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Big Challenges When Working From Home

Linkilaw Family Business, Home-Based Business, Motivation & Success, Startup Advice & Tips

Although working from home may seem the answer to your prayers, don’t be so quick to assume this is always the case. Sure, it leaves you free to pop the kids in the car and drop them to school functions, or pick up tonight’s groceries for dinner. And, who would know (or care) if you’re working in your jimmy jams? …

business success

How To Take Your Business From Strive To Thrive

Linkilaw Marketing & Social Media, Motivation & Success, Record Keeping & Taxes, Startup Advice & Tips

In today’s world business success is certainly possible, but it’s not something that you can accomplish in a few hours per day. It takes hard work and perseverance, patience and good decision making – and that’s just for starters. Many people think that running a business is as easy as hanging an “Open” sign on the door. Thinking that way …

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Around the Web – Business Technology: 5 Small Business Startup Ideas

Linkilaw Business News, Internet Security, Motivation & Success, Startup Advice & Tips

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the latest buzz in startup ingenuity and business technology. The past several days, we’ve seen students of varied ages leaving their mark on our society – from a graduate student’s intuitive ‘smart’ glove that lets us communicate with those unable to speak, to a young clockmaker’s inventiveness-gone-awry causing a global uproar in his defence. …

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Is There A Unicorn In Your Future?

Linkilaw Business News, Motivation & Success, Startup Advice & Tips

Of those unicorns created in the UK, the largest percentage (35%) evolved from London’s exciting new tech centres – though another 4 (two gaming, 1 white appliance sales, 1 travel booking sites) hail from the outer regions. Planning on joining the esteemed unicorn club on UK soil? Well, first you should know what they are, what the competition looks like, …

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When Your Hobby Becomes A Hobby Business

Linkilaw Home-Based Business, Motivation & Success, Startup Advice & Tips

Do you bake a mean cupcake? Can you whip an event into shape like no other? Well, it might just be time to turn your ‘hobby crush’ into a hobby business you love. Remember Marc Anthony’s famous saying? “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” Perhaps you’ve been mulling over the idea of …

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Why Startups Are A New Retirement Option

Linkilaw Family Business, Home-Based Business, Motivation & Success, Startup Advice & Tips

“Time is wasted on the young” – an oft repeated phrase that surely demonstrates how little time people feel they have to accomplish their dreams. “If I only knew then what I know now” – another memorable quote expressing how youth whittles itself away, before you’re able to stretch out and really get a feel for what you would enjoy …

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Why Work-Life Balance Matters For Startup Owners

Linkilaw Motivation & Success, Startup Advice & Tips

If you’ve just launched a new startup, and have found yourself working 7-day weeks (nearly every week), don’t make the assumption this will stop ‘once things settle down to normal.’ This all has you wondering, when does the work-life balance I wanted start? The truth is, whether you are self-employed or launching a full-blown startup with assistants and employees, things …

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Benefits Of Hiring An Intern For Employers And Interns

Linkilaw Company Law, Employee Regulations, Motivation & Success, Startup Advice & Tips

There are many reasons why hiring an intern might be a good move for you, while others might point you in the opposite direction. We think it’s probably wise to take an honest look at the ups, and downs, the realities and the laws involved in bringing an intern into your office. You should realise that hiring an intern is a commitment, …

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Business Tips For Building Brand Awareness

Linkilaw Marketing & Social Media, Motivation & Success, Startup Advice & Tips

Building a brand awareness that tells your company’s story and lets consumers know why you are better than your competitors isn’t easy. But it is doable. With some good research, focus and willingness to face the fact that your new product or service isn’t actually going to ‘sell itself,’ you can make an impact. Give People What They Want It seems …