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[ 7 Jan 2019 | No Comment ]

If you count yourself among the millions who has started up your own business over the past year or two, it is almost certain that the business plan you so carefully crafted included some fairly impressive growth plans. What many startups fail to fully appreciate, however, is that growth is not a simple, linear process of more sales leading to an increase in turnover and a more healthy bottom line.
Setting up the infrastructure
A large proportion of businesses are web-based and operate perfectly successfully from the business owner’s home. As the …

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[ 7 Jan 2019 | No Comment ]

Getting an acceptable yield from any investment has been an enormous challenge over the past decade or so, since interest rates ground almost to a halt, both in the UK and across the wider western world.
This has caused investors to think hard about their investment strategies in two very particular ways. One it to look at innovative investment types that would have seemed beyond the purview of the casual or private investor 20 years ago. The other is to ensure that when they do invest, they do so in the …

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[ 7 Jan 2019 | No Comment ]

…with more than a third of mums in debt because their ex-partner hasn’t paid child maintenance, study shows.
New research has revealed that when parents split up, mums often find themselves struggling to cover their basic living costs, with 39 per cent taking out loans or relying on their overdrafts to make ends meet.
A staggering quarter of mums said they don’t receive any regular financial help from their child’s father, leaving them to cover the cost of raising their child by themselves.
Half of mums said that their ex’s contribution isn’t enough …

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[ 5 Jan 2019 | No Comment ]

By André Roque, Homeit
Whether you want to rent out a room or a whole flat or house on Airbnb the idea of earning some extra cash is appealing. However it can be surprising time consuming.  It’s not just cleaning and washing but responding to enquiries, checking guests in and out and handling other administration.
And, in some countries, you have to register your property as a short-term rental business, issue invoices and/or report guests’ identities to comply with local regulations.
So here are my tips to help you make money from you …

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[ 3 Jan 2019 | No Comment ]

Working in the winter time is a little different to the summer months because, as an employee, you’re dealing with different elements. It’s likely to rain more, and rapidly falling temperatures often turn rain water to ice when it doesn’t disperse down the drain system fast enough. Roads, entryways and goods in delivery depots all present an increased risk of accidents on the job. It’s also easier to get sick in the wintertime too.
Here are some tips on how to avoid getting sick or injured at this time of year.
Avoid …

business, business planning, finance, Headline »

[ 3 Jan 2019 | No Comment ]

By Inna Kaushan, co-founder of Solna
Sending out clear, concise, well-designed invoices is very important if you want clients to deal with them quickly. Making it easy for your clients to pay you is necessary to get you paid on time.
Good invoicing can be achieved quickly and to help you here is our handy guide:
 
What should an invoice include?
An invoice is an important accounting document that requests payment in return for goods or services.  This means an invoice should always include:

The word ‘invoice’
The date of issue
Your name or your business …

Mumpreneur Profiles »

[ 2 Jan 2019 | No Comment ]

Hey I am Rebecca Lockwood a Master NLP Mindset Coach and the founder of The Female Entrepreneurs Network. I’m 28 years old and have been in business and sales since the age of 18.
Tell us about your family
I have 2 little girls born in 2015 and 2018 and I married my prince charming in 2016! My family have been a huge why for me starting my business and keep me going in the right direction.
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the …

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[ 1 Jan 2019 | No Comment ]

By André Roque, Homeit
With emergence of short-term rental websites, such as Airbnb, the hotels market creating has been rapidly disrupted and an entirely new economy created, practically overnight.  There are over 168,000 active Airbnb listings within the UK, plus a range of businesses have sprung up offering management, and other services such as laundry, cleaning etc, making hosting less arduous.
It is still early days. Many hosts still advertise on a single website and rely on manual processes to manage their bookings. Industry experts believe that the short-term rental market will …

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[ 29 Dec 2018 | No Comment ]

By Tomas Zalatoris, Clouder
Third party sellers sell their products via sites like Amazon – rather than from their own website. Amazon gains revenue without stocking additional products. It also provides sellers with a platform, with a proven ‘footfall’ – and no need to set up their own ecommerce site from scratch.
Despite the dominance of Amazon and eBay we’ve seen many niche marketplaces start and succeed in recent years. They offer alternatives to more generalised platforms that may not have as much focus on seller and customer support, or may …

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[ 28 Dec 2018 | No Comment ]

Workers who are offered the option of flexible working are benefitting UK business, taking less leave and working at increased levels of productivity, according to research.
A study compared the productivity of 1,500 workers who set their own hours or working location against 500 who are not doing so.
Flexible workers said they felt they worked effectively for more of a typical working day than those working a traditional ‘nine-to-five’.
However, three-quarters of flexi workers say they’d be reluctant to leave their current place of work, if a new one didn’t allow the …