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My mission is to write a Business Plan. I have read and reread Peter Jones advice on how to write a Business Plan and getting the right mindset to succeed.
This project is a massive endeavor by anyone’s standards. We are setting up an International Charity, Building a state of the art Home for Babies in Uganda, raising around a million pounds (exact figure TBC), setting up a responsible tourism venture, building and producing content for a website and setting up a social work department and a nursery in Uganda.
We am incredibly lucky to have Dan Matthews as our Business Adviser. He was the Publisher for Real Business and now runs his own company LaunchLab.co.uk, a website advising small businesses and start ups. He has published books on business and written for The Guardian and The FT.
It is time to turn my vision into reality…
More amazing news today Dr Elizabeth Kilbey from All New House Of Tiny Tearaways has joined our team of advisers. Elizabeth is a Chartered Clinical Child Psychologist, and has a wealth of experience dealing with a range of complex developmental, emotional and behavioral problems in young children.
I worked on the original House Of Tiny Tearaways as Gallery Producer and loved it. It worked absolute wonders on the children and parents alike, and really turned lives around. I was keen to involve HOTT in this project and emailed the owner of Outline Productions (who produce All New House of Tiny Tearaways) and she very kindly introduced me to Elizabeth.
I wanted to bring on board a child psychology expert because the babies we will be working with will, all too often, arrive after a long period of neglect or even after having been abandoned at birth. The stress of spending their first few hours, days or years without any human contact can have a devastating impact on their psychological development. I have seen first-hand how neglect can have an impact on language development and attachment issues, and I feel we owe it to these children to give them every opportunity to overcome the enormous challenges they face as a result of their early life experiences.
I want to provide specialised nursery care to ensure children reach their developmental milestones and to try and ensure that their early life disadvantages do not limit them in later life. I am very proud to have Elizabeth on the project to advise us on policies and practices that will, without doubt, make a real difference to the children’s emotional and psychological development.