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Learning from the big C

Podcast – Learning From the Big ‘C’

She’s like the new recruit at work that just blows his own trumpet and makes everything about him: Corona! You know the type – acts like he knows everything under the sun about not only the job, the industry but the world! He makes everyone believe his hype and that what he says is gospel…

We won’t get not the politics, the medical evidence, conspiracy theories or anything like that here! Not because I want to sit on the fence on those issues – I really don’t. But it’s because I want to focus on the learning outcomes. This is the one area we have some control over.

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Homeschool Working Mums: Use the '2-Minute Rule'

Homeschooling Working Mums: Use the ‘2-Minute Rule’

The two-minute rule is a time-management strategy that can dramatically improve productivity. Forget long to-do lists that create overwhelm (or self-importance!), if you really want to get things done, try this rule. You’ll eliminate procrastination and accomplish more every day.

The ‘2-minute rule’ can make an enormous difference in your life – especially if you have a penchant for procrastination. It is ascribed to productivity king, David Allen, author of the renowned Getting Things Done book.

start an online business as a multiple income stream during lockdown

Product Pricing: The Difference Between Digital and Physical Products

If there’s one lesson, we have all learnt from Coronavirus and the ensuing lockdown it is the ever-increasing importance of having an online presence and having a digital product of some sort. 

You only need to go on any social media platform, from Facebook to Instagram, from Pinterest to YouTube, to see how those brands with a digital product or service are able to sell this flexibly. For many, this digital delivery has not only supplemented their income but has caused a skyrocketing of their profits.

start an online business as a multiple income stream during lockdown

What Can You Learn About Pricing From Your Competition?

In the second part of our series on starting a business during the Covid-19 lockdown and beyond, let’s take a look at how to price your products and services – using the competition!

When you’re trying to decide how much to price your products, there’s a lot you can learn from your competitors. While ultimately, several factors will impact how much you should price your products, your competition can certainly help point you in the right direction.

The benefits of blogging

Why Starting a Blog Could Help Reduce Your Anxiety and Stress Levels

Let’s face it, things aren’t exactly plain sailing at the moment. There’s so much to worry and stress about, it’s a miracle we get anything done at all. From worrying about your health and the safety of your loved ones to going back to work, getting a refund for your holiday or even having a baby or suffering from another health condition. When the stress and strain continues to pile itself onto you, it’s only a matter of time before you buckle under the pressure.

Of course, it makes sense to reach out to your GP or your family and friends if you’re struggling with anxiety and stress. But did you know there are other ways to combat your mental issues and give your wellbeing a boost? Blogging is the perfect outlet for voicing your worries and concerns and relieving the pressure you’re under. 

start an online business as a multiple income stream during lockdown

Business Startup 101: Finding Your Unique Selling Position

Are you thinking of launching a new business? Do you wish you had an extra stream of income before Coronavirus struck, placing most of us in lockdown?

It’s not too late. This is the first of a three-part short series to help you get started.

One consideration that many working mums who want to start a business may grapple with is how to price products or services, to help determine a unique selling position in the market.

Using LinkedIn: A Must for Employees and Employers

Spread Your Wings: LinkedIn Quick Tips During Covid-19 Lockdown

Now more than ever, having a strong online presence can be the difference between sinking or swimming. With the lockdown in the UK looking like it may drag on further still, an ability to reach out to professionals online.

LinkedIn is a must for employees and business owners alike. Not only is it an effective networking tool, but it is an excellent way of staying engaged with what is going on in your industry. Here are just a few of the things you can use LinkedIn for:

5 Ways to Earn Money from Home During Coronavirus Lockdown

5 Ways to Earn Money from Home During Coronavirus Lockdown

Between usual everyday errands and work responsibilities that every woman deals with, finding a way to earn some extra cash is rather difficult. Now that there is a lockdown around the world due to the impact of the Coronavirus spread, it’s now hard to go out into the world together work, so we have to think outside the box and look for ways to make money from home.

time management hacks for mums

Time Management Hack No. 1: Outsource as Much as Possible

I’m all for being as sociable and friendly as possible. But – and it’s a big but – when it comes to time management, if you don’t nip the constant distractions in the bud, you really will suffer the consequences.

Whether you work for yourself, or in a large organisation, there will always be that one person who wants to chat all day long about everything and nothing. 

The Pros and Cons of Acquiring an Accountancy Practice

The Pros and Cons of Acquiring an Accountancy Practice

For many accountants who want to start their business, but don’t want to go through the hassle of finding clients, acquiring an existing practice might seem like a good option. It can also be a good option if you’ve been working for the same firm or company for a certain number of years and are looking for some independence.

However, while it does have its benefits, it has its drawbacks as well. So, it’s always better to look at it from as many angles as possible before you make your decision. Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of acquiring an accountancy practice.

4 Ways to Make Returning to Work After Maternity Leave as Painless (and Stress-Free)as Possible

4 Ways to Make Returning to Work After Maternity Leave as Painless (and Stress-Free)as Possible

Returning to work after maternity leave can have mixed feelings. I know this for sure because my sentiments were quite different after each of my two maternity leaves.

For our first child, I remember crying all the way to the train station. It was nothing, in particular, just the thought of leaving him with anyone, compounded by the guilt at even thinking about heading back to work, leaving my first fruits with complete strangers.

what to do after a job interview

Preparation Beyond The Interview: 4 Ways To Make Yourself an Appealing Candidate

When you’re looking for a new job – or even a first job – you’re all but certain to be inundated with tips and advice about how to perform in an interview. Some advice will concern how to dress and present yourself; some will teach you what questions to expect and how to answer them; others still will seek to depart from the beaten path and give you the interview tips you aren’t getting everywhere else. The point is, regarding the interview, you’re probably covered if you do your due diligence.

redundancy (laid off)

Redundancy – Part 1: What to Do When You Are Laid Off

Gender equality issues have come a long way since Emily Pankhurst and the Suffragettes put their lives at risk to fight for women’s right to vote. However, there are still a lot of kinks to iron out in employment law and the daily reality us working mums face.

Redundancy is just another area of concern. Pregnant working women are twice as likely to be made redundant than any other working woman. The Fawcett Society (the UK charity that campaigns for gender equality and women’s rights at work, home and in public life)  have been striving with Maternity Action to ban employers from making pregnant women redundant.

5 Top Tricks and Tips for Making New Habits Stick

5 Top Tricks and Tips for Making New Habits Stick

Imagine if everything that needs effort in life ran on autopilot; how fab would it be to have a change of pace. Not having to remember to do chores, go to the gym or exercise, get to work, and stay on top of finances and everything that keeps us up at night.

Let’s get back to reality and hope that technology meets up to our dreams of doing nothing, very soon! Unless you can get Alexa, Siri or Google to put in that daily grind for you on automate, these daily tasks are not just simply going to disappear. However, if you programme some habits into your daily routine, you can reduce much of the stress and struggle from your day.

With a little bit of discipline, we can all create new habits that require low maintenance – and what a perfect time to get started with that, at the start of a new year and new decade!

What can you do to impress your boss?

Ideas to Help You to Work Smarter and Impress Your Boss

There is no doubt that the modern work environment is a high-pressurised one. Employers are expecting more from their workers. Keeping up with their increasing demands can be hard. Many working mums soon start to feel down-hearted and over-stressed. 

If you are struggling to keep up in a demanding workplace, this article is for you. We share several tools and ways of working that can potentially speed up many day-to-day office tasks, as well as help you to achieve your work goals and produce work that’s at an even higher standard. This will help you stand out the best way)and impress your boss.