Perspectives

Working during COVID-19

Harry Compton, a self-employed gardener shares his experience of running his business continuously during lockdown, how he handles clients and what it's meant for his business.

Perspectives

Helping small businesses to safely reopen their offices after lockdown

This article by Rype Office founder, Dr Greg Lavery explains the key themes of the government’s guidelines and provides best practice actions for small businesses to help them re-open the office now lockdown has been lifted

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From one frazzled freelance parent to another: the juggle is real

Amy Rutter is a freelancer, and a parent. Like all freelance parents, the outbreak of COVID-19 had a big impact on Amy's daily routine. She shares her top tips for staying on top of work and kids – and accepting what you just can't change.

Perspectives - 5 min Read

Making the most of local suppliers and partners

Today Bread was a successful local cafe visited by the local community. Obviously the pandemic changed all that. Alexandre talks us through how they pivoted their business and found support in local suppliers and businesses.

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4 tips on handling your events during Covid-19

If you’re looking for help on what to do if your event has been affected by Covid-19, Angelica Malin co-founder of About Time Magazine shares some great tips she's learned during the pandemic so far.

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Five foundations to manage your mental health as a freelancer

As the self-employed and entrepreneurs, we’re probably one of the groups where uncertainty is already a big part of how we work. Matthew Knight, founder of Leapers shares five foundations that influence our mental health and ability to work well as modern workers.

Perspectives

Navigating your social content during a crisis

As a freelance social content specialist, and small business owner Seyda shares some great ideas for navigating your social content during a crisis

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Keeping creative during lockdown

Hayley Benoit, freelance photographer tells us how she maintained her creativity – and ways she's used her time to stay productive – during lockdown

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Marketing my business as an individual, not a brand

"Something which has been invaluable in helping us build brand loyalty is how we communicate with our customers" Joshua Uwadiae, CEO & Co-Founder of WeGym tells us how he communicates with customers as an individual and not a brand

Founder Stories

Personal stories of business founders sharing their challenges, their passion and success in starting and running a business.

Founder Stories - 3 min Read

The highs and lows of a social enterprise start-up

Alan Mahon is the co-founder of Brewgooder, a brewery with a conscience. Now that his start-up has turned two, he looks back on the pros and cons of launching a social enterprise.

Founder Stories

Dealing with personal pressures as a business owner

We spoke with Nina Clark, small business owner and founder of Nightire about her journey managing the pressures of starting and running a business.

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Business growth with Andy Holland – How to grow with little time

Taking your business up a level isn't easy. By the time you've done your day job, and all the business admin and paperwork – you've little energy left.

Perspectives

Helping you save time with quick and easy to digest perspective from business owners and general information for running a business.

Perspectives

Working during COVID-19

Harry Compton, a self-employed gardener shares his experience of running his business continuously during lockdown, how he handles clients and what it's meant for his business.

Perspectives

Helping small businesses to safely reopen their offices after lockdown

This article by Rype Office founder, Dr Greg Lavery explains the key themes of the government’s guidelines and provides best practice actions for small businesses to help them re-open the office now lockdown has been lifted

Perspectives

From one frazzled freelance parent to another: the juggle is real

Amy Rutter is a freelancer, and a parent. Like all freelance parents, the outbreak of COVID-19 had a big impact on Amy's daily routine. She shares her top tips for staying on top of work and kids – and accepting what you just can't change.

Podcasts

The Work in Progress series podcasts tracks the highs and lows of starting and running your own business. Each episode gets to grip with a different challenge of being a business owner.

40 min Listen

Work In Progress season 2 – Entrepreneurial Mindset: Innovation, change and being reactive

In this episode, Angelica Malin is joined by three entrepreneurs to talk all about mindset, innovation and being reactive to changes in circumstance, both personally and professionally.

28 min Listen

Work In Progress season 2 – Money Talks: Creating a positive relationship with cash

Money – it can be a tricky thing to talk about, but it’s a core aspect of running a business (or making the world go round…). We’re talking to two experts in this episode, diving into the conversations on spending, saving and salaries.

30 min Listen

Work in Progress season 2 – Project you: Finding your niche & building your community

In this episode we discuss how to find your focus, why it’s vital to try and innovate, and the importance of building and supporting your community.