"The Small Business Bible"
MO2VATE Magazine is the micro and small business owner’s GO TO ‘business bible’!
Written by small business owners FOR small business owners who want to lead in their respective industries.
MO2VATE Magazine is a global media digital magazine which covers six different topic areas.
All of these topics are covered in various ways within the magazine, some with more emphasis than others for each edition depending on the writers perspectives, but allowing everyone to take something away and gain insight.
MO2VATE Magazine is aimed at micro and small business owners primarily and that’s why we seek our writers from the business community. Those who share their experience and knowledge within these pages, know the ups and downs, the wins and fails that touch every business owner throughout the early years especially.
For Business Owners, By Business Owners
Whisky and women; they’re not words many people put together. Whisky conjures up images of men with cigars in dusty rooms with open fires. We know it’s a stereotype, yet people still gravitate to my husband when talking about whisky. To be fair, his knowledge is pretty decent; he’s a good student! He hangs in well before politely passing them on to me, much to their surprise. They haven’t realised the world of whisky is no longer just a man’s game.
The soft feeling of newly cut grass beneath my feet. The smell of brightly coloured flowers around me. I find myself in a beautiful garden. Birds singing gently. I feel very safe and comfortable. There are people around me smiling and laughing at the jokes I am telling them. A sense of confidence fills my entire being, and suddenly being surrounded by people and speaking to them is something I feel very comfortable with. The sympathy is overwhelming, and pride in my confidence bubbles up through my core. A wave of gratitude washes over me as I realise that my cheeks hurt from the strain of smiling. Then, suddenly, I am snapped back to my living room.
As I stood on the balcony watching colourful fireworks ushering in 2020, I did not shed a tear as usual. I watched silently wondering what my 50th year would bring. What do most people do when life throws them tsunamis and earthquakes? It had been 10 years, and I missed my forties. It had been doctor after doctor and the diagnoses: depression, fibromyalgia and mid-summer 2019, lupus. On the back of the mind were the rumours of COVID 19 and my vulnerability.