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Three Top Tips for Women in Business as featured in 'Inspire' section of the Daily Mail

Sarah Cressall founder and managing director here at Creation Station spoke to Alison Roberts from the Daily Mail for the 'Inspire' section. Sarah spoke about the challenges of being a woman in business and how her multi-award-winning company The Creation Station, now inspires over one million kids and adults in the UK. 

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"To me, power is making things happen without asking for permission" - Beyonce 

Sarah talks about her battle with her health, raising three boys under the age of four and what it takes to transform failure into a learning opportunity and of course, success. 

When Alison asked if Sarah had encountered any sexist attitudes while starting out in 2002 sadly Sarah recalled a time where a "tech expert" refused to acknowledge that Sarah owned the business and spoke only to Sarah's husband, Duncan. 
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What advice would Sarah give to other women who are looking to run their own successful business?

"There are three things I have found helpful. firstly,  what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, so don't be beaten by the hurdles, burn them as fuel to keep going.  Secondly, embrace failure as a way of learning. To fail is really a 'first attempt in learning', so feel the fear and do it anyway!  and finally, ask yourself this question... 

"What would YOU do if you knew you couldn't fail?"

What would you do? Share this article with us on Facebook or Twitter and tell us... what would YOU do if you knew you couldn't fail? 


Check out the full article out on the stands today, November 5th 2018 or read it here on The Daily Mail's site.  

Want to hear more of Sarah's story? Get yourself a copy of  her number one best selling book "Creative Sparks; Mishaps, hurdles, and ideas to inspire you & yours" 

Or if you want to be the next woman to join The Creation Station business, find out more today about joining our network of amazing franchise business owners here.  

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22nd Jul

Fantastic experience

Fantastic experience and service from Lisa at creation station. Lisa worked with our business to help deliver lots of fun for corporate family day. The workshops and activities were excellent and the kids had a wonderful time and experience. Even wih a large outdoor adventure park available the kids were drawn and immersed in all the fun creative activities. Highly recommend for any event.

Debbie
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22nd Jul

Marvelous mess!

Alison is great. We always have a good time at creation station with crafts, mess and toys. Professional and friendly. Highly recommended

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22nd Jul

outstanding class birthday party for my seven year old daughter

I attended a creation station birthday party a year ago and was so impressed I decided I would like a similar party for my daughter. Yat was brilliant from my first contact with her months in advance of the date. She gave me thorough information, advice on venue hire, and a variety of craft formats to choose from. My daughter and her friends had an amazing time, including the boys from her class who were a bit dubious in advance but went home afterwards buzzing. Yat and her energetic, warm colleagues were marvellous ... they played fun music throughout, and engaged all the children in high quality novel crafts. Yat guided me as a first time party host expertly. The party ran like clockwork. Yat developed a fantastic rapport with my daughter and was wonderful with all the children. A highlight was a fun musical party game after the party food, which the children loved. It was a joy to watch. My daughter will never forget her first proper birthday party, she is still talking about it and we have beautiful photographs, crafts and memories to keep. Thanks to Yat and her team, it was magical for our daughter and for us, an experience and memory we will always treasure.

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22nd Jul

So much to do!

So much to do!! My daughter and I had a wonderful time making pirate things and can't beleieve how many pieces of art work we came home with! Lovely immersive experience and Alexandra is wonderful with kids. They all were absorbed in her story telling and the interactive treasure chest activity at the end. Thoroughly recommend this!

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22nd Jul

Working with The Creation Station and…

Working with The Creation Station and more specifically Sandra Steele was a joy and a pleasure. From the very first enquiries through the briefing process and on to the final event, nothing was too much trouble. Real thought and consideration was given to the size of the group, the different age range Sandra would need to work with and her complete flexibility meant switching days at the very last minute and extending the time she was on site. It is with absolute pleasure we provide a 5 star rating to Sandra and The Creation station and would highly recommend her.

Ophania
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21st Jul

My son loves it

We've been to creation station for almost a year now, my son still loves it. He gets to be creative and I don't have to clean up the mess, which is a bonus. Emma is great with all the children. Highly recommend this activity from a young age, learn about textures, colours, shapes etc.

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21st Jul

We have been utterly delighted with the…

We have been utterly delighted with the huge contribution that this has made to our after school provision. Expertly planned and fabulously run, I’d recommend them to anyone.

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21st Jul

Nicki (creation station Bath) was…

Nicki (creation station Bath) was brilliant. Highly recommend the slime making activity.... kept 10 8 year old girls very entertained and happy!

Illy
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20th Jul

Absolutely loved it!

Absolutely loved it!

Kim
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20th Jul

Flamingo story and craft

The session started on time and felt like there was a structure to it. My only thing was that the room felt like small for the age range of the children. The group leader explained she’d be doing baby only sessions in the future but currently 6 months to 5 years. This puts me off booking future sessions, for now.