[ 29 Apr 2016 | No Comment ]
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In a recent survey, Avon looked at the top reasons why women don’t start a business:

I don’t have a business idea (32%)
No start up finance (25%)
I’m not good enough to start a business (13%)
I wouldn’t be able to do it alone with no support (10%)
I don’t have the qualification (6%) or experience

 If one of these barriers is true for you, there are lots of ways to break through.
Short on ideas? Browse this site, and you’ll find lots of inspiring ideas and business opportunities.
No start up finance – look at the …

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[ 29 Apr 2016 | No Comment ]
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In a recent survey, Avon looked at the top reasons why women don’t start a business:

I don’t have a business idea (32%)
No start up finance (25%)
I’m not good enough to start a business (13%)
I wouldn’t be able to do it alone with no support (10%)
I don’t have the qualification (6%) or experience

 If one of these barriers is true for you, there are lots of ways to break through.
Short on ideas? Browse this site, and you’ll find lots of inspiring ideas and business opportunities.
No start up finance – look at the …

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[ 27 Apr 2016 | No Comment ]
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A year on from the implementation of Shared Parental Leave, a new report highlights best practice in flexible working and family friendly working and shows how the most progressive organisations achieve the best results for both employee and employer. Workingmums.co.uk’s Best Practice Report 2016 underlines how good family friendly working is not just about having the right policies in place, but about creating the right culture.    The report, which is based on detailed case studies of the winners of the 2015 Workingmums.co.uk Top Employer Awards, identifies what makes a difference in family friendly working. …

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[ 25 Apr 2016 | No Comment ]
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The world of business is moving from that of jobs, of tasks performed for money, to the world where what we do, and how we do it, is valued by the contribution made and the manner of its making – says William Buist, founder of xTEN Club.
In the 1990’s, when PCs began to appear and email (and the Internet) became pervasive, the speed of business accelerated significantly. It became much more of a team game. Where once the exceptional stood out by what they knew and how they applied it, …

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[ 24 Apr 2016 | No Comment ]
Mum and Working Awards

Don’t delay and enter the National mumandworking Awards 2016!
This year’s awards and NEW academy are hosted by NatWest at RBS, 250 Bishopsgate, London on October 11 2016. The events are supported by some amazing business mums to include Sarah Willingham, Caprice Bourret, Janey Lee Grace and Kelle Bryan as well as a top panel of some of the UK’s leading mumpreneurs!
Why should YOU get involved? You’ll be part of an awesome, inspiring, motivating and memorable day in the heart of the City of London. You will meet amazing fellow business …

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[ 22 Apr 2016 | No Comment ]
Review: Gousto meal delivery service #foodonfriday

If you’re like me, you can get fed up with cooking the same meals over and over again, so it was great to be asked to review a meal box from Gousto.
The basic concept is that you pick you recipe – for two or four people, and up to four recipes a week. The nice people at Gousto put all the ingredients in a box for you and deliver it. Fresh food that needs to be chilled comes in wool insulation with icepacks so the food can be left somewhere …

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[ 21 Apr 2016 | No Comment ]
Storebox Guide To Working From Home

Working from home is perhaps the most family-friendly working arrangement available. It allows parents the flexibility to manage their work commitments while still spending plenty of precious time with their children. With more and more companies waking up to the benefits of flexible working and allowing their employees the freedom to work from home, more workers are discovering that simply setting up your laptop at the kitchen table doesn’t cut the mustard as a long-term solution. If you’re serious about working from home on a full-time basis, or if you’re …

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[ 21 Apr 2016 | No Comment ]
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Help for self employed businesses. Don’t miss out on valuable support from HMRC. Running a business is complicated so HMRC wants to help by making online tax support available. Many thousands have already benefitted from our help by joining our webinars. Why not join us to find out more about how to correctly claim allowable expenses, good record keeping, simple accounting and much more. No special equipment is needed to take part – just click on the link to sign up and receive an invitation to join. It’s that simple:
25 …

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[ 20 Apr 2016 | No Comment ]
Emma speaking

Emma Jones, founder of small business support network Enterprise Nation is working with Avon to inspire 50,000 new digital entrepreneurs throughout the UK. She shares her tips to get started in business here: ‘Business is all about taking lots of little steps towards your goal. The first, which is the decision to become your own boss, is the most important. Base a business on doing what you love and it will never really feel like work.
‘My top tips for anyone thinking of starting a business are as follows:
Have a plan
When …

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[ 19 Apr 2016 | No Comment ]
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We are making a brand new documentary series for a major national broadcaster that follows people as they relocate to start a new life and a new business. This is an aspirational show, propelling people to follow their dreams. It could be running a pub, setting up a surf school or their very own bakery, or it could be taking the reins of a farm. We want to showcase the amazing lifestyle business opportunities out there and show what it takes to make a new business a success.
 We are …

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[ 18 Apr 2016 | No Comment ]
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So, we’ve made it. The kids are back at school, and the struggle to juggle becomes just that fraction easier, but with two bank holidays, polling days, inset days and half term on the horizon, here are some tips on how a busy working mum or dad can get through the holidays.
Firstly … make a plan to work. How much work do you need to do, when do you need to do it. Sometimes there are events that can’t be avoided – I had a four day conference last week, which …