Self Employed

Taking a career break or sabbatical

If you’re desperate for a break from work, there are a couple of options open to you. If you’re lucky, your company may offer a sabbatical. Or you could take a career break – which basically means resigning from your job to explore other avenues. Here we take a look at the two options in

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How Facebook can help your business

If you run your own business, you might not realise how useful Facebook can be. As well as being a tool for sharing family photos, it’s also a great way of building up a loyal following and promoting your business. Source of information When potential customers are searching for information about a business, they will

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Can I look after a friends kids

Finding a childminder you like and trust can be tricky, so if you have a good friend who is able to take care of your kids it can seem like the perfect solution. For stay-at-home parents it can be a great way to help friends out and even earn a little cash on the side.

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Coping with redundancy

You may have known it was coming, or perhaps it was a complete shock, but the fallout from redundancy is the same. It can have devastating effects on self-confidence, self-worth, and on the financial practicalities of life. Learning to cope with the new status-quo as quickly as possible will aid recovery from the shock, and

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Attending a business exhibition

One of the most powerful ways of marketing your company these days is by attending a business exhibition. These are great for generating interest in your business and you could even get a really good return on your investment. In order to do this however, you need to understand how to attract passers-by to your

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How to become a mystery shopper

If you love to mooch your way along the high street shops and try out new places to eat, then becoming a Mystery Shopper could be the perfect job for you. Many businesses are keen to keep a close eye on how they come across to the public, and have discovered that the most reliable

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