Being self-employed can be a tricky game. I never underestimate the fact that I have the freedom to be around for the kids – one of the reasons I always wanted to work this way – but it can be such a lonely business.
In life I always think people fall into one of three camps: you’re either great at words, great at numbers or incredibly creative. And, as someone who has just written a book and struggles to draw a stick figure, you can probably guess which team I fall into. So here’s how I manage my accounting (while still adding up on my fingers)
It’s been 6 years in the making, but my online shop has finally arrived! And to celebrate I’m giving away a tshirt bundle, worth £40.
Charlie runs the educational box company Lucky Gecko and is so very passionate about encouraging children to learn in a way that’s interesting for them. A former personal tutor, read on to find out how she’s thrown her years of teaching knowledge into her business.
It can be a bit of a lonely life, the one of a Freelancer. I generally work from home and the odd member’s club or coffee shop, so many a time have I become so frustrated with my lack of human interaction that I’ve wandered into John Lewis or Costa to run a simple errand only to talk the hind leg off whichever poor person I find behind the till.
I always think the most inspiring women-in-business stories arise when life circumstances lead to new…
Today I’m supposed to be travelling into London to speak on a panel at the Festival of Marketing with three incredibly inspiring women. Instead I’m on the sofa in front of a looped Spider-man, nursing a 5 year old’s tummy bug. The subject of the panel? Making business and motherhood work harmoniously. The irony of this situation is not lost on me.
It’s always important to have many an impossible dream in life, I reckon. As I…