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[ 7 Mar 2019 | No Comment ]

Your Name and Age:
Danusia Malina-Derben
Tell us about your family
We are a happy family living by the coast a couple minutes from the sea. I’m mum of ten children but right now five live at home (6 year old triplets and two teen daughters).
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?
First, I was a business school academic, an Organisational Behaviour specialist and some years into my career I decided to build my own consultancy. Eventually I left academia to concentrate on …

business, finance, Headline »

[ 5 Mar 2019 | No Comment ]

By Amanda Hamilton, NALP
 Whether you work for yourself or run a small business, the most difficult thing to manage is cash flow. So, what can you do if you are owed money and the person is ignoring all your phone calls and letters?
 
Firstly, don’t panic!
 
It’s easy to start thinking ahead of yourself about the cost and aggravation of taking someone to court – especially if you have no experience of such things.
 
Stop right there. Most situations don’t end up in court but if there is no alternative, and if the …

business, business planning, Headline »

[ 2 Mar 2019 | No Comment ]

By Marco Scotti, Figaroo
With the introduction of exciting new technology in the entertainment industry generally the world of nightclubs is changing.  I predict we’ll see many more women owning and operating nightclubs as they embrace new and disruptive technologies. Without the baggage of ‘this is how we’ve always done it’ I think we’ll see more women, and in particular younger women, making a name in the club world.
Technology will shift the way the industry is run, and this will provide opportunities for women to break into the industry as …

employment, freelancing, part time work, self employment, work, working from home »

[ 28 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

It’s a hard balancing act. On one hand, there’s your responsibilities as a parent. On the other, it’s the demands of a full-time job. But it’s also a big ask to make the jump from regular paid employment to going freelance so you can fit work around your family. Despite this, there has been a massive rise in the number of freelance parents – particularly mothers – in the UK.
So, why is it now becoming more popular for parents to work for themselves?
Flexible Hours
For freelance parents, a major benefit …

house and home »

[ 28 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

A home should be the one place away from the hubbub of modern life where you can relax and feel in control. But it’s not always easy. With a whole family living under one roof, it can often be hard to control the chaos. It’s no wonder you ask yourself if your busy home will ever have a sense of order.
With the warm February sunshine suggesting that spring has sprung early this year, could there be a chance to take a fresh look at your home? It doesn’t even have …

business mums news, Headline, maternity leave, parental leave, part time work »

[ 28 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

It has been announced that mothers returning to work from maternity leave will be protected from redundancy for a minimum of six months. One in nine women stated that following their return to work after having a baby, they were either fired or made redundant. Or they were forced out voluntarily as a result of poor treatment.
This equates to some 54,000 women a year and will go above and beyond the current legal protection period of just two weeks. Charlie Rosier, mother and Co-Founder of creche integrated workspace Cuckooz Nest, …

business, business planning, Headline »

[ 26 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

By John Auckland, Tribe First
We’ve said goodbye to 2018 and after celebrating on New Year’s Eve, we’ve felt just optimistic enough to make ambitious resolutions, though experience tells us they are likely to be forgotten within a few short weeks. Rather than recommending you neglect Netflix in favour of a gym membership or give up your favourite tipple for kale smoothies, I’ll give you something better: five reasons that show why 2019 is the year your business should use crowdfunding.
 Fundraising via crowdfunding rather than banks is seen as more viable …

education »

[ 25 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

As a parent, it’s quite normal for you to constantly put the needs of your child or children first. You are constantly worrying and considering what is best for them and their future, which means your own needs often get pushed aside. If you have been feeling like you wish you could advance in your career, or even make a career change but just don’t have the educational background to make it happen, then it may be time to think of going back to school. And here’s the really surprising …

holidays »

[ 25 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

Holidays are important in families.  It gives you all the chance to bond and enjoy some quality time together and get away from everyday stresses and strains. Because of this, there can then sometimes be added pressure to make everything perfect, from booking the right hotel – to making sure the correct swimming costumes have been packed.  We’ve put a list of some top tips that could help you have the perfect holiday.
Think about the Kind of Holiday you Would Like
What kind of holiday would you like as a family? …

business, business mums news, Dadpreneur profiles, flexible work, Headline, opportunities, part time work »

[ 24 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

A large number of dads are considering changing jobs to have greater flexibility, with many saying employers are still not aware that modern families have changed, according to a survey to celebrate the launch of the new Workingdads.co.uk website.
The survey shows 73% of dads are considering searching for a flexible job and 16% are actively looking for one. The Workingdads.co.uk site has been launched to offer new flexible jobs to dads and as a place where dads can keep informed about and debate issues relating to being a working dad. It will also provide …