Stress Free Transition to Self Employment: A Case Study

Craig Sorabji worked in the UK wine business for many years. He then decided to go out on his own and set up a specialised wine importing business. The business proved successful but Craig is all too aware of the pitfalls of self-employment, particularly stress. Eyes Open “I wanted to be self-employed from the moment […]

Helpful Organisations

Here is a list of useful organisations that have featured throughout our series on ‘Safe Workers’ which will enable you to find out more detailed information about a particular subject or issue: ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitrary Service) Address: Euston Tower286 Euston RoadLondon NW1 3JJ Tel: 08457 474 747Website: www.acas.org.uk Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB) To […]

Choosing a Home Based Business

Whatever our motivations are for choosing a home-based business, it’s important that we do our homework first…it’s not for everybody. So many of us ‘dream’ of working from home. It may be that we hate the job we’re doing and want to do something we enjoy for a living. It could be to get away […]

Smoking Ban and the Workplace

From July 1 2007, it is now illegal to smoke in the workplace in England, as part of new government legislation which was passed in the Health Act 2006. The ban applies to all workplaces and public places, public transport, work vehicles, restaurants, pubs, bars, cafes, shopping centres and offices. It is therefore imperative to […]

Employing Your Spouse

When running a business having your spouse to work for you can have its advantages. Here we look at good and bad points when employing spouse. Pros Employing your spouse can often bring many benefits. There’s the ‘trust’ element of feeling secure in leaving your spouse to work unsupervised knowing that quality or productivity is […]