Surprising health benefits of coffee

coffeeWe tend to think of coffee as a drink that, though it may be enjoyable, isn’t actually that good for you. But next time you fire up the coffee machine in the kitchen, you shouldn’t feel so bad and worry that you have a caffeine addiction, because there are some real health benefits to drinking coffee which may surprise you.

Cheer up with a cup of coffee

Coffee can actually make you happier. According to a study by the National Institute of Health, drinking four or more coffees could make you 10% less likely to be depressed compared with people who don’t drink coffee. Interestingly, it’s not that you’ll be on a caffeine high, it’s the antioxidants in coffee that improve your mood. Continue reading…

5 Reasons Why Women and Boutique Businesses Are a Good Match


Introducing a guest post from graphic and web designer Kim Timothy of Boutique By Design. Over to you, Kim! Not long ago, the word “boutique” evoked visions of a small, exclusive retail shop that sold women’s clothing and accessories, cosmetics, or gifts and novelties. In fact the word “boutique” derives from a French word meaning […]

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What’s your unsung business hero?

Hiscox are making an ‘Ode to…’ series of videos that pay homage to the little things that make a big difference in the life of small business owners. Here’s the first one: Mmm, I just fancy a cup of tea now…. Anyway, I decided to make my own video about my unsung hero. Here it […]

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Running a Business from Home – the Pros and Cons


Running a business from home is an increasingly popular choice for individuals with creativity and flair who don’t want the constraints of conventional employment. For such creative people; working from home bases can be a sensible choice, but it isn’t to everyone’s tastes. There are certainly cons as well as pros. Yes, home-working is probably […]

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Quick! My business start-up e-course closes tomorrow


Great news! It’s never been easier to start your own part-time business. The technology available now means that you no longer have to commit to a bricks-and-mortar business, plus there are many cheap or free ways of promoting your business online. With sky-high childcare costs and mums being exhausted by trying to keep their families […]

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