[ 14 Nov 2014 | No Comment ]
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It can be hard to know if your child is eating enough, and eating the right things. In this extract from Food and Your Special Needs Child by Antonia Chitty and Victoria Dawson,  you can find out more about the right mix of food for a growing child and why a healthy diet for a child is different to that for an adult. .
As well as getting a mix of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals, there are also recommendations for the amount of food children need at different ages and stages. …

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[ 27 Nov 2014 | No Comment ]
Join us on Pinterest and share your products and tips

Are you on Pinterest?
You can find Family Friendly Working on the site – and join us in pinning to our family friendly business essentials board. Showcase your products, share your tips. Just follow the board and leave a comment below and I’ll invite you to pin too.

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[ 26 Nov 2014 | No Comment ]
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How do you react when you see a typo? Are you irritated? Do you laugh? We all react differently to mistakes, errors or defects.
According to Kieran Hearty, author of ‘How to Eat the Elephant in the Room’ this difference is important to understand if you run a business, especially one whose future depends on the motivation and commitment of its people.
Kieran calls it ‘typo intolerance’.
We are all different, but do we value these differences? We are more likely to judge the differences between us, and rarely in a positive way. …

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[ 25 Nov 2014 | No Comment ]

  Thanks to a newly launched range of scholarships and bursaries, 30 aspiring creative entrepreneurs will receive financial help toward School for Creative Startups Sheffield course, which is designed to teach, support and empower creative talent to start and grow new businesses.
Business Sheffield, the business support division of Creative Sheffield, is working in partnership with The Sheffield College and the School for Creative Startups to provide two full scholarships, which will cover the entire tuition fee of £3,500 per place and will be awarded to candidates demonstrating ambition and commitment, but …

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[ 24 Nov 2014 | No Comment ]

Your Name and Age: Catherine Green, 40 years old.
Tell us about your family: My husband is Mark and we have two sons named Jamie and Tom. Jamie is the oldest at 14 years and Tom is 13 years old.
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?  Originally I trained as an interior designer, gaining a National Diploma in spatial design form Batley School of Art and Design and then I studied for a BA (hons) in Interior Design.  Before completing my final …

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[ 23 Nov 2014 | No Comment ]

Shining a spotlight on women executives, entrepreneurs, and organizations run by women, theStevie® Awards for Women in Business announces the results of its 2014 competition.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an international competition produced by the creators of the prestigious International Business Awards and American Business Awards. The Stevie is widely considered to be the world’s premier business award.
With more than 400 businesswomen and their guests in attendance, the awards were announced at a gala dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Nations represented at …

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[ 22 Nov 2014 | No Comment ]
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A not-for-profit event designed to help British small businesses learn more about what it takes to be successful has been announced today by cloud accounting software provider, Clear Books.
The Clear Books Community Exhibition (CBCE), which takes place in London on the 6th of February 2015, is supported by Microsoft and aims to provide an inspiring and informative day of presentations, exhibits and networking opportunities to help small companies learn, overcome challenges and succeed with their ambitions.
Clear Books has designed CBCE based on the feedback from its community of more than …

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[ 21 Nov 2014 | No Comment ]
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There are 10 key strategic imperatives every business needs to understand if it’s to be successful. According to William Buist, CEO of Abelard and Founder of xTEN Club,these 10 are a solid outline of how best to approach your career as an entrepreneur:
1. Be Clear
In all of your marketing material, emails, and social media, clarity is the foundation of selling. Avoid jargon, speak in simple language and don’t assume that your prospects have an encyclopaedic knowledge of industry terms. Be concise, get to the point, and be relevant; speak in …

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[ 20 Nov 2014 | No Comment ]
Alison Taylor

New research from Turn2us, part of the national charity Elizabeth Finn Care, has revealed a stark lack of awareness of the support available through charitable grants amongst families in financial hardship, and the measures they are taking before seeking help.
Over two-thirds (68%) of Turn2us website users with children said they were completely unaware of charitable grants before finding out about this help through Turn2us. Worryingly, almost a third (32%) had been struggling financially for over a year before checking what support could be available to them.
As a result of their …

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[ 19 Nov 2014 | No Comment ]
What can you get for £7

Whether you are reading this article for yourself or for your elderly parent or relative, here are some tips to help you save money this winter. Reducing Heating Costs Small changes can make a big difference especially as winter is fast approaching and electricity bills are going to be increasing! A few ways to reduce heating costs is to either use a timer, as your thermostat will keep your home at the temperature you want or you can keep your heating on at a low temperature throughout the day. Choosing …

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[ 19 Nov 2014 | No Comment ]
Inspiring Judging panel lead the search for UK’s SuperAchievers #businessawards #mumsinbiz #mumpreneurs

With their credentials ranging from being a former Dragon in the Den providing support and investment for budding entrepreneurs; encouraging and inspiring academic success; and being recognised as one of the Top 20 Young people in the world the high profile panel of SuperAchievers judges know exactly what they’re looking for as they start to hunt for the most inspiring people working within businesses in Swindon this month.
Supporting the Pitman Training centre’s search for ‘SuperAchievers’, judges include:-
–          Hilary Devey (Businesswoman, television personality and entrepreneur as seen on Dragon’s Den and the Intern)
–          Jonny …