We’re in a golden age

I’m sure everyone has heard someone refer to a previous period in time as: “the golden age of something”.

These were the times people looked back on with rose tinted glasses as the “good old days”, a period where anything was possible, a period when cautious writers would swear it was all too good to be true. Continue reading We’re in a golden age

The Future Test: Are You Ready?

Look, not all of us have the luxury of a time-travelling Delorean, or indeed Christopher Lloyd’s hairdo. The future therefore remains uncharted territory. But as a wise man once said, “confidence is preparation, everything else is beyond your control” – so take a peek at the questions below to see whether you’re good and ready, and if you aren’t, what to do about it.

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How To Hire An Intern: Internship Structure

A successful internship does two things. It creates a valuable learning atmosphere for the intern, and harnesses fresh talent, ideas and skills for the business at large. But the symbiosis doesn’t happen by magic – it takes blood, sweat and tears (of joy).

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First Week At Your New Job: 7 Things You Can’t Afford Not To Do

Bazinga! You’ve signed on the dotted line. It is literally written into a contract that an exchange of money for time will occur, and the first week at your new job is looming large. Here are 7 things to do that will make your manager want to sleep with said contract under his or her pillow.

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9 Ways To Survive The Naffest Day Of The Year

Look, no matter how hard we close our eyes, shove our fingers in our ears and screech LA-LA-LA-LA till the neighbours start throwing things, there’s no escaping the fact that the dreaded V-Day is upon us once more.

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Employment Allowance – £2k’s Worth Of Good News For SMEs

Hot off the press! George Osborne has just announced the Employment Allowance – meaning savings of up to £2k per year for charities and SMEs that have employees on their payroll.

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Think You Can’t Be An Entrepreneur? You’re Probably Wrong. Here’s Why.

Founding one’s own business. That’s a totally insurmountable thing that most people talk about but never do – like climbing Kilimanjaro, learning how to crochet, or tidying the box room. Right?

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