[ 22 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

The judges of the 2019 Business Book Awards are delighted to announce the much-anticipated shortlist for this year’s event…
After reading their way through piles of brilliant entries and spending many hours in deliberation and hot discussion, the esteemed judges – including top authors, broadcasters, publishers and people from all areas of business – have whittled down this year’s entrants to a thought-provoking shortlist of books at the forefront of their field.
The winners of the 2019 Business Book Awards in each category – as well as the overall winner – …

Read the full story »
working from home
mumpreneurs
flexible work
business mums news
business

business mums news, Headline »

[ 22 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

The judges of the 2019 Business Book Awards are delighted to announce the much-anticipated shortlist for this year’s event…
After reading their way through piles of brilliant entries and spending many hours in deliberation and hot discussion, the esteemed judges – including top authors, broadcasters, publishers and people from all areas of business – have whittled down this year’s entrants to a thought-provoking shortlist of books at the forefront of their field.
The winners of the 2019 Business Book Awards in each category – as well as the overall winner – …

business mums news, Headline »

[ 21 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

One in three breastfeeding mums are being forced to use a toilet to express milk when they return to work, a new study has found.
Thousands of women encounter a shocking lack of support when returning to work, with 56 percent saying they’ve had to express milk in unsuitable places, including the staff room (18 percent), their car (14 percent) and their desk (11 percent).
As a result, 30 percent said they’ve suffered with problems while trying to express, including issues with their supply, infections and anxiety.

These difficulties resulted in 30 percent …

business, business mums news, Headline, house and home »

[ 20 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

February may have been grey and gloomy and we are all looking forward to Spring, but  new research has revealed how lighting can have direct impact on mood and wellbeing at home and in the workplace. A survey of 1,000 UK adults carried out by lighting supplier LED Hut, as part of the Brighter Britain report, found that 1 in 3 feel lighting – both natural and artificial – plays a crucial role in how they feel, encouraging feelings of comfort, security, and happiness.
More than 1 in 3 (31%) believe …

education »

[ 20 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

Considering stepping back into the educational ring with aspirations of fighting your way to the top of the career ladder? Wondering whether to study online via distance learning or at a bricks and mortar university?
You’re not alone.  
While there’s a certain attraction to studying for a degree as you lounge around in your underwear eating chips and glancing over your shoulder at Bargain Hunt or Countdown, it requires as much dedication (if not more) to succeed when compared to a traditional campus-based degree.
Both online and traditional learning have …

business, business planning, finance »

[ 20 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

Credit checks can be confusing and many of us are unsure what they entail. That is why we have put together this handy guide, covering all the info you need to know.
What is a Credit Check?
A credit check is when a company looks at your financial history in order to assess your ability to repay the debt. The information on your credit report will include how much you have borrowed, the kind of credit you have and how well you have managed your lending, e.g. if you have any …

business, business planning, finance »

[ 20 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

A late invoice payment can cause unnecessary hassle for a business. Cash flow problems, late wage payments and even a dip in company growth could be the results of a poor invoicing process.
However, there are ways to increase your chances of being paid in time and accessing finance to aid your working capital.
1. Invoice Discounting with Bad Debt Protection
With invoice discounting, your chosen financier pays you an advance on any outstanding invoices. Generally, this is at a percentage of their complete value – one which the pair of you …

days out, half term, holidays »

[ 18 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

The combination of ‘restless children’ and ‘road trip’ probably doesn’t sound all that appealing. But a road trip doesn’t have to mean spending lengthy durations of time on the road, instead you can make it into something your entire family can enjoy.

From cruising through the Peak District to spend some time at the Monkey Forest, to driving through Cheddar Gorge for a game of crazy golf, this article looks at the UK’s most family-friendly road trips.
Plan before you go
Before you head off on your adventure, it’s important to pack all …

business mums news, Headline »

[ 18 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

The people at CV Library have been asking UK workers what their ideal job looks like. The result? Flexi-time and choosing when to work your daily 8 hours is the most desired aspect of a role.

39.8% think a salary of £25,000 is reasonable, while 27.5% want a higher pay of £5,500 per year.
The majority (53.6%) would prefer to work flexi-time, choosing their eight hours between 06:00 and 18:00
Only 25.1% want to stick with the traditional 9-5
A further 38.7% would be happy with 25 days holiday, while 36.7% would want to …

holidays, house and home, travel mums »

[ 16 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

With ample green spaces, a spectacular castellated skyline, global cultural imprint and good schools, Edinburgh is one of Britain’s most desirable places to live.
And it’s also home to Scotland’s busiest airport, with regular flights to business capitals London and New York as well as Europe and the rest of the world.
The air hub’s undergone an extensive refurbishment program over the past few years — so if you’re an Edinburgh resident who’s not flown for a while or are new to the Athens of the North and looking for advice, here …

Headline, maternity leave »

[ 16 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

Mothers on maternity leave don’t find it easy, with 47% finding themselves feeling lonely during this period, and a further 85% believing big businesses should help overcome the financial barrier of returning to work by helping with childcare costs. But for those lucky enough to secure affordable, flexible childcare, actually returning to work can bring a whole host of additional worries. According to a recent survey more than a third of women felt so unsupported and isolated on their return that they considered handing in their notice and the current …