Homeworking? Here’s how to be more productive…
Aug04

Homeworking? Here’s how to be more productive…

How many times have you heard someone state they get “far more done” when working from home? It’s easy to relate to this statement, as you’ve not got any of the distractions associated with an office based environment. However now that working from home is seemingly the new norm, how do you ensure you really are being more productive when working where you live? A few years ago now I wrote my Top 10 tips on successfully working from...

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Improving your education: Basic business skills
Oct07

Improving your education: Basic business skills

What one characteristic unites the most successful people in business? It’s the fact that they know they still have more to learn. Pursuing a career as an entrepreneur is a process of continual growth, and it’s never more important to focus on learning than when you’re right at the start of your career. If you have a strong idea but don’t yet have all the basic business skills you need to turn it into reality, it’s important to know...

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How Multi-Channel Marketing Can Put Your Small Business On The Map
Mar15

How Multi-Channel Marketing Can Put Your Small Business On The Map

Are you a busy parent with a small craft business that you run in between parenting? Many busy moms manage to find the time to be both a parent and an entrepreneur, this is by no means an easy feat and knowing how you can market your business effectively can save you a lot of time and stress. We all know that a business has to be seen on the internet to be successful in the digital age that we are living in and this is where...

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School Holidays – Bad for Business.
Apr01

School Holidays – Bad for Business.

And so Work-From-Home parents up and down the country are facing the barrel of the Easter Holidays. I read this week that 70% of new businesses are started by women – and I suspect most of that is driven by the need to find an income that fits comfortably around family life. It’s exactly why I started LittleStuff fifteen years ago – I had been made redundant, and could not find a job that would pay enough to...

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Mighty Mug (anyone with a desk NEEDS this mug. Powered by magic it is)
Dec11

Mighty Mug (anyone with a desk NEEDS this mug. Powered by magic it is)

So far this year I have killed a keyboard, a mouse, a Wacom Pen Tablet (*cries* that was an expensive death) and countless pieces of Very Important paperwork.How? Coffee. I know, I admit it.I. Am. Clumsy. Having a mug of coffee on my desk is like an open invitation for a hot brown liquid lake to launch itself at the nearest Important Thing. If it’s connected to an electrical supply? So much the better. So imagine my glee when I...

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Mumpreneurs? This is what Staples had to say…
Oct05

Mumpreneurs? This is what Staples had to say…

You probably noticed that earlier in the week a got a le-e-e-tle bit riled up about the use of the word Mumpreneur. It looked a bit like this…   Well, it was triggered by a few companies who all happened to land in my inbox in the space of half an hour – and Staples was one of them, for running a ‘Mumpreneur of the Year 2012’ competition in conjunction with Netmums. It’s actually a totally fantastic...

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