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  1. How Best To Approach Business Matters After Fifty

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    It should come as no surprise that with age comes a certain amount of experience, and with that experience comes the ability to look at things in a different light. That is certainly true when it comes to the way you do business. In fact, you might find that you start to approach all business matters somewhat differently when you are past fifty, and it is worth thinking about this in some detail. How best should you approach business matters after fifty? Let’s take a look at some of the things you might want to bear in mind here. Being Flexible One need that many people find they have once they are getting into their...
  2. Why redundancy could also be time of opportunity for career reinvention over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Redundancy is never pleasant, and in these uncertain times is far more stressful than usual – especially if you find yourself navigating the job market over 50. Before you panic, take a deep breath and step back. Rather than jump in putting together a CV and applying for every and any job vacancy, take a step back and think about what you really want to do. Yes there are bills to pay. Perhaps you are still supporting children through their university education or rebuilding your life after a divorce.  But redundancy has also offered you a reset button? How often over the course of your working life did you take time to plan your career? Did you have a plan or did it just evolve? If you look...
  3. A Third of Over 55s Don’t Miss Anything About the Office

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    Many people have had to adjust to WFH  (working from home) during the pandemic and many have taken to it like a duck to water, although there are still many that miss the office. Interestingly, it seems that age plays a key factor here and many of the older generations are enjoying working from home having spent so much of their working life having to commute to and from work each day. Survey Results instantprint, an online printing company, recently conducted research by surveying 1,000 UK office workers who have made the transition to working from home which delivered some insight into how people are feeling about the change. The survey found that a third...
  4. Diversity in the Workplace. Are Employers merely Paying Lip Service when it comes to Age Inclusivity?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon   I have attended many sessions at conferences on the topic of Diversity in the Workplace. With the retirement age increasing ( here in the UK the official pension age is now 66) , and increased pressure on those over 50 facing redundancy as a result of the pandemic, it is more important than ever that the contribution of older workers in the workplace is not just recognised, but welcomed. When it comes to diversity in recruitment – many companies will state that they are a diverse employer, and include age inclusivity in their diversity statement – alongside BAME, LGBT and disability, including their diversity statements in their recruitment advertising, but when it comes to their corporate imagery , the ‘age inclusive’ element is noticeable by...
  5. Career change over 50: Why you should NOT let age get in the way of your dream job! Ronald Reagan didn’t!

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon When it comes to a career change over 50 , success really can be a matter of mindset. Whether you are looking for a complete change of career direction, are looking for a new role as a result of redundancy or returning to the workplace following a career break, how you feel about your can make all the difference – if you believe it will be a barrier it will be. When Ronald Reagan decided to run for President of the USA at the age of 69, the elephant in the room was his age. He decided to confront it head on in a positive humorous way in one of the debates saying: “I want you to know that...
  6. Is your job at risk following lockdown?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon 2020 has been a difficult year for everyone. The workplace has changed dramatically. Those who are not key workers have mostly adjusted to working from home or have been furloughed. As we ease out of lockdown the future for many is uncertain. Will working remotely become the norm – in spite of the government encouraging us to return to traditional workplaces, or will our jobs even exist in a few months time? The government has announced various job creation schemes for younger workers – but no mention has been made of similar schemes for those at the later stages of their working lives. Caught in the situation comprising a shrinking job market, decrease in private pension values and the increase in the age at which you...
  7. 5 Reasons to Start Freelancing  Amidst Covid-19 Pandemic

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    It’s beginning to seem like the pandemic has caused permanent or long time change to a lot of things. That change has heavily seeped into the way we work and make money as a whole. It’s equally no secret that a huge many people saw the nature of their work change, or found their roles redundant as a result of the virus.  A lot of people have had to look for other ways to make ends meet. A highly sought out solution these days is freelancing, yet a lot of people are unaware of why it could be a good route to take. To clarify, here are 5 reasons to start freelancing amidst Covid-19 pandemic. You’ll be your own boss Think of it this way,...
  8. 3 Powerful Ways Women Can Help Other Women In The Post Pandemic World 

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    Article by Andi Simon As COVID-19 forces changes to the economy and American lifestyles, businesses that hope to survive and thrive will need creative ways to deal with these new challenges. And that could mean path-breaking opportunities for women, who often bring a different approach to business leadership than their male counterparts, says Andi Simon (www.andisimon.com), a corporate anthropologist, founder of Simon Associates Management Consultants, and author of the upcoming book Rethink: Smashing the Myths of Women in Business. Before the pandemic and economic downturn, over 50% of the U.S. workforce was women and women-owned 40% of the businesses. But as the pandemic disrupted the economy, eliminated jobs, and forced social isolation and remote work, women found themselves scrambling to sustain their jobs, their livelihoods, and their business...
  9. 8 things you can do to support your business if the Coronavirus is hitting hard: Tips from Michelle Mone

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    Tips from Michelle Mone OBE Many women over 50 are running their own business. After health one of the biggest worries for small business owners will be the impact of C19 on their company. From solo freelancers to larger employers the Coronavirus is hitting hard. Businesswoman and entrepreneur Michelle Mone OBE was named the Business Start-Up Tsar by David Cameron in 2015 and now sitting in the House of Lords, Lady Mone is focussed on small business, women in business and innovation. Concerned by the impact on UK businesses Michelle has written 8 key points that can be acted upon in these trying times and maybe of use to small businesses, start-ups and mumpreneurs: Ask for help If you are struggling speak to your accountant, business adviser or peers and ask...
  10. Setting up a Business over 50: Start Right For Your Business To Soar

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      Start ups fail all the time. It’s a simple fact. Around 20% of new businesses fail in their first two years. It gets worse. Then only 45% stay open during the first four years. The worst statistic is that only 25% of businesses survive beyond 15 years. That’s the challenge you are facing. So why wouldn’t you do all you can to future proof your business before you launch? It doesn’t matter what kind of business you’re opening. It could be a restaurant, B2B, or product services. Whatever it is, you need to put effort and research into starting right. You can bet your bottom dollar that those who fail in...
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