[ 30 Jan 2015 | No Comment ]
Daisy pizza

It’s the worst feeling in the world, when somehow the world seems to think that you haven’t done your best for your child. Parenting and guilt are synonymous, but if your child is overweight, and particularly if someone else points this out, it can feel like falling into an abyss of failure. There are some practical tips, however, that can help you and your child eat healthily together. This isn’t a magic wand, but will help your child learn healthy eating habits, one of the best inheritances a parent can …

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[ 30 Jan 2015 | No Comment ]
Daisy pizza

It’s the worst feeling in the world, when somehow the world seems to think that you haven’t done your best for your child. Parenting and guilt are synonymous, but if your child is overweight, and particularly if someone else points this out, it can feel like falling into an abyss of failure. There are some practical tips, however, that can help you and your child eat healthily together. This isn’t a magic wand, but will help your child learn healthy eating habits, one of the best inheritances a parent can …

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[ 29 Jan 2015 | No Comment ]
Alec Dobbie and Family

If you run a business that is aimed at parents, here are five tips from Alec Dobbie of Your baby Club to help you reach your target audience.

Aim to help parents – Being a parent is hard as parents they have a lot to balance: Work, household, finances, kids, their list is usually endless. Show them how you’re saving them money, making life easier, or providing the enrichment opportunity their kid needs. Let parents know you’re not just a company, you’re a partner in their crazy journey
Know that Mum is …

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[ 28 Jan 2015 | No Comment ]
Dominic-Kitchin-LR

The key to increased sales is providing a great customer experience, and the key to a great customer experience is staff autonomy.
According to Dominic Kitchin from the Science of Buying, the reason people don’t want to do business with organisations that aren’t customer focused is because it’s so difficult to do business with them!
It’s has been scientifically proven, by the Princeton Neuroscience Institute (http://www.princeton.edu/~napl/pdf/BeckKastner2008.pdf), that the brain hates clutter and complexity. You have to make it simple for customers to do business with you. Make it easy and not only …

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[ 27 Jan 2015 | No Comment ]
Alec Dobbie and Family

Your Name and Age:
My name is Alec Dobbie and I am 37.
 
Tell us about your family
 
I live in a family of 4. I am husband to my beautiful wife Nicola and Dad to my 2 boys, Jack who is 6 and Tom who is 3 ½ – For better or worse they are both like a little me.
 
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?
 
Director of my own company Dobbie & Sons, and I have developed software for the likes …

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[ 26 Jan 2015 | No Comment ]
Find out about: Franchises

Family Friendly Working is packed with articles on all sorts of topics, whether you want to run your own business, join a party plan or direct sales business, or buy a franchise. In this article, I round up five articles to take you from the research stage to owning your own franchise.  Click each link to find out more

Find out about franchising: an introductory article with all the basics about franchising
Research to help you choose a franchise: learn about market research
What you need to succeed in franchising: the key facts that will help …

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[ 25 Jan 2015 | No Comment ]
Portrait of Dave Millett

2015 has arrived and many of us are busy making resolutions for the New Year and beyond.
Dave Millett of Equinox, an independent Telecoms Brokerage and Consultancy (www.equinoxcomms.co.uk) has five telecoms resolutions that all businesses should commit to:
 

Test your Customers’ experience by calling your own company – often people’s first experience of dealing with a company is when they call them.

Whilst you can use systems to measure time to answer and abandoned calls do you know how customers are greeted when they call in?  If you use options such as ‘press …

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[ 24 Jan 2015 | No Comment ]
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Would you like to get more done in 2015 than 2014? Guildfordian meditation, mindfulness and timefulness trainer Tom Evans knows how to do so:
“Anyone who puts aside ten minutes a day to meditate will be more relaxed, happy and creative as a result.
“By clearing your mind, you make space for decision-making clarity and remove thoughts that would usually serve as barriers to your best ideas.”
Tom leads a movement called ‘Living Timefully’, which is mindfulness with time management at its core.
Tom has compiled seven time-full and mind-full ways to take control …

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[ 23 Jan 2015 | No Comment ]
Sarah Alexander LR

At the beginning of every year, our thoughts naturally turn to what we want to achieve in the year ahead – and in particular how we want to grow our business. We have been taught that to be successful we have to set clear goals and outcomes. Once set, we have to focus on those goals with laser-focused vision and work consistently towards achieving them. Giving up is not an option!
Yet, in reality approximately 75% of us do not succeed in achieving our New Year goals. This leads to feelings …

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[ 22 Jan 2015 | No Comment ]
Shweta Jhajharia

According to the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, companies with a written business plan have 50% greater sales growth and 12% higher gross profit margins than companies without them.
When you build a good business plan, it becomes clear where the opportunities for growth have been hiding. It also gives prospective investors confidence in the growth of your company so you can secure external funding, if you need to.
If you don’t have a written plan already then the new year is the ideal time to sit down and write one – …

business mums news, competition »

[ 21 Jan 2015 | No Comment ]
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To celebrate the launch of Sage Drive, SAGE is asking the start-up and small business community to share their most irresistibly sensible ways of working. Show us what helps you get through the working day – is it irresistible, is it sensible or is it irresistibly sensible?
Whether it’s working from your garden shed, having a very large coffee every morning, a fancy phone or even your business partner! Share a pic of the thing that gets you through your day to be in with a chance of winning an irresistibly sensible …