Female Entrepreneurship

The working mums’ guide to social networking

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The working mums’ guide to social networking for business Everyone knows that social networking matters if you’re in business – but how do you make it pay? Does Tweeting about what you had for lunch make good business sense, and where is the boundary between socialising online and making money from it? We gathered some working mums together – virtually, of course – and picked their brains about how to make social networking work for your business. Here’s what they had to say… Chetna Parmar, 40, is a mum of two who runs...

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Flexible Working

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Do you miss your kids while you’re out at work all day?  Or are you on maternity leave and desperate not to return? There are a number of options if you want a better work life balance. Read on to find out your rights to flexible working if you have a job. Family Friendly Flexibility If you love your job, but want more family time, and have a child under six, you can ask to change your hours. Anyone can ask for flexible working, but parents of children under six and disabled children under 18 have a legal right to ask. This right...

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Mum’s the word

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Mum’s the word

Mother’s Day – a time when we ban together to show our gratitude for the special lady who has always been there for us. And to celebrate the occasion, experience gift company Buyagift have conducted a study of 500 UK mums to get an insight into what makes them tick. They also caught up with young mum and entrepreneur Nikki Hesford to get her expert opinion on some of these findings. So let’s take a look at what they found: 36.8% of the sample were full-time mums, 31.8% work part-time, while 23.1% juggle parenthood and full-time employment....

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Facts and Figures: Female entrepreneurship

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Women’s enterprise and entrepreneurship facts and statistics are listed here. This is a useful resource for journalists, researchers and students. Female Entrepreneurship: key facts When the UK Government’s first national strategy for women’s enterprise was published in 2003, it was estimated that women constituted around 27% of self-employed people in the UK, and that only 12-14% of businesses were majority-owned by women (compared to 28% in the USA). By 2009 that figure had increased to 29% of the self-employed in the UK and 15% (or...

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