see our Instagram stories!

A few fun ones to keep an eye out for… auto vibrate when you like a post and coloured gradient inside your DMs…. you heard it here first!

So there you have it…a few of my predictions for whats going to be happening on Instagram this year!

Don’t forget you can join me LIVE every single Tuesday night at 8pm GMT where I share all my favourite Instagram tips and tricks aswell as the latest updates!

Until then… Have a great start to 2020

Much love

Estelle #mibainstaqueen

MIBA Round Up of 2019

Well what insane 12 months it has been here at MIBA HQ!

It actually weird because it didn’t really hit me until now how much we have actually done this year! Life moves at a million miles per hour and sometimes its nice to stop and enjoy the successes and so I guess Im doing that in this blog post.

Its also a huge reminder to myself (and to you guys) that you should be journaling! Right down your journey, look back and celebrate the wins…the big and the same… infact celebrate the failures too because its these you will learn the most from!

So lets get into it!

January 2019 saw MIBA launch the first ever Instagram training guide. The MIBA guide to growing your Instagram hit#1 and has had incredible reviews since! Teamed with the Instagram trainings your guaranteed to grow your Instagram account.

February was absolutely crazy for us! Not only did MIBA Leicestershire turn 1 we also held our first ever coordinator training where we brought together over 40 of our team to help them improve their skills and knowledge to provide YOU guys with even better events!

We celebrated our 1st birthday with a fabulous party in Leicester with Peter Sage as our guest speaker!

I also got to interview international boxing star Ashley Theophane!!

March was another crazy month with the first ever MIBA awards taking place. The vibe was incredible, and the body positivity catwalk was the icing on the cake! So many amazing women being celebrated in so many different ways! We were honoured to have the awards attended by Baroness Verma, Boxing champ Lyon Woodstock, Commonwealth silver medallist Paige Murney and community hero Hudge from Unity Boxing.

Not only did we have the awards but I also gave my first ever presentation to over 100 people at the Photography Show UK which is the UKs largest photography exhibition. My presentation went down so well they invited me back next year!

Ben Jackson who has become a long term supporter invited me into the BBC to chat about the next book we have coming out, Mumprenuer on Fire 4 and everything that has been happening here at MIBA HQ. Massive shout out to everyone at BBC Radio Leicester for all the amazing support they have shown us since MIBA began way back in June 2017!

April was crazy month for Instagram presentations! Not only did I speak at the Leicester event but I also spoke at the UKs largest Franchise Show at Excel in London and then was flown to Valencia to deliver an Instagram Masterclass there too! It’s a hard life!

We also hit 10k on Instagram!

May was also a huge month personally as well as here at MIBA HQ….I got engaged!

We travelled down to Somerset for an Instagram workshop and had the opportunity to meet lots more of our MIBAs at our networking event!
In June I was lucky enough to be invited back to the BBC to talk all about body diversity and how as an influencer we have responsibilities with what we post to social media.

I got to spend the weekend in London when I was there delivering another Instagram presentation and also had the chance to travel to Manchester for another Instagram Workshop. This month I’ve been able to train over 12 thousand women (over 4 days) which makes me super happy! My Instagram love is spreading!!

We also hit 44k members in the FB group!
July was another busy one with a new Instagram challenge starting, being invited on to the BBC Curry Show, featuring on Matt Richards Podcast and launching Mumpreneur on Fire 4 on audiobook!

Not only that but this month I set up my personal Instagram account ( yay!! ) we hit 555 followers before I had even posted a single picture! Crazy!!

Shout out to my little man Jed who had his poem feature in a book called Happiness…which went to #1 meaning we both had books at #1 on Amazon at the same time!!

August was one of my favourite months….because we got to go to Amsterdam! My favourite place ever!! Leona and I had an early birthday treat and headed over to Amsterdam for the Abraham Hicks conference…what can I say…Its was an experience!

We also had a HUGE meeting with Facebook and I raised over £1000 by doing an extreme climb for Womens Aid Leicestershire alongside my partner in crime and fiancé Chris!

Not sure how we made it through September but we did!

We launched our first ever Social Media Summit which was a HUGE success with attendees from around the world! We also launched our autobiography, Laid Bare, featured in the Sun #bossingit and got invited back onto the BBC! Oh and another Instagram Presentation in Derby just for good measure! We also launched our YouTube channel where you can now watch all of our weekly videos in one place! Great when you fancy a binge watch of Instagram Lives!

We were finalists in 2 awards, East Midlands Womens awards and Great British Entrepreneur of the year awards and were booked to speak at Social Media week in Durban 2020!! Yes Durban South Africa!! Get in!

Things didn’t slow down in October either! We started the last Instagram Challenge of the year, we were featured in Forbes and the Daily Mail, I got to deliver my first ever keynote speech alongside Caprice, Michelle Mone and Karren Brady at the WIB Expo, I was back in London for another Instagram presentation and then we flew to arbella for our first ever book writing retreat (and my hen party!!)

So as we go into the last part of the year you would think that thing would start to slow down but no…

We spoke in front of our biggest audience yet at Frazer Brookes Success summit 3 (over 1500 people) we delivered our second coordinator training here in Leicester, I spoke at the Wedding Expo, we were featured in We are the City and on the Sun Savers FB channel which had over 40k views!I also got to interview the wonderful Priya Oshea from this years Great British Bake Off and to finish the month I was asked to write an article and feature on the cover of Mamalife Magaine!

Which brings us up to speed…December 2019.
So far this month we have launched our 14th book which flew into #1 on Amazon in record time! Rise of the Mumpreneur is our 12th #1 and we are so incredibly proud of all of the authors who have entrusted us with their stories! We’ve also been asked to speak at a HUGE event in the USA next year (at which point I will be getting married) but Leona is going to smash it for the both of us.

Our next independent publishing client releases their book this month too… so keep an eye on our social media!

Phew…we made it…what an incredible year!
But before you think WOW…just remember that this is all the good bits. There have been tears, tantrums, late nights and betrayals along the way! Nothing is ever as easy as it may initially look…remember that when your comparing yourself next!

We hope that you have enjoyed sharing the journey with us through 2019 and cant wait to see what happens in the next 12 months!
Have a great Christmas and an incredible new year!

Much love

Estelle #mibainstaqueen