[ 25 May 2016 | No Comment ]
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New research by the national charity Turn2us has found that almost half (48%) of low income households are not claiming the welfare benefits and tax credits they could be entitled to. This is despite the fact that a huge 87% of this group have seen no improvement to their financial situation over the last year.
The findings uncover some of the reasons why these low income households may not be claiming this support. Of those with children, two-fifths (40%) said they had been deterred from checking or claiming potential benefits entitlements …

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[ 25 May 2016 | No Comment ]
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New research by the national charity Turn2us has found that almost half (48%) of low income households are not claiming the welfare benefits and tax credits they could be entitled to. This is despite the fact that a huge 87% of this group have seen no improvement to their financial situation over the last year.
The findings uncover some of the reasons why these low income households may not be claiming this support. Of those with children, two-fifths (40%) said they had been deterred from checking or claiming potential benefits entitlements …

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[ 23 May 2016 | No Comment ]
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‘Why should they listen to me?’ This is the key question that every speaker should ask themselves before delivering a speech. According to Ian Hawkins, professional speaker and member of Toastmasters International there are three things you need to get straight before you go on stage. All good speeches have these three golden principles in common, and when you have a grip on these, the details follow more easily, and you, and your audience, will know exactly why they should be listening to you…
1) Authenticity
Audiences are very good at sniffing out …

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[ 20 May 2016 | No Comment ]
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Amazing. There’s no other word for it.
We’ve just come back from The Amazing Family Science Weekend at Butlins and it was just as described. There are two more events this year, at Minehead and Skegness this summer, so read on and find out if your kids would like the chance to model with Aardman, watch Gastronaut Stefan Gates and the Brainiac team, codebreak with a real Enigma machine and a whole lot more. And if you’re thinking ‘I’d never go to Butlins’ … you’re missing out on a packed educational …

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[ 19 May 2016 | No Comment ]
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Sage  has partnered with the Startup Van to create their first ever Pop Up Studio in Old Street Station in London. The event will run from May 23rd – 27th. During the five days The Startup Van will interview over 75 start-ups and growing businesses. These videos will be shared on social media by the Startup Van and by Sage. There will also be plenty of  opportunities for photos, and videos. We’d love you to come along, experience the event and share your business story or forward to a friend …

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[ 18 May 2016 | No Comment ]
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Working Mum Spurred on by Job Loss Proves Employers Wrong
A mum in her mid-thirties, who had doors shut in her face when trying to return to work after having a child, has been crowned Entrepreneur of the Year in Pitman Training’s International SuperAchievers Awards, after she set out to create her own opportunities and now runs a global franchised business.
This year the awards called for employers, colleagues and friends input into selecting the nation’s SuperAchievers for 2016 in a new approach that saw Pitman Training hand power to the public …

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[ 17 May 2016 | No Comment ]
Mums bake cakes

A pioneering small business is going out of its way to help and support small independent Bakers to set up their businesses. Many of these micro businesses are home based, developing their passion for baking into a thriving business.
With Mums Bake Cakes bakers choose their own days and times for working, and display their cakes and bakes that they have previously created.
All bakers are insured and registered with their local councils, and receive free advice, guidance, marketing support and promotional literature, with an ingredients card delivered with every order. The …

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[ 16 May 2016 | No Comment ]
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One of the time-tested ways of establishing yourself as a standard in your industry is to win an industry recognised award. An award serves as independent evaluation of your company’s quality – an evaluation that your customers are more likely to trust than your own marketing material.
Most business owners already know this – and yet many fail to take full advantage of a win and leverage it for the massive authority building that it so easily provides.
Shweta Jhajharia from The London Coaching Group encourages all her clients apply for the …

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[ 15 May 2016 | No Comment ]
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By Dr Alexandra Phelan, a working NHS GP and member of the Pharmacy2U Online Doctor service
 
While it’s relatively rare, meningitis is contagious and potentially fatal.
It can strike suddenly and kill quickly, so if you suspect someone could have it, you should treat it as a medical emergency.
Babies and youngsters under five, teenagers and students – especially those living in halls of residence or at boarding school – and people over 55 are especially vulnerable to the disease, which can be caused by bacteria or a virus.
Bacterial meningitis is more serious …

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[ 13 May 2016 | No Comment ]
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Mums look to retrain to find more meaningful jobs
Over a third of working mums have retrained after having children and many more are considering it, with the top reason given that their values have changed and they want a more meaningful job, according to a Workingmums.co.uk survey.
The survey of nearly 2,000 mums found education and health were the main sectors women were looking to retrain into, with helping others, term-time working and job satisfaction being big draws, although a significant number currently working in the education sector were also looking to retrain.
“Look for a new job, or …

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[ 12 May 2016 | No Comment ]
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As Teletubbies returns to our screens with new episodes experts say children’s TV can play a huge role in kids’ development.
Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po burst on to our screens 19 years ago and quickly became a worldwide phenomenon. The Fab Four are back on British television on CBeebies and Child Development expert Dr Jaqueline Harding looks at the impact the show had and why parents should embrace children’s TV as a huge tool in educating and developing them.
In the new digital era, children are consuming content at an increasingly early …