The Benefits of Private Schools in the United Kingdom

By   March 18, 2016

Even in times where increasingly more families in the United Kingdom have less money to spend, thinking about having your children go to a private school can be a smart decision.

private-schools-uk-better-earningsThere are several reasons why a private school can be the better alternative for your children, looking at the various benefits that a private, independent school can provide for them.

Recent studies have once again confirmed that private schools are often enabling students to get into the best careers later on in their lives.

Not long ago, a study funded by the Sutton Trust found that most professionals in the United Kingdom who have top positions in medicine, law or politics have attended a private school previously.

In some industries such as medicine or politics, the percentage of those successful professionals who visited schools is as high as 60%. It is for that reason evident that a private school can be with your children need if you want to maximise their chances on the job market.

In addition to this recent study, other research has likewise found that those professionals who attended private schools in the past are usually those with the best and highest paying jobs. There is even a term coined for those who visited private schools, the so-called “wage premium” as compared to those people who attended state schools.

When you consider a private school, you should not stop at looking at the monthly fees before considering those benefits. It may well be that school fees that come with many private schools in the UK will ultimately be offset and negated by the fact that your children will earn a lot more later on. Other criteria, such as that your children will likely get better grades plus a likely preference among employers due to a visit of a renowned private school not even considered.

At private school Cambridgeshire you can learn more about the merits benefits of a good, private school.

Export Software And How It Helped My Company

By   March 18, 2016

There are lots of businesses today who are still not taking advantage of special software packages that’s tailored to a specific industry. As I have seen multiple times, many small businesses use standard accounting software for their internal organization and think that’s all they need. But this can backfire.

shipping-software-2Some businesses today, and the export and import business is one of them, can benefit tremendously from industry specific software packages.

In my business, I have seen than export software helped us tremendously when it comes to several critical tasks where it concerns the internal organization. This is clear if one realizes that a lot in this business depends on this, possibly more than in any other business.

The export software and the export documentation software makes things easier that were rather challenging before. Where it took hours to manage our invoices and orders, now it takes only a few mouse clicks. With the software we see right away when a document is missing, this is extremely important if we ship overseas.

If customs finds that one single document is missing or filled out erroneously this will otherwise result in lengthy hold-ups, a disaster for any shipping company if goods are time-sensitive which they most of the time are. A client won’t do business with you again if you happen to deliver late, let alone if goods you deliver would be spoilt due to hold-ups.

There are many industries today where I think specific software can go long ways, beyond of what ordinary accounting software can do. I can only recommend to anyone to look into this type of software if not already done.

On the Benefits of E Invoicing

By   October 14, 2015

For small businesses, electronic invoicing (E Invoicing) can provide various advantages.

electronic-invoicingSimply spoken, E invoicing can significantly shorten your entire invoicing process.

Not only can electronic invoicing help your business save considerable time, it can also help you to save costs.

What are the benefits of electronic invoicing?

  • Send and receive invoices instantly

You don’t have to mail your invoices any longer but can send and receive invoices instantly.

  • Reduced costs

The ability to send and receive them over the Internet means less expenses to prepare and mail your invoices.

  • Fewer errors

All your invoicing data is kept at one, central place which makes the management and organisation of your invoices a lot easier. Furthermore, your invoicing data doesn’t need to be manually transferred from paper to computer. This reduces the chance for errors.

  • Back compatibility with your existing prices

With electronic invoices, businesses can continue to create invoices as usual. The only difference is how they are sent:  this is a very straightforward  and easy process . All the business needs to do is send invoices in PDF format to an electronic invoice service provider. The service will do conversion and subsequently dispatch the recipient.

  • Electronic invoicing means no delays

Your invoices will only take minutes from the creation until they are processed. This means no waiting times for bills to be paid.

E invoicing is suitable for all types of businesses, no matter their size or invoicing volume. It is affordable and can help you to save time and money.

Corporate First Aid Education More Valuable Today Than Ever

By   February 3, 2015

For larger corporates as well as for medium and small-sized businesses there exist plenty of reasons for staff first aid education and training. First aid training is among those things that can greatly help to increase safety and awareness in the workplace.

First-Aid-courses-1The issue with accidents is that they always happen unexpectedly.

And it’s not only “high risk” work environments such as construction sites or manufacturing plants where accidents and worker injuries can always come about.

Fast, knowledgeable medical help can be invaluable anywhere, whether it is someone chocking on a piece of food or in such cases where your team mate may all of a sudden experiencing a heart attack or heat stroke.

Most of the time it will take several minutes until professional medical help arrives. Until then, by administering the proper first aid, lives can often be saved and further bodily injuries can be prevented.

Corporate first aid education is available today so that businesses in all industries and companies of various sizes can train their staff to administer fast and effective medical assistance in such emergencies.

This education can comprise of essential things such as Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR ) or the proper use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

Depending on your specific requirements and hazards, companies that offer first aid training can also educate in things like general safety in the workplace, fire safety or evacuation procedures.

Better Ergonomics For Your Home: Some Tips

By   October 30, 2014

office-ergonomicsWhen you invest in modern ergonomic office furniture you will not only do the best for your employee’s health.

At the same time, ergonomic office furniture has also been shown to increase productivity and efficiency in almost any work environment.

What this means is nothing more or less than that investing into ergonomic chairs, computer desks and other ergonomic furniture will normally pay for itself within a rather short period of time.

If you still happen to have outdated furniture pieces as part of your office environment, you should consider replacing it with new ergonomic furniture.

Let me give you a short overview about the various benefits:

* Prevent long-term health issues of your employees including but not limited to back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, eye strain.

* Less sick days and absences due to work-related illnesses

* Fewer healthcare and treatment costs due to work-related illnesses

* Less strain and pain at the workplace will increase your staff’s overall productivity.

What do you need to look for when when you intend to get ergonomic office furniture?

One major criteria what makes furniture such as desk chairs or desks ergonomic is that this type of furniture can be adjusted in numerous ways. This way, the ergonomic chair or ergonomic desk can be adjusted and adapted to virtually any person, regardless of their size or age. Chairs and desks can be adjusted in such ways as to create a perfect work environment where the employee doesn’t have to bend or make any awkward, strain causing movements to reach frequently used equipment.

In addition to considering more modern ergonomic office furniture you should also look into having a company’s various work stations assessed in regards to their ergonomic factors. Today you can find firms which provide this  workstation assessment for virtually any industry and business.

UK: New Visa Deal With Australia In The Works

By   October 30, 2014

More Australians could soon work and live in the UK once a new proposed visa deal is approved by the federal government.

According to a News Corp report, Prime Minister Tony Abbott was tipped to mention the visa deal proposition during a visit to the capital earlier this week.

Officials from the UK and Australia say that they are working out a compromise work visa to counter European Union laws that impose restrictions on the number of people living in the UK from outside the EU.

In the last two years alone, the number of Australians heading to the UK for work has dropped about 50 following the policy changes. Australia has argued it should have special consideration given its status and relationship with the UK.

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Google+ Tips For Your Business

By   September 18, 2014

Google+ can be just what you need to get your (online) business up to the next level. On the other hand, using Google+ efficiently and to make the most from it can be somewhat complex especially if you are new to it.

I found a very good Google+ business guide over at Forbes “Advanced Google+ Tips For Your Business“. I highly recommend that you check it out. If you follow the tips you will be able to stay ahead of your competition in no time.