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  • How to support the businesses you 💕 love 💕

    My round up of who's open for business and how you can help - let me know if I've missed off anyone!

  • Which entrepreneur won Tide’s £2000 helping hand?

    Thanks for asking! Say hello to Jade and her delicious bakery business and find out how the money has helped her boost her business to the next level.

  • How to work from home (without going stir-crazy)

    Working from your home office (or, er, the sofa) for the foreseeable? Don't panic! These top tips will help you stay calm, collected and productive - or at the very least, sane.

  • How to be ambitious (and still be kind)

    Muddy chatted to author and comedian Viv Groskop - about redefining female ambition for 2020. Need a life reboot? Viv can help with that.

  • Win £2000 to kickstart your business dreams

    Have a brilliant business that needs a helping hand? We’ve teamed up with business banking alternative, Tide, to offer two grand to give you the boost you need. Competition now closed.

  • geometric beat pink notebook Kate Whyley

    5 of the best… Notebooks

    You know what they say – write notes, realise dreams! Or, um, at the very least make January’s admin rush a little more bearable.

  • Are you an imposter too?

    Self doubt, anxiety and an inability to believe in your own success. I've just been there and it's not pretty. Here's how to stop it happening to you.

  • Work Happy

    Making work work for you

    Back at your desk after summer fun and not really feeling it? We hear you. Here's some food for thought from the autumn's hottest self-help book by ex Elle journalist turned author Lotte Jeffs.

  • Flexiworking

    Flexi-time – are you working it out?

    Flexible working is a buzzy phrase, but seriously - how many of us actually live the dream? Read on to find out how it could work for you.

  • Gotta Have It Pencil

    Sexy Stationery

    Stationery is one of my specialist subjects. And - whoop! - it's National Stationery Week. Check out this sexy lot. Hubba bubba!

  • new business slide

    New Year, New Biz

    Thinking about starting your own business but don't know where to begin? We've put together top tips and tricks to become a budding entrepreneur.

  • The future’s AllBright

    Want to start your own business? Need funding to get to the next stage? Female entrepreneurs, breathe deep, smile wide and meet your new best friends.

  • Workplace warrior

    Work takes up a third of our lives — here's how to enjoy the career ride.

  • Writing for the Web

    From elegant headlines to sleeping on it, Mary shares her 8 tips with Farleigh School.

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