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[ 20 Mar 2019 | No Comment ]

Networking events for mums with businesses have been around for many years and meet a need. When my kids were young I couldn’t make the local chamber of commerce or BNI breakfast meetings – seven in the morning was a busy time and I couldn’t easily run out or find someone else to look after the children.
There are many different organisations and individuals running this sort of specialist event now, from informal coffee and business chat with friends where the children can come to, through more official monthly networking events …

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[ 20 Mar 2019 | No Comment ]

Single people within the professional community have little notion of the responsibilities associated with parenthood. In the past, taking on the role of a full-time parent would generally force an individual to put his or her career on hold for an indefinite length of time. This would often prove to be very frustrating and in some instances, financial hardships could arise. However, the advent of the Internet has given rise to an entirely new host of opportunities for those with the vision and the discipline. Online retail sales is a …

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[ 17 Mar 2019 | No Comment ]

SMEs which receive EU-guaranteed loans significantly outperform those that don’t, in areas including asset, sales and productivity growth, according to a new research report from emlyon business school and Politecnico di Milano School of Management.
The report assesses the short and long-term economic effects that EU guaranteed loans have on beneficiary firms. These loans were provided to SMEs under programs funded by the European Commission and managed by the European Investment Fund (EIF).
Fabio Bertoni and Anita Quas, professors of finance at emlyon, and Massimo G. Colombo, professor of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial …

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[ 13 Mar 2019 | No Comment ]

Apply now for a fully funded short programme at Catalyst: the South of England’s most successful accelerator for early stage businesses.
Southampton Science Park has revealed details of its Catalyst programme for 2019 and has announced that applications are now open for this sought-after accelerator for business start-ups.
Catalyst is a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs with an early stage business – or an ingenious idea for one – no matter whether they’ve been in business before or not. Valued at up to £15,000, the scheme is fully funded for successful applicants.
 
On completion, …

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[ 9 Mar 2019 | No Comment ]

A sense of belonging is just as important a retention tool as good pay and benefits, according to Dr Ali Fenwick of Nyenrode Business University.
This is because identifying with the team, leader, brand and organisation is paramount to workplace commitment as well as work performance.
Fenwick says: “The world of work is changing rapidly and we are seeing increasing numbers of professionals choose to become contractors or work remotely. For businesses, creating a committed workforce in today’s rapidly changing and digitalised environment requires the development of a social contract which doesn’t …

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[ 28 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

It has been announced that mothers returning to work from maternity leave will be protected from redundancy for a minimum of six months. One in nine women stated that following their return to work after having a baby, they were either fired or made redundant. Or they were forced out voluntarily as a result of poor treatment.
This equates to some 54,000 women a year and will go above and beyond the current legal protection period of just two weeks. Charlie Rosier, mother and Co-Founder of creche integrated workspace Cuckooz Nest, …

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[ 24 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

A large number of dads are considering changing jobs to have greater flexibility, with many saying employers are still not aware that modern families have changed, according to a survey to celebrate the launch of the new Workingdads.co.uk website.
The survey shows 73% of dads are considering searching for a flexible job and 16% are actively looking for one. The Workingdads.co.uk site has been launched to offer new flexible jobs to dads and as a place where dads can keep informed about and debate issues relating to being a working dad. It will also provide …

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[ 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 – …

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[ 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 …

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[ 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 …