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[ 1 Mar 2017 | No Comment ]

If you have a passion for baking, and would like to turn this into a business- or already run a successful cake business, Mums Bake Cakes can offer an additional outlet . Customers input their postcode of where they would like a beautiful homemade cake delivered, and all bakers in that local area are shown- and the customer buys through the site with the order passed to the baker to bake and deliver by hand. All the bakers are fully registered and insured (Mums Bake Cakes helps people through this …

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[ 12 Dec 2016 | No Comment ]

Over 600,000 business were started in the UK in 2015, up almost 4.6% over the previous year. Unfortunately, Dave Millett of independent telecoms brokerage Equinox, is still seeing start-ups making these nine costly mistakes with regards to their telecoms:

A mobile number only on your business card.  Research shows 30% of people do not trust them and therefore will not contact them.  If you only have one mobile you also only have a single voicemail for personal and business calls.  It is all about creating the right first impression.
Using your home …

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[ 28 Nov 2016 | No Comment ]

If you’re struggling to make ends meet, or simply want to earn extra cash, why not embark on a small business venture to help boost your income? There are many things you can do to fill your wallet with cash, so take a look at these interesting ideas.
Set up a mobile company Whether you want to sell food from a little wagon or have your own portable market stall, this could be a great way to fill your spare time. While setting up a business can be testing, anything on …

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[ 11 Aug 2016 | No Comment ]

By Garry Smith, business coach at Advantage Business Partnerships and the co-author of Creating Business Advantage: Setting Up and Running A Successful Business
Perhaps the most important thing for any new business owner to realise is that you need to be ready for constant change, and the stress which can result. Change is now normal and, if you’re not equipped to deal with it, you will fall behind very quickly. However, you can reduce the stress of this by setting up a solid base of policies for your business early on, …

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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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[ 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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[ 20 Mar 2015 | No Comment ]

Having a new baby 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 new family. Starting a business when you have a newborn can be a big challenge, but it is entirely possible too. Here are some pointers from Antonia Chitty of Family Friendly Working, to get you going:

If …

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[ 11 Feb 2015 | No Comment ]
Tips on Starting  a Franchise

Starting a franchise is a big step. It is exciting: working for yourself with the support of a successful business can feel liberating, but it can also feel like there is a lot to take on board. We’ve gathered some tips from the experts, and have an essential resource for you too, whether you want to buy into a franchise or become a franchisor.
Tip 1: Make use of franchising consultants. Clive Sawyer, the franchise consultant from Business Options, sees franchise consultants as a big part of the team that any …

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[ 18 Dec 2014 | No Comment ]

The rise of the Internet has been a massive help to people looking for a more flexible way of working. It has enabled people to start their own business with very small overheads – whether you want to sell your handmade products, re-sell something mas-produced, or sell a skill, such as your design or computer programming know how.
Even if you are not actually selling online, the web makes it really easy to stay in touch with your customers via email, and order stock, stationery and necessities so much more quickly …

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[ 10 Dec 2014 | No Comment ]
Find out about: Starting Your Own Business

Family Friendly Working is packed with articles on all sorts of topics, whether you want to run your own business, join a party plan or direct sales business, or buy a franchise. In this article. I round up some of our news and advice about starting a business, to make it easier for you to find out what you need to know. 
1. We have a great series of articles on how to create and sell your own product. Loads of tips and advice to take you from the initial …