Employees expect employers to offer childcare support during COVID-19, with hundreds of thousands of children being sent home from school since they re-opened in September.
Jez Proctor is a high flying business leader and a single father. He shares how these two life events prepared him for the UK’s COVID-19-crisis.
Owning a business is a calling in life. It is an enormous responsibility and honour. The only accomplishment in life that might top it is that of being a parent.
“Becoming a mum is the best thing I have ever done. Setting up my own business is the second.” Here’s why Petra Smith, founder of Squirrels&Bears believes being a mum makes her better in business.
Offering flexible working options for new fathers means fewer absences and costly recruitment drives for replacements.
The UK’s working fathers are prepared to sideline their careers for improved work-life balance and family time, the 2017 Modern Families Index has revealed.
Running a business leaves very few options and means you’re very busy at the best of times, so having to deal with a newborn at the same time was definitely no stroll in the park.
Exactly how you make work "work" is something many entrepreneurs will have pondered and was certainly at the forefront of my mind when I was working as a lawyer in a magic circle firm in the noughties.
Baby Bundle is the British parenting app created by two brothers – who ironically don't have children of their own. As the service sets about launching in the UK with Mumsnet and a $1.8m investment from angel investors, Real Business caught up with the duo about why they took on the US first.
After launching a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube in May, mobile tech company Chirp has beaten its £400,000 investment target with a 188 per cent overfund to enhance its “internet of sound”.
UK parenting startup Funifi has introduced a mobile app to make chores a fun experience for children, working in partnership with Unilever through its Foundry scheme, which provides technology innovators support, experience and investment.
Having become tired of the lack of travel options on the market, a single father has launched a new camping business to support fellow single parents and their children.