Self-employment isn’t so much a job as a way of life, chances are you’ll be doing the work that you love but is it all a bed of roses and does it really bring continuity to family life? Working for yourself clearly depends on your profession, your situation (where you’re based relative to home, family, … Continue reading Juggling self-employment with family – the pros and cons
If the key to Juggling & Prioritising is to “Know Thyself”, then the key to cutting through red-tape, regulatory filings and tax returns is “Know Them”! (AskTheExpert series) Microbusinesses and professional practices are run by entrepreneurs. Governments generally and regulatory agencies specifically, are run by bureaucrats with whom entrepreneurs have very little in common. Naturally. … Continue reading Surviving and Thriving the World of Regulations, Filings and “Red-Tape” (AskTheExpert series)
Our AskTheExpert series with Eve Earley and Suzanne Murdock is exploring the best ways to navigate, juggle and prioritise the journey of being self employed. This article highlights how, as a self employed professional you need to know yourself, where your strengths and skills sets lie, what you like and dislike and where your energies … Continue reading Juggling & Prioritising – AskTheExpert series
What does what how you are dressing say about you, your business and are you dressing for remote business? We might not think about this very often, but with remote working/working from home becoming a prevalent feature of our lives as of late, it is very easy to slip into a fashion ‘faux pas’. Without … Continue reading Are you dressing right for your remote business to succeed?
Applies to all small and medium sized businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. ASSISTANCE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE: Business Support Grant Scheme A £10,000 grant available to all small businesses who are eligible for the Small business Rate Relief Scheme. A £25,000 grant to companies in the hospitality, tourism and retail sectors with a rateable value from … Continue reading COVID 19 – Assistance Available for Small & Medium Sized Business
COVID 19 – ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR SELF EMPLOYED AND FREELANCE WORKERS Applies to any individual who operates as a self-employed individual who is responsible for accounting for and paying their own tax. Typically, these workers do not operate out of a fixed business premises and therefore do not qualify for some of the relief measures … Continue reading COVID 19 – Assistance Available for Self-Employed and Freelance Workers
Coworking is defined as the sharing of a flexible workspace by (typically) self-employed, independent professionals who wish to work together in a communal, collaborative setting rather than the traditional employee-only office. More recently these spaces are being referred to as ‘flex spaces‘. Most coworking spaces now offer a variety of workspace options and membership plans … Continue reading Would coworking work for you & why?
“An educated consumer is our best customer….” That was one of the most successful retail tag lines of all times. There are many coaches, accountants, marketers etc in our ever-expanding network – so how do you distinguish yourself? We believe the answer to that is #Education and #Service – and so Suzanne Murdock and Eve … Continue reading Brand New ‘Ask The Expert’ Online Circle Launches!
Life is one big juggling act, we all work in different ways. Some people manage a micro business others are freelancers, some are based in the office, some from home. Whatever your set-up we’ve nearly all experienced times of less productivity, distractions and guilt with our time management, struggling to get tasks completed or even … Continue reading Create your own agenda and make coworking work for you.
While we often focus on our personal relationships with friends & loved ones, we often fall short of realising how important the person down the corridor at work is.
Let’s get into “best practice” mode and have a look at the benefits of a mailbox and virtual office address facility. What are the top benefits to my business? The use of The Hub Newry’s city centre location address gives a professional image to your business and an overall positive first impression. You can still … Continue reading 7 benefits of a mailbox & virtual office facility.
Working for yourself isn’t just another job it’s a way of life, chances are you’ll be doing the work that you love! The flexibility of self employment clearly depends on your profession, your situation (where you’re based relative to home, family, friends support network, ages of children, are you juggling childcare in the school holidays), in … Continue reading Is being a self-employed with young children as flexible as it sounds?
In our collaborative coworkingspace NI, we try our hardest to keep a check on happiness and wellbeing levels! Here’s our mental wellbeing pledge to our coworkers and visitors: “The Hub is determined to be a front runner in providing a successful and supportive coworkingspace in Newry. To do this, The Hub aims to raise the … Continue reading Health and Wellbeing – Supporting the mental wellbeing of members in our coworking spaces.
Running the perfect meeting isn’t always that simple……you need the right meeting rooms space! If you need to hold an important meeting but generally work from home, or you’re based in a small office not conveniently located, it’s a good idea to source and hire a professional meeting room space dedicated to business or communities. … Continue reading Running the perfect meeting requires the right meeting rooms!
Life is one big juggling act, we all work in different ways some people are based in the office, some from home. Whatever your set-up we’ve nearly all experienced times of unproductivity, distractions and guilt with our time management, struggling to get tasks completed or even started. Here are a few pointers on how to … Continue reading Productivity – Create Your Own Agenda And Manage Your Time In A Way That Works for You!
What does “networking” mean to you? Does it conjure up “wider community” be it business or wider community organisations or just bring sweaty palms & nerves? Just the word”networking” can put a lot of people off but really you’re just building your business community. It can benefit both your business and you as a person … Continue reading You’re Not Networking, You’re Growing Your Business Community