Advertising a product, service, or anything else such as a website for example, has always been perceived as an exoensice exercise. Yes – a decade or so ago but tomes have changed and it is actually a lot cheaper than you may think. Here are four simple steps to great
Are you about to start working from home, or start a home-based business and don’t know what items you need to purchase to help you be as effective as possible in your new work environment? Here are some must-haves that every home office should have:
Are you all set to embark on a new business, be it online or something more traditional? If so, good for you. However, before you take the plunge, take a little time to step back and make sure you’ve really done your homework on your industry and competitors.
Advertising is key to a company’s success, particularly in the beginning when no one knows of its existence, but the cost of advertising can put small businesses off. But there are many ways to advertise your business without going bust! Find out how:
It is often said that when it comes to business, women are les likely to take financial risks than their male counterparts. Women are perceived to generally not want to take out bank loans to start or grow their business, and even when they do it is a much smaller
Working from home is something many working mums want – it’s peaceful (well it can be!), productive and you get to choose your working hours, especially if you work for yourself. If your work enables you to work from home, you’ll be joining a strong army of people who have
Setting up a home office is relatively simple – you decide which part of your home you want to work in, set your working hours and get started. But what if you have some company…a new baby to join you? Here are some tips to make it work:
Running a business and a family can be a juggle. You are constantly being pulled in both directions, and both are a priority. So how do other mums manage? Victoria Beckham recently admitted to using a chef three times a week, a housekeeper and a nanny. SO what do the
Working from home has become the reality for millions of people around the world, thanks to the internet. Our mum friends in the US have taken a lead on this, and it’s not uncommon to find a mother homeschooling her children while running a home-based business at the same time.
Not so long ago, if you needed business cards you would have contacted your local printing company, paid for then to knock up an expensive design (however good it looked) and received your ordered cards one or two weeks later. If you wanted your order completed quicker, you paid extra
Setting up a home office is one of the first milestones that lets you – and the rest of the family – know that you mean business. You’re not just spending hours on your laptop surfing or Facebooking, but are actually doing something tangible. But you don’t need to spend
Are you really ready to start an e-commerce business? Here are give questions you should ask yourself
Starting a business is exciting and nerve-wracking. Doing it right will mean taking on a lot of responsibilities and making a lot of sacrifices. It will also mean working harder than you ever have before…but you knew that already, didn’t you? For these reasons (among others), running a business is
Setting up a new business is something that can be very exciting, but it can also be a daunting process in a number of ways. One of the most worrying prospects that people face when setting up a new business is the potentially crippling set-up costs that may be involved.
If I had a pound for each person who has told me about spending unnecessary money getting their website built, and then more on the products, posters and other promotional activity without testing the waters first I’d be on a beach somewhere adding more tan to my tan! All jokes
Many a successful company starts with just one person, who creates an illusion of being a lot bigger than they really are. But when the first big contract comes in, you can change your fortunes. The only problem is, when it’s just you doing the day-to-day admin, providing the products
This is a question that we get asked a lot on Motherswhowork.co.uk, and the answer remains the same…no customers and no traffic equal no sales and no business! But many people expect to start seeing money as soon as they launch their new website – just because it’s online…often not
When it comes to internet marketing, there are some basic things that you need to avoid so that you will not waste your time or irritate your audience. These are very common mistakes that even those who are more experienced should know better about (but often forget) and if you
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, and they should be an integral part of your marketing and promotion. When it
Are you thinking of starting a business but don’t know whether to set up as a limited company or declare self-employed income to the taxman?