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18 March 2014

Are you getting your money’s worth for your time?

Do you ever feel like you’re always doing a lot more for the money you get? If you’re a small business owner or a freelancer, you could be right!

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4 October 2013

20,000 mums have taken up a direct selling business in the past year alone

Are in need of extra cash and are thinking of a way to do this flexibly? Do you wish you could earn money in a way that doesn’t have to require a huge sacrifice on the time you spend with your family?

You’re not alone – around 20,000 mothers with young children started to ‘direct selling’ jobs in the past year fitting it around their commitments. Read More

26 September 2013

How do Chinese working women do it?

Slim, glamorous, wealthy, calm…Chinese women seem to always be on top of their game.

Their children are well behaved, and always seem to be the brightest in the class – whether it’s maths or science, art or humanities. And when it comes to sport, well the Olympics speak for themselves. Read More

2 September 2013

70% of stay-at-home mums say they can’t afford to work

saiStay-at-home mums say that the cost of childcare means they can’t afford to go to work.

The poll of 5,500 mothers found that 70% of those who did not work said they would be worse off if they had to pay for childcare so they could work. The figure rose to 74% in Scotland.

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20 August 2013

Crowdfunding: free money for your business idea

So you have a business idea but no money to make it a reality? You can’t (or won’t) ask your family or friends for help, but you still have that burning desire to launch your business idea.

Crowdfunding is the way forward. We’ve teamed up with Crowdfunder.co.uk to make it easier for you to get your project and ideas funded.

Visit our funding page today, and get the ball rolling. You’re only a pitch away from making that business idea a reality. Read More

2 July 2013

The Mothers Who Work Club – are you in?

  • Are you a mum who is struggling financially?
  • Are you always scrimping borrowing from fed up friends and family and STILL going without because you’re on state benefits?
  • Does your heart sink when the postman drops those white envelopes through your letterbox because you are being chased to pay bills and bad debts? Read More
6 June 2013

Is it a muffin top or a baby bump?

Whilst commuters rush around on their journey to work or business meetings, focusing on juggling their coffee, hand or manbag, free issue of Metro newspaper on route, pregnant women are struggling to get a seat.

Trying to avoid an elbow or just being knocked into while pregnant, with the side effects of dizziness, swollen feet and nausea during pregnancy is not something to smirk about. Read More

25 April 2013

Research shows that 70% of families in low incomes are not claiming benefits they are entitled to

There’s been a lot of publicity on government cuts since the Coalition’s budget reforms last year. But it seems that many families are just trying to get by without claiming benefits that they are actually entitled to.

New research published by Turn2us, part of national charity Elizabeth Finn Care, has found that families who could be in most need of financial help are not accessing the financial support that is available to them. Read More

20 March 2013

Budget announcement: on the path for another rift between mothers who work and stay-at-home mums?

Prime minister David Cameron and his deputy Nick Clegg yesterday confirmed that working parents who each earn less than £150,000 will qualify for childcare tax breaks worth up to £1,200 a year for each of their children from 2015, while their stay-at-home counterparts will get nothing. Read More