Small Business

How To Make Your Self-Employment Dreams a Reality

If you’ve dreamed of getting out of your nine-to-five, self-employment can seem like the perfect solution. Not only does it give you the freedom to work when and how you want, but it also means you only have yourself to answer to, which is why I love it so much.

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Creating A Dreamy Office Space From A Bedroom Corner

Space is a premium in my little house, and as such it has not been easy to create my dream office.
For one I don’t actually have an entire room to dedicate to the area – just a corner spot – so I’ve really had to maximise the bones of what’s available.

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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: Xero Software

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)

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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.