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Action needed on childcare barrier to female enterprise

Action needed on childcare barrier to female enterprise

New figures pointing to a rise in the number of self-employed women obscures the fact that a lot of women’s enterprise in the UK is unglamorous, scarcely profitable and curbed by childcare responsibilities, according to an expert who is speaking at an event on women's enterprise at the Festival of Social Science.…

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Self employment hits 40-year high

Self employment hits 40-year high

Self-employment is higher than at any point over past 40 years, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.…

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Surge in women setting up their own businesses 

Surge in women setting up their own businesses 

More women are setting up their own business because they fear discrimination in the board room and because the internet has made it easier for them to set up a business, according to a new survey from Freelancer.co.uk. …

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How to get into direct selling

How to get into direct selling

If you're interested in direct selling, Lynda Mills, Director of the Direct Selling Association, has some tips. …

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Self employed could outstrip public sector jobs by 2018

Self employed could outstrip public sector jobs by 2018

The number of self-employed people could outstrip those working in public sector jobs by 2018, according to a report from the RSA.…

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Female freelancers want more support for home-based businesses

Female freelancers want more support for home-based businesses

Female freelancers want greater support for home-based businesses from Wednesday’s 2014 Budget announcement, according to a survey by Crunch Accounting.…

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How to save a failing business

How to save a failing business

JT Ripton gives some advice on saving a failing business.…

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Number of female sole traders goes up

Number of female sole traders goes up

The number of female sole traders in the UK has grown by more than a fifth since 2008, according to figures released today by Crunch Accounting.

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