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Out of office: embracing remote working

Callum Adamson, founder of Distributed – a platform that lets businesses use remote teams on demand – reckons businesses and their bosses can benefit from embracing remote working. Here he shares his experience and advice.

We’re here to support you and help keep your business moving during the Covid-19 outbreak

It’s a challenging and emotional time for us all - and we want to reassure you that the team at Asto is fully equipped and ready to support you and your business where we can.

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From ‘crazy’ idea to mainstream cool

Tessa Clarke, co-founder of OLIO a food sharing app, talks about launching an idea that some people said was 'crazy' and getting mainstream adoption from consumers.

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10 things to think about when setting your day-rate as a freelancer

Matthew Knight freelance consultant and founder of Leapers – an organisation that support the mental health of self-employed people – talks us through ten things to think about when setting your rates as a freelancer.

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How I approached maternity leave as a solo founder

When Lucy Werner found out she was pregnant, she had to figure out what to do about her other baby ─ her business. Here’s how she managed maternity leave as a founder.

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How I made the jump from full-time employment to starting a business of my own

Harry Compton, a self-employed gardener tells us how he made the jump from full-time employment to starting a business of his own. "It’s a journey I’m so grateful for as it has taught me more about business, people and life than any classroom could."

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6 tips for reducing your carbon footprint as a small business

Climate change is higher up the agenda than at any point in recent years. If we are going to meet our carbon targets, business needs to respond. Here are some tips on changes you can make in your business.

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The advantages the right location can bring your business

Choosing the correct location for your business is crucial and, for businesses of any size, being situated in the right location can prove invaluable when it comes to the bottom line. David Robinson shares the advantages your location can bring your business.

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.

Founder Stories

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.