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Have an idea that could make £millions? You’re not the only one

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A third of Brits reckon they are sat on an idea which could ‘make them millions’, according to research backed by a training entrepreneur who was once PA to Ryanair founder Tony Ryan. And most believe the expense of modern living, a lack of time and busy family schedules are the main barriers to them bringing their […]

350,000 Brits to call in sick on National Sickie Day

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Recent UK productivity improvements may well take a tumble today on what’s become colloquially known as National Sickie Day. The Employment Law Experts predict that approximately 350,000 people will call in sick, costing the economy around £45 million in wages, lost hours and overtime. Online accounting software company FreeAgent – which provides software for freelancers, micro-businesses and their accountants […]

Stress and financial pressures of self-employment taking toll on families

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The financial stresses and pressures of self-employment are taking their toll on family life, according to the latest report from Scottish Widows’ think tank the Centre for the Modern Family. Findings of ‘Self-employment and the Family’ show that one in five relatives of a self-employed worker (20%) report increased stress levels in their household due […]

Hyperactive people more likely to become an entrepreneur

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New research from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) finds that those diagnosed with hyperactivity, one of the main symptoms of ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – are more likely to be an entrepreneur. Too often hyperactivity is associated with low job performance and a greater chance of becoming unemployed rather than offering […]

Top work-life balance tips for VAs and entrepreneurs

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Last year, more than 4.6million people decided to become their own boss. According to a recent study by the Government Equalities Office, 10% of the female population in the UK is considering starting their own business. The nation has the entrepreneurial bug. It’s a rewarding lifestyle, but a challenging one, according to Edward Poland, Co-Founder […]

Millennials cite ‘lack of control’ over their working lives

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Nearly half (48%) of millennials feel they ‘lack control’ at work, with 18-34 year olds keen to get more flexibility in their working lives, according to new research from St James’s Place Academy, the training and development arm of the FTSE100 financial services company. The prolonged squeeze on younger people’s earnings is also reflected within […]

Brits would make their hobby their job

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Almost nine-tenths of Britons have considered taking up their hobby as a full-time job, according to new research. A survey of 1005 people published in The Hobbies, Dreams and Jobs Report, carried out by beabetteryoucourses.co.uk, found that 89% of Brits have considered making their pastime their full-time job. Sports-mad Brits are most likely to consider […]

How to design your perfect home office

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Thinking about taking the plunge and becoming a virtual assistant? You’ll need a space in which you’re comfortable and can be productive. Designer Makini Regal Brereton recently gave the Design Sponge blog her top tips for creating a home office you’ll want to work in. Choose a light space Find the brightest area of your […]