[ 28 Apr 2017 | No Comment ]
Eight ways to gain trust in a sales presentation

When delivering a sales presentation, one of your aims is to build trust with your audience. As sales guru Zig Ziglar says; if you get people to like you, they will listen to you, but if they trust you they will do business with you. So how do you build trust? Essie Rewane-Adejare from Toastmasters International suggests eight ways to gain your audience’s trust during a sales presentation:

Demonstrate your personal credibility.Know the product or service, and your company, inside out. Be knowledgeable about your industry and relevant news. Trust depends …

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[ 28 Apr 2017 | No Comment ]
Eight ways to gain trust in a sales presentation

When delivering a sales presentation, one of your aims is to build trust with your audience. As sales guru Zig Ziglar says; if you get people to like you, they will listen to you, but if they trust you they will do business with you. So how do you build trust? Essie Rewane-Adejare from Toastmasters International suggests eight ways to gain your audience’s trust during a sales presentation:

Demonstrate your personal credibility.Know the product or service, and your company, inside out. Be knowledgeable about your industry and relevant news. Trust depends …

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[ 25 Apr 2017 | No Comment ]

“There are many ways that parents can start to encourage their children to interact with money from a young age said Kirsty Bowman-Vaughan, children and young people expert at the Money Advice Service. “We know that children learn best when they gain practical experience with money, and allowing them to make decisions and learn from their mistakes lays the foundations for better money management skills as they grow up.”
Here are five ideas to help your kids start to learn about money:

Give children the chance to pay for things from an …

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[ 22 Apr 2017 | No Comment ]
Could you run your kitchen table business from the countryside?

By Dave Millett, from independent telecoms brokerage Equinox
Despite living in a country with the world’s fifth highest GDP it can feel at times as though our telecoms infrastructure, especially in rural areas, has barely advanced since the dark ages. Rural businesses suffer from the unholy trinity of no phone coverage, no or very slow broadband and the expense of running in dedicated services.
So if you run a small business in a rural area – what are your options?
Internet
In 2011 the government set up the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) project, with …

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[ 19 Apr 2017 | No Comment ]
How to eat yourself healthy

From the doctor’s surgery, by Dr Alexandra Phelan
The five-a-day fruit and vegetable rule should be upped to 10 if people want to drastically reduce the risk of serious health conditions such as stroke and heart disease, according to researchers from Imperial College London.
However, there are other ways to eat yourself healthy. Here are my top ten tips.

Eat your greens: the NHS recommends that one third of the food you eat should be fruit and vegetables. Fruit and vegetables are an important source of vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre.
Five a day: …

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[ 18 Apr 2017 | No Comment ]

Finalists in the Working Mum of the Year & Entrepreneur of the year categories of Pitman Training’s SuperAchievers awards have been announced today, after hundreds of nominations from across the globe were submitted, to the business superbrand.
Celebrating its 180th year Pitman Training is marking this milestone with the opportunity to give back to the working parents community, to help reward people committed to driving their careers forward in a bid to inspire more of the British workforce to strive for more.
The three finalists revealed in the working mum of the …

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[ 17 Apr 2017 | No Comment ]

When you first set up your own business, your primary concern will be clawing together the capital to buy the equipment, rent your office space and get your company off the ground. The problem is, in all that excitement and adrenalin, there are often initial start-up costs that go overlooked by most entrepreneurs. In today’s post, we’ll give you a handful of these costs and what they mean for your business if the proper funds aren’t allocated…

Who are your service providers?

Many business owners will factor in their suppliers, manufacturers and …

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[ 16 Apr 2017 | No Comment ]

Guest article, by Stephen Allen, Lightvert
If you travel on public transport you will have noticed many advertisements are now digital, smart, changed at the press of a button.  In the movies we’ve seen images of the future with brands displayed everywhere (remember The Fifth Element and Minority Report?).
Here are 4 other world-changing technologies you should be aware of. You’ll be experiencing them as consumers and possibly using them in your own businesses sooner than you think.
Personalised Augmented Reality
Augmented Reality (AR) arrived in our family life with Pokémon Go. For the …

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[ 13 Apr 2017 | No Comment ]

TV SHOWS such as Dragons Den and their panel of business giants are inspiring a new generation of job seekers, according to new research.
A survey of 2,012 British adults published in the Careers on the Box report by Fletchers Solicitors has revealed that more than 1 in 4 (27%) millennials have considered starting a business as a result of watching a TV show or film.
35% of those aged 18-30 confessed to taking inspiration for their career path from their favourite TV shows and box sets, with business and law among …

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[ 11 Apr 2017 | No Comment ]

New research by the Money Advice Service shows that talking to children about money and giving them experience of making money decisions could be as important as saving for their future.
Parents should include their children in discussions about money from age four to give them the best chance of being financially secure in later life, it has emerged.
Findings from a report released by the government-backed Money Advice Service, demonstrate a worrying lack of money skills among the UK’s children and young people. Millions of Britain’s young people are set to …

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[ 9 Apr 2017 | No Comment ]

Cardiovascular disease costs the UK £19 billion a year – 46% in healthcare costs, 34% from lost productivity and 20% in family carers.  So, what is it?
Cardiovascular disease, or CVD, is a medical term for conditions which affect the blood vessels and heart.  The four main types of CVD are:
Aortic disease:  this can cause weakening, tearing and life-threatening bleeding in the main blood vessel in the body.
Coronary heart disease (CHD): CHD occurs when the blood flow to the heart is reduced, increasing strain on the heart and leading to angina, …