Mumpreneurs and the “home work balance” myth

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I have a Google alert set up on the word “mumpreneur” – it helps me keep track of what’s big in the world of work at home mums using the journalist’s patronising word of choice (I’m not really a fan of “mumpreneur”, can you tell?) I’ve been a little surprised to get several notifications this […]

Interview with WAHM Anna-Lee of BabyMoo’s

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Inspiring work at home mums and dads are the reason this site exists and Anna-Lee Kewley’s story is a great example of someone turning their creativity into a successful business. Anna-Lee has beaten hundreds of others to win several awards, most recently a NatWest Venus Award for Dorset. Only fifteen prizes were handed out and […]

Three Ways to Work from Home Online

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Many parents choosing to stop their regular jobs and stay at home don’t have a plan. Finding work after maternity leave or a long time away can be difficult at the best of times. This becomes even more difficult if you don’t know where to begin. Working from home online is one of the most […]

Mums the word when it comes to business

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Reaching for my box of clichés you know who’s best at multi-tasking? Well, within the top 5 will be a mum with young children. Now, it seems, women looking after the kids have added another string to their bow, with a new phenomenon, the mumpreneur. Direct Line for Business have been asking some questions and […]

Becoming a Limited Company

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Becoming a limited company is something that small business owners and freelancers constantly wonder about. As many self-employed mums and dads fit into this category it’s only right we take a look at whether becoming a limited company is a viable option for you and what the benefits are to making this choice. Every situation […]

How to promote your Craft Business

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Deciding to turn your hobby into a business is a brave move and with the right promotion and dedication there’s nothing to suggest it won’t work. Building up your business can be done cost-effectively online and in some instances you may find your marketing strategy involved no costs at all. Running a craft business from […]

Mother’s Day Gifts for WAHMs

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It’s nearly Mother’s Day and whether it’s a big deal or not for you and your family it is a chance to be indulged and enjoy the undivided attention of our children. We’d like to hope so anyway. Picking a gift for the work at home mum can be difficult, especially if the job is […]

A hashtag dilemma!

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You may have seen on Wednesday that we at WAHMweb attempted to be a little more inclusive with our Wednesday hashtag, and instead of using our usual “#WAHMwednesday“, we went with “#WAHwednesday”. Unfortunately this hashtag was — is — already taken & used by fans of a band or of some sort group?! Anyway… we […]

Budget 2014: What does it mean for WAHMs?

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On 19th March 2014 the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, delivered his regular Budget speech in time for the new financial year in April. Each Budget brings in a new set of legislation for us to grapple with and as work at home parents who straddle the employment and staying at home camps, it […]

Turning your Hobby into a Business

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There is nothing to suggest that you can’t make your favourite interest or passion into a profitable business. There are very few hobbies that can’t be monetised in some way or another and it just takes a little research and time to get yourself out there onto the work at home mum’s market. Within weeks […]