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Office workers can suffer workplace injuries, too

When most people think of on-the-job injuries, they think of those that take place in “dangerous” jobs, such as construction, law enforcement, factory work, and the like.  And while it’s true that severe or fatal injuries are more likely to occur in environments where workers have to use heavy equipment or

5 things for your child to do instead of watching TV

TV is used by many a parent as a cheap babysitter, but it’s a double-edged sword, because children who watch a lot of TV have trouble keeping themselves entertained, which in the long run makes your job harder! If you’re trying to limit the amount of TV viewing in your

How to get started with affiliate marketing

If you are looking for quick and easier ways to make money online because you’re struggling to come up with an idea or to raise funds for your business idea, then you should certainly think about affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is basically selling other people’s products, and making a commission.

Join the Mothers Who Work Club today and get a free picket mirror (RRP £3.50)

Have you joined the Mothers Who Work Club? If not, you’re missing out on video tutorials, tips, advice, workbooks and downloadable guides that will take your online business to the next level. And if you already have a business, you’re missing out on learning how you can grow your customer

10 places to take the kids out to eat at the weekends or during the next half term

Want to know which restaurants Mothers Who Work thinks are the most family friendly? Find out with this list! Are you just about recovering from the expense of the school summer holidays and thinking about cheaper ways to please the kids this school half term?

Struggling with homework? Find out how to make homework less of a challenge for your children and less stressful for you

Are you a working mum who is struggling to make homework fun for your children, and keep them motivated? Do you feel like your child takes two, three and even four times longer than their peers? Here are three key issues and what busy working mums can do about it:

How to turn your hobby/creative idea into a viable home business

There are many entrepreneurs today who have set up a business from home selling items that they make or customise themselves. Anything from iPhone covers to jewellery can be turned into a profitable business through sites such as eBay and Etsy. But if you’re thinking of starting a creative business

Are you stressing your kids out with too many activities outside school?

We all know at least one mum who gets a thrill out of sharing the number of activities her children are involved in. Ballet, piano lessons, ballroom dancing, pottery…it’s a wonder their child has time for school. But how do you get the balance right? It is important to engage

I am more than a mother: tips on having a life while being a successful a working (and a good!) mum

When you’re a busy working mum, it can be easy to get so engrossed in motherhood that your other relationships begin to suffer. It’s not intentional, but you barely even have enough time in your busy day to take a minute for yourself, let alone return phone calls or make

Divorce and the family business: what the law says about family businesses and what happens after break up

Michelle Mone seemingly has it all – founder of the successful Ultimo bra company, married with three children and living a jet-set lifestyle which takes her all over the world to promote her business, which is worth an estimated £50m. So the news earlier this year that Mone was to

About automatic enrolment pensions: what you need to know if you employ staff

If you run a business in the UK you’ll likely to be aware of the term Now Pensions auto enrolment, as this is the main plank in the government’s controversial changes to workplace pension legislation, which is due to begin properly this year.

Business tips for single mums and lone parents

There are few – if any – roles in life harder than being a single mother. Looking after and caring for a child is hard enough, let alone doing so with the added burden of having to earn to make ends meet. Then there’s the fact that for many single

The working mum’s guide to organising a children’s party…stress free and on a budget

If you have school-age children (or nursery age children, for that matter!), the chances are your child has been invited to a party or two. And once they get a taste for it, they’ll likely want one, too. Planning a children’s party seems like a doddle, right? Remember those pre-baby

Are you a hairdresser or salon owner? Chair rentals will not be VAT exempt from Oct 1st

Hair salons are being reminded that renting chairs to a hairdresser will not be VAT exempt as of October 1st 2012 under measures announced by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

Pregnant at between 28-38 weeks pregnant? Get the whooping cough jab now

Pregnant women between 28-38 weeks pregnant are being asked to get vaccinated against whooping cough (pertussis). This is due to a sharp rise in the number of whooping cough cases in the UK, and eight babies dying from whooping cough recently.

Sponsored video: How to keep you business finances in check

Not many people can hold their hands up when asked if they enjoy keeping their financial records in order – and that’s why bookkeepers and accountants charge a lot of money to take the task off our hands.

6 ways to distribute your business leaflets, flyers and brochures and their success rates

Offline marketing methods are still important to small businesses. Even with all the hoo ha about social media, if you’re trying to target a local audience, then things like flyers, brochures, business cards etc still work! However, the best-produced brochure on the planet is going to be useless unless it

6 ways to make reading fun for kids when time is limited

Learning to read can be a challenging adventure for some children. All the pressure and expectations from the teachers and parents can sometimes put a dampener on the excitement for your child. This loss of excitement can make children lose the desire to read at all.

4 Women in Business Expo for mums in business – don’t miss out – book your free place today!

Are you a mum in business? are you a budding mumpreneur who wants to take her business to the next level? Do you want to hear from like-minded women in business who are making a success of their business? Mothers Who Work has partnered with 4 Women in Business Expo

Help! How can I start an online business with no technical skills or knowledge?

If I had a pound for every mum who thinks her lack or technical understanding, skill or knowledge means she cannot start an online business, I’d be writing this from a beach I own somewhere on an island only I knew existed. If that’s what you’ve been telling yourself, get