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[ 7 Mar 2018 | No Comment ]
One in three side hustlers fail to declare taxable earnings to HMRC

A third of Britain’s side hustlers have admitted withholding their earnings from HMRC according to OddsMonkey.
New research commissioned by Oddsmonkey reveals that Brits are using side hustles to help cover the cost of living.
As the annual inflation rate doubled from 1.2% to 3.1% in the past year1, the average monthly wage of £1538.97 is not enough to cover the cost of living for almost a quarter of Brits (24%).
Because of this, 25% of working employees have resorted to a side hustle to earn extra money with 36% of those having 3 or …

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[ 16 Feb 2018 | No Comment ]

Many entrepreneurs have turned to the self-help industry for inspiration – and for some it has certainly been a good move. But unfortunately, like any industry there is good and bad within it. The 2016 CNN documentary ‘Enlighten us’, on the deaths of three self-help devotees, issues a warning: beware the self-appointed guru on a giant ego trip.
Increasingly accused of exploiting the vulnerable and the weak, the self-help industry appeals to a fundamental desire in all humans: to find meaning, gratification and simple solutions to life’s complexities. So potentially, almost anybody can be drawn in.
Given the …

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[ 2 Feb 2018 | No Comment ]

UK women are losing out on nearly £140 billion a year in wages due to the gender pay gap – or £9,112 each.
This year we celebrate 100 years since the Representation of the People Act gave the first UK women equal voting power – but they still do not have equal spending power.
On average, men working full-time earn £39,003 a year, compared to women’s average full-time wage of £29,891. This is because male employees tend to be paid more, reach higher positions and are more likely to work in higher-paid …

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[ 12 May 2016 | No Comment ]

My name is Dora, I am a mum of two and I have been developing a unique baby product for a few years. I came up with the idea when I struggled to give medicine to my children when they were babies.
I found 15 types of medicine dispensers: soft syringes, dummy dispensers, syringe bottles and many more but none were good enough. Some were too messy, some too difficult to use, some not suitable for babies that don’t take dummies or bottles, some simply ineffective. That’s when I came up …

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[ 9 May 2016 | No Comment ]
Top tips on how you can get the most out of your day #smarterfasterbetter

Watch our video with productivity guru Charles Duhigg to learn how a few simple steps can transform your day…and your life!
We all know that feeling of getting to the end of the day and feeling like we’ve achieved nothing. And when you’ve got 101 things on your to do list both in your personal life and at work, it’s understandable that things may get away from us.
But we also know those women who seem to be able to achieve so much in just 24 hours, from running a business to …

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[ 22 Oct 2015 | No Comment ]
Find out about: Being a Mumpreneur

Having a new baby or young family can be overwhelming, and starting a new business is all consuming. So why do so many mums do both? Despite developing flexible working legislation, many jobs still don’t offer sufficient flexibility, and some mums want the freedom of being their own boss to allow them to prioritise time with their family. Starting a business when you have baby or toddler can be a big challenge, but it is entirely possible too. Here are some pointers from Antonia Chitty of Family Friendly Working, to …

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[ 19 Sep 2015 | No Comment ]

Think of a virtual assistant – what do you see?  One of the most common stereotypes of a VA is a stay at home mum earning pin money by working in the evenings and juggling childcare.  This image has dogged the industry for many years, and it’s a stereotype that VAs find hard to shake.
Back in 2010, the VA industry’s body www.societyofvirtualassistants.co.uk first asked their members whether this was true – did they have young children and if so, did they have childcare in place?  Strangely, this myth got shattered… …

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[ 2 Feb 2015 | No Comment ]

   My name is Sarah, I’m 34 years old, Mummy to my 3 beautiful children, who are 5, 3 and 1 years old, and wife to my lovely husband , Pete.
I stopped working as a primary school teacher after having my second baby. I have loved to draw for as long as I can remember, and have a degree in fine art. I have always made art in my spare time, and I decided to try my hand at designing some greetings cards. I started with 9 different designs, which I …

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[ 19 Mar 2013 | No Comment ]
Business ideas for fitness fans

If you want to work for yourself, have you thought of training as a fitness instructor. Look fora course which enables you to join the Register of Exercise Professionals. Courses are run by Central YMCA Qualifications, Active IQ and the Keep Fit Association. If you have a fitness qualification already, fora few hundred pounds you can take a specialist training course, like those offered by Buggyfit or the Guild of Pregnancy and Postnatal Exercise Instructors.
 Case study: Liz of  www.powerpramming.co.uk
Liz Stuart trained as a fitness instructor when working in IT. She says, …

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[ 7 Mar 2013 | No Comment ]

..even if you are at home with the kids, can’t find a job or have a job but need more money.
I’ve been working for myself for 10 years, and it has been a steep learning curve to find ways to create reliable income that doesn’t leave me chained to my desk, allows me to take the holidays off AND spend time with my 3 children. Here are some of my best tips to get you started:
1.       Change the way you think. You don’t always need to find a job to …