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How to take a holiday from your business

When I became self employed I received a lot of doom-and-gloom advice from presumably well-meaning people: – “It’s hard work from now on – you’d better kiss holidays goodbye.” – “Self-employment? Fine, if you like working evenings and weekends.” – “My dad/friend/uncle/milkman is self-employed and he hasn’t had a holiday for 15 years.” I’ve cheerfully ignored this ‘advice’ and I can happily say that since I became self employed three years ago I have had at least a fortnight away every year, taken Christmas off and plenty of long weekend …

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Have an idea for a business? Brainstorm it!

There has been a sharp increase in the number of small business start-ups in the last few years … it’s the one positive that’s come out of the financial meltdown we suffered two years ago. It’s fantastic to see People are taking action to secure their future. If you are one of those looking to join the increasing number of the self-employed, you probably got an idea you’ve been working on and mentioned it friends and family who have given very positive feedback; so you are now writing a business …

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