4 Tips for Starting a Business as a Mum

Having watched the article released this week from Mumsnet Founder, Justine Roberts, “Why you should always wear trainers to work” – I couldn’t agree with her more. BBC – Why you should always wear trainers to work (Justine Roberts, Founder of Mumsnet) I highly endorse the 4 points she makes about starting and running a […]

5 Ideas for a Positive Working Day

One of the first lessons we cover in the Personal Development/PA Skills section of our courses is to help our students to take a step back from their working week and identify how they can increase the number of positive working days.  The lesson is part of a series we cover in conjunction with Sue […]

CV Tips – 5 things to avoid

Writing a CV is not easy, and it takes time to get this right. Checking is the key as it is such an important document. As part of any course, we provide free CV tips which include design and support. Here is a short list of 5 things to avoid: 1. Typing errors – this […]

7 Tips on Starting a Virtual Assistant Business

Last week I was asked by one of our students to help them with some tips on starting a Virtual Assistant business which they plan to do once they have completed their course. Having a Virtual Assistant business is a great way to work from home and especially useful for those with a family and […]

Little acorns and all that…

When I started my business in the 1980s from my dining room in our 1930s semi – sitting round our 1930s dining table we had bought from a second-hand shop (having just got married), the last thing I would have imagined is that it would have turned into a business with nearly 400 students and […]

Social Media Mistakes You’re Making

Are you unwittingly scaring off potential employers because of basic social media mistakes? Social media is a fantastic tool for connecting with people and finding work. It’s no secret that many prospective employers check the social media platforms of potential candidates before offering them interviews. However, it’s all too easy to let yourself down and […]

Reasons Not To Study – Lack of Time!

Well, it is true that the world and our lives seem to get ever busier.  Juggling work, family, a social life and everything else that goes on isn’t always easy but when we say we don’t have time are we really being honest with ourselves?  Do any of us really know how much time we […]

The Benefits of Home Study

If you’re thinking of retraining or developing new skills the prospect of returning to conventional education is quite daunting.  The thought of going back into a classroom environment, the potential for lost earnings and a disruption to your schedule all provide good reasons to be wary.  This is an especially big concern for people who […]