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[ 22 Nov 2016 | No Comment ]

Gia Campari is one of the seven management consultants who have collaborated to co-author The 99 Essential Business Questions (published in September 2016 by Filament), and in this article he addressed the question that almost every parent faces, Family, Work, or Both?
At some stage of our lives, we all have to choose how much time we dedicate to work and how much to children, partner, family, friends or simply to ourselves. Numerous studies have shown that efficiency at work increases if we take breaks and have outside interests. New ideas …

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[ 1 Nov 2016 | No Comment ]

A report by UK Domain shows that 54 per cent of millennial mums who returned to traditional employment after maternity leave say they struggled to juggle family life with a ‘9 to 5’. Read on to find out how widow and mother-of-two Magdelena Patelka has found a profession that offers both flexibility and financial security for her family.
When Magdalena sadly lost her husband in 2014, she was still managing financially thanks to the business she set up in 2006. The success of the business has helped her to buy a family …

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[ 21 Sep 2016 | No Comment ]
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EMPLOYERS who would like to increase their staff’s productivity should allow them to work from home, new research suggests.
A study of 1,096 British workers, including those who work from home and those who work from the office, carried out by CartridgePeople.com in their SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) Workers Report, revealed that 57% believe they manage to get more work done when they are based at home, compared to when they are at their place of work.
Indeed, just 5% of workers report that working from home has a negative effect on …

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[ 7 Sep 2016 | No Comment ]
Why You NEED Diversity In The Workplace

Whether it is class, race, gender, sexuality, age or disability, there are many barriers that can – if we’re not careful – divide us. The drive for diversity is, in essence, the fight to break down these barriers and ensure that none of those factors hold people back in life.
Nowhere is that more marked than the workplace, the place where life chances are made and shaped. But diversity really shouldn’t be seen as problem for you to solve. Embracing diversity in your workplace can bring big benefits and enhance your …

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[ 7 Sep 2016 | No Comment ]

Play this game and find some of the pros and cons!
Thanks to Red Driving School for the image.

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[ 10 Aug 2016 | No Comment ]

So, you are considering a career in cleaning – but have you got what it takes?
Everybody has the ability to clean – even if we don’t want to, we have to do it to our own homes unless we want to live in filth. Then there are others who actually enjoy doing it and will clean to such an extent you could practically eat your dinner off their shiny surfaces.
But, if you want to make a career out of cleaning you need more than the ability to clean and you …

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[ 8 Jul 2016 | No Comment ]

Your family is precious, we all want the time we spend away from our partner and children to feel worth it, and for the time we spend together to be of quality. A few years ago I realised I had lost that perspective. I found myself rushing everywhere, kids hanging on for dear life, me shouting and feeling generally like I was doing a sub-standard job of all of it. That is why, when I started on my entrepreneurial adventure (and with the help of a great therapist!) I was …

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[ 29 Apr 2016 | No Comment ]
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In a recent survey, Avon looked at the top reasons why women don’t start a business:

I don’t have a business idea (32%)
No start up finance (25%)
I’m not good enough to start a business (13%)
I wouldn’t be able to do it alone with no support (10%)
I don’t have the qualification (6%) or experience

 If one of these barriers is true for you, there are lots of ways to break through.
Short on ideas? Browse this site, and you’ll find lots of inspiring ideas and business opportunities.
No start up finance – look at the …

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[ 27 Apr 2016 | No Comment ]
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A year on from the implementation of Shared Parental Leave, a new report highlights best practice in flexible working and family friendly working and shows how the most progressive organisations achieve the best results for both employee and employer. Workingmums.co.uk’s Best Practice Report 2016 underlines how good family friendly working is not just about having the right policies in place, but about creating the right culture.    The report, which is based on detailed case studies of the winners of the 2015 Workingmums.co.uk Top Employer Awards, identifies what makes a difference in family friendly working. …

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[ 21 Apr 2016 | No Comment ]

Working from home is perhaps the most family-friendly working arrangement available. It allows parents the flexibility to manage their work commitments while still spending plenty of precious time with their children. With more and more companies waking up to the benefits of flexible working and allowing their employees the freedom to work from home, more workers are discovering that simply setting up your laptop at the kitchen table doesn’t cut the mustard as a long-term solution. If you’re serious about working from home on a full-time basis, or if you’re …