business, business planning, online business »

[ 7 Mar 2017 | 3 Comments ]

     In a world where everyone and everything is connected online, you ignore the power of social media to promote your direct selling business at your peril. Indeed, it’s as if this innovation was invented just for the industry. However, while you may be mad to ignore it, picking your way through the bewildering range of social media options can be baffling, but with a few top tips for a successful strategy under your belt, you can see your business boom!
 Once upon a time, when starting your direct selling business, …

business mums news »

[ 6 Mar 2017 | No Comment ]

A lycra-clad flash-mob descended on Glasgow and Edinburgh city centres last Friday with an energetic display in support of flexible working.
The stunt, organised by parenting blog MotherPukka in conjunction with workspace provider Regus, aimed to raise awareness around flexible working and its benefits – particularly to women in the workplace.
Over 400  people took  part, stretching, dancing and singing in Glasgow’s George Square to deliver the message to the morning crowds before heading to Edinburgh for a repeat performance at that afternoon outside The Royal Scottish Academy, near Princes Street.
MotherPukka founder …

business, finance »

[ 6 Mar 2017 | No Comment ]

An awful lot of small business owners find themselves working long hours. Often, it is impossible to predict workflow. Therefore, when you do have work you have no choice but to stay late to get it done. For most business owners stopping to measure the financial health of their company is not something that they can easily do, on a regular basis.
Cash flow management is essential
Not regularly taking the pulse of your business’ financial health makes it far less likely that you will find yourself short on funds and end …

days out »

[ 4 Mar 2017 | No Comment ]

Following a successful run in Madrid, The Art of the Brick DC Superheroes makes its London debut this week. The contemporary art exhibition will be shown in an exclusively built space on London’s South Bank, home to the capital’s cultural quarter. Together with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, the well-known and celebrated artist Sawaya has created the world’s largest collection of artwork inspired by DC’s Justice League, including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, alongside DC Super-Villains the Joker, Harley Quinn and more.
Through a series of immersive galleries,The Art of the Brick …

business, business planning, Headline, sell your business »

[ 27 Feb 2017 | No Comment ]

What happens if someone wants to buy your small business? If they know what they’re doing they will follow a diligence process – meaning plenty of questions for you.

Initial steps

What are they buying? Is your company co-owned, or have ownership of common assets? With family businesses, they will want to understand the business relationship between family members. They likely to want to meet your bookkeeperand whoever prepares your accounts.

Management of the business

Questions will focus around what you have achieved to-date. Are you meeting your business goals? Do you have a …

Mumpreneur Profiles »

[ 25 Feb 2017 | No Comment ]

My name is Cait Salanson and I am the Managing Director of Winchester-based catering company, The Little Kitchen Company, and the proud mother of three young children, Arthur, 8, Jack, 7, and Molly, 4.
Five years ago, I left my high profile and demanding position as a Regional Director of HSBC to turn my passion for creating delicious, imaginative, and hand-made food into my own catering business. I started off cooking my first business lunch for just four people in 2011. It was incredibly exciting to secure my first “sale” and …

business, flexible work, Headline, online business »

[ 24 Feb 2017 | No Comment ]

Scholastic Books have a new opportunity to become a Book Champion, running your own online business selling the very best children’s books at exclusive discounts. It costs just £15 to join and you will earn 15% commission on all sales: if partnering with a host, school or nursery they will earn an additional 10% in free books.
Whether you are interested in earning some extra cash for that summer holiday, or have a passion for children’s books and want to help young minds share the joy of reading, join Scholastic Children’s Books …

business, business planning, Headline »

[ 23 Feb 2017 | No Comment ]

By John Reynard, Business Counsellor and Author of ‘The Spiritual Route to Entrepreneurial Success’.
Work places work better when there is a positive and creative culture. It is the cultivation of win-win solutions where efficiency, profitability and self fulfilment march hand in hand.
However, no man (or woman) is an island so, in dealing with other people, co-creation also requires trust. If the level of trust is low, misunderstandings occur, fear, short-sightedness and selfishness take the place of reason and poor decisions get made.
So how can we overcome this and create …

business mums news, Headline, health, pregnancy »

[ 21 Feb 2017 | One Comment ]

Baby charity Group B Strep Support is urging pregnant women to make sure they’re aware of group B Strep (GBS or Strep B), and the risk it can pose to their baby.
Group B Strep is the UK’s most common cause of life-threatening infection in newborn babies, causing sepsis and pneumonia, and of meningitis in babies under 3 months. Carried normally by one in every four women, the group B Strep bacteria can pass from a pregnant woman to her baby around birth with potentially devastating consequences for the baby.
On average …

business mums news, Headline »

[ 19 Feb 2017 | No Comment ]

University of Edinburgh Business School has announced this year’s programme of events for Startup Festival 2017 next month. It’s the city’s biggest festival for entrepreneurs and students, to celebrate Edinburgh and Scotland as great places to start a business.
On 8 March, the School will present a day-long festival of entrepreneurship with 14 free events to offer inspiration, networking opportunities, skills and knowledge to entrepreneurs and students curious about their potential.
The day begins with a global debate bringing together leaders from Edinburgh and international startup hubs Lisbon, Portugal, and Waterloo, Canada. …