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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.

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.

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.

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Why You Need More Women in Your Marketing Team

Although women are now increasingly visible in various sectors in society, they still need more seats at the table. In many other areas, women seem invisible. In the absence of women, some things could go wrong. Hence, it is crucial to consider the presence of women in these areas to…

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Everything you need to know about Public Liability Insurance

With life often pulling us in all manner of different directions, juggling family and business can often be one of life’s greatest challenges.

But, if you have landed on my blog, you’re already nailing work, business, money and being a mum! After all, anyone can turn their talents into a business and do what they love, even if you are busy nurturing your little ones. You just have to have the drive and determination to turn your vision into a reality.

Weekendvy and the lies told about the weekend

It’s not often we get a survey sent to Mother Who Work Towers that make me chuckle. In this case, my fit of giggles was in the knowing that some of the results must be true!

The years of working in the media and cringing whenever someone asks what my weekend was like, and the truth is that is was filled with child or baby-related activities I knew would bore most people to hear about, but was a special moment for me and my hubby.

Pregnant? How to start earning extra money before your maternity leave

Firstly, congratulations are in order! If it’s your first child you’ll know doubt have a mix of excitement and a ting of nervousness every so often – life is about to change, for the better! If this is not your first child, you know what to expect during the pregnancy and the mix with work, but you’ll no doubt be wondering how to make the room in your life (and purse!) for the addition to the family.

Which social media platforms are right for your career or business?

STOP the time wasting: Which social media platforms are right for your career or business?

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As enticising as it may be to spend every waking hour spying on your colleagues’ LinkedIn profile to see how you can trump them on a job promotion, or looking at your competitor’s Facebook page to see how many comments they’re getting for posts, when it comes down to it, it’s just unfeasible to spend your every minute of the day doing it.

Nine clever money hacks every working mum needs to know

When it comes to cash, every working mum who is serious about making money should be on top of her bank balance. You don’t need to be a Scrooge or an investment banker to know how to take care of your money, you just need to know how to make your money work for you.

These simple and clever money hacks will help you take charge of your money and start making your money work harder for y.

How to be a smug and happy freelancer or business owner

It’s a dream for many, but somehow you’ve managed to go freelance or set up your own business. Hurrah!

But what all your friends and observers don’t see is how you often struggle to get some structure and enjoyment into your day. While they wish they could ditch the monotonous 9-5, you miss some aspects of it.

So what now? Do you throw in the towel and go back to the hard grind, under the thumb of an ungrateful boss or inflexible employer? No – here are some tips to rescue your working life before anyone notices.

Four reasons why rejection is good for you…

We all want to feel liked, and loved, but it’s just not feasible that everyone gets the job interview of business contract they ever apply for.

If you’re rejected for a job you apply for, or lose a bid for a business-related contract don’t take it personally. It doesn’t mean that prospective employers and clients think you’re a loser – it just means that one didn’t work out. There will be others.

Mums are throwing in the towel and going freelance…find out how you could, too

The number of mothers ditching the corporate ladder going freelance or self employed has rises by 24% in the past two years. And the reasons cited for this change is for more flexibility (69%).

Flexibility and work-life balance are words that have been batting around for years. But for many mums, office politics and a long-hours culture in the workplace can make this unachievable.

If you’re thinking about dipping your toe into the world of freelance, here are some things to consider:

How to kick-start your freelance career

If you went back to work today feeling the blues, are you in the right job/career?

If you’re feeling of resentment are more than just relishing the opportunity the bank holiday has given you to spend time with your family, then maybe you should start evaluating the way you work. Have you thought of going into the world of freelance?

The ‘How to Kick-start your Freelance Career’ guide will hold your hand every step of the way.

Dropshipping and wholesale guide: how to get the products you need to get your business started

Selling products is often one of the first sources of income that mums who want to make extra money consider. Whether it’s selling Avon, or actually buying products in bulk to sell to friends and family, selling products is a good way to make money.

Dropshipping and buying at wholesale is an area that is often considered, too. But they can seem like a bit of a minefield if you don’t know where to look.