Making your Future Work

Making your Future Work

Is it Time to Work for Yourself? Has the pandemic given you an opportunity to re-think your personal priorities and re-assess your relationship with your boss? Perhaps you have been on furlough or suffered redundancy and you are ready to make a fresh start. For many of us, working for...

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Getting a KickStart for your career

Getting a KickStart for your career

There are some impressive young people out there who have found Covid has stopped their career ambitions dead. At a similar stage in my life, it was the kindness of both strangers and family contacts that enabled me to get started and I have never forgotten all that they did...

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Survival of the adaptablest, powering through the bends

Survival of the adaptablest, powering through the bends

This time last financial crisis, the credit crunch, I was sitting in the decorous green room that is Home House near enough not to be able to pretend not to have overheard raised telephone voices. The call identified my fellow member as a business owner. I caught his eye and...

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Ethical children’s clothing company thrives during lockdown

Ethical children’s clothing company thrives during lockdown

Here is one company that’s not only surviving in this climate but thriving. Frugi is a small Cornish-based ethical and organic children’s clothing company that is experiencing an impressive boom in sales since lock down. Their clothes are instantly recognisable by their bright, vibrant colours and playful characters, which is proving very popular with...

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Volkswagen bets big on Chinese electric car firms

Volkswagen bets big on Chinese electric car firms

Volkswagen has announced that it plans to invest 2.1 billion euros in two different Chinese electric car manufacturers as it bets on the world’s largest car market. The German company will invest 1 billion euros to buy a 50% stake in the state-owned parent of Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group (JAC...

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Motorists reconsider electric cars amid lockdown

Motorists reconsider electric cars amid lockdown

The positive and immediate global impact of the imposed lockdown on the environment boosts motorist’s willingness to drive an electric vehicle, reports Venson

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Business Funding Show announces webinar series

Business Funding Show announces webinar series

Business Funding Show is organising their first free webinar, Masterclass: Equity, Loans, Grants & Business Support Schemes for Today’s Climate on 1 April from 3 to 5 pm. The webinar will aim to: Simplify recent support measures announced by the government given the disruption caused by COVID-19 Help you understand...

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The Power of Generosity

The Power of Generosity

Mutual Aid in a Time of Crisis I have been intrigued as I watched the first response of business to the current crisis through the instant communication of social media. For some, initial denial (a promise of Business as Usual) proves only a prelude to successive, incremental reductions in service...

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The Ministry for the Prevention of Wealth

The Ministry for the Prevention of Wealth

By Doug Shanks Like a minor public school in the fifties, the state continues its war of attrition against individuality. Eamonn Holmes is the latest IR35 scalp losing predictably enough at tier one, his defence that his is a unique offering equally predictably mocked in the tabloids. IR35 has become...

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