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Business start-ups, from Barclays

Your great business idea 

Had a brainwave for a fantastic new business but not sure how to take it further? Get the tips and information you need to get started and juggle your family and your new business.

Workfest 2013


Okay, what do you get when you take 200 or so Mumsnetters; leading experts from the world of business, media, marketing, fashion, retail, including co-founders of Mumsnet themselves, Carrie Longton and Justine Roberts; a few goody bags; lots of teas and coffee; and lots of inspirational tips, advice and reassuring wisdom? The first ever Mumsnet Workfest event, sponsored by Barclays, of course!

VIDEO: Puneets story


Watch one Mumsnetter, Puneet, in the first stages of her start-up journey, as she tries to secure funding for her jewellery business.

What makes a good business idea?


Julie Meyer, online Dragon’s Den investor and founder and chief executive of Ariadne Capital explains how to know a great business idea from a bad one

The perks of being your own boss


There won’t be much office gossip, but there are some great work and family life advantages to being your own boss. Here’s nine for starters.

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Family finance, from Barclays

For great tips and information about family finances, head to Family finance, from Barclays for property, savings, education, budgeting

LifeSkills from Barclays.

Find out how you can help get 1 million young people ready for work by 2015.