Juggling work and childcare in the school holidays can be a real challenge, but if you run your business from home, it can be even more difficult.
Judy Heminsley, expert blogger, speaker and founder of Work from Home Wisdom, has some top tips: “Try taking it in turns with friends to look after all your children, or send the kids to a holiday club so you have some clear time to yourself for concentration,” she recommends.
But even Julie admits that it can all get too much sometimes – and a bit of peace and quiet is needed, away from home, to keep your work on track.
A Wiltshire Council initiative, The Enterprise Network, offers the perfect solution. At its Castledown Enterprise Centre at Ludgershall near Andover, people who work from home can use a co-working desk for just £85 a month, or even by the day, offering complete flexibility – perfect for micro businesses.
“They can use a co-working desk any time from 8am – 6pm, Monday to Friday – and it all comes with free WiFi, high speed broadband and a storage locker,” said Russell Frith, development officer at Castledown Enterprise Centre. “Co-workers can use our communal networking lounge to meet clients and other business tenants – and there’s free tea and coffee and free parking too.”
Judy added: “If it all gets too much at home and you need a break, try a few hours co-working at The Enterprise Network’s Enterprise Centre in Ludgershall. Getting away from your usual space can generate new ideas, put you in contact with new people, and move you past blocks that seemed insurmountable.”
For more information, contact Russell Frith Castledown@theenterprisenetwork.co.uk or see www.theenterprisenetwork.co.uk