Welcome along to our blog here at Dad’s Place. This blog is written and maintained by Matthew Emo. In addition to being the co founder of a growing family business, I’m also a 30 something guy, managing Cerebral Palsy in rural Cornwall and trying, much like everyone else, to navigate my way through life with one simple goal, to make the best of it.

This blog will of course delve into the stresses and thrills of running your own business but it will also act as a form of personal escapism from those stresses and indeed life’s challenges. For me, there is nothing more freeing and all encompassing than the process of writing and the journey it takes you on.

I write for myself and so at times my posts will be personal, humorous and dare I say damm right pointless but (hopefully) never boring.

I’d like to finish this intro by asking every reader to remember that we all breath the same oxygen, there’s not a single individual in this life who deserves to be seen as better than anyone else. If they can achieve success, then so can you. The only person who can tell you, that you can’t, is the person staring back at you in the mirror. Believe and succeed. Happy Reading…

2020 – A Year In The Rearview

As someone who truly enjoys writing, I take immense pride in identifying the perfect balance and weight of words to describe any given situation and yet;  “It’s fair to say that 2020 has been a relentlessly challenging and unforgivingly horrid year” seems to be a woefully inadequate description of the last 12 months.  No matter […]

Help, I’m Poor – The Truth About Running A Business

Over Christmas, in life as in business, we reflected upon the year just past and discovered that we had plenty of reasons to be optimistic about 2020. Dad’s Place had proven that it could soak up the extra costs associated with having a premises and indeed we have gained a number of clients, that we […]

The Greatest Female Entrepreneur?

Okay readers, I have a confession, well less a confession and more a statement of fact. I am a nerd.  This, I hope provides a simplistic, yet ample explanation as to why I am choosing to write a blog post about the person I consider to be the greatest female entrepreneur of all time..  This […]