Mother And Daughter Home Business

Here is a lovely story of how families working from home together can make a difference. Not just helping other business or client's lives, but home business start ups who share the same passions and interests can make a powerful team as Clare and Kimberley Shepherd have proved.

So where do you start when trying to decide if you want to share a start up business with the love of your life? And how to you continue to make a successful home business venture when you're both stressed out entrepreneurs? You may want to read some advice on working at home with your partner.

Let's not dwell on the challenges of families and couples working from home in business, let's shoot ahead to the good stuff!

Mother and daughter team, Clare (58) and Kimberley Shepherd (25) were born and bred in Sheffield and are on a mission to make Yorkshire the healthiest, happiest county in the UK. Is that possible?

So where do you start when trying to decide if you want to share a start up business with the love of your life? And how to you continue to make a successful home business venture when you're both stressed out entrepreneurs?

Clare left school and pursued a career in IT and computing at Midland Bank, now HSBC. Following the birth of her 2 children she established a business selling children’s fashion wear, with her interest in alternative health growing stronger as she battled seven years of illness and a full hysterectomy, aged just 39.

Clare then trained with the International Institute of Reflexology and started her own health practice, further qualifying as a Nutritional Therapist in 2003.
 
A year later, her eldest daughter Samantha was diagnosed with leukaemia aged 19 and sadly died just before her 21st birthday. Three very dark years followed, spent grieving and helping to fundraise to establish Samantha’s last wish, a special unit for young adults with cancer at the Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield.

The time came when Clare realised she had two choices: either stay where she was or move on. Kimberley had also been suffering and deserved all the love and support she so desperately needed to recover from losing her sister. Kimberley was the catalyst for Clare’s decision to apply all the knowledge and experience she had to return herself and Kim to optimum health, both physically and emotionally.

Fundraising sparked Kimberley’s passion for creativity and marketing, establishing a small team of contributors to initiate the production of a promotional film packed full of local celebrities, including Nick Clegg, that was then debuted on ITV 6 O-Clock news. The combined efforts of all fundraising helped raise in excess of £100,000 for the ward, which is now up and functioning in conjunction with the Teenage Cancer Trust.

After pursuing a career in marketing, Kimberley made the brave decision to leave her job and follow in her mother’s footsteps to achieve her own goal of helping people reclaim their health, the natural way. She is now studying for both her BSc in Acupuncture and Diploma in Nutritional Therapy.

Clare and Kimberley now have a relationship based on mutual love, respect and support, each appreciating how difficult times have been for the other. They celebrate the opportunity they had for Sam to be part of their lives for 21 years, and share very happy memories.

Based on their own experiences, they are now on a mission to share how simple diet and lifestyle changes can dramatically impact on all areas of health, and together have co-founded the YourNewLifePlan; a 4-week plan encouraging a transition to OUTSTANDING physical and emotional health through a powerful nutrition, coaching and exercise programme, suitable for all.