[ 17 Jan 2019 | No Comment ]

By Anthony Main, The Distance
 
With updates to mobile operating systems landing yearly, businesses can be forgiven for not keeping up with the full roster of features available. For many, the announcement of a new OS is generally met with indifference, and the release is greeted by the irritation of a 15 minute download.
 
Android Pie was initially released on the 6th of August, and has since been making the rounds of all major Android mobile manufacturers. iOS 12 is a newer addition, having a launch date of the 17th September. But …

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[ 17 Jan 2019 | No Comment ]

By Anthony Main, The Distance
 
With updates to mobile operating systems landing yearly, businesses can be forgiven for not keeping up with the full roster of features available. For many, the announcement of a new OS is generally met with indifference, and the release is greeted by the irritation of a 15 minute download.
 
Android Pie was initially released on the 6th of August, and has since been making the rounds of all major Android mobile manufacturers. iOS 12 is a newer addition, having a launch date of the 17th September. But …

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[ 15 Jan 2019 | No Comment ]

The UK’s largest platform for childcarers and parents has revealed which UK regions are the most expensive for childcare services, with London unsurprisingly topping the list across every service.
Over the last year Childcare.co.uk has analysed the prices its childminders, babysitters, nannies and day nurseries charge per hour across the UK to find the average cost of childcare in each area.
Members of the public can find out what the average childcare cost is in their area here: https://www.childcare.co.uk/costs
Childcare.co.uk has used its data to create a nationwide league table of the most expensive …

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[ 14 Jan 2019 | No Comment ]

Hi, my name is Steffi Addison and I’m 26 years old.
My family consists of my partner Tom, our 11 month old daughter Millie, and my dog Poppy (she’s my other baby!)
I have a bachelor’s degree in Mental Health Nursing and I’m a registered Mental Health nurse. I always knew I wanted to something more, but I could never quite put my finger on it, being an Entrepreneur was not really on my radar for most of my life. Following the birth of my daughter, I threw myself into the world …

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[ 13 Jan 2019 | No Comment ]

By Karen O’Donnell, Toastmasters International
Business presentations can have many pitfalls but a well-crafted presentation put together with the audience in mind can have a massive impact on your sales success.
Here are my top tips to help you avoid the pitfall and make more sales at the end of your presentation:
Get prepared
All too often speakers put a lot of preparation into securing the pitch and little thought into the actual presentation.
Top Tip:  Once your presentation is written, put time into practising it with a colleague or coach.  Don’t practise with …

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[ 11 Jan 2019 | No Comment ]
Protecting your data when using hotel WiFi

By Mike Ianiri, Equinox
 When working away from your normal office, a hotel stay is often inevitable – and like most business travellers you could be tempted to use the hotel WiFi.
The problem you face is that the hotel industry is one of the top sectors to suffer data breaches.  Given the amount of information hotels potentially hold about you: your name, address, passport details, car registration plates and credit card details to name but a few, it is a cyber criminal’s dream.
Once checked in, you connect to the WiFi network …

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[ 10 Jan 2019 | No Comment ]

Moving house can be a big adventure, but brings with it a lot of challenges to overcome. When you are considering areas to move to, one factor that you should bear in mind is good quality dentistry.

Whatever stage of life you are at you are going to need your teeth. Ensuring that the area you move to has the level of dental care you are accustomed to may not seem like a top priority when you are busy planning for commuting,convenience, family and safety – but it should certainly not …

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[ 9 Jan 2019 | No Comment ]

Life for working mums is go, go, go. Juggling the responsibilities of being a mother while maintaining a place in the workplace as an engaged, enthusiastic and organised employee can, without a doubt, be a struggle. Working mothers who are also required to travel for their work can find themselves in a situation that is even more challenging.
Preparing for a business trip can be stressful in any circumstances, but throw in having to find childcare, organising transport for your child while you’re gone and alleviating your child’s fears about you …

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[ 7 Jan 2019 | No Comment ]

If you count yourself among the millions who has started up your own business over the past year or two, it is almost certain that the business plan you so carefully crafted included some fairly impressive growth plans. What many startups fail to fully appreciate, however, is that growth is not a simple, linear process of more sales leading to an increase in turnover and a more healthy bottom line.
Setting up the infrastructure
A large proportion of businesses are web-based and operate perfectly successfully from the business owner’s home. As the …

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[ 7 Jan 2019 | No Comment ]

Getting an acceptable yield from any investment has been an enormous challenge over the past decade or so, since interest rates ground almost to a halt, both in the UK and across the wider western world.
This has caused investors to think hard about their investment strategies in two very particular ways. One it to look at innovative investment types that would have seemed beyond the purview of the casual or private investor 20 years ago. The other is to ensure that when they do invest, they do so in the …

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[ 7 Jan 2019 | No Comment ]

…with more than a third of mums in debt because their ex-partner hasn’t paid child maintenance, study shows.
New research has revealed that when parents split up, mums often find themselves struggling to cover their basic living costs, with 39 per cent taking out loans or relying on their overdrafts to make ends meet.
A staggering quarter of mums said they don’t receive any regular financial help from their child’s father, leaving them to cover the cost of raising their child by themselves.
Half of mums said that their ex’s contribution isn’t enough …