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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is imposter syndrome and how do you overcome it?
A lot of people suffer with imposter syndrome when they experience success. Discover why we get it and how to handle it here.
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.
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.