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5 tips for starting a work from home technology business

5 tips for starting a work from home technology business

With two colleagues Joel Beverley launched Rotacloud, the online rota software that saves management time and minimises staff shortages. His guest post sums up the most important lessons he’s learnt over the last 18 months about starting a work from home technology business: When going into the technology industry the natural place for most freelancers […]

By February 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Just another Massive Monday!

Just another Massive Monday!

Finally everyone’s back at work after the long Christmas and New Year break. And after Black Friday and Small Business Saturday comes Massive Monday! No, surprisingly that’s not a reference to the average body size after all that festive eating and drinking. It’s the first Monday back at work after New Year, and apparently the […]

Organising a freelance Christmas party

Organising a freelance Christmas party

Yep, working from home means no annoying colleagues and an escape from the dreaded office politics. But when the festive season rolls around, you may feel less than celebratory on your own in your home workspace. So why not organise a get-together for fellow freelancers? Christmas is the perfect excuse to take some time off […]

By December 16, 2014 1 Comments Read More →

Isolation

Ways to avoid isolation working from home

Ways to avoid isolation working from home

Being driven mad by spending too much time alone? Create your own ways to connect with likeminded people. (No networking required!) Yesterday I had a Skype call with Holly Worton of Socially Holistic to record a podcast for her popular series of interviews with women in business. Holly asked me what I consider to be […]

Bath Jelly on film

Bath Jelly on film

Now on a screen near you – Bath Jelly filmed by The Guardian The latest video on The Guardian Small Business Network – Bath Jelly attendees talk about the benefits of Jelly and what happens at a Jelly coworking event. When the editor of The Guardian Small Business Network asked me about a Jelly her […]

Do you dread networking?

Do you dread networking?

How to enjoy networking more Networking – does the very word strike fear into your heart? Lots of home workers tell me they feel they must go networking but dread it. Because so often they’ve had to endure sales pitches. And worst of all, the ‘meerkats’, who keep looking over your shoulder when you’re talking […]

By November 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

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Pet Fursday – Buster

Pet Fursday – Buster

Buster works with Steve Barton of Krasnaya Dolls: Steve adopted Buster and his sister Barbie from the RSPCA when they were about 4 months old. They had been named Forest and Felicity, but Steve’s daughter renamed them. Steve says: ‘Buster helps out by keeping the paperwork warm and keeping the work force happy with purrs […]

By February 26, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Pet Fursday – Sydney

Pet Fursday – Sydney

Sydney works with Claire O’Meara of The Lifestyle Kitchen, who says: Sydney is a 2 year old Bearded Collie and they are such playful, sociable happy dogs. He loves showing off when people come over by chasing his tail and jumping on and off the settee throwing his toys in the air. He is a […]

By February 12, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
How to sleep better – despite work worries

How to sleep better – despite work worries

When you work from home it’s all too easy to still be fretting about a difficult client or tricky project when it’s time for bed. Or maybe you can switch off during the evening, but find that these issues come back into your mind at bedtime or that you wake in the early hours worrying […]

Finding the ideal live/work space

Finding the ideal live/work space

Over the last few years the options for home workers searching for their ideal live/work space have mushroomed. Today’s sponsored post from Black Brick Property Finders looks at the possibilities: Actually living the work-from-home life is often very different from the magazine lifestyle we originally aspired to. The work/life balance can end up completely shot, […]