More Than Coffee And Biscuits Blog

Grab a cuppa and take a break! Here you'll find hints, tips and opinions to inspire you, guide you, and make you smile :)


5 ways to manage your business finances

According to a SCORE.org survey, 40 percent of small business owners spend at least 80 hours a year on taxes, payroll, contracts, and working with accountants. Despite the fact that meeting these obligations is absolutely necessary, surely there are ways in which you can better manage your business finances?

Not only will the following suggestions allow you to spend more time on other areas of the business, you should also be able to control spending and enjoy sustainable growth without taking unnecessary financial risks.

... Read the full article here


For Love, For Money? The top 5 things which motivate UK workers

What motivates us? It’s a question that defines a modern era saturated by choices. Today’s workers switch jobs after just five years and millennials stay for just two years, on average. So, what motivates the UK workforce? How can you retain talent in a fast-paced world? The answer may surprise you ... Read the full article here


Going freelance? Things you need to consider

It makes a lot of sense when you consider the benefits - you control which projects to accept, you don't have to endure the daily commute and you can be your own boss.However, it is a decision that can’t be taken lightly. After all, there are plenty of drawbacks to going freelance too - an irregular income, no holiday or sick pay, and the loneliness of working on your own.

So, here’s a list of things you should consider before taking the leap. Read the full article here


4 Ways to Get Hired When Returning to Work

From showing tech prowess to industry expertise, showing a dedication to your hobbies and learning some transferable skills, there are a multitude of ways in which you can stay ahead of the game and prove to hiring managers that you have what it takes. Read the full article here.


3 Springtime Crafts for all the Family

With so many vibrant plants and cute animals coming out of hibernation, spring is the perfect season to get inspired and do some crafting. Whether you want to bring the colour of the outdoors to your home or distract the little ones, people of all ages are sure to love the final result of your creativity. Not sure where to get started? Spark your imagination with our three favourite springtime crafts that the entire family can get involved with here


Parent Salary Calulator

Being a parent is a full time job and one that is most rewarding and fulfilling in all aspects of life. The cost of parenting however, can be a challenge we face when bringing up our children. For all of the parenting that we do, wouldn’t it be great if we were paid a ‘parents salary’? Find out more here.


There is so much fun to be had outdoors amongst nature. From exploring new settings to discovering new species of bugs and birds. Spend some quality time with the family with these Top 10 Outdoor Activities for all the Family


 

It's time to eliminate the guilt that we've not eaten an organic kale salad, done our daily run, made the house look perfect and been an amazing mum everyday since the 1st January! Read Nicky Lowe's article here


The New Year is always a time of new beginnings, a time for a change, and a time for setting new goals - you can jump on board with us this January to get hints and tips on kicking off the New Year with a New Career!


As Christmas approaches it’s the season we’re meant to be being happy, joyous and fun – it’s ‘Merry Christmas’ after all.  But for many of us it can lead to more stress and overwhelm.  I hear from so many women that get exhausted and sick at this time of year. It’s kind of ironic that Father Christmas is male, as the Christmas magic tends to be generated by us women.  Research indicates that the additional workload that Christmas brings mainly fall to the woman in a household - if you're struggling to cope this Christmas read on


Coping with Christmas and the Importance of Making Time for You…

What is it about expectations from others in the run up to Christmas? I don’t know about you, but the 25th is still a few days away and yet the deadlines are looming, the client requests are mounting and my workload feels like a giant mountain that is ever growing. And when it comes to the festive season, let’s face it, most of the time - the present buying, the wrapping and the food preparation mainly falls to us mums. Hats off to you if you have a partner who is a dab hand in the kitchen, (thankfully I have one of these) as this helps lighten the load.  Read more


Are you surviving the pressure of being a working mum?

Let’s cut to the chase, being a working parent isn’t easy, whether you’re a mum or a dad, you feel added pressure as you find yourself working two jobs.  Your first is your career, your second is your new job, the one without a job description, without training and far too commonly without support, being a parent. Let’s start by saying that no parent is perfect and there’s no single definition of what a “good mum” is read more


Take control of your finances: How to stay on top

Many of us want to get better at managing our money, but once we’re confronted with bank statements and budgeting it can be difficult to know where to start. Whether you want to start saving for something special or have a few pounds to spare to avoid going into your overdraft, this breakdown can help you better understand your money and how to stay on top of your finances. Read more 


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