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The 1st for Women blog offers fabulous tidbits on all things wonderful and interesting - from the art of packing light (it can be done!), to a few delicious snacks and how to make them. Of course we’ll also be updating you on the latest 1st for Women offerings, and adding in a few insurance morsels that’ll keep you informed and make it easy for you to understand what you’re insured for and what needs extra cover with care.


Posted on: Monday, March 09, 2015

There’s no denying that women are judged by their appearances. But this doesn’t mean that to be successful, happy or loved, we all have to dress in the same cookie-cutter style that ticks all the right boxes. While it’s important to be aware of the impression you’re projecting with your wardrobe, it is just as important to find your own way of expressing your personality through what you wear. At the same time, clothes aren’t just an expression of who you are - they can actually influence you...

Posted on: Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Thinking about your own death probably makes your blood run cold – especially if you have children. The idea of them going on without your love and support is chilling. Unfortunately, every adult and especially every parent should give their death some thought, because your responsibility to your loved ones doesn’t end when you pass away. There’s a checklist of the things you need to sort out before you die, called, unromantically, a “death plan”. It’s never fun to think about, but if you hav...

Posted on: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

If there’s one thing successful business owners know, it’s that finding the right niche is key to ensuring a thriving business. So here are a few tips to help you relook the best fit for your business. Start researching: Pay attention to what’s going on in your industry. Read relevant publications and speak to your customers – they’ll let you know first-hand if there are any business changes you should consider implementing. Recognise who your ideal customers are: Identify your key customers...

Posted on: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

As a business owner, it’s easy to get side-tracked by day-to-day responsibilities. If any of this sounds familiar, then it might be time to think about a business makeover… Thinking only about the bottom line – Of course, the bottom line is important, but one thing the most successful businesses have in common are that they take customers, staff, the environment and profitability into account. Always using the same business plan – While it’s true that you shouldn’t fix what’s not broken, you...

Posted on: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

“I was extremely impressed with the knowledge the supplier had on Social Media management and that he took the time to assist me FREE of charge. I am anticipating the suggestions he may have for me in improving our website.” We pride ourselves on offering Business Insurance clients like you a range of strategic tools for taking your business further. We call it 1st for Women Business – and it doesn’t cost you a cent. Take advantage of our Business Advisor service – which is there to assist yo...

Posted on: Monday, February 09, 2015

You’re sick and tired of working your fingers to the bone to make someone else’s business a success. You don’t want to be answerable to anybody else. You want to experience the thrill of creating something and making a go of it. You have the spirit of entrepreneurship and you want to start your own business, now! Having the spirit is all well and good, but of course, making a success of your business takes a lot more than just passion. Before you make any kind of financial commitment, you nee...

Posted on: Tuesday, February 03, 2015

You’ve seen the headlines:  “Sitting is killing you!” or “Sitting is the new smoking!” While no one ever believed that sitting at a desk all day was good for you, this latest string of revelations comes from a report by the University in Regensburg in Germany that sitting increases your chances of getting certain types of cancer. This is in addition to the increase in obesity, diabetes and other metabolic diseases, as well as the damage to your skeletal and muscular system associated with...

Posted on: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

New Year’s morning is like a clean slate. You can put the excesses of the previous year (and the December holiday) behind you and make a fresh start. The world is your oyster and you can be anything you want to be – all you have to do is stick to your New Year’s resolutions. And that’s where the problem usually starts… Research suggests  that only 8% of people who make resolutions actually stick to them. Those aren’t particularly encouraging odds. It’s easy to make a resolution at the tail en...

Posted on: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

December is a rough month for your finances. Even if you’ve done all the right things like made a budget and stayed out of credit, your bank balance probably isn’t looking terribly pretty right now. And you have the whole of January to get through. What’s a girl to do? The single most important thing to do is avoid getting into debt. January is a tough month, but if you can avoid spending more than you have, you won’t spend the rest of the year paying it back. Here are 10 ways to stretch your...

Posted on: Tuesday, January 13, 2015

For most people, being in a relationship is a must-have item on the happiness list. But, as difficult as it might sometimes be, there’s a lot to be said for being single. If you’re on the singles train, grab the opportunity to invest in yourself and broaden your horizons. Here are seven reasons why it’s great to be single. 1. You have all that free time Your time is your own. You don’t have to be somewhere because someone else is. You can do whatever you like without having to consult with...

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