Pets

The delights of home working pets

The delights of home working pets

There’s a major drawback to having a successful blog. And it’s the way posts that are pushed down by all the new content that’s being published. Our redesign earlier this year tackled the problem to some extent by presenting content under headings that are more easily browsed. But who has time to browse much these […]

By September 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Working at home with a puppy

Working at home with a puppy

Writer Alan Williams is a regular guest author on the blog. He writes about mobile working and working at home with his dogs, Sparky and Wilson, who inspired his post Working from home with pets – healthy body and mind. Sadly Sparky passed away earlier this year, but now young Ruby has come into his […]

By September 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Miffy the 3 legged dog

Miffy the 3 legged dog

Why a 3 legged dog is the perfect home worker’s pet Today’s guest post is a joy! Social media trainer Jane Binnion describes how her daughter chose Miffy the 3 legged dog from a rescue centre. When I decided to become a self-employed trainer just over 3 years ago I decided to work from home […]

Home offices

5 ways to improve your home office

5 ways to improve your home office

We spend so much time in our home offices that sometimes they start to feel a little stale. Today’s guest post from writer and blogger Ali Lawrence suggests some ways to improve your home office if it’s become a little uninspiring: I feel so lucky to be able to work from home. I can set […]

Plants for the home office

Plants for the home office

Plants bring colour and life to your workspace and also have a favourable effect on the quality of your environment says home working editor Suzanna Henry in today’s guest post. House plants are mood boosters and bring nature close to home, the latter of which is particularly important for nature-starved urban dwellers. But there is […]

The benefits of external meeting spaces

The benefits of external meeting spaces

Working from home has many benefits, such as fitting your working hours and your breaks around your family life and other personal commitments. And most people working from home would agree that usually the benefits outweigh the drawbacks. However, when it comes to conducting meetings at home, problems can arise, which is why so many […]

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The art of the afternoon nap

The art of the afternoon nap

The idea of an afternoon nap tends to divide opinion. I’m strongly in favour of naps, and so was Churchill, to name just one famous believer, but I know some people say it makes them feel worse, not better. In today’s guest post social media trainer Jane Binnion explains why she has completely changed her […]

Homeworking update for September

Homeworking update for September

I’ve just pushed the button to send out a collection of posts from the last month. So if you’re on our list of subscribers you should have our homeworking update in your inbox now. And if you’re not, did you know that according to Freelance Advisor we’re one of
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By September 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
5 things I can’t work without – brand strategist

5 things I can’t work without – brand strategist

Home workers love to find out how others get organised and run their lives, and 5 things I can’t work without has become a very popular series. Last time Sarah Thornton of Back Room Sam shared her 5 things, which included a weakness for fluffy slippers and the importance of satnav. Today freelance brand strategist […]

By September 29, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
6 funny Twitter accounts to follow

6 funny Twitter accounts to follow

A good sense of humour is vital when you work from home. Being able to laugh at the peculiarities of life and work, and above all, at yourself, stops it all becoming too earnest. I use Twitter to keep up with the news, find good links and connect with new people, all the usual. But […]

By September 22, 2014 6 Comments Read More →
Small business insurance claims: food for thought

Small business insurance claims: food for thought

Today we’re delighted to provide the latest of PolicyBee’s down-to-earth sponsored posts demystifying the insurance business. They understand that many small business owners have a somewhat jaded view of insurers and the claim process. You might be quite surprised by these facts and figures about small business insurance claims and the payouts made this year: […]

By September 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →