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NOW CLOSED: Do you have your own business? Or are you thinking about starting one? Talk to Barclays about your business and you could win a £250 John Lewis voucher

(51 Posts)
AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 04-Feb-13 14:37:59

Barclays are keen to hear from Mumsnetters who own their own business or are thinking about starting one - they want to know where you went/would go for financial help amongst other things.

The survey should take no longer than 10 mins to complete and is open to all UK Mumsnetters who own their own business or are thinking about starting one.

Please click here to take part

Everyone who takes part and adds their details at the end will also be entered into a prize draw where one MNer will win a £250 John Lewis voucher. The details you enter for the prize draw will be kept confidential by MNHQ and will not be passed on to Barclays.

Barclays will be using the survey data anonymously for research purposes only.

Thanks and good luck with the prize draw
MNHQ

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 05-Feb-13 10:48:19

thanks to everyone who has completed the survey so far....

Tee2072 Tue 05-Feb-13 11:24:23

Interesting survey...can I have the voucher? grin

iclaudius Tue 05-Feb-13 11:54:07

Done it

DeepRedBetty Tue 05-Feb-13 12:11:39

Done it. I need a new washing machine and I've heard the JL own brand ones are good...

Done. I could really do with a win, there's so much work for little reward at the start of a business, especially storytelling! I spend as much time convincing people what I do is a proper job as I do convincing them to part with cash!

poppys2012 Tue 05-Feb-13 13:08:53

I would love to do more story telling and have even offered to do story telling sessions in the local sure start centre they did not reply! so where to start?any advice i would be very grateful

mumblechum1 Tue 05-Feb-13 13:37:00

Done it. I have my eye on a new laptop from JL wink

thekingfisher Tue 05-Feb-13 13:43:22

Done!

Poppy's I've PMed you.

poorbuthappy Tue 05-Feb-13 15:08:24

Done!

ThePlatypusAlwaysTriumphs Tue 05-Feb-13 15:48:21

done!! I never win anything, though...

done!

i think i did it right blush

MiniTheMinx Tue 05-Feb-13 18:12:26

Done, have used business email, can't remember which email I used for Mumsnet registration all that time ago! just in case you need to contact me.......fingers x (I have never won anything sad)

LittleChimneyDroppings Tue 05-Feb-13 18:25:28

Done

Done.

ShhBoom Tue 05-Feb-13 22:24:39

Done smile

Done, and would LOVE to win as we're super skint and could do with, ooh, about half of John Lewis grin

wonkylegs Wed 06-Feb-13 07:08:54

Done

wem Wed 06-Feb-13 08:06:09

Done. The voucher will do nicely, thank you.

Done . Planning a trip to Cardiff to make my list fo my John Lewis voucher...

Bicnod Wed 06-Feb-13 13:03:47

Done

KirstyoffEastenders Wed 06-Feb-13 13:46:05

Done - when does the draw take place?

nickelbabe Wed 06-Feb-13 15:17:24

done.

i need shedloads of new stuff, including tights and other clothes.

I might want a new sewing machine too, but that might have to be prioritized under other stuff...

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 08-Feb-13 11:01:02

Thanks for all the responses so far...very interesting reading!
We'll be closing this one and doing the draw on Monday - good luck everyone!!

MsGee Fri 08-Feb-13 11:49:40

I have filled it in and am crossing fingers for the voucher

resists urge to bribe MNHQ with wine and biscuits

clucky80 Fri 08-Feb-13 14:19:39

Done!

AttillaTheMum Fri 08-Feb-13 16:57:16

I've done it... Fingers crossed

BigcatLittlecat Fri 08-Feb-13 18:24:43

Done it Del!

Jellykat Fri 08-Feb-13 19:00:49

Done..

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Fri 08-Feb-13 19:21:27

£250 in JL... New crockery? Or bed linen? Handbag?

Pick me! Pick me!

potionmaker Fri 08-Feb-13 20:17:45

Done

wem Fri 08-Feb-13 21:22:39

Bed linen. I want bed linen.

ethelb Fri 08-Feb-13 21:36:18

Done

LittleMilla Fri 08-Feb-13 21:42:31

Done. And I only just still have a business so really do neeeeeed some help/advice and JL vouchers.

swooosh Fri 08-Feb-13 22:00:41

Done x

BlipbipBeep Fri 08-Feb-13 22:16:15

every penny will be spent on the busines
I live, drink, breath my business 27/7

may I have the voucher please?

wem Sat 09-Feb-13 07:02:00

Well, given the considerable numbers of hours I spend awake at night thinking about cake, I think lovely new JL bed linen will definitely give my business a boost wink

nickelbabe Sat 09-Feb-13 10:13:02

LittleMilla - join the club sad

Nickel, if you were in my neck of the woods I'd have come and done storytelling in your book shop. Unfortunately I'm in Manchester, and AFAIK you're daaaan Saaaaf somewhere.

nickelbabe Sat 09-Feb-13 11:59:34

aw, thank you smile
I love a good storyteller.

<<pondering the idea of storytelling by Skype>>

i would love to move back to Manchester, but DH wouldn't like it (he's never left this town!)

FireFoot Sat 09-Feb-13 17:49:41

There should be more storytellers in book shops. It is a great way to get the kids into reading and encouraging their imagination.

I need to get more bookshop gigs, I've been focusing on schools, parties and cafes so far, need to broaden my scope (every day, a new avenue to pursue, still only one pair of hands). Back to the grindstone...

newgirl Sun 10-Feb-13 13:49:54

If they are interested - I had a meeting with Barclays when we started our business and they were sooo expensive - charging for every transaction. It was a complete no-no for us as a start-up.

MrsHoarder Sun 10-Feb-13 15:22:54

DOne

LettuceBee Sun 10-Feb-13 19:09:07

Barclays were very friendly and supportive when we started our business. Right up until they demanded a £17k bond for online payment processing! Beware.

sheeplikessleep Sun 10-Feb-13 19:18:35

Done

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 11-Feb-13 14:40:49

thanks for all the responses .... dobby2001 wins the £250 JL voucher - will email you now....thanks

nickelbabe Mon 11-Feb-13 15:26:15

yeay! Well done dobby smile

dobby2001 Tue 12-Feb-13 00:07:33

Thanks mumsnet and Barclay's.This was the loveliest surprise,never won anything like this :-) Am going to going to take myself to blue water and have a secret spend up all on meeee! And possibly my lovely eldest sis, who is a gransnetter and like me, always gives to others and never herself. The vouchers will be very well used, thank you :-)

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 12-Feb-13 10:55:08

smile

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