What do I do if an Employee doesn’t attend work when it snows?

    With weather predictions forecasting snow in the coming weeks, it is worth having a look at what agreements you have in place and have a read of the below blog from WiRE Member Karen Scott from Specailist HR Solutions Some employers have in place a Severe Weather and Disruption to Travel Policy, or contractual clauses within the Employment Contract, that outline what to do in such circumstances.…

    How to feel less overwhelmed by Christmas as a business owner.

    Thank you to Barbara Steadman, owner of www.loveourshopsuk.com. and long term WiRE member. As a business owner, does Christmas fill you with a sense of too much to do dread? For me Christmas brings mixed emotions. I love the excitement, the build-up, the decorations, stopping the day to day, relaxing fun family time, seeing friends, the gifts, the food, the parties and the joy of it all. But on…

    Horrors Behind The Scenes – Negative Feedback

    How To Deal With Negative Feedback in your Beautiful Business – Janet Hill   Thank you to Janet for being our Guest Team Blogger   There are so many positive aspects to running your own business: choosing your own hours, a better work/life…

    How To Get Started In Business

    Starting your own business is a big decision that takes a lot of hard work and determination. There are so many unknowns and the possibility that something could go wrong, so why take the chance? We recently surveyed a group of WiRE members and asked them why they decided to start their own business. Here’s what they said: Sarah Shakespeare, Saloukee, https://saloukee.com Why did you decide…

    How To Overcome Business Hurdles

    There are many obstacles when setting up and growing a business – from finances to reputation building, managing your own business is never plain sailing. We recently surveyed a group of our WiRE members, asking them about the hurdles that they had faced in…

    Tips & Advice For Budding Entrepreneurs

    Setting up your own business is very much a learn-as-you go process, although we can certainly take advice and guidance from our fellow business owners. We recently surveyed a group of our WiRE members, asking them to use their experience and success in…

    Sharing is not just caring, it’s good business as well

      The WiRE Knowledgebase is packed with information written for and by women in business and WiRE Members can post their own information blogs; not only to help other women in business but also to benefit from all the reposting and publicity that we do.…

    Starting a business on a shoestring – Show me the money!

      It’s tempting to bury your head in the sand when it comes to the money side of the business, especially in the early days when there is so many other things to do. BUT DON’T, the start up stage  is the best time to get to grips with the…

    Starting a business on a shoestring – Tools of the trade

      With more than 3 billion people using the Internet, shoestring entrepreneurs with a dream or a hobby can access a worldwide customer base for very little cost. The key to success is to keep an eye on your finances and master the right tools to promote…

    Six Tips to becoming a better networker (we call it Grigle!)

    Top Tips for good networking (or Grigle) GENEROSITY – networking is more give than take. If you can’t help, find somebody who can. Recommend and promote others – good business is good for everybody. RESPECT – integrity and authenticity are…