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Month: June 2018

Best free apps for small business owners

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Are you a small business owner? In today’s fast-paced world, technology is essential to help small business owners stay ahead. These free apps can help you with everything from finance to travel plans.   Wave – financial software Wave seamlessly handles invoices, payments, taxes, pay roll and more for small business owners and entrepreneurs. The [Read more…]

Workplace Problems: Why are your employees lacking motivation?

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

There are several factors that could be causing low motivation in your workplace and these factors can have detrimental effects on both the employees and the business. Here we explore possible reasons for low motivation amongst your employees and what you can do to solve it.   If you’re unsure whether your employees are lacking [Read more…]

Apprenticeship and Jobs Fair at Derby College

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Derby College is holding an apprenticeship and jobs fair at the Roundhouse campus in Pride Park on Tuesday June 19 to showcase the opportunities available to people at local businesses and organisations. The event is particularly aimed at young people finishing their GCSEs this summer – although vacancies are open to applicants of all ages. Several [Read more…]

Benefits of reducing your screen time

Monday, June 11th, 2018

In the modern world, screens surround us. Our smartphones, tablets, laptops and televisions make our lives easier by providing infinite possible functions – work, entertainment, shopping, socialising, organisation, direction finding, learning, fitness tracking, news…   However, evidence shows that all of that screen time is affecting our health.   1. Brain function – too much [Read more…]

Why successful people get up early

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Some of the world’s most successful people get up early. Richard Branson reportedly gets up at 5.45, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner wakes up at 5.30am, Apple CEO Tim Cook gets up at 3.45am, Oprah gets up at 6am and Elon Musk rises at 7am, to name just a few.   50% of self-made millionaires and [Read more…]

5 essential tips for improving your public speaking

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Read our tips for public speaking, from overcoming nerves and perfecting your body language to connecting with your audience and taking inspiration from the best speeches of all time.   Overcoming nervousness Being nervous is completely normal when you’re speaking in public. Luckily, some people’s nerves can help their performance as the adrenaline rush makes [Read more…]

Life Skills: increasing your confidence

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Are you lacking in self-confidence at work, college or just life in general? If so, there’s a good chance that it could be getting in the way of your success despite you being capable of achieving what you want to do. Everyone lacks confidence sometimes. The key to conquering a lack of confidence is recognising [Read more…]

A-Z of Tech Lingo (H-K)

Friday, June 1st, 2018

The world of tech can be a confusing place full of complicated terms and theories. Are you new to the world of tech? Or do you just want to be informed about what’s going on? After all, advances in technology affect all of us.   This is the second article in a series where we [Read more…]