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How to build a business that works for you and your family, with Jess Heagren, That Works For Me
Episode 7413th August 2021 • Bring Your Product Idea to Life • Vicki Weinberg
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Jess Heagren is the CEO and Cofounder of That Works For Me™ - a progressive digital B2B platform that connects exceptional, proven talent with businesses that need it. That Works For Me embrace and promote flexible working to combat the lack of gender diversity in the UK, which is estimated to cost £189bn in GDP


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Today I’m talking to Jess Heagren, the CEO and Cofounder of That Works For Me™ who brings together skilled professionals who can’t necessarily work full time with brilliant businesses who don’t necessarily need people full time. 

Jess is a mum of 3, soon to be 4, and we discuss employing expert support in your business, building a business around your family, flexible working, and setting boundaries between work and home life. 

Listen in to hear Jess share:

  • An introduction to herself and her business (0:57)
  • How That Works For Me is accessible to businesses of any size (1:59)
  • The importance of flexible working for parents (6:17)
  • The recent changes to our working culture and the future of remote working (8:30)
  • Balancing work and family, involving your partner, and letting go of guilt (15:03)
  • Setting boundaries between work and home life (20:28)
  • How she cofounded That Works For Me with best friend Nicola Good (26:13)
  • How Jess and Nic define their roles and delineate between friendship and work (28:44)
  • Advice for going into business with a friend or family member (33:05)
  • Her main piece of advice for other business owners (37:35)


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