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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 …

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[ 1 Feb 2013 | No Comment ]
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[ 22 Dec 2012 | No Comment ]

All of the efforts of a Manchester-based company were rewarded this week when their nappies were awarded a Bronze Mother & Baby award.
Baba+Boo, based in Worsley, manufacture their own cloth nappies and were up against a number of large national companies for the accolade. The company picked up a Bronze award in the Best Reusable Nappy category at a ceremony at the Hilton Mayfair Hotel in London on Wednesday evening.
Eve Bell, managing director of Baba+Boo said: “We were over the moon to be recognised alongside some of the biggest names …

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[ 13 Dec 2012 | No Comment ]

When you have children, the career you had previous doesn’t always fit in with your lifestyle or you may not want to return to the same job. If you do not have any skills you could turn into a family friendly business then why not retrain. Here are 3 ideas on what you could retrain as.

Teaching Assistant. This is an ideal job if you have school age children as the hours are usually school hours with the holidays off too.You do not actually need any entry level qualifications to start …

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[ 4 Dec 2012 | 2 Comments ]

Can anyone become a mumpreneur or is it reserved for a chosen few?
One belief about entrepreneurs is that they share key characteristics and this explains their success.
Becoming a mother changes you. It’s difficult to describe in a few sentences how, but there’s definitely a shift in values and priorities for many women that comes from within. New mothers will talk of changing priorities, a stronger and clearer purpose in life, and even a complete shift in the way they wish to live. Many of the changes that seem to take …

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[ 12 Nov 2012 | No Comment ]

For many mums, the main reason for starting a business is to be able to spend more time with their families. But it’s very hard to run a business as mum to under-fives with no childcare at all. Fortunately, if you run a flexible business you can be more flexible with your childcare choices than most employees. Here are some helpful suggestions:

You can choose to do a proportion of your work in the evening when the children are in bed, or some during the day if they nap. This cuts …

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[ 5 Nov 2012 | One Comment ]

I started my first business after I had children and found that my job just didn’t fit with my new life. If you find yourself in the same situation, here are some tips to help you:

Decide what you want from a business. If you want the equivalent of a full time income you need to approach it differently from if you just need a hundred pounds a month to top up the family budget. Using party plan as an example, you may be able to supplement the family income with …