Small Business

Elemis Penthouse

If Carlsberg Did Work Days

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.

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Small Business Accounting For People Who Still Count On Their Fingers: Xero

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)

Lucky Gecko

Work That Works: Charlie Patteson, Lucky Gecko

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.

freelancer's festive fun

Freelancer’s Festive Fun

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.

balancing business with motherhood

Balancing My Business With Motherhood: A Disaster Story

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.