“My Team”

A fantastic group of local businesses I rely on to run Monster Moo Studios and help me provide a more comprehensive service to clients.

Devine Admin

DeVine Admin

Johanna over at Devine Admin is a superbly organised lady who provides an Virtual Assistant service to business with Horley and the surrounding areas. Teaming up with her recently has seen a number of important task finally move off my to do list.

Through continued partnership with Devine Admin my clients can be assured business tasks are in a safe pair of hands and frees them to concentrate on what they are passionate about.

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Rejuvenating Joy

Katy over at Rejuvenating Joy is doing amazing things in the field of photography. Katy offers a fun, relaxed and affordable photoshoots from her home studio in Coulsdon. She can also provide mini sessions at your events, professional headshots or provide bespoke photography for your website and marketing materials.

My links with Rejuvenating Joy enable clients to be assured of high quality, personalised images within web design or marketing material projects.

Big Pip Marketing

Big Pip Marketing

Cat and Amanda over at Big Pip Marketing are brilliant and have provided me much needed marketing advice for Monster Moo Studios.

My links with Big Pip enable me to provide a more comprehensive and bespoke design and management service to clients as I am able to draw on their marketing skill and knowledge to influence any design work undertaken for clients. www.bigpipmarketing.com

People I Love

Completely inspirational people I Love to follow.

Jo Basting - Configure Accounting

Configure Accounting is a professional, friendly and affordable accountancy practice based in Horley, Surrey providing services to a range of clients, sole traders , owner managed business and limited companies within Surrey& West Sussex.

Based on a strong, friendly, custom focus and quality of service, Jo aims to understand your accountancy and taxation needs and provide peace of mind that its all taken care of.

www.configureaccounting.co.uk

Kate Phillips - Imagineville

Imagineville is a stay and play centre for preschool children and their parents or carers. It is based on role play toys where children are able to use their imagination to create 90mins of entertainment. For example Imagineville has a pretend cafe and a medical centre.  Parents can even join in the fun if they choose to, although if they prefer they can also stand back and watch their children play.

Role play is a crucial part of developing any child’s language, confidence and understanding of the world so Imagineville gives parents and children the opportunities to explore in a relaxed and friendly environment.

www.imagineville.co.uk

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Lisa Parkes - Smiley for Life

If your kids are happy, then I know that will make you happy too. It’s infectious happiness and it touches the lives of all the people around us. Smiley Coaching has a little something for everybody. I have taken tried and tested life coaching techniques and created fun, magical and practical tools to help make growing up that little bit easier.

www.smileyforlife.com

Denyse Whillier - Built to Succeed

After more than twenty five years in the corporate world, Denyse started thinking about how she could make a greater impact, and combine her love of mentoring, teaching and writing. This led her to set up a business coaching and consulting agency, Built To Succeed™, to which she’s recently added ‘done for you’ marketing services.

Built To Succeed™ is her proven success system, developed during her 8 years in the trenches as a CEO, and refined to meet the needs of small and medium sized business owners who feel overwhelmed, lacking in confidence and perhaps not getting the results they deserve.

http://denysewhillier.com

Nicola Dawes - Stripey Stork

Stripey Stork was established in August in 2013 and started distributing items from October 2013. They are a volunteer-run group started by a group of local Mums who wanted to see the items their children no longer needed re-used in the local community.

They run a popular Christmas campaign each year – Santa Stork. Details of the 2016 campaign can be found here. An Activity Pack and Thank You Certificate are available for all the children who bring a gift for a child less fortunate than them.
Stripey Stork is a registered charity in England and Wales (1161613).

www.stripeystork.org.uk

Penny Power

Penny Power - The Business Cafe

Penny is a published author, one of the UK’s most inspirational female entrepreneurs and a highly engaging and sought after speaker.

She is also the founder of ‘The Business Cafe’ – A new concept, bringing a real café to a High Street near you, just for local businesses.

www.thebusinesscafe.co.uk

Resources I Love

Resources I couldn’t run Monster Moo Studios without

Mailchimp

Mailchimp

I’m a bit erratic with my email newsletters but getting a bit more organised and sending out newsletter of real value is definitely something I want to get better at.

MailChimp is an essential tool for keeping in touch with customers and is the world’s leading email marketing platform. 15 million customers, from small e-commerce shops to big online retailers, use MailChimp to express themselves to the world.

www.mailchimp.com

Apptivo CRM and Project Management

Apptivo CRM and Project Management

As Monster Moo Studios has grown keeping on top of the various projects I have on the go and opportunities that come my way has been essential.

Apptivo is a simple to use yet powerful CRM system for small business and the free version is amazing. The system allows me to record all contacts, opportunities, projects and invoices raised.

I not only record all MMS projects but all my volunteer and personal projects too. I’d be lost without it.

www.insightly.com

Mockup World

Mockupworld

Displaying my artwork and portfolio in a professional and elegant manner is extremely important online. Most of the mock-ups I’ve used on this website and within my social media posts are sourced from Mockupworld and are all free.

www.mockupworld.co/all-mockups/

Books I Love

Books which have been instrumental in my Monster Moo journey

More coming soon – Watch this space

Book Yourself Solid - Micheal Hyatt

Book Yourself Solid, Second Edition reveals why self–promotion is a critical factor to success, giving you a unique perspective that makes this guide much more than an ordinary “how to” manual for getting more clients and raising a business profile.

Book Yourself Solid, Second Edition enables you to adopt the right promotional perspective and provides the strategies, techniques, and skills necessary to get more clients and increase profits. Through verbal and written exercises, you′ll discover the keys to developing a strong marketing plan and brand image.

Buy Book yourself solid

The authentic brand

The Authentic Brand - Christopher Rosica

The Authentic Brand: How Today’s Top Entrepreneurs Connect With Customers, by Chris Rosica, reveals insights from 12 highly successful and prominent entrepreneurs who founded and grew their companies from small businesses into iconic brands. The book contains lessons and formulas that can apply to businesses of any size or industry, including effective leadership traits and beliefs.

Buy The authentic brand

Will the real you please stand up

Will the Real You Please Stand Up - Kim Garst

Social media has grown up. What started just a few years ago as a quirky new way to find people, discuss events and connect has since woven itself into the fabric of our lives. 2 BILLION+ people now use social media on a regular basis as their single source for news, to research everything from cars to homes to burritos, to find, meet and marry and to connect and become part of the communities behind their favorite brands and companies.

Buy Will the real you please stand up