[ 19 Feb 2017 | No Comment ]

University of Edinburgh Business School has announced this year’s programme of events for Startup Festival 2017 next month. It’s the city’s biggest festival for entrepreneurs and students, to celebrate Edinburgh and Scotland as great places to start a business.
On 8 March, the School will present a day-long festival of entrepreneurship with 14 free events to offer inspiration, networking opportunities, skills and knowledge to entrepreneurs and students curious about their potential.
The day begins with a global debate bringing together leaders from Edinburgh and international startup hubs Lisbon, Portugal, and Waterloo, Canada. …

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[ 19 Feb 2017 | No Comment ]

University of Edinburgh Business School has announced this year’s programme of events for Startup Festival 2017 next month. It’s the city’s biggest festival for entrepreneurs and students, to celebrate Edinburgh and Scotland as great places to start a business.
On 8 March, the School will present a day-long festival of entrepreneurship with 14 free events to offer inspiration, networking opportunities, skills and knowledge to entrepreneurs and students curious about their potential.
The day begins with a global debate bringing together leaders from Edinburgh and international startup hubs Lisbon, Portugal, and Waterloo, Canada. …

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[ 17 Feb 2017 | No Comment ]

International online awards, SuperAchievers opens for nominations this week, featuring two categories for working parents,‘Working Mum of the Year’ and NEW ‘Working Dad of the Year’ alongside Entrepreneur of the Year, Inspirational Achiever of the Year, PA of the Year and Boss of the Year.
Nominations are now open and entries can be submitted for free via www.pitmansuperachievers.com
SuperAchievers judge and businessmum Claire Barratt says “Recognition in your achievements is very important for growth within yourself and brings out the self-belief and confidence in a way that maybe your own support system cannot. …

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[ 16 Feb 2017 | No Comment ]

From the GP’s surgery, by Alexandra Phelan
 The weather is still freezing and your fingers have turned white and they feel numb or painful.  That’s just the cold, right? Or could it be Raynaud’s? Statistically the coldest month of the year in the UK, February is also Raynaud’s Awareness Month.
Known as Raynaud’s phenomenon, syndrome, disease or simply ‘Raynaud’s’, it is a relatively unknown condition that causes the small blood vessels in our extremities to temporarily spasm and block the flow of blood.
Sufferers usually experience Raynaud’s in their fingers, but can also get it …

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[ 13 Feb 2017 | No Comment ]

The Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprise help young creative entrepreneurs turn their ideas into reality. Aspiring artists, designers and performers who want to go into business and need practical and financial support are being targeted through the programme.
2017 sees prizes of £10,000 for winners of the following five categories:

Arts & Photography
Craft & Design
Film
Music
Performance

The intention is to enable art students explore, develop and establish their creative ideas into sustainable ventures – through business planning training, mentoring and capital funding for starting-up in business.
All applicants also need to ensure that their …

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[ 10 Feb 2017 | No Comment ]

New research from Crunch Accounting has revealed Britain is a nation of secret entrepreneurs, with one in three people enjoying hobbies they believe could one day become their business. Almost a fifth (15%) are already using their passion project to earn money.
One in 10 Brits is considering starting a business in 2017, with almost half (44%) saying they would be prepared to see a drop in salary if it allowed them to pursue their dream job.
A third of the employees surveyed also admitted to ‘moonlighting’ and working extra work hours …

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[ 7 Feb 2017 | No Comment ]

We’re not suggesting you need advice on how to put your pants on before the school run.  Mornings are hard but after years of practise you’re not a total novice when it comes to applying clothes…well, most days anyway!  Instead, our advice is aimed at helping you to make the most out of your wardrobe and ensuring you look fab-u-lous every day of the week without taking up too much time!
If you’re someone who dreads the morning routine, you’ll easily be able to identify the type of morning person you …

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[ 7 Feb 2017 | No Comment ]

The gender pay gap for millennials in their 20s has halved in a generation to just 5 per cent, but much of that progress looks set to be undone with early signs showing that the gender pay gap continues to escalate as women enter their 30s and 40s.
This suggests that millennial women will still earn significantly less than their male counterparts over their careers, according to new analysis published today (Wednesday) by the Resolution Foundation as part of its Intergenerational Commission.
The analysis tracks the typical hourly pay of different generations …

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[ 7 Feb 2017 | No Comment ]

Today is Safer Internet Day, so read these five easy tips for parents on internet safety from the Department for Education and UK Safer Internet Centre

Have an open and honest dialogue with children about staying safe online
Encourage them to tell you which sites they might be using and talk to about anything they see online
Set boundaries and make an agreement on what they can and cannot do online. If the agreement is broken, restrict internet access for an agreed period of time
Read up on information available through schools and official …

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[ 7 Feb 2017 | No Comment ]
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Do you have problems with your time management? If you’re always scrambling just ahead of deadlines, asking for extensions, or if you have no free time, you may well be mismanaging your time.
Here are 12 ways in which you can handle your most valuable resource so that your productivity goes up and your stress levels go down.
Make a daily plan
Do this in the morning, or the night before if you can. Having a plan gives you a structure for the day and gives you something to aim for and stick …

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[ 5 Feb 2017 | No Comment ]

The UK’s original pleasure park, Dreamland Margate, will be welcoming GEEK in 2017. A three-day festival of play and gaming, GEEK will entertain the whole family during the Half Term from the 17th to 19th of February.
For five years GEEK has been bringing people together to meet, make, and play. The event focuses on multiplayer interactive games and encourages visitors to participate in all genres of gaming; including board games, computer games, retro and next generation, card games and real world games.
GEEK will be situated throughout the Dreamland site, including …