With 2013 just around the corner hopefully your thoughts are turning to what you’re going to achieve in the New Year. Note I didn’t say hope or wanting, I gave your GOALS definite purpose. When starting to set goals you need to work through a few simple steps: Consider what you want to achieve Set […]Continue Reading


Karen Mercer, a fellow mumsclub Top 100 Business Mum started shock cash mobs in her local town. She was interviewed on BBC News talking about the idea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiLneYPdYHU She has invited other Top 100 Business Mums to do the same in their local areas. Loving & working in the Holmfirth area, I fully support this idea […]Continue Reading


More & more we’re hearing how businesses are finding it difficult to engage with their customers on Facebook. We’re all aware by now that just by someone ‘like’ing your business page does not guarantee that everything you post on your wall will be seen in your likers News Feed. So how do we make sure people see […]Continue Reading


Four award-winning business women have teamed up to help the next generation of entrepreneurs. Janet Bebb of Social Progress in Huddersfield, Kate Hardcastle of Insight With Passion also in Huddersfield, Claire Mitchell of Chillipeeps in Ripon and Louise Turner of Your Virtual PR in Wakefield are the only four Yorkshire business women named in the […]Continue Reading


LinkedIn has been rolling out a new feature in the UK over the past few weeks which now means you can endorse your connections for their Skills & Expertise.             Great you might think, this will help to show your worth and build your credibility. But sadly it has a […]Continue Reading


Business Mum Week was created to inspire the growth of UK mum-owned enterprise.  The week was the idea of a fellow business mum and founder of MumsClub, Jane Hopkins MBE with the aim of creating local media interest in mum run businesses and to create more mum-owned businesses. Our very own Janet Bebb, mum of […]Continue Reading


IMPORTANT MESSAGE Dear Facebookers – Your private inbox messages could now be visible for ALL to see from 2012 and earlier! This invasion of your privacy could get VERY awkward, very quickly… As the Haverhill Echo point out this is most possible a BUG that you may or may not have – read their article […]Continue Reading


As part of Kirklees Business Week, Social Progress will be delivering a FREE Twitter event on Wednesday 26th September. The session is aimed at small to medium businesses who haven’t quite managed to take that leap of faith onto Twitter. We will be showcasing some of our very own local businesses who are seeing some […]Continue Reading


Ever done a Spartan Race? Well, if you can you should! On Sunday 12 August I headed up to Ripon with 9 friends to take on this MIGHTY challenge. We were a group of ordinary women from all walks of life. Some young, some (ahhmm – ME) not so young. Did we know what we […]Continue Reading


I am asked many times how to handle Facebook friend request from business contacts. Many people want to leave Facebook for only true personal friends and family, but are worried that not accepting a friend request would be rude. How do you handle this? Maybe we should take note and guidance from the MD of Cube Social, […]Continue Reading