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Summertime and the living is… busy!

Ah, summertime. Those long hot, hazy and lazy days of rest and relaxation. Of sipping a chilled glass of wine while sat outside on the decking as the long and warm evenings stretch on. That’s the ideal, isn’t it? For parents however, the reality can be very different – especially once the school holidays begin! All of a sudden the wine takes up an extended residence in the fridge, never venturing out as your days

5 Ways to Win at Working from Home

Working from home. It’s the future. And for many of us, it’s the now. Working remotely is on the increase, and a survey of business leaders in London (the Global Leadership Summit) discovered that 34% of those asked said more than half of their company’s full-time staff would be working remotely by 2020. And while 2020 has always sounded like some far-off date full of flying cars and cities in the sky, it’s actually only

Don’t look back with regret

Somebody asked me at a meal recently if I have any regrets. Believe me, I thought about it good and hard for a moment – but in truth, I already knew the answer. I really don’t have any regrets worth mentioning – I mean, I have a career I enjoy, I get to spend time with my family of which I’m hugely proud, I have a great circle of friends who I get to see

The Benefits of Running Your Business From Your Home

Looking to escape the office grind? Had enough of the morning commute? Well, you’re part of a large and not entirely exclusive club on that score! But given how many complain and moan about the slog of their working routine, it’s only those who take action and make a change for the better who succeed in getting the better standard of life they crave. For those who do make the break to swap the office

How to Choose the Right Franchise

What to do when choosing a franchise to invest in Well, hello there. Chances are, you’ve found this post because you’re looking to invest in a franchise We don’t blame you, either. Fact is, buying a franchise is one of the least risky ways to set up and run a successful business of your own. It can bring about genuine freedom, and a wide variety of opportunities that enable you to live the life you

What’s it like to be a Raring2go! editor?

Taking the leap to running your own Franchise business is always a daunting one, (we should know we have helped over 50 people do just that). You can (and you should) do a lot of research into both the company, the opportunity and the market but there is often one question that needs answering above all others and it is one that no amount of reading will actually answer…. What is it REALLY like? What does

A letter from our M.D.

So if you’re reading this I’m not going to beat around the bush here, I’ve got 7 questions for you. Are you; Tired of working long hours for not a lot of money? Done in physically and mentally by the daily commute? Sick of never being at home because you’re working? Desperate to spend more time with your family? Looking to address the work / life balance? Ready to take on the challenge of working

How Affordable is Franchising

How affordable is franchising to you?   If you’re looking into franchising and preparing to make a great leap forward, there are a number of things you need to consider and size up before you jump. A big one of those is affordability.   Chances are, you’re looking at franchising as an opportunity to take control in your life, and to earn money doing something that is both enjoyable and challenging. And yes – franchising

Don’t be afraid to start your own business.

Have you found yourself mulling over whether or not you could star a business? Has this been something you’ve been considering for a while? Now here’s another question for you – why haven’t you taken any decisive action yet? What’s holding you back from getting that business started? What are you afraid of? If there’s a fear that’s stopping you from making those first steps into the world of entrepreneurship then don’t worry – you’re

Is there no such thing as a job for life anymore?

It’s been said for quite some time now, but the days of a ‘job for life’ are behind us. That’s not to make a drama out of the current job scene, it’s more a statement that shows how things have evolved. A survey carried out by pension firm LV= found that workers starting careers today are likely to move through as many as nine different jobs during their working lives, and experience at least one