[ 28 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]
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Over the last few months, we’ve featured:

Mumpreneur profile:Cheryl of ElizaMabel
Mumpreneur Profile: Debbie of South Hill Designs
Mumpreneur profile: Sharon of Cleanhome, Bedford 
Mumpreneur profile: Yasmine of Mykidsy
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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[ 29 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]
Jennifer grey

Share it now!our Name and Age: Jennifer Gray – age 34
Tell us about your family: Married to Jonathan, with 3 children – Isabella (10), Calum (9) and Delilah (1).
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?
For the past 15 years, I have worked for Peugeot Citroen automobiles.  I joined as a trainee on an excellent scheme that gave me day release to study for a degree which was paid for by the company.  I worked my way up through the HR department, …

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[ 29 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]
New everywoman in Retail Ambassadors announced

Share it now!Twelve female trailblazers working across a breadth of disciplines and companies – from online enterprises to high street giants – have been selected to be 2014’s Ambassadors and role models for the next generation of women pursuing a career in retail. At a time when in-store retail is thriving, the sector presents a wealth of opportunity.
With retailers’ optimism about the industry at its highest since May 2002*, everywoman believes there has never been a better time for women wanting dynamic, exciting careers to enter retail. Data from Worldpay …

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[ 28 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]
sharon-stevens-bedford-620

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

Mumpreneur profile:Cheryl of ElizaMabel
Mumpreneur Profile: Debbie of South Hill Designs
Mumpreneur profile: Sharon of Cleanhome, Bedford 
Mumpreneur profile: Yasmine of Mykidsy
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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There are questions below to guide you BUT don’t feel that you have …

business, business mums news »

[ 27 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]
Sell your business with Family Friendly Working

Share it now!If you’ve grown your own small business, it can be hard to find somewhere to sell it on when the time comes. We can help.
If you start a business that fits round the family, there can come a time when it doesn’t fit any more. Whether you want to move back into employment, or you have a new business idea that you want to test, you need to sell your business.
Family Friendly Working reaches thousands of working parents, mumpreneurs and those interested in starting to work for themselves.For …

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[ 26 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]
Review: Lego Movie

Share it now! We love Lego, and the kids really enjoyed the Lego Movie. it was great to get sent our own copy of the DVD. We were sent the DVD to review free of charge by the people at  Suppose.com.
The movie is all about Emmett, an ordinary, albeit very happy, Lego minifigure. he doesn’t realise he is ‘The Special’, and he is the only one who has the power to get the piece of resistance.
Emmett and the other master builders have to go on a mission to combat Lord …

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[ 26 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]
Mums Chicken Karahi 2

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By Zainab Jagot Ahmed
Being a working mum is hectic to say the least. I’ve been a working mum for a few years now and I can never shake the feeling that there’s ALWAYS something to do. Well, it’s probably because there IS always something to do! After a full day at work, it’s time for job number two – washing the dishes, laundry, ironing and even picking the toys up off the living room floor before the room becomes a health hazard. It never ends!
Thankfully cooking is the …

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[ 25 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]
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Share it now!Twenty seven of the most progressive employers and their representatives have been shortlisted for this year’s Workingmums.co.uk Top Employer Awards.
The employers have been shortlisted across eight categories ranging from SMEs to Family Support and Best for Dads. The Awards, sponsored by McDonald’s Restaurants Ltd, will be announced at a ceremony at London’s Soho Hotel on 4th November which will involve a keynote address by Wendy Hallett, MBE, Founder and MD of Hallett Retail, networking sessions and a Q & A with a panel of experts.
The ceremony is the …

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[ 25 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]
Join us on Pinterest and share your products and tips

Share it now!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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[ 24 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]
Paula Gorry

Share it now!Direct selling is a career option that’s becoming more and more popular; there are now 91 million direct sellers worldwide.  
Many are particularly attracted by the flexibility direct selling brings, enabling them to strike a healthy work/life balance and fit their work around their family life. In addition, the opportunity to meet new people and discuss products that they are truly passionate about are other factors that are enticing people into this thriving industry.
 Paula Gorry, UK Business Development Manager, Stampin’ Up! UK – a leading craft company which …

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[ 22 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]
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My name is Sally Huggett and I am 40. I am married to Andy and we have Daniel, 7, and Matthew, 5 and a dog.
 
Before I came up with this business idea I ran a special needs publication. Unfortunately the sponsorship for printing costs was pulled and we had to close this business venture in this current economic climate. Making the transition has been a great and exciting challenge. I have carried through a lot of my marketing strategies from one venture to another.
 
I launched Lone Coyote TV, …