Part time working, flexible hours and job sharing

life as a freelance editor

What is a mumpreneur?

The Only Way Is Essex might have catapulted phrases like ‘well jel’ and ‘totes amaze’ into our lives but what is a ‘mumpreneur’ and where did it come from? It has certainly found its way into the English dictionary and as more and more mums are discovering their entrepreneurial streak, it’s a term we are

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Should my company be limited?

Should my company be limited?

Should my company be limited? A question many of you will ask when venturing out to the world of self employment. Setting up a business on your own can be a daunting process that requires courage, time and the patience to wade through some of the paperwork required to turn your dream into a reality.

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Should I rent an office or work from home?

‘Should I rent an office or work from home?’ – If you’re a small business this is probably a debate you had with yourself when starting out. Maybe you’ve grown your business and are now thinking about whether to invest in office space or continue working at home. What are the advantages and disadvantages of

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Getting a work life balance

Getting a work life balance can be pretty tricky – Picture a hippo and a mouse sat on a seesaw. It’s fair to say that the little mouse would be petrified, and squeaking and screaming for the hippo to get off… If your work-life balance feels like an exceptionally  unfair balancing act and you can see

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The Office Fridge – don’t forget to use it!

You’ve done it again: By the time you’ve got the kids ready for school, packed their bags, packed their lunches and hustled them out of the door, you realise you’ve forgotten to feed yourself. The prospect of a long day at the office looms, you’ve got important meetings, an incredibly busy schedule, and once again,

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Be proud to be a working parent

You should be proud to be a working parent right? It’s not always so easy… I spotted the bullies across the playground, but it was too late – they were huddled around the school gate, and there was no escape. I’d have to walk straight through the middle of their gang, and I knew it

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