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[ 8 Jul 2019 | No Comment ]

The weather is improving, the Government  is pouring £1.2 billion into cycling*, yet new research has revealed that it is still only a slim few who are cycling to work, with many citing nervousness about cycling in traffic as the reason.
A survey of more than 7,600 UK adults published by Decathlon in the Decathlon Activity Index 2018, shows that only 7% of the nation is commuting to work with a bike.
Despite cities including Manchester, Cambridge and London having made drastic changes to accommodate cycling, more than 1 in 4 (26%) …

business, business planning »

[ 8 Jul 2019 | No Comment ]

As much as they’d like to, online businesses can’t read minds. They can’t possibly know what’s going on in a customer’s head when they shop on their site. Of course, every business owner would love to understand things from a customer POV, like how easy or difficult it was to find what they came looking for, whether the site UX was a pleasing experience, whether the photos and descriptions were good enough, and perhaps why a shopping cart was abandoned occurred just before purchase.
Due to the fact that online surveys …

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[ 7 Jul 2019 | No Comment ]

  by Emma Sue Prince
We live and work in a world where uncertainty and change have become the norm. Even though we have all the information we could possibly want or need at our fingertips, our inability to manage its constant flow into our Smartphones and brains renders it useless. It seems as if we are constantly distracted, overwhelmed and unhappy.
But there are skills that we each have that really can help us to be happy right now. These skills need to become an essential part of our toolkit so …

Mumpreneur Profiles »

[ 5 Jul 2019 | No Comment ]

Sharon Ottley is a 49-year old mother of two grown-up sons, and launched Sharon Ottley Accountancy Services in Hertford, north of London, in the summer of 2018. She explains how she built on her dream of her own business:“I knew the qualification I wanted to study for was offered by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, the ICB, so I looked at its website to find which tuition business it recommended.”
Sharon was no beginner in the world of accountancy, having worked in an accountancy firm where she studied successfully, 20 years ago, …

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[ 3 Jul 2019 | No Comment ]

You have showcased an impressive C.V, navigated your way through the interview stages and celebrated receiving a job role.  However, the hard work has only just begun as you approach the task of negotiating a salary.  Discussing money can seem somewhat taboo in the UK as an air of awkwardness will inevitably ensure.  The prospect of a salary negotiation can fill interviewees with dread as the discussion can reflect that of a poker tournament rather than boardroom.  Here, the debt advisory service Scottish Trust Deed present their 5 need to …

business, business planning, finance, Headline »

[ 1 Jul 2019 | No Comment ]

By Inna Kaushan, co-founder of Solna
The data of over 3million SMEs up and down the country has been analysed to find out which regions are the highest and lowest risk for freelancers and small businesses when it comes to getting paid on time. 121 areas of the UK were scored and ranked based on how quickly businesses pay their invoices.
According to the Federation of Small Businesses, 58% of their members are owed up to £10,000 in late payments from their clients. 15% are owed between £10,000 and £20,000, and an …

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[ 30 Jun 2019 | No Comment ]

  by Emma Sue Prince
We live and work in a world where uncertainty and change have become the norm. Even though we have all the information we could possibly want or need at our fingertips, our inability to manage its constant flow into our Smartphones and brains renders it useless. It seems as if we are constantly distracted, overwhelmed and unhappy.
But there are skills that we each have that really can help us to be happy right now. These skills need to become an essential part of our toolkit so …

business, business planning, Headline »

[ 30 Jun 2019 | No Comment ]

2018 saw that 70% of UK start-ups scaled up to quickly and 29% ran out of cash within their first year.  Late payment of invoices, slow financial turnover and unforeseen outgoings can have a detrimental effect on a business. However, there are many ways in which to uncover monies within a business and locate cash previously not recognised.  Here, the team at F-Initiatives present 5 ways to obtain secret cash in your business.
R&D Tax Relief
Depending on your business’s eligibility, R&D tax relief can award you with tax credits, a reduction …

Mumpreneur Profiles »

[ 28 Jun 2019 | No Comment ]

Your Name and Age:
Clare Roberts, CEO of Kids Planet Day Nurseries, aged 42.
Tell us about your family
I have 3 daughters, Isabelle aged 11, Scarlett aged 8 and Tilly who is nearly 6. I’m the eldest of 4 so am used to being around big families!
How did you get started?
Having just had my first daughter, Isabelle, I knew that my role as an Area Manager in the Pharmaceutical industry which required travelling between my home in Manchester and the head office in Northern Ireland, wasn’t conducive to family life. …

business, business mums news, Headline, health »

[ 26 Jun 2019 | No Comment ]

The average person in the UK checks their phone every 12 minutes, cementing the fact that smartphones are engrained within 21st century culture.  It is not just social media that is at our fingertips as work emails and office-based tools are just a click away.  In the quest to create a relaxed office environment, many are arguing that such a workplace culture paves the way to having no work boundaries at all.  Research from Glassdoor reveals that the average UK employee sacrifices 6.5 days of their holiday entitlement each year …