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Government and business leaders are giving their backing to the unique recruitment site Grey4Gold. 

 

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Referral marketing:

 

This is a form of marketing that is only really successful if the product is extremely good – because if you are going to recommend a product or service to your friends, you need first of all to be a happy customer yourself.

 

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How do you find a good flexible job which uses your experience and skills? For many working parents, flexible working is their number one priority.

 

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girlcarwindscreen_iStock_000011856107In response to a letter from a mother about starting over in work, having moved from abroad with a teanager following a break up from a long term relationship with the father........

 

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We have some very helpful people getting involved in the Starting Over Shows.

 

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IDEAL START UP BUSINESSES

Franchise opportunities & referral marketing - flexibile options

 


Franchise opportunities:

 

Taking on a franchise is a great way to start a business. Many are ideally suited to parents who have other commitments and need a flexible businesses that they can grow at their own pace.  If you go along to a business networking event (there are plenty of women-only ones too - you can usually visit at least once for free) then you will probably discover some of the business's there - whether financial, selling jewellery via having parties, or health products - are franchise based.

 

Referral based business:

 

This is a form of marketing that is only really successful if the product is extremely good - because if you are going to recommend a product or service to your friends, you need first of all to be a happy customer yourself. Then all you are doing is sharing the good news!

Utility Warehouse is such a company and like most referral based businesses, the more customers who also want to become distributors, the better it is for everyone, so there is a healthy ethos at work.  Plus you get to talk to and meet many new people, which is also a plus, and have complete control over how much time you put into the business, and how you organise your time.

For more information on Utility Warehouse click here......

 

COACHING AND SUPPORT

 

For inspiration and help on how to be motivated and effective in your business, and to achieve your financial and personal goals, talk to some experienced coaches and business advisers who can help you.  We have a couple of business coaches who shared their personal stories with us in the SOSvillage - you can read about them here:

Julia Armstrong

Debbie Catt

 

One of the toughest challenges for a new business is feeling supported, knowing who to trust as suppliers and partners, and not getting lonely! Networking is essential not just for business, but for emotional support. There are many great networking organisations out there - including some exclusive to women, both physical and online.

Here is a list to get you started.....

British Chamber of Commerce

Women in Business

Womens Business Club

Lipstick Ladies