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[ 17 Mar 2018 | No Comment ]

Leading apprenticeship levy-paying employers from the gas, power, waste management and water industries are calling for consistency in skills policy across the four nations of the UK to cut costs and red tape.
This request to policymakers is detailed in the ‘Transnational Research White Paper: Unified Skills Policy for a Truly United Kingdom.’ It is supported by the views of the 25-strong forum of employers, who assert that the removal of transnational policy obstacles will better position the sector to address existing skills challenges. It builds on recommendations in the Workforce …

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[ 13 Mar 2018 | No Comment ]

It’s natural for entrepreneurial mums to feel guilty about not being able to spend more time with their children, but what do their kids think?
Vistaprint shot a video with some of these mums and their children, and asked them what it’s like to be a mum and entrepreneur, what their young ones think about it and the advice their mums would give them.
While there are challenges to balancing entrepreneurship with family life, the children feel inspired by and proud of their business owner mothers, who pass on important skills.

The Vistaprint …

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[ 7 Mar 2018 | No Comment ]
One in three side hustlers fail to declare taxable earnings to HMRC

A third of Britain’s side hustlers have admitted withholding their earnings from HMRC according to OddsMonkey.
New research commissioned by Oddsmonkey reveals that Brits are using side hustles to help cover the cost of living.
As the annual inflation rate doubled from 1.2% to 3.1% in the past year1, the average monthly wage of £1538.97 is not enough to cover the cost of living for almost a quarter of Brits (24%).
Because of this, 25% of working employees have resorted to a side hustle to earn extra money with 36% of those having 3 or …

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[ 6 Mar 2018 | No Comment ]
On women’s suffrage centenary, leading charity calls for politicians and business leaders to press fast forward on young women’s equality

100 years on from the first UK women getting the vote, Young Women’s Trust has found that women under 30 – who did not get the vote until ten years later in 1928 – are again being left behind economically, with many resorting to foodbanks, skipping food to make ends meet and falling into debt.
A major survey by the charity has estimated that five million young people are struggling to make ends meet, with young women consistently more likely than young men to face money problems, workplace discrimination and worries …

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[ 5 Mar 2018 | No Comment ]
How to speak and inspire others to take action

The most underrated attribute when it comes to inspiring others is certainty.  Certainty in what you believe.  In what you value.  In what you know, deep down in your gut, to be true and important.  Simon Bucknall, from Toastmasters International believes that If you have this certainly you can also be inspirational when giving a speech or presentation or talking to others less formally.
In business, a leader’s ability to inspire through the spoken word has never been more highly prized. You may be rallying your team, seeking to engage the …

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[ 1 Mar 2018 | No Comment ]
Mums Enterprise Roadshow Announce 2018 Dates

The Mums Enterprise Roadshow, now in its third year, has confirmed that to meet rapidly rising demand it will be hosting two large-scale exhibitions attracting over 10,500 attendees across these two events in Manchester and London with plans to reach Edinburgh in early 2019.
Mums Enterprise Roadshow Manchester will be a one-day event, taking place on Wednesday 20th June at Event City, in Trafford City Manchester.
Mums Enterprise Roadshow London will be its first ever two-day event in London in the larger venue; Olympia London which will take place from Friday 28th …

Headline, training »

[ 28 Feb 2018 | No Comment ]

Looking back to my first big presentation I now understand why it was not a success.  Weeks went into designing the content. What didn’t get work on was the performance “mindset” which I needed. In the 20 year since then I have developed my own method: Communicating with P.O.W.E.R.  Follows these steps and you’ll deliver successful speeches and presentations every time.
For effective communication you need:  presence of mind, body, and voice.
To connect with your audience on a mental level needs presence of mind.  You can prime your audience for your …

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[ 26 Feb 2018 | No Comment ]

Bad Mother is about trust, our relationship with strangers in the modern world, and how we judge each other as mothers.
The Bad Mother team are currently looking for support for this short film, written by mums about mums. We are in preproduction, scheduled to shoot atthe end of April 2018.
“I am often disappointed by the rose tinted version of motherhood we see in films and TV – I don’t always believe it. This story has come from an experience that I had, so I hope it will have an authenticity to it” …

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[ 22 Feb 2018 | No Comment ]
Employment organisations call for part-time apprenticeships

A new report from Young Women’s Trust, Trust for London, flexibility experts Timewise and Learning and Work Institute today reveals that potentially thousands of people are missing out on the opportunity to train because of a lack of part-time apprenticeship opportunities.
Just one in ten apprentices are contracted for less than 30 hours per week, leaving the training out of reach for many who are unable to work full-time – particularly women, people with caring responsibilities, disabled people and young people leaving the care system. Instead, these groups often find themselves …

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[ 16 Feb 2018 | No Comment ]

Many entrepreneurs have turned to the self-help industry for inspiration – and for some it has certainly been a good move. But unfortunately, like any industry there is good and bad within it. The 2016 CNN documentary ‘Enlighten us’, on the deaths of three self-help devotees, issues a warning: beware the self-appointed guru on a giant ego trip.
Increasingly accused of exploiting the vulnerable and the weak, the self-help industry appeals to a fundamental desire in all humans: to find meaning, gratification and simple solutions to life’s complexities. So potentially, almost anybody can be drawn in.
Given the …