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Kindness in business

Kindness in business

One thing that always plays on my mind and seems to be overlooked a lot is this: it’s perfectly possible to be in business and be kind. Not just possible, but every business should be encouraged to incorporate kindness and wellbeing into their practices, policies and day to day activities.…

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Small Business Awards

Small Business Awards

So last week a very exciting thing happened! We were shortlisted as a FINALIST for the Bizbubble 2022 small business awards in the Best Ethical Biz category. We’re absolutely thrilled to have made it this far in these amazing awards that celebrate small businesses across a huge range of industries.The…

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Small, Indie and Mighty Christmas Gift Guide

Small, Indie and Mighty Christmas Gift Guide

Here at Sparkle HQ, we are big supporters of small businesses. We shop small wherever possible and shout about small businesses we love. We buy our gifts from local shops and Etsy, and I treat myself with goodies from lovely independent retailers. So when Sarah from Pip and Lil contacted…

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One of the lovely things!

One of the lovely things!

One of the lovely things about being a small business is that nice people contact you and ask you to be involved in fun stuff. Most recently, we’ve been asked if we’d like to be included in a fabulous gift guide exclusively for small businesses. I can’t say much more…

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Just Three Words

Just Three Words

This week I set myself the task of finding the three words that best describe Sparkle Town. Sounds like a simple task, right? But in reality it was surprisingly hard. Eventually I decided on Sparkly, Ethical and Friendly. But there are so many more as well! What about colourful, small,…

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