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Dogwood Lifestyle Blog

  • 4 Tips for Small Businesses Facing Lockdown

    When the first lockdown was announced in March I had just made the move from selling vintage and antiques to investing in a large stock shipment from Italy. I had in effect sent all my money off to another country and was now facing the unknown of if, or when I would receive my stock - plus I had no idea how, or if I could continue trading. I admit, I shit myself!

    business tips, covid, lockdown, coronavirus, small business

  • Identifying your Hidden Skills

    Today we are talking about self-confidence and acknowledging your own skills.

    What would you answer if I asked you what is listed on your CV? I imagine you’d list qualifications for school or uni, courses you’ve taken and employment history, right? That’s great and it all goes towards your professional background. 

  • 'Stop Screwing Yourself Over!' – explaining self-limiting beliefs

    Self-limiting beliefs are things we unconsciously do to limit ourselves. This can occur especially for people who want to change career or leave a...
  • How to be Confident in 5 Easy Steps

    Imagine just for a second, if every single decision you made was the right one? Just sit and play with that thought in your head. There are no more bad decisions, period.
  • Do I need a business plan?

    I get asked often how I had the confidence to start my own biz… Walking away When I left my old job as a senior university lecturer I actually was...
  • What I Wish I Knew When Starting My Business

    If I knew then, what I know now... what tips would I give to someone starting, or thinking about starting, their own business? 1. Start from where...
  • How I Quit My 9-5 Job, Survived A Breakdown and Started My Own Business

    In January 2019 I received my last guaranteed pay check. With that I walked away from a high salary job I had spent three university degrees and th...
  • Welcome to Our Blog

    'Our Store' behind the scenes at Dogwood HQ sharing what we are up to & new product designs 'Biz Series' offers tips for those setting up and running their own businesses 'Styling & Design' takes a look at our creative work from set design to trend forecasting 'Lifestyle Design' focuses on how we can improve our lives