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Month: October 2018

5 surprising statistics about starting a business in the UK

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

How many businesses are started every hour in the UK? How likely are women to start a business compared to men? And what is a ‘Tech Unicorn?’ Read on to find out.     2.2million business were started in the UK between 2000 and 2016   It seems we are a nation of entrepreneurs. Between [Read more…]

A-Z of Tech (V-Z)

Tuesday, October 30th, 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.   In the final instalment in our series explaining the most [Read more…]

Best podcasts for mental wellbeing

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Looking after your mental wellbeing is arguably just as important as taking care of your physical health.   Mental wellbeing refers to how you are feeling and how well you are coping with the ups and downs of day-to-day life. Are you feeling stressed? Confident? Productive? Anxious? Able to engage with the world around you? [Read more…]

How to create a long-term career strategy

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Setting a long-term career strategy gives focus to your hard work. Here’s how to decide what you really want and figure out the steps to achieve it.     Deciding what your career goal is   Think about your options…   What do you like and dislike doing? Do you have any passions? How do [Read more…]

Paying for your next course – what are your options?

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

If you want to continue learning and you’re 19 or over, but are unsure if you can afford it, you could be eligible for financial help with: Your course Living costs Childcare   Here is everything you need to know about the different financial support options available.     Advanced Learning Loan   This is [Read more…]

SEO for beginners – how to increase your search engine ranking

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

As of October 2018, the World Wide Web contains over 4.4 billion pages.   SEO is all about businesses trying to optimise their websites so they appear in those first few search results. The higher they are in the search engine results, the more visitors they will get to their websites and the more customers [Read more…]