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Working from home? Chances are your ‘office’ is your kitchen table

Small Business News

Are you working from home today? If you’ve started your own small business then chances are your ‘office’ is your kitchen table or even your garden shed. So, given all the distractions possible, how do you maintain the work ethic in your own house? Twitter users shared their top tips with the Guardian Smallbiz network on how to be professional when your commute is two minutes from the bathroom to the ‘office’.

What sort of businesses can be run from home? Everything it seems from pet crematoriums to fashion retail. Take a look at some fab small home businesses.

Real Business reports that a new class of entrepreneurs is growing fast: part-time business owners who don’t give up the day job. Many more people are now turning their hobbies, interests and talents into hard cash.

Don’t miss this podcast from Women Unlimited who have been talking to Emma Jones, co-founder of Start Up Britain and founder of Enterprise Nation, about how to grow your business in today’s economy.

If you’re thinking of setting up your own business from home, RLUK can help with all the legal stuff. Find help and guidance on our Quick Guide pages, and business plans and other start up documents on our business pages.

The RLUK blog welcomes Melissa Cook of Simpson Sissons & Brooke Solicitors this week who looks at the latest change to the laws affecting businesses: the introduction of employee shareholder status.

Harvey Harding of PM Law has been talking about property this week urging all residential landlords to make sure they are complying with Tenancy Deposit Law, and also reporting that the housing market is being invigorated by an increase in remortgage and gross mortgage lending along with increased uptake of the Right to Buy scheme.

Money Saving Expert have  a useful guide to renting out your car parking space for raising extra cash. RLUK offers a car parking agreement in our family documents section.

Tech and Social Media News

A great story this week from the BBC business pages tells of how a smartphone app allows this blind skater to roam free.

Ben Kaufman wants to transform innovation. Find out how his business, Quirky, aims to do that.


There’s many things to worry about when running a business but a skyscraper setting fire to the welcome mat probably wasn’t one you expected!


Have a great weekend!

Mark Edwards

Senior Vice President of EMEA at Rocket Lawyer
With a decade of experience as an innovator and business leader in the UK legal industry, Mark specializes in creating and growing new businesses based on sound market insight and customer need. He sees the team and the people in it as the crucial component for building a successful business.

Prior to joining Rocket Lawyer in 2012, Mark led the legal business development team for LexisNexis UK. There, he managed a cross-functional team, and was responsible for the full lifecycle of product innovation—from proposition development and business case, through the launch and early sales traction. During his time at LexisNexis UK he built two new successful product lines. Previously, Mark was a user experience consultant, working in various industries including telecommunications and health.

Mark has a Computing degree, a masters in User Experience, and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence.