Business is personal posts

Welcome to Business is personal – a campaign that explores what it's like to be your own boss at this moment in time. Here you'll find tips and guides to help you manage the human side of your business, including topics like failure, finances and finding your feet. If you're thinking of starting a business, take our quiz to see what type of boss you'd be.

27 July 21
4 minute read

How to be more creative

Are you more methodical than imaginative? Boost your creativity with these techniques that will get you thinking outside the box.

20 July 21
9 minute read

What kind of boss would you be?

Thinking about starting a business? Discover what type of leader you'd become based on your personality type, or let our quiz decide for you.

19 July 21
6 minute read

The pros and cons of self-employment

Lynne Beattie, Founder of personal finance blog Mrs Mummypenny, shares her thoughts and experiences on the benefits and disadvantages of working for yourself.

15 July 21
3 minute read

Tips for running a business when you struggle with 9-5

Calling all early risers and night owls! Learn how to navigate a smooth sailing business around your unconventional schedule.

08 July 21
5 minute read

How to overcome imposter syndrome

A lot of people suffer with imposter syndrome when they experience success. Discover why we get it and how to handle it here.

07 July 21
4 minute read

How to get a mortgage when you're self-employed

As a self-employed person, getting a mortgage can be challenging. Emma Maslin from The Money Whisperer shares her tips on preparing your application and making the process easier.

06 July 21
4 minute read

How to successfully deal with failure

Everything we do – big or small – has the potential to fail. Learn to embrace and even celebrate failure with these tips.