Tag: 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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A Beginner’s Guide To Blogging: 11th November

If you have ever felt the urge to have your own online space, this is for you: starting a blog can be the catalyst to so many things. If you’re looking to expand your business it can work as a platform to launch off, if you’d like to put some welly behind a writing career it can be your portfolio, and if you want to build a community it’s a wonderful way to start. Whether you love the call of crafting words or have a budding business idea, a blog is a sensible and cost-effective place to start.

Camilla Brown, Collagin

Work That Works: Camilla Brown, Collagin

When I first met Camilla Brown I knew she was destined to do something other than the static PR job she was in. But back then I had no idea that would mean a riproaring career in booze and a more-than successful appearance on Dragon’s Den! I talk to her about her journey to the den via the world of Gin.

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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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My New Blog (By Alice, aged 32 and a half)

When I started writing this blog 8 years ago, spending hours ruminating on my pregnancy piles and predilection to chew on flannels, I had no idea it would become my full-time job. But times have changed and so must I – this is what’s happening next.