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  • Shifting economy + work life balance = more home workers – Pt2

    Posted November 27, 2012 by Vivalution

    In Sheelagh’s last post she wrote about the rapid increase in the number of people working from home, either as self-employed or as working for a company.  But why, exactly, is home working on the rise? The reasons behind what can truly be called a working revolution are diverse. And t...

  • Why more and more people in the UK are working from home - Pt1

    Posted November 22, 2012 by Vivalution

    This week Sheelagh Caygill has written part one of a two part blog post for Vivalution. Sheelagh runs Creative Wave, a PR and content development company based in the North of England.  You can find her website here. Imagine waking up one day and not having to spend 30 or 40 minut...

  • Web design & marketing advice for shops and small businesses

    Posted August 23, 2012 by Paul Bond

    I’m often asked by potential clients for advice on how to launch their business online and where best to spend money on marketing. With this in mind I’ve covered some points that will hopefully save you a lot of time, money and disappointment. I’ve only touched on a few areas but h...

  • Working and Managing Your Children

    Posted August 11, 2012 by Lynette Hammond

    Many of us choose to work from home in order to spend more time with the family or simply to avoid sending children to a child-minder. The dream of being on hand to look after your kids while earning a living sounds blissful. However, the reality can be a lot less harmonious and result in large am...

  • Giving up career but not giving up work!

    Posted August 9, 2012 by Josephina Bond

    On a rare but welcome night out with my friends, one of whom I hadn’t see for a while asked what I was up to since I resigned from my job to have my baby 17 months ago. I surprised myself with my response, because for the first time I summarised my activities and frankly I actually like where...

  • 5 Short Daily Tasks to Ensure You Grow and Stay On Track

    Posted July 24, 2012 by Lynette Hammond

    We can all do with some useful tips and reminders to keep us on track when working from home. In a busy office it’s easier to keep in the swing of things with the boss breathing down your neck. Work colleagues also help to keep the momentum rolling along smoothly, giving you a heads up when ...

  • Do You Remember When? My top 5 retro office references...

    Posted July 18, 2012 by John Forester

    The modern office – a beacon of productivity, creativity and, err... procrastination. Our desks are surrounded by gadgets to make our life easier, but it seems to me that as fast as these time-saving electronic marvels are invented, there’s an equal amount of toys and apps to distract an...

  • What Makes you Happy?

    Posted July 9, 2012 by Lynette Hammond

    Working from home doesn’t suit everyone, and unfortunately there is no real way of knowing if it’s for you until you try it. The negatives and positives depend on your own personality, your ability to be self-driven and motivated and your home environment. Would Working From Home Suit...

  • Finding the Right People to Collaborate With

    Posted June 25, 2012 by Lynette Hammond

    In most businesses there is only so much you can do on your own. Finding the right people to work with can be difficult but it's a part of growth which is enevitable as time goes on. There are plenty of people out there looking for work but how can you be sure you won’t regret the decision of ...

  • 5 Musts to Manage Your Holiday

    Posted June 12, 2012 by Lynette Hammond

    With the summer holidays just around the corner many families are looking forward to some precious time off. Small business owners can find this to be a stressful time. Unlike working for an employer it’s almost impossible to simply finish work on the Friday and forget about what you need to...