[ 21 Aug 2019 | No Comment ]

Nearly half of business owners fear they’ve held back their business by having a naive attitude towards cashflow during their company’s infancy.
Almost two-thirds (64%) of those who identified cashflow naivety as their largest regret suggested that they overspent before gaining any profit, ultimately leaving them in larger debt than they could manage.
Those in the business services, such as sales or marketing regretted their attitude to cashflow, with 65 per cent in these sectors claiming it almost ended their business venture, training providers were second most regretful (63%) and manufacturing third …

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[ 23 Aug 2019 | No Comment ]

Your Name and Age: Pamela Spence, 46
Tell us about your family
My husband Charlie is from Germany and we have a 5-year-old son. We also run a complementary health centre together in the town where we live.
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?
Before training to be a medical herbalist I worked in film and television production. It was a very demanding job with long hours. It was fun, exhilarating but ultimately exhausting and not compatible with family life. I am …

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[ 21 Aug 2019 | No Comment ]

Nearly half of business owners fear they’ve held back their business by having a naive attitude towards cashflow during their company’s infancy.
Almost two-thirds (64%) of those who identified cashflow naivety as their largest regret suggested that they overspent before gaining any profit, ultimately leaving them in larger debt than they could manage.
Those in the business services, such as sales or marketing regretted their attitude to cashflow, with 65 per cent in these sectors claiming it almost ended their business venture, training providers were second most regretful (63%) and manufacturing third …

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[ 20 Aug 2019 | No Comment ]

By Dan Kieran, co-founder and CEO of Unbound
As a career choice becoming an online content creator and influencer is popular and people can start a business in this way.  It is potentially lucrative with some influencer getting highly paid for their relevant content/followers.  However, there are surprisingly few ways for influencers and creators to monetise their audiences outside of professional endorsement and ad revenues.
In this guide, I’ve shared my top tips for monetising social media followers, while maintaining control over your personal brand.
Merchandise
You can put your branding on e.g. Mugs …

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[ 18 Aug 2019 | No Comment ]

Guest post by Pete Mugleston, Online Mortgage Advisor
These days it’s much more common for parents to spend periods of time away from the traditional office. Research by Online Mortgage Advisor (OMA) shows a third of people take a break at some point in their career and parental leave is becoming increasingly more common amongst men, as well as women. Whether it’s the mum-preneur or the stay-at-home dad, there’s a new kind of normal homeowner in town.
Despite these modern-day work circumstances, nearly one in fifth (20%) of those on parental leave …

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[ 16 Aug 2019 | No Comment ]

I am Esther Wane and I am a storyteller.  I am an actor, writer and creative coach.  I live in Hertfordshire with my husband, daughter (12), son (9) and labradoodle (1).
Until my children were born I was following the “sensible” path and was working as a Compliance Officer in London for an investment bank.  I was outwardly successful but inside I felt small, dark and lonely.  When I had my daughter and spent time alone at home with her I was faced with how unhappy I truly was.  I returned …

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[ 14 Aug 2019 | No Comment ]

Demonstrating a commitment to CSR is now an integral part of business life, however, some employees are too busy to bring on-board. Changing behaviours, adapting processes and on-boarding employees can prove tricky, so a social value monitoring tool has developed ten top tips to create social value buy-in from all stakeholders.
Social value is often generated by businesses and organisations funding charitable projects, launching a foundation, organising volunteering projects and introducing sustainability initiatives.
Impact Reporting, a CSR reporting tool which streamlines the way firms can capture and monitor pro social activity, believes …

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[ 12 Aug 2019 | No Comment ]

  by Emma Sue Prince
We live and work in a world where uncertainty and change have become the norm. Even though we have all the information we could possibly want or need at our fingertips, our inability to manage its constant flow into our Smartphones and brains renders it useless. It seems as if we are constantly distracted, overwhelmed and unhappy.
But there are skills that we each have that really can help us to be happy right now. These skills need to become an essential part of our toolkit so …

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[ 11 Aug 2019 | No Comment ]

Although managers can fall into bad habits, there are a number of ways to make sure you’re appropriately managing your employees. Love Energy Savings has published a guide listing the top 10 tips to inspire your staff. Here is some guidance on how you can ensure you’re enabling your employees to flourish.

Invest in your staff

Your employees are your strongest commodity, so it’s only right that you invest the time into helping them grow and develop their skills. Without proper attention, you’ll find your team will quickly stagnate if they’re …

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[ 9 Aug 2019 | No Comment ]

Who are you?
I’m Holly Pither, MD and founder of Tribe PR, mum blogger at PitterPatterPither, novice mummy to baby Amelia and doting wife to a police man.
What do you do?
I run Tribe PR. Tribe PR is an independent communications agency, specialising in earned media to help organisations of all sizes increase their brand advocacy. We work in partnership with both B2B and B2C brands, earning them reputation, helping them understand their audience and deepening their media relationships.
What’s the story behind your business?
I’ve worked both inhouse at HSBC and agency side …

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[ 8 Aug 2019 | No Comment ]

By Michelle Wright, founder and CEO of Cause4
 
This week, we’re celebrating 10 years as a social business at Cause4. As I reflect on where a decade has gone, with the various twists and turns of life including having two children, moving house twice and finally upping sticks to live in the country – it strikes me just how much has changed, not in my energy, ambition or commitment to the work we do, but in how different my perceptions are now about what’s important and what really constitutes a successful …