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Home working and the dreaded GCSEs

Home working and the dreaded GCSEs

It’s THAT time of year, and households throughout the land are coping with the fall-out of GCSEs. Trainer Jane Binnion describes how working from home allows her to help her teenage daughter during a particularly stressful time: I’m aware that many parents choose to work from home when there is a new arrival in the […]

Routine

Word to the Wise – PAT testing

Word to the Wise – PAT testing

Do you provide electrical equipment for clients, visitors, staff or anyone else? If so, you need to make sure it’s safe to use. During my cleaning business days I used to collect all the Henrys from the offices we cleaned and take them to the electrical shop for PAT testing. Today’s Word to the Wise […]

What's in Your Bag?

What’s in Your Bag? The PAT tester

What’s in Your Bag? The PAT tester

We haven’t had a poke around a home business owner’s bag lately, and our survey is already showing that you’re as curious as we are to know how other people work! So I’m delighted to introduce Richard Ayre, who is a PAT tester, and has agreed to show us the tools of his trade. Click […]

Inspiration

How to improve your home working satisfaction

How to improve your home working satisfaction

Are you beginning to get a bit fed up with your job or business? Today’s sponsored post from Oxford Open Learning suggests ways to get more home working satisfaction: If you’re not happy with what you do, you can rest assured you’re not alone. According to a survey led by NatCen Social Research, UK workers […]

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Work from home highlights, June

Work from home highlights, June

Yesterday our regular round-up of the latest posts went out to subscribers. If you didn’t get it, now’s your chance to catch up with the work from home highlights of the last month: When I was at school we were shown a film about the office of the future, a place where everything would be […]

The advantages of a second phone line

The advantages of a second phone line

In a previous post Vonage explained how a separate business line helps you maintain boundaries between home and business life, and promotes a more professional image. And today’s sponsored post looks at how a second phone line also gives you more presence across the world, and keeps you in touch when travelling: Appear geographically local […]

Garden Office Spotlight – garden buildings for home working

Garden Office Spotlight – garden buildings for home working

Garden buildings are a major investment, and will change the way you work from home. Our monthly Garden Office Spotlight is a sponsored feature that aims to show you some of the latest garden buildings designed in the UK. Click on the images to see them full size. Garden Spaces ‘Garden Spaces build a large […]

Insuring your garden office

Insuring your garden office

Despite the recent weather, spring is here, the season when home workers start to plan a garden office. There are lots of things to think about when you make such a big purchase. Fortunately we have PolicyBee on hand in today’s sponsored post to give some straightforward advice on insuring your garden office: You can […]

Cafe coworking at Forward, Frome

Cafe coworking at Forward, Frome

The freelancers and home workers here in this little Somerset town of Frome are very fortunate. Not only do we have the library and numerous cafes, but also a number of coworking spaces* where freelancers and home business owners can go for a change of scene. The first to set up was The Old Church […]

Word to the Wise: organising paperwork

Word to the Wise: organising paperwork

Professional organiser Cassie Tillett joins us today for our occasional series Word to the Wise, in which experts share their know-how. People often tell me they can’t take a photograph of their office for the galleries until they clear up all those piles of paper. After reading Cassie’s tips for organising paperwork you’ll have no […]

Choosing the right colours for your home office

Choosing the right colours for your home office

One of the benefits of working from home is having total freedom when it comes to designing your office. You can choose whichever furnishings you fancy, and you’ve got complete control over your décor. Today’s sponsored post from Calibre Furniture explains how your productivity can benefit from the right choice of colours for your home […]