• What Is A Virtual Address And Does Your Business Need One?

    When setting up a business there are a number of things you need to consider, one of which is your business address. Now you may be thinking that surely your business address will be whichever location you conduct your business from, be that your home, a co-working space, or an office, but with a virtual address that doesn’t necessarily need to be the case. What is a virtual address? Despite having the word ‘virtual’ in its name, a virtual address is a real physical address, it does exist and will take in physical mail and parcels just as any address would. The only difference is your business doesn’t actually operate…

  • How To Create A Consistent Brand For Your Business

    When you are trying to market a business, your brand is so important. It’s how you tell your customers who you are and what you are all about. If you don’t create the right brand, your business will not appeal to the people that you are trying to reach. Consistency is absolutely vital when you are trying to create a brand because if you are not sending a consistent message on different platforms, your brand will be confusing to your customers and that will weaken it a lot. These are some of the best ways to improve brand consistency.  Know Your Audience  The first step to building a strong, consistent…

  • Boiler Tips All Homeowners Need To Know

    If there is one household appliance that most homeowners aren’t all that clued up on, it has to be the boiler. For such an important appliance, it is actually quite surprising that not a lot of people know the correct ways to look after and maintain the one in their home. If that sounds like you, it’s worth working on your boiler knowledge as knowing more about it will help you use it a lot more efficiently. Here are some great boiler tips that every homeowner should know. Schedule Your Heating Firstly, if you don’t already do so, it’s worth scheduling your heating. You can do this with the thermostat.…

  • How Can We Set a Good Example to Our Children?

    How Can We Set a Good Example to Our Children?

    When you bring a child into the world, there’s a lot of pressure to do things right. We all want our children to grow up happy, healthy and productive members of society, and the way we raise them when they’re little has a huge impact on what their thoughts and views, personality and goals are likely to be later on. None of us are working to a rule book, and when it comes to parenting we’re all just winging it and doing the best we can. This isn’t to say any of us need to be perfect because perfection doesn’t exist, however, there are a few things within our control…

  • Simple ways to keep the cost of running your small business under control

    In the UK, the mum economy is huge. It does not matter where you live you will find mumpreneurs. Women who are juggling raising their kids and looking after their families with running a small business. The latest stats show that 807,000 women are registered as self-employed, in the UK. Many of them are mums. If you are one of them, this article is for you. Below, I outline some relatively simple ways you can track, keep control of and reduce the cost of your small business. Get a fuel card Whether you are running just one vehicle or have expanded and now have more than one van or business…

  • Maintaining a Strong Relationship

    Maintaining a Strong Relationship – Even After Having Kids

    Keeping the spark alive in a relationship and remaining strong and close over the years isn’t always easy, especially when children come along. If you’re worried about drifting apart or just want to make your relationship the best it can be, consider these ideas.  Do things as a family Spending time with your partner doesn’t have to be one on one or romantic time for it to count. Doing things together as a family is loads of fun and benefits all of you, it’s a chance for you and your partner to goof around or just relax while you’re on family days out, enjoying movie nights or relaxing in the…

  • Top Tips For Making Moving Easier

    Moving home is one of the most stressful events in people’s lives. And as a family we’ve done it quite a few times as well. I moved a lot while in University and then we only moved about 4 times when we were living in London. Moving means that you have to spend days or weeks packing your belongings, just to find that the item you urgently need is at the bottom of the pile. If you are about to move to a new home, you can make the process smoother by getting your items, boxes, and personal belongings organized ready for your removal company – take a look here…