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  1. 8 things you can do to support your business if the Coronavirus is hitting hard: Tips from Michelle Mone

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    Tips from Michelle Mone OBE Many women over 50 are running their own business. After health one of the biggest worries for small business owners will be the impact of C19 on their company. From solo freelancers to larger employers the Coronavirus is hitting hard. Businesswoman and entrepreneur Michelle Mone OBE was named the Business Start-Up Tsar by David Cameron in 2015 and now sitting in the House of Lords, Lady Mone is focussed on small business, women in business and innovation. Concerned by the impact on UK businesses Michelle has written 8 key points that can be acted upon in these trying times and maybe of use to small businesses, start-ups and mumpreneurs: Ask for help If you are struggling speak to your accountant, business adviser or peers and ask...
  2. Setting up a Business over 50: Start Right For Your Business To Soar

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      Start ups fail all the time. It’s a simple fact. Around 20% of new businesses fail in their first two years. It gets worse. Then only 45% stay open during the first four years. The worst statistic is that only 25% of businesses survive beyond 15 years. That’s the challenge you are facing. So why wouldn’t you do all you can to future proof your business before you launch? It doesn’t matter what kind of business you’re opening. It could be a restaurant, B2B, or product services. Whatever it is, you need to put effort and research into starting right. You can bet your bottom dollar that those who fail in...
  3. Tips for working from home during the Coronavirus crisis

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I was chatting to friend who works full time in a traditional 9 to 5 working environment about the impact of the Coronavirus. Apart from the obvious concern about the virus itself, she said she was dreading the prospect of having to work from home although she has in the past done so on the odd ‘snow’ day.  With many companies asking employees to work from home as a precautionary measure, and individuals self isolating when returning from abroad, many are working from home for the first time. I realised that I have been working from home for nearly 30 years  – initially for short periods of time while managing a medical condition, and later full time. Initially it took some adjustment – and in...
  4. How To Make Your Business Stand Out

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    Many women over 50 set up their own businesses – and statistics show that life experience does have a benefit, as businesses set up by the over 50s are more likely to succeed than those set up my the younger generations.  A big part of your business income is generated through your branding. Other than word of mouth, your customers will find your company through your branding. Whether that’s from your website, customer reviews, business cards, social media profiles,  brochures.  From the font you use to choosing the right designs  you can change your company’s look and ensure your customers spot you from a mile away.  Standing out from your competitors is essential to keeping your business growing. Set some...
  5. Redundancy over 50: Things to do BEFORE you send out your CV

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I meet many individuals who, as soon as they are made redundant, rush to put together a CV and send to as many potential employers as possible. There are so many things you need to do BEFORE you do this. First of all there are some practical considerations. As an employee, you may well have taken advantage of an employee benefits package which has included life insurance and health cover (amongst other benefits). How long (if at all) will these benefits continue once you have left employment? Which do you wish to continue to fund privately – is it possible to arrange cover with the same providers to ensure continuity?  These are issues that need to be addressed before leaving. Before rushing into looking...
  6. Podcast: Interview with Dr Louise Pendry on Managing the Menopause in the Workplace and the Benefits of a Menopause Cafe

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        Dr Louise Pendry of Exeter University talks to  Ceri Wheeldon of Fab after Fifty about positive and constructive ways to manage the menopause in the workplace, based on her experience of setting up a menopause cafe, and putting together a menopause guidance policy for her own workplace. You can also listen on iTunes  Scroll down for full transcript Dr Louise Pendry can be contacted via her university email address l.f.pendry@exeter.ac.uk   Full transcript: Interview with Dr Louise Pendry on Managing the Menopause in the Workplace and the Benefits of a Menopause Cafe Hello. And...
  7. How to Gain Your Spouse’s Support While Pursuing a New Business Venture over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon   With an increasing number of women over 50 setting up business, how do you ensure you’re your partner is on side and fully supportive? If your partner second-guesses many of the decisions you make in the beginning of your new business venture, understand that he is simply concerned about your livelihood as a family.   This new business endeavor may be your personal project. But your family may be slow to adjust to your new found passion.  From an emotional and financial perspective, your family will experience this roller coaster of uncertainty and excitement together.   Use these five powerful tips to lead your spouse away from feelings of uncertainty toward throwing his support in your corner as you begin your new business venture.   Be informed and...
  8. Women over 50: Do we feel pressured to hide our age in the workplace?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Often people believe that there is age discrimination in the recruiting of new employees, but increasingly I am being told that individuals are trying not to reveal their age to work colleagues due to fear of being considered ‘old’ leading to exclusion in projects, consideration for promotion, and inclusion in social events. In a world where we are living longer, and expected to work for longer – far longer than we had perhaps anticipated, why is it that many feel compelled , not to lie, but certainly not to be open about their age. A couple of recent incidents come to mind. I happened to meet somebody who was a marketing director at a large communications...
  9. Menopause at work: how your employer can support you through the menopause in the workplace

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    With more and more women working years beyond menopause, it’s important for them to understand how their employer can support them in the workplace. Deborah Garlick, Director of Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace explains more. Menopausal women are actually the fastest-growing workplace demographic. As more of us are working until later in life, it follows that many women will go through menopause while they’re still in employment. Take into account that the average age for a woman to reach menopause is 51, they could possibly continue working for another 15 or even 20 years post menopause. Menopause is a transition all women will experience. It’s impossible to predict exactly how it will affect you, as it really is different for everyone. But for many women, the...
  10. Why business benefits by recruiting ‘older’ employees into marketing roles

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon The over 50s in the UK hold nearly 70% of household wealth, and have discretionary spending in the region of £375 billion. The over 50s outspend their younger counterparts. So, why is that when the over 50s apply for jobs in marketing they are so often overlooked. They understand the needs and lifestyle aspirations of the UKs largest spending demographic better than anyone. I have had many meetings with marketing departments over the years who have been open about the fact that they have failed to engage with their target audience (women over 50)  and that product launches have failed. So many of the marketing teams have had nobody over the age of 35. I am not saying...
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