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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...]

I Started My Own Business To Spend More Time With My Family

I Started My Own Business To Spend More Time With My Family

Article By Becky Nowell, Maisie Lou Designs www.maisieloudesigns.co.uk Am I brave? Am I crazy? Have I finally lost the plot?! All questions I asked myself before starting this business and all questions I ask myself every single day since! I set up Maisie Lou Designs after years as working as a Senior Crown Prosecutor with the CPS in … [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...]

The legal process behind starting and running a small business

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Article by Contact Law www.contactlaw.co.uk  As a mother running a business you’ll certainly be juggling a lot of responsibilities, such as looking after children, promoting your business, managing staff and balancing accounts. Dealing with the legal side of your business can seem tiresome and inconvenient but needless to say it’s important … [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...]

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...]

How to Pick a Direct Sales Company

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Article by Christine Jolley Independent Scentsy Consultant When you’re considering working at home there’s generally two options for a legitimate opportunity, 1) Find a position with a company where you can work remotely or 2) Find a Direct Sales/Party Plan company and start your own business.   Joining a Direct Sales/Party Plan company is … [Read more...]

Two Mum’s New Business Partnership – “We decided to stop talking about it and just go for it!”

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Article by Tracy from Pickle Pie  www.picklepiecreations.co.uk Pickle Pie is the brainchild of myself and my friend Sandra Dowse. We have been friends for over 8 years now and for a long time we have talked about doing something together and then just over 6 months ago we decided to stop talking about it and just go for it! We took the … [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...]

Thinking of Starting a Business? – A Guide For Newbies

Article by Vicky Walmsley owner of Risus Wholesale, Event Smiles and Archie’s Toy Box What to sell This is the million dollar question! Basically no one can tell you what to sell, you have to come up with that one on your own. The best piece of advice is to choose a niche that interests you and gets you excited. There is absolutely no … [Read more...]

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