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Work life balance

This section is all about helping business owners and employees to achieve a work-life balance that creates long term benefits for both company and staff. It contains useful work-life strategies and ideas for companies plus tips and resources for individuals and members of the workforce.

This section also has a special focus on work life balance for working mothers and mumpreneurs, with guides and tips covering such topics as how to simplify day-to-day routines, childcare options, and balancing work and family life.

Specific topics covered include:

– Dealing with stress
– Flexible working
– Time management
– Employee wellbeing schemes
– Scheduling your days
– Maternity leave
– Digital nomads
– The importance of maintaining health and wellness
– Company culture
– Creating a work life balance policy
– Lifestyle businesses

Digital nomads: The new way of working

Here, we explore the digital nomad trend: A new wave of people who are taking flexible working to a whole new level.

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How three mumpreneurs took the plunge and started their own business

In this piece, we speak to three mumpreneurs about their experiences before and after starting their own business, and how their work-life balance changed.

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Surprise! Majority of employees and managers engage in hard work

New research has shockingly found that a majority of employees and managers engage in hard work, toiling longer than their contracted hours.

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Company owners hit by admin overload

Admin overload is leaving business decision makers feeling overwhelmed and stressed, finds research.

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How do the most famous entrepreneurs in the world stay fit?

Here's why being too busy is never an excuse to shun exercise.

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More women embracing freelancing in search of greater life balance 

The number of women starting their own business has grown by two fifths since 2010, finds research.

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Family friendly working: It’s now or never

Rebecca Bridges discusses the modern requirement to allow more flexible working arrangements for employees looking to have a family.

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Why you should take your family on a business trip 

Here, we look at some reasons why it might be a good idea to mix personal and professional life when you're away on business.

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How to stay in love with your work

Kate Russell presents advice on achieving happiness in the 2015 workplace as a business owner or an employee. 

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Career flexibility: Juggling parenthood with business ambition

Caroline Crabbe, general manager at Jo Jingles, discusses how to balance the responsibilities of work and raising a family.

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How to run a business around your family

Nicola Semple, founder of the Mum's Business Academy, shares her three top tips for managing a start-up with a family in tow.

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How I balance work and home life as an entrepreneur

E-commerce expert Simon Horton talks about how he manages to balance work and home life as an entrepreneur running his own business.

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How direct selling can help achieve a work and family life balance

In this article, Paula Gorry, UK business development manager at crafting company Stampin' Up! explores direct selling as a viable business model for mums.

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How working mums can simplify their day-to-day routine

Nicola Bird presents the case for the empowerment of more women to boost the economy with an army of flexible businesses.

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Can businesses save money on CBILS repayment costs by refinancing for a RLS loan?

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What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

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What is public liability insurance, and does it cover Covid-19 claims?

Public liability insurance can cover your small business if a third party has an accident or injury. But does public liability insurance cover claims made against your business arising from Covid-19?

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Business insurance everything you need to know

Every small business may need to be insured at some level. But which policies are must-haves, and which are optional? Edward Murray guides you through the maze