[ 29 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
Debbie Kean 10-2013

Over the last few months, we’ve featured:

Mumpreneur Profile: Samantha Grig 
Mumpreneur Profile: Jackie of Meals for Squeals
Mumpreneur Profile: Debbie of South Hill Designs
Mumpreneur profile: Louise of Boogiemites
Mumpreneur profile: Pamela of Hannah and Hugh
Mumpreneur profile: Anna of Babymoos 
Mumpreneur profile: Freelance writer Hazel
Mumpreneur profile: Katie of Cookery Doodle Doo

If you’d like to be the next featured mum, get in touch! Email antonia@familyfriendlyworking.co.uk. We’re looking for mums, dads and grandparents who own businesses PLUS people who have flexible working arrangements.
 
 
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[ 30 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
cycling friends

Share it now! We all know that being a mum is rewarding but it can also be totally exhausting and when you get a quiet moment the last thing that springs to mind is donning Lycra shorts and going running in the cold. Right?
Thanks to two pregnancies and two sons, a freelance writing career, growing blog and several house renovations as well as a husband, cat and dog, exercise has taken a back burner in my life over past eight years.
Whilst I love catching up with friends over coffee and cake, …

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[ 29 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
Debbie Kean 10-2013

Share it now!Over the last few months, we’ve featured:

Mumpreneur Profile: Samantha Grig 
Mumpreneur Profile: Jackie of Meals for Squeals
Mumpreneur Profile: Debbie of South Hill Designs
Mumpreneur profile: Louise of Boogiemites
Mumpreneur profile: Pamela of Hannah and Hugh
Mumpreneur profile: Anna of Babymoos 
Mumpreneur profile: Freelance writer Hazel
Mumpreneur profile: Katie of Cookery Doodle Doo

If you’d like to be the next featured mum, get in touch! Email antonia@familyfriendlyworking.co.uk. We’re looking for mums, dads and grandparents who own businesses PLUS people who have flexible working arrangements.
 
 
Guidelines for a profile
There are questions below to guide you BUT don’t feel that you …

business, finance »

[ 28 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
money

Share it now!Do you earn extra money alongside your regular job? Did you know that this income is most likely a taxable income, and should be declared on a Self Assessment Tax Return?
What counts as a second income?
A second income could come from:

consultancy fees, eg for providing training
organising parties and events
providing services like taxi driving, hairdressing or fitness training
making and selling craft items
buying and selling goods, eg at market stalls or car boot sales

It is quite common for people to believe that they have a ‘hobby’, when in actual fact …

business, finance, Mumpreneur Profiles, retraining, run your own business, start ups »

[ 27 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
evolution2

Share it now!Business woman and Financial Planner, Rebecca Robertson, has launched a national female financial advisor firm for the everyday women.
With financial adviser roles being dominated by men, the company’s goal is to create more opportunity for women by creating a franchise, through which women can set up their own advisory business with full support and training, and in turn provide female clients and their family’s advice on their finances.
In September the firm ran their first training course with three new advisers, growing the team to 6. Nadine Monks from …

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[ 26 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
FOR FEMAIL/FML

Share it now!Do you write? Come and join me in Hastings next month, on the 3rd of November,  and find out how to move your writing on to the next level, whether you want to finish something short, get a publishing deal, or earn your living from writing. 
Antonia Chitty is a writer and author of 20 non fiction books including How to Earn a Living as a Business Writer and Making Money Online (both Hale Books) and Blogging: the Essential Guide. She combines writing for a living with studying for …

business mums news, health »

[ 26 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
baby molly

Share it now!Molly was Mum’s first baby; she had never heard of group B Strep, nor was it mentioned during her pregnancy or labour by her health professionals. She didn’t show any risk-factors when she went into labour with Molly, and says, “It was a long labour, but all was fine.”  However, her baby daughter became very ill as result of group B Strep infection hours after she was born.
Molly was sleepy just after she was born and for the short time Mum was in hospital with her. The doctors were not too concerned at …

business, business planning »

[ 25 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
Kieran Hearty LR (2)

Share it now!Quantum physics tells us that we are simply huge clouds of atoms that interact with each other on a physical and personal level.
Kieran Hearty, author of ‘How to Eat the Elephant in the Room’ calls this ‘quarkiness’. And he believes that by understanding ‘quarkiness’ we can ensure we have a motivated team.
Quarks are incredibly small sub-subatomic particles; quarkiness concerns small, usually unintentional, sub-subconscious behaviours, mostly negative, which cumulatively have a corrosive effect on employee engagement and results.
In quantum physics, quarks are so tiny that they are almost impossible to see. …

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[ 24 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
Zoe Cunningham MD Softwire Technology FFE14

Share it now!Women Outside the Box (WOTB), the business platform for women, held FFE14, The Festival of Female Entrepreneurs 2014, at Colston Hall in Bristol. WOTB is the go-to community for women in business, with an online platform supported by offline clubs and events. These include regional City Business Clubs, and WOTB Online, a forum and networking hub.
The festival is aimed at women who own an SME, those thinking about setting up on their own, female freelancers and students. The largest of its kind in the UK, the women who came to the event made the …

business mums news, direct selling »

[ 23 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
UK DSA named best Direct Selling Association in Europe #businessnews

Share it now!The UK Direct Selling Association (DSA) has been awarded the highest honour at the European Direct Selling Association Awards, being named European Direct Selling Association of the Year. Beating off 27 other national DSAs, the UK association was recognised for its outstanding work in promoting and supporting direct selling.
The UK DSA won the award at the European Direct Selling Association Annual Conference held on 2October in Brussels. The European Direct Selling Association represents the direct selling industry across the whole of Europe.
Judges commended the UK DSA for showcasing …

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[ 23 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
Get Ahead VA wins Flexible Business of the Year Award 2014

Share it now! Get Ahead VA, founded by mumpreneur Rebecca Newenham, is delighted to have won ‘Flexible Business of the Year’ at the 2014 mumandworking awards.
The national, annual mumandworking awards reward and recognise the companies and individuals showcasing ‘how flexible working works’.  Get Ahead VA was selected as a finalist in the Flexible Business of the Year category, in recognition of the company’s active promotion of exceptionally family-friendly and flexible working for their male and female employees.
Founder of Get Ahead VA and mother of three Rebecca Newenham, said: “I am …