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  1. Build The Ultimate Team In Your Business

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    Are you getting ready to start your first business? If so, then you need to understand the importance of your business team. The right business team could help you beat your competition and ensure that your company is far more competitive in the market. You just need to make sure that you understand how to recruit the right individuals. There are lots of different parts to this process.  Don’t forget, you need to ensure that you get the right people for key positions. But you should also think about how to keep them in your business for the long term.    Professional Support   First, you could consider using professionals to ensure that you...
  2. Use Your Age to Your Advantage! Side Hustle Ideas for the Over-50s

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    After the age of 50, we can sometimes feel like we are put out to pasture somewhat. You might think that the side hustle is something that serves the millennial generation, the people between the ages of 23 and 28. But the fact is that starting a business or side hustle is something that we can all try. You may still be working full-time and need to get a bit more money so you can get to retirement quicker, or you just want to have some extra cash. Believe it or not, baby boomers are doing more side hustles than the millennials! Gig platform Wonolo conducted a study and found that 1 out of 3 baby boomers are completing...
  3. How to Make the Most of Business Networking Opportunities

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    Networking is important for many people in the business world. Who you know and who you’re in contact with can dictate the opportunities that come your way. Knowing the right people can help you move onwards and upwards, taking your business in directions that you might not have even thought possible. So next time a networking opportunity in the business world comes your way, you should make the most of it. The question is how you do that. We’re going to go into details today and take a closer look at some of the things you can do to ensure you get the most out of each and every networking opportunity that arises. Go Into it With Clear Goals First of...
  4. 6 Essential Things You Need to Start a Business

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      Chalking 50 years is a significant milestone. Although you may be getting older, there is still ample time for you to get started on many things you’ve always dreamed of, including running your business. Research shows that the number of small businesses run by women in the UK has grown by 18% within the last five years. If you’re considering starting one of your own, you’re in good company! Have you discovered your passion and want to channel it into a business? Here are some things you need to get started, including those listed below. A name As the saying goes, “Words have meaning, and names have power.” Having a name...
  5. What should you do prior to buying a franchise business?

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    Buying a franchise business is a great business opportunity for anyone who wants to own a business without building one from scratch. The benefits of a franchise are very appealing, but owning and running a franchise is hard work. Before you invest your hard-earned money into a franchise, here are a few things you should do first. Give yourself a personality test While investing in a franchise allows you to own your business, you’ll still operate within a highly regulated system. You’ll be expected to adhere to certain standards and practices, which means that you won’t have a lot of creative freedom when running your business. Therefore, if you are getting out of employment with the hopes of running your own...
  6. 7 Tips to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

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    Have you ever felt like you don’t belong, or everyone is going to find out that you don’t deserve your achievements? If you can relate to those feelings of chronic self-doubt, you’ve probably experienced imposter syndrome. You’re not alone – studies suggest 70% of people experience imposter syndrome at some point in their career. Overall, imposter syndrome stems from a high sense of self-doubt. Instead of attributing your success to your skills, you might downplay your success and attribute it to luck. Signs You Might Be Suffering from Imposter Syndrome Do you relate to any of these patterns? You may set high goals for yourself. Because your goal is perfection, the smallest mistakes may make you feel like a failure. Attribute success to luck. You downplay your success because you do not believe you deserve the...
  7. 12 reasons to be confident when looking for a job over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon When it comes to looking for a new role over 50 as we emerge from lockdown , the good news is that job vacancies are very close to pre pandemic levels with 758,000 vacancies listed last quarter- so there are opportunities out there. Employees over 50 have so much to offer a potential employer – approach your job search with confidence in yourself and your abilities. You offer so many advantages over a less experienced hire! Changes in how we work as a result of the pandemic have also helped to level the playing field. Home or hybrid working are a plus for those who juggle work with caring responsibilities . So many reasons to be confident when looking for work over...
  8. More evidence to support the value of women over 50 in the workplace – the Oxford Astra Zeneca Vaccine lead Sarah Gilbert 

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon We can’t ignore the fact that age discrimination exists in the workplace. We are still having to deal with the perception that women over 50 are slow to adapt, are unable to learn new things, are low on the productivity scale. None of these perceptions are actually based on facts and in are indeed not true. If we want to look at just one shining example as why women over 50 should not be written off and still have so much to achieve and contribute in the workplace we need look no further than the Oxford Astra Zeneca Vaccine team. The project lead was a woman over 50 The project lead for the Oxford Astra Zeneca vaccine was Professor Sarah Gilbert, who is 59....
  9. Got A Spare Couple of Hours? Here Are The Online Side Hustles You Could Start Over 50

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    You might be busy with lots on your plate, and you sometimes find it hard to juggle all of your familial and professional responsibilities at once. However, if you’re someone who feels like you’ve found a good balance in these areas, maybe it’s time to step things up a notch? Because if you’ve managed to carve out a spare couple of hours during your day, you can put it to good use making yourself some extra money!  Seeing as the online world is right at your fingertips, it’s a good idea to start there. There are many ways to make money online, even if you’ve only got an hour or two for it, thanks to just how...
  10. Are you returning to the workplace after a career break? 12 Tips for returners

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon The prospect of returning to the workplace may feel daunting, but if you approach it in a positive, constructive way it can be  quite straightforward to navigate. Here are some simple tips to guide you through and points to consider, with links to previous articles which address some of the points in more depth.   What are your transferrable skills? List your skills from your previous employment and add the skills you have acquired during your ‘break’. You might be surprised at the value the skills and knowledge you acquired during your break might have –  there is a comprehensive article on assessing you’re your transferrable skills here . It is also covered in the careers module of the ...
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