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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

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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How to have it all: Growing a start-up and a family, without losing either

Phil Rothwell, marketing director of SellerDeck, discusses the art of sustaining a business and a family at the same time.

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Achieving a work-life balance as a working mum 

Nicola Bird, founder of JigsawBox.com, runs a global online coaching platform as well as being a mum to her three young children. Here, she tells SmallBusiness.co.uk how she has achieved a balance that works for her.

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Being a woman in the tech sector

Béatrice Piquer Durand, of Ipanema Technologies, discusses the challenges of being a female in the male-dominated world of IT.

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Managers can’t switch off from work

Most small business owners who go on holiday are unable to leave work behind, research finds.

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Employees struggle with work/life balance 

Workers are finding it increasingly difficult to leave their job at the office, finds research.

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Raising a child while running a business – Parent Company

Motherhood is no barrier to starting a company. SmallBusiness.co.uk meets the women who have successfully balanced raising a child while running a business.

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Childcare vouchers

Offering your staff childcare vouchers could be a great way to support employees and save money through tax relief, writes Simon Moore, managing director of Computershare Voucher Services.

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Raising a child while running a business – Parent Company

Motherhood is no barrier to starting a company. SmallBusiness.co.uk meets the women who have successfully balanced raising a child while running a business.

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Childcare vouchers

Offering your staff childcare vouchers could be a great way to support employees and save money through tax relief, writes Simon Moore, managing director of Computershare Voucher Services.

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Tax and home-based businesses

As a business you can claim tax allowances. This means you can deduct a proportion of certain costs from your taxable profits and reduce your tax bill. SmallBusiness.co.uk explains.

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How to handle maternity leave as an employer

The news that an employee is pregnant can be a bit like a surprise visit from the in-laws: you might not be ecstatic about the idea but it's one of those times in life you just have to put a brave face on things.

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Changes in paternity leave laws allow mother to transfer some of her paid maternity leave

Changes in paternity laws this April will allow a mother to transfer three months of her paid maternity leave to the father. Here we ask female entrepreneurs how the new legislation will affect their businesses.

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Top start-up tips for mums

Gillian Nissim, Founder of WorkingMums.co.uk, gives her advice to mums who are looking to start a business.

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Streamlining document management for your small business

David Malan, sales director of DocuWare for the UK and Ireland, explains how the platform can streamline your document management

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A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.

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Why you need a business bank account

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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