[ 19 Apr 2018 | No Comment ]
Flexible working: Why more companies need to embrace it

We’ve seen enormous technological and social changes in the workplace in recent years.  These changes have forced some companies to adapt in order to attract and sustain much needed talent. Unfortunately, despite this, a lot more still needs to be done to ensure flexibility and inclusivity is addressed in every workplace and integrated into the culture of the companies. Yuliana Topazly of BuddyWith explains why.
It’s what employees want
Recent research conducted by Smarter Working Hub shows that 67% of employees wish they were offered flexible working, 56% of commuters feel stressed or flustered at least …

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[ 19 Apr 2018 | No Comment ]
Flexible working: Why more companies need to embrace it

We’ve seen enormous technological and social changes in the workplace in recent years.  These changes have forced some companies to adapt in order to attract and sustain much needed talent. Unfortunately, despite this, a lot more still needs to be done to ensure flexibility and inclusivity is addressed in every workplace and integrated into the culture of the companies. Yuliana Topazly of BuddyWith explains why.
It’s what employees want
Recent research conducted by Smarter Working Hub shows that 67% of employees wish they were offered flexible working, 56% of commuters feel stressed or flustered at least …

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[ 18 Apr 2018 | No Comment ]

Freelancing, and by extension, having the ability to work from home rather than an office is a dream for many. While it’s not the utopia that everyone believes it is, working from home can be extremely comfortable and productive if done correctly. It’s important to separate the wheat from the chaff – in this case, setting potential distractions firmly apart from everything that is going to make your working space a productivity powerhouse.
Is it easy? Not always. Freelancing will constantly require, first and foremost, a herculean amount of willpower to …

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[ 18 Apr 2018 | No Comment ]

Tell us about yourself
My name is Eimear Kelly and I am the owner and Managing Director of Darcy the Dingo. I’m married and proud mum to our son age 6, and his little sister who is 4.
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?
Prior to becoming a mum, my background was in hospitality, recruitment and administration. When our eldest was born we made the decision that I would become a stay at home mum. While it was a difficult one …

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[ 17 Apr 2018 | No Comment ]
How to get the most from your equity crowdfunding campaign

Equity crowdfunding can be a tough way to raise money, but it can also bring you so much more than just cash for the business. If you have the right strategy.
Here’s how to get the most from your crowdfunding opportunity:
1)    Build a tribe
The great thing about building a tribe is that they care more. The most effective founders I’ve come across use their first funding round as a means to bring their fledgling tribe together in one place and get them involved in their business journey.
BrewDog – the Aberdeenshire brewers came up …

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[ 16 Apr 2018 | No Comment ]

If you want to be the best you possible, then it’s all about striking the right balance in all areas of your life. One of the biggest areas of your life that you can work on is getting a balance between your career and your home life. This is easier said than done though, so follow these tips in order to do just that.
Set out your Working Hours
In the modern age, it feels like work never really stops. We often have our work emails on our personal devices and have …

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[ 13 Apr 2018 | No Comment ]
Word hacks to make your presentation memorable

When you give a presentation you want your words to stick in the minds of our audience.  Luckily there are tools we can use to ensure that our audience members remember both the important points being made and the speaker as well.  The same tools also help speakers remember what to say.
Memory is a multi-sensory-process so first and foremost we want to use words that will connect all the senses.
Smell, taste and touch
Invoking aromas can produce impressive reactions; take for example wine descriptions on a menu, ‘Fruity’, ‘Leathery’, floral. These …

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[ 12 Apr 2018 | No Comment ]
Could PR School Help Your Business Light Up

With a passion for PR and over two decades of experience working with global brands, Bishopsteignton based Natalie Trice, is launching a series of workshops so that local businesses can put themselves on the map.

‘PR School’ is already a thriving online community and the workshops are an opportunity for people to find out more about PR and how it could help them raise awareness of their business, charity or organisation.
Natalie said, “Many people think that PR is only for celebrities and major players, but I simply do not agree. While …

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[ 11 Apr 2018 | No Comment ]
Mums Enterprise Ltd. BANS Multi-Level Marketing Companies from exhibiting at flexible work and business shows in Manchester and London

Multi Level Marketing = Mums Lose Money
Mum’s Enterprise Ltd. have announced the decision that they will not be accepting exhibitor bookings from any Multi Level Marketing brands in a bid to protect attendees and preserve the transparent and honest ambitions of their brand.
Responsible business owners and mothers themselves, Lindsey Fish, Founder and CEO and her business partner Lucy Chaplin, know only too well, the pressures set upon parents to find a flexible work alternative funding life after children and as a result they have chosen to ban these companies from all aspects of our events and …

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[ 10 Apr 2018 | No Comment ]
Eight ways business meetings and events might change in the next five years.

How technology is reshaping conferences, meetings and events 
By Rohit Talwar, Steve Wells, Alexandra Whittington, April Koury, and Helena Calle of Fast Future
Whether you are organising meetings and events or attending them changes are happening. These are being driven by technology as well as at a societal level as our expectations change.  Here we highlight nine of what may become strong trends and reshape our meeting and conference experiences – potential trends which business need to be aware of.
Smarter by Design – The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the sector …

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[ 9 Apr 2018 | No Comment ]
Starting Your Own Paralegal Practice – The dos and the don’ts

With solicitors and barristers charging upwards of £150 per hour, many people are now turning to Paralegals who can do much the same as a solicitor or barrister (with a few exceptions) but for a fraction of the cost. Paralegals are currently a growth area with lots of demand for their services.
So, if you are considering setting up your own Paralegal practice, Amanda Hamilton of the National Association of Licenced Paralegals (NALP) has some advice on what you should – and should not – be doing.
Paralegals are not statutorily regulated …