Working for yourself

  • Can You Work While On Maternity Leave

    Can You Work While On Maternity Leave

    This is a question that many people ask. Here is a quick view as to your rights while taking your maternity leave. If you are in receipt of Maternity Allowance or Statutory Maternity Pay, you can work up to a maximum of 10 KIT days ( keeping in touch days) without losing your benefit. Whether

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    Getting Sacked - Know Your Rights

    Getting Sacked – Know Your Rights

    If you face being sacked from your job then you need to know your rights. While you deal with the financial and emotional trauma of being fired, it’s important to know where you stand. Dismissal Employers are obliged to give you a valid reason for your dismissal and act reasonably under the circumstances. They must

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    Could I Be An Entrepreneur

    Could I Be An Entrepreneur

    The term ‘Entrepreneur’ often makes us think of uber-rich and successful business folk, who have built up their businesses from scratch through blood, sweat and toil. Management gurus and industry leaders would have us believe that such individuals all possess a very specific set of personality traits, whom have all followed a similar path, dedicated

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    Thinking Of Starting Your Own Business

    Thinking Of Starting Your Own Business

    Since the start of the financial crisis there has been news story after news story about workers losing their jobs. However, one in six startups are established following redundancy, so while it might seem like a financial nightmare at the time, it could be the perfect opportunity for a fresh start. Thousands of people set

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    Bullying and harassment at work

    Bullying and harassment at work

    If you’ve ever suffered at the hands of a workplace bully then you will be all too aware of how devastating their actions can be. While workplace nastiness can be overt, it more often manifests itself in subtle ways, that can be hard to pin down and difficult to counter without sounding petty. Self-esteem and

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    Balancing work and home life

    Balancing work and home life

    For many working parents, balancing work and home life can seem like finding the Holy Grail. It isn’t easy juggling a successful working life with a happy family home. On one hand, you want and need to earn money, have a role outside of the family and boost your self-esteem. On the other hand, you

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