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[ 23 Mar 2017 | No Comment ]

Do you need tomake change happen in your business? The beauty of being in charge is that you tend to know what is going on and can influence it.   Most of the people you lead aren’t going to feel that way, unless you do something about it.
Jean Gamester from Semaphora believes that what is most important is that you make sure that those that you lead feel they are being kept informed and that they have a say too.     You’re going to need their involvement to make these changes work …

Headline, health, house and home »

[ 17 Mar 2017 | No Comment ]

Diabetes is one of the most common long-term health conditions in the UK, and it can require people to use regular medication alongside changes to their diet and lifestyle. Here’s what you need to know…
Diabetes is a serious life-long health condition that occurs when there is too much glucose – or blood sugar – in the blood stream. It is a result of the body being unable to process glucose properly.
If your blood sugar is consistently too high, it can increase the risk of a number of potentially serious health …

business mums news, Headline »

[ 16 Mar 2017 | No Comment ]

Hot-desking has seen a huge growth as a flexible working solution over the last few years. Hot-desking offers the opportunity to cut the costs of running an office by up to 30%, and it’s not hard to see why many businesses across a range of industries have been enticed by the hot-desking model.
Aside from the financial gains, with employees sitting away from their respective teams/departments, it is believed that hot-desking allows employees to build connections and create collaborating opportunities with other employees they do not often engage with. Moreover, as …

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[ 11 Mar 2017 | No Comment ]

The Fatherhood Institute is encouraging dads to go it alone, and take parenting leave to look after their baby.
In a new book published this month, academics from around the world explore fathers’ experiences of substantial ‘solo care’, finding that such dads form closer long-term relationships with their children. They relish their competence as a parent, take much more responsibility for housework and care of the home – and this period of solo caring seems to be a tipping point, offering considerable potential for greater gender equality in the home. Read …

business, business planning, Headline, sell your business »

[ 27 Feb 2017 | No Comment ]

What happens if someone wants to buy your small business? If they know what they’re doing they will follow a diligence process – meaning plenty of questions for you.

Initial steps

What are they buying? Is your company co-owned, or have ownership of common assets? With family businesses, they will want to understand the business relationship between family members. They likely to want to meet your bookkeeperand whoever prepares your accounts.

Management of the business

Questions will focus around what you have achieved to-date. Are you meeting your business goals? Do you have a …

business, flexible work, Headline, online business »

[ 24 Feb 2017 | No Comment ]

Scholastic Books have a new opportunity to become a Book Champion, running your own online business selling the very best children’s books at exclusive discounts. It costs just £15 to join and you will earn 15% commission on all sales: if partnering with a host, school or nursery they will earn an additional 10% in free books.
Whether you are interested in earning some extra cash for that summer holiday, or have a passion for children’s books and want to help young minds share the joy of reading, join Scholastic Children’s Books …

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[ 23 Feb 2017 | No Comment ]

By John Reynard, Business Counsellor and Author of ‘The Spiritual Route to Entrepreneurial Success’. spiritedentrepreneur.com
Work places work better when there is a positive and creative culture. It is the cultivation of win-win solutions where efficiency, profitability and self fulfilment march hand in hand.
However, no man (or woman) is an island so, in dealing with other people, co-creation also requires trust. If the level of trust is low, misunderstandings occur, fear, short-sightedness and selfishness take the place of reason and poor decisions get made.
So how can we overcome this and create …

business mums news, Headline, health, pregnancy »

[ 21 Feb 2017 | One Comment ]

Baby charity Group B Strep Support is urging pregnant women to make sure they’re aware of group B Strep (GBS or Strep B), and the risk it can pose to their baby.
Group B Strep is the UK’s most common cause of life-threatening infection in newborn babies, causing sepsis and pneumonia, and of meningitis in babies under 3 months. Carried normally by one in every four women, the group B Strep bacteria can pass from a pregnant woman to her baby around birth with potentially devastating consequences for the baby.
On average …

business mums news, Headline »

[ 19 Feb 2017 | No Comment ]

University of Edinburgh Business School has announced this year’s programme of events for Startup Festival 2017 next month. It’s the city’s biggest festival for entrepreneurs and students, to celebrate Edinburgh and Scotland as great places to start a business.
On 8 March, the School will present a day-long festival of entrepreneurship with 14 free events to offer inspiration, networking opportunities, skills and knowledge to entrepreneurs and students curious about their potential.
The day begins with a global debate bringing together leaders from Edinburgh and international startup hubs Lisbon, Portugal, and Waterloo, Canada. …

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[ 17 Feb 2017 | No Comment ]

International online awards, SuperAchievers opens for nominations this week, featuring two categories for working parents,‘Working Mum of the Year’ and NEW ‘Working Dad of the Year’ alongside Entrepreneur of the Year, Inspirational Achiever of the Year, PA of the Year and Boss of the Year.
Nominations are now open and entries can be submitted for free via www.pitmansuperachievers.com
SuperAchievers judge and businessmum Claire Barratt says “Recognition in your achievements is very important for growth within yourself and brings out the self-belief and confidence in a way that maybe your own support system cannot. …