Your Baby Business

My Business is my Baby

Article by Sheila Bayliss www.lollipopcoaching.com  More and more mums are setting up as self-employed these days.  Technology has made it more possible to combine looking after the kids with looking after a business.  (How did people run a business before smartphones came along?)  But mumpreneurs also have something else going for … [Read more...]

Starting My Own Business – myHospitalBag

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Article by Karen Snyder www.myhospitalbag.co.uk myHospitalBag was created after I had my three children.  I’d always had a secret desire to create my own business and knew that once I started having kids life would become very different!  Being pregnant can be very daunting , going euphoria to panic, excitement to fear.  I wanted to help … [Read more...]

Ways To Increase Sales – Link/Cross Selling Technique

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Before I tell you a little more about this sales strategy please be aware that it has nothing to do with website links. In the past when I have talked about ‘link selling’ some people have thought I meant selling website links, this is not the case! Link selling can also be known as cross selling and here’s my description of the technique … [Read more...]

More than Daddy!

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Sponsored Post Article by Ash Taylor, Director at Tennis Whizz UK www.facebook.com/TennisWhizzUK This is a blog article from a Dad who is desperate to help mums, dads and kids get the best out of life – all from using skills that can be learnt on a tennis court. I kid you not, after spending 20 years as a tennis coach, I have learnt a bit … [Read more...]

A Guide to Company Registration, VAT, Tax and Employment

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Article by Vicky Walmsley owner of Risus Wholesale, Event Smiles and Archie’s Toy Box   What are my options with regards to setting up a business and how do I go about it? The 2 main options for setting up a business are to be a sole trader (i.e. self employed) or to set up a Limited Company. • SOLE TRADER If you decide … [Read more...]

Is Appearance Everything?

Article by Lorraine - Vos Primoris Recruitment. www.vosprimoris.co.uk “Are you posh?” This was a question I was asked about a week ago by a young boy. I am a normal everyday person who drives an average car, shops at high street stores and lives in a small flat in a North West town. I work for myself and don’t consider myself to be rich, … [Read more...]

Small Business Legal Guide – Insurance, Licences, Health & Safety, Data Protection and more

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Article by Vicky Walmsley owner of Risus Wholesale, Event Smiles and Archie’s Toy Box  In this guide I will attempt to set out some of the basic legal regulations that can affect your business. Obviously staying with the law is a must and it can be a bit of a minefield. Business Insurance Do I need it? Simple answer is yes. All … [Read more...]

A Guide to Using LinkedIn to Further your Business Network

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Article by Vicky Walmsley owner of Risus Wholesale, Event Smiles and Archie’s Toy Box In earlier articles I’ve mentioned the importance of networking and after doing a bit of research I have written the following guide to hopefully give people a little extra knowledge about LinkedIn as I think it is a fantastic way of spreading the work … [Read more...]

The 10 Deadly Sins Made By Business Start Ups

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Article by Vicky Walmsley owner of Risus Wholesale, Event Smiles and Archie’s Toy Box It is an uncomfortable fact that 4 out of 5 start businesses end in failure! This staggering statistic is in part blamed on the difficult trading situation we all find ourselves in but even in times of boom many fledgling businesses find themselves in hot … [Read more...]

Using Social Media to Get Your Business Noticed – An Introduction

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You’ve just stated a new business and now you want to get your new business and products seen by others. If you have an online presence, a website, Etsy or Ebay shop or even Facebook page then how about spreading the word about your new venture via social media? It’s free to do but you may have to invest some time and effort to get the most out … [Read more...]