[ 23 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

Self-employed new mums are suffering in silence, and we need your help to stop it.
A group of GPs have launched a campaign for fairer maternity pay for self-employed mothers, after witnessing first-hand the ‘silent suffering’ that exists in terms of mental health, behind closed doors during the first six weeks of becoming a mum who runs a business.
Can you complete this 4-minute survey http://bit.ly/surveymums to help reveal the size of the problem for the first time.
A bit of background
In the UK, self-employed women receive less maternity pay than their employed …

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[ 23 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

Self-employed new mums are suffering in silence, and we need your help to stop it.
A group of GPs have launched a campaign for fairer maternity pay for self-employed mothers, after witnessing first-hand the ‘silent suffering’ that exists in terms of mental health, behind closed doors during the first six weeks of becoming a mum who runs a business.
Can you complete this 4-minute survey http://bit.ly/surveymums to help reveal the size of the problem for the first time.
A bit of background
In the UK, self-employed women receive less maternity pay than their employed …

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[ 22 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

Technology and the ways we use it is set to disrupt society and business in dramatic ways. So, what can we do today to mitigate the risks of tomorrow?
Rohit Talwar, Steve Wells and Alexandra Whittington of Fast Future believe there are five actions governments should take now to prepare for the technological disruptions of the next twenty years:

Rethink education at every level

Success in the future will require a smart, adaptable and highly educated workforce. Indeed, many commentators and some governments anticipate that within a decade, most new jobs will require …

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[ 21 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

The UK’s only free, child-friendly, flexible work and business exhibition comes to London for the first time on 25th September. With over 60 exhibitors and nearly 3000 attendees already signed up to attend the event, being held at The Business Design Centre, Angel, this event promises to be the biggest yet for the dynamic mum duo behind the events.
Mums Enterprise Roadshow, winner of the Jaqueline Gold #WOW award, is touring the UK with the aim of showcasing the very businesses, services and support available to working mums, helping them navigate …

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[ 21 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

Paper is not a finite resource. Half a tree is needed to create a carton of printer paper. If you think that’s a lot, a University of Leicester student calculated how much paper we would need to print out the entire internet in 2015. The answer was 136 billion sheets of A4 paper. This is around 1% of the Amazon rainforest, which doesn’t sound too bad until you calculate the environmental impact of producing that much paper.
Now that your brain is officially fried, it is time to consider how much …

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[ 20 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

Whether your business is just at the ideas stage, or you’re up and running, good financial advice is vital for every business. It’s always worth talking to a solicitor and accountant to ensure you’re on the right track, but you’ll also want to be well informed yourself.
I’ve just written some articles for giffgaff money which will help, whether you’re a business beginner or looking for a refresher. Read about how to structure your start-up, and find an article on why cash flow is vital for any business and how to …

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[ 18 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

The UK’s flagship franchise exhibition will return to the NEC, Birmingham, on 13 & 14 October. The National Franchise Exhibition boasts over 100 leading brands, 60+ seminars and workshops and free professional advice.
The National Franchise Exhibition has partnered exclusively with the British Franchise Association (bfa), the regulatory body for the industry. This is the only exhibition of its kind to be fully accredited by the bfa, ensuring every exhibitor adheres to a strict set of guidelines and has proven they operate a successful business model.
Visitors have the chance to meet …

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[ 18 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

Housekeeping in a work environment is so much more than just keeping the office or factory space clean. An office that is well-maintained and safe is crucial to boosting productivity and reducing unnecessary risks. This shows how important keeping the space clean and organised really is, especially in a fast-paced market like today.
Effective housekeeping in a work environment also extends beyond putting health and safety policies in place. Yes, policies are important and they act as the base for keeping the office space organised, but practical implementations and sufficient supervision …

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[ 15 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

New research finds UK SME staff working one additional unpaid day every week, leading to stress and the urge to change career
 Employees of UK small businesses are working an average of eight extra hours unpaid every week at work and home – worth £1.6bn* to the UK’s SMEs – according to new research** from Paymentsense, Europe’s leading card payment supplier. Worryingly, 16% of those surveyed work even more hours, with younger workers (aged 18-24) averaging 11 extra unpaid hours every week.
The main reason for SME workers doing so many extra hours …

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[ 13 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

Marketing isn’t cheap, so it’s understandable that business owners look for value for money. And that leads many to pursue a strategy that targets a large audience. Which can be a mistake, says Shweta Jhajharia of The London Coaching Group
Imagine you sell petrol lawnmowers. You might be tempted to target people with an interest in gardening. But some enthusiastic gardeners live in flats and their gardening takes place on an allotment. Others have paved over their lawns to create a parking space and their gardening is limited to raised beds …

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[ 13 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

Finding a new place to live is an exciting time, but the thought of up and moving from the family home can often leave you with a feeling of uncertainty. Preparing for a new chapter in your life means leaving friends behind and changing many of the routines you have perfected over time.
Moving is a life-changing event for you and your children, and if your thinking about packing up for a new adventure, you need to be prepared!
Top tips for dealing with the stress of moving:

Research the area
Hire a professional …