Since graduating university in June, I never thought at the age of 22 I would have started attending networking events already. I was lucky enough to be able to study something at university which I have a passion for, fashion and marketing . We live in a world where graduate jobs are like gold dust for most industries, and it is often a case of who you know, not what you know. Networking events are now an essential part of looking for job opportunities and getting your business known. It allows people to build a bank of contacts, many from completely different industries.
It’s the Holiday Season again, but before we hang up our stockings and tuck into some figgy pudding, it is worth remembering that as the year comes to an end, it is a good time to put processes in place to ensure the next year is even more successful than the last. With this in mind and in honour of the festive spirit let’s celebrate with The Twelve Days of Business!
Sitting down and looking at the blank page, the curser blinking at you, you don’t have a clue what you’re going to write. An hour ago your head might have been full of ideas for the next innovative post but when it comes to writing you just don’t know how to get it onto paper. This scenario is more common than you’d think, writer’s block is something that many suffer from and as awful as it is there are ways of getting around it.
Working from home can be a wonderful experience; you cut out the soul destroying commute and get to spend more time with the people your love. However many people forget that working from home requires strong self-discipline in order to make it lucrative. Follow the tips below to ensure your work from home venture has the best chance of success possible.
Many people assume that being Self-Employed is a dream; you get to choose your own clients, work from your own office or even from home and manage your own diary. However the reality is often not the working paradise people envisage; you have to do all your tax and accounting, source new clients, manage your invoicing and often deal directly with people with complex questions or complaints.