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My First Photo Shoot!

The shoot had been looming over me all week, something I really wasn’t looking forward too in all honesty. I never really feel that comfortable in front of the camera… However, I knew how important these photos would be, a [...]

October 21, 2014 Family, Start Up Story

Video Shoot – The Real Qwiddle In Me

  The real me was captured on video yesterday in a very cool cafe in Hull city harbour. How did Qwiddle begin and why- a walk down memory lane for me. It seems like so long ago but nice to [...]

September 9, 2014 Family, Start Up Story
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Insight Into My Early Thoughts and Using Qwiddle…

Here is an insight into my early thoughts about creating Qwiddle-the online digital piggy bank to help kids save and spend on things they want… I asked myself a lot of questions when conceiving Qwiddle. When do we start to [...]

September 5, 2014 Start Up Story
The Power of a Social Gathering – Partner Number 2

The Power of a Social Gathering – Partner Number 2

I’m not a great cook when I host dinner parties- I would rather be chatting with the guests rather than preparing the supper (burnt far too many dinners like this), but I do like a social gathering. My idea of [...]

August 20, 2014 Start Up Story
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My Boys Are My Inspiration!

In fact not just inspiration, but motivation too. There were times along the way when things have been really tough, especially this year, and one of my boys said, “Mum you aren’t going to give up are you? Promise me [...]

August 18, 2014 Family, Start Up Story
Vanessa Cameron-Qwiddle

My Very First Presentation

One of the scariest presentations I have ever done too I should start by writing…I was quite used to public speaking having done plenty through my banking days and as a consultant, but this one I will never forget The [...]

August 8, 2014 Start Up Story

The Name

Photo credit Trying to find the right name was the hardest part about entrepreneurship for me. The ideas and concept built as time went on, but the name, well that meant sleepless nights. For so many months it was referred [...]

August 5, 2014 Start Up Story
Miss Pocket Money-Vanessa Cameron

How The Idea of Qwiddle Happened

Following 7 years of successful consultancy, some challenging projects, meeting some great people and having a lot of laughs too, I decided that I needed a change. But what? Having spent many years developing leaders I was craving a hands-on [...]

August 1, 2014 Start Up Story
Vanessa Qwiddle

My Career Before Qwiddle

My entrepreneurial flare began at school. First I bought boxes of chocolate bars and sold them throughout school, then drinks and crisps. Buying things in bulk those days was really uncommon, unlike now when we can all trip off to [...]

July 30, 2014 Start Up Story