[ 5 Jul 2014 | No Comment ]
Suzie coughlan 1

We want to feature mums who are doing a bit extra. Whether you love cycling, climbing, running, whether you race for the joy of it or are fundraising, let us know your story. Family Friendly Working also welcomes tips and hints for busy mums who want to stay active.
Read about our first #activemums here:

10 tips for walking while pregnant
Active Mums: Harriet Green to Ride London for Whizz-Kidz
Active Mums: Susie Coughlan at the European Triathlon Championships

Get in touch via the contact form with your story.

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[ 23 Jul 2014 | No Comment ]
Shweta Jhajharia

Share it now!Whether you’re a sole trader or manage a team of dozens, you need to ensure that the work that needs doing gets done – correctly and on time. So how do you prevent the important (and even the not-so-important) tasks falling through the cracks? Shweta Jhajharia founder of The London Coaching Group hassix tips, including a great free tool that can help every business get more control:
1) Stop Doing Everything Yourself
Share the load with people who are stronger in areas where you are weaker. The work will get …

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[ 22 Jul 2014 | No Comment ]
Sell your business with Family Friendly Working #business #sales

Share it now!If you’ve grown your own small business, it can be hard to find somewhere to sell it on when the time comes. We can help.
If you start a business that fits round the family, there can come a time when it doesn’t fit any more. Whether you want to move back into employment, or you have a new business idea that you want to test, you need to sell your business.
Family Friendly Working reaches thousands of working parents, mumpreneurs and those interested in starting to work for themselves.For …

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[ 21 Jul 2014 | No Comment ]
Peter freeman 2

Share it now! Your Name and Age: Peter Freeman, 48
Tell us about your family: Divorced and now single. I have 2 children from my marriage and a further one from another relationship. One of my children suffers from Dyspraxia (which is on the Autism spectrum) so can be very demanding. Working for myself gives me the time to spend with him.
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?
I worked in the IT industry, in various roles in various companies since 1990, rising to …

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[ 18 Jul 2014 | No Comment ]
Patricia Thompson 2010

Share it now!The life of a mumpreneur is one filled with lots of challenges.  On the work front, there is the constant need to bring in revenue, provide quality customer service, and attend to all the administrative aspects of the business. On the home front, balancing the needs of your children, significant other (if you have one) and yourself can be a real challenge.
At times, all of the competing demands can feel overwhelming. Yet, the research tells us that it is important for us to stay upbeat through it all: …

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[ 16 Jul 2014 | No Comment ]

Share it now! No matter how much drive you have – there is one thing that will always beat it when it comes to business success.
Business is like sport: the most successful players love the game.  Successful business leaders, if they love what they do, will always go the extra mile to succeed, they will also stand up again after being knocked over and they will look at obstacles and failures as, at worst, a small blip, and at best an opportunity to learn.
However, some business leaders are driven by the …

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[ 14 Jul 2014 | No Comment ]
Pamela Orji

Share it now!Your Name and Age: Pamela Orji/43 years old
Tell us about your family: I am proudly a single mum to my inspirational 7 year old daughter Xara
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?
Prior to Hannah and Hugh, I was founder/owner of Mums with Tots , a company designed to educate and support parents with courses such as first aid and post-natal care from birth
When did you launch? April 2014
How did you get started?
This natural skincare range was inspired by …

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[ 13 Jul 2014 | No Comment ]
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Share it now!Leading business woman and star of BBC1’s The Apprentice, Karren Brady CBE, is asking the public to vote on which company makes the biggest contribution to the community, as part of the sixth annual Nectar Business Small Business Awards.
The Awards celebrate the achievements of successful small businesses and business people across the UK.  They are judged by a panel of respected industry figures including Karren Brady; Will Shuckburgh, Managing Director of Nectar; Nathan Palmer of BOC; Richard Carvell of Viking and 2013 winner and founder of Goody Good …

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[ 12 Jul 2014 | No Comment ]
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Share it now!If your child wakes regularly in the night it can leave you exhausted … and it might be their bedroom that is to blame! Children with special needs can be particularly sensitive to their environment, and a calming bedroom can help them fall asleep, and stay asleep all night. Here are five tips to help you from sleep practitioner Victoria Dawson, author of Sleep and Your Special Needs Child,  to help you assess your child’s bedroom and make it the perfect place for a good night’s sleep.
1.  Check …

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[ 11 Jul 2014 | No Comment ]
Mike & Ben Caldwell - Press

Share it now!Thriving Birmingham start up scene to benefit from £1 million seed funding boost
Startup Direct, the founding partner of the Government’s Start Up Loans scheme providing seed finance to British entrepreneurs, has chosen the thriving Birmingham start up scene as the destination for its first operation outside London.
A total of £1 million in seed finance has been designated to fund around 200 new start up businesses in Birmingham over the next twelve months, which will have a significant impact on local entrepreneurs and support the city’s growing status as …

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[ 10 Jul 2014 | No Comment ]
Richard Edwards web

Share it now!Are giveaways at exhibitions a great way to build your brand, attract footfall and generate new business? Or are they a waste of time and money that end up being ignored or simply thrown in the bin? The answer is some are some aren’t. In other words, not all giveaways are useful. So how can we make sure that your giveaways and other freebies are useful in helping to convert business? According to Richard Edwards, of Quatreus, the key is to align giveaways with your key objectives.
 Pinning down …