[ 21 Jul 2016 | No Comment ]
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With the Brexit result we know there is a huge split in how people in Britain feel about Europe – and therefore bound to be a few heated discussions in workplaces, kitchens and pubs across the UK. So how do we turn conflict, which seems like a bad thing, into a good thing? Here Jean Gamester of Semaphora shares her tips on creative conflict – whether it’s about Brexit or other challenges at work or at home:
Bring it out in the open
Unaddressed conflict can eat away at a relationship and …

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[ 24 Jul 2016 | No Comment ]
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See-saw, Marjorie daw…Johnny shall have precisely the length of 1 Peppa Pig episode to do ALL THE THINGS!
Yup, we’ve all been there. And when you are running a microbusiness, you don’t have the luxury of being able to plan your income and fork out for childcare on the basis of work which may or may not materialise. So your business survives on snatched minutes whilst the kids watch TV, begging for a few hours babysitting from relatives, or you burning the candle at both ends and working whilst they sleep.
Except …

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[ 21 Jul 2016 | No Comment ]
Jay Surti LR (1)

With the Brexit result we know there is a huge split in how people in Britain feel about Europe – and therefore bound to be a few heated discussions in workplaces, kitchens and pubs across the UK. So how do we turn conflict, which seems like a bad thing, into a good thing? Here Jean Gamester of Semaphora shares her tips on creative conflict – whether it’s about Brexit or other challenges at work or at home:
Bring it out in the open
Unaddressed conflict can eat away at a relationship and …

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[ 18 Jul 2016 | No Comment ]
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Watch our video featuring Jeff Brazier as he gives his top tips on how to boost your child’s perception of your ‘cool’ factor.
To the shock of parents around the nation, recent research conducted by Beko reveals that mums have officially been voted cooler and “more fun” than dads. More than three quarters of the nation’s children polled thought that mums officially pip dads to the post in the fun stakes, with more than half insisting that she was more of a laugh than dad.
However, ironically when parents were asked to …

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[ 15 Jul 2016 | No Comment ]
Mumpreneur Profile: Emma of Bambini Lingo @bambinilingo @ideastree #mumsinbiz #specialoffer

Your Name and Age: Emma Boardman Magliocchetti, 42 yrs old.
Tell us about your family: I’m been married to my husband Nick for 6 years and we have a 4 year old son, Luca. Oh, we also have 2 wonderful British Shorthair cats called Rocky and Lulu.
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?
Before marriage and a child I was a serial entrepreneur, always popping up with new ideas and concepts, however the idea that I could do something successful again within the …

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[ 14 Jul 2016 | No Comment ]
John Reynard HR

The state of our business reflects the state of our mind. When we feel positive and our head and heart are aligned, we attract positive results. Every time we pursue negative thoughts, they get reflected back, usually in the form of problems. John Reynard, entrepreneur and author of ‘Spiritual Route to Entrepreneurial Success’.  John followed spiritual principles to build a highly successful and profitable business and continued to use them in order to sell the business. He believes that by understanding and applying Spiritual principles in our business we attract …

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[ 13 Jul 2016 | No Comment ]
Fascinating facts: The Progress of the Conveyor Belt

Just over a century ago, in 1913, car maker Henry Ford brought in the machine that would revolutionise mass-production – the conveyor belt. Since then, it’s become one of the cornerstones of our industrial life and the conveyor belt is used in many more applications than Ford ever dreamed about!
Ford wasn’t the first, though
Although we often look to Ford when we think of mass-production and belts, he wasn’t the first to introduce this piece of equipment. The late 18th century saw rail yards and mines using somewhat primitive – but …

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[ 11 Jul 2016 | No Comment ]
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By Chantal Cooke, author of ‘The Authority Guide to Marketing your Business Book’
For family friendly businesses, writing a book or creating an information product can be a great way to promote the business and bring in additional income while you spend time with your children. But only if you put some effort into marketing it.
So here are five easy ways to get your marketing on track:

Start early. As soon as you decide to write the book start telling people. If you use social media then talk about it there, tell …

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[ 8 Jul 2016 | No Comment ]
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Your family is precious, we all want the time we spend away from our partner and children to feel worth it, and for the time we spend together to be of quality. A few years ago I realised I had lost that perspective. I found myself rushing everywhere, kids hanging on for dear life, me shouting and feeling generally like I was doing a sub-standard job of all of it. That is why, when I started on my entrepreneurial adventure (and with the help of a great therapist!) I was …

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[ 6 Jul 2016 | No Comment ]
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You’ve got a great idea. You’ve got the passion and the commitment. You’re ready to start to start your own business. So what do you need to do first? Daryl Woodhouse, CEO of Advantage Business Partnership and co-author of ‘Creating Business Advantage: Setting Up and Running a Successful Business’ has some advice for every start-up whatever their great idea:
1. Do your market research. It might be a great idea but is there a commercial market for the product or service?
2.  Ask yourself: do you have the knowledge, experience and muscle (both influence …

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[ 6 Jul 2016 | No Comment ]
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Pregnant women are not being told about group B Strep – yet it’s the biggest cause of severe infection in newborn babies (and the major cause of meningitis in babies under 3 months). Fewer than 50% of pregnant mums have even heard of group B Strep, and of those, only a third learned about it from their health professionals. This is not good enough. When pregnant mums know about group B Strep, most of these serious infections in newborn babies can be prevented. Prevention is better than cure.
 
Until informing pregnant …