Agenda for Council on Thursday, 19th June, , pm | Folkestone and Hythe District Council 1The programme presents the investors as intimidating figures, reclining in comfortable chairs beside their piles of cash. They preside over pitches from nervous entrepreneurs presenting businesses of varying quality. A deal is struck in minutes, or not at all, and more often than not the entrepreneur leaves the den with nothing but dashed hopes and wounded pride. Whilst this might make for good television, in the real world, angel investing is conducted rather differently. Beer currently has 1, registered busines More than half of school children aged 14 to 19 want to be their own boss, but only one fifth are encouraged to do so by their school, research has revealed.
Work-related stress is an all-too-common part of modern life. The rise of digital media means that many people never really "switch off" from work and the culture of presenteeism causes us to spend more time at work than ever before. Many workers spend a lot of time either ruminating on past work stress or worrying about future work-related problems. By applying the principles of mindfulness - an ancient Buddhist practice - to our working lives, we can become aware of our habitual negative thoughts and behaviours and learn to recognise and manage the warning signs of stress. Anna Black suggests short and simple meditations that can be used throughout the working day to strengthen focus and concentration, enhance working relationships and improve empathy - all of which help you to perform well and keep calm at work, whatever your job. Anna's suggestions are applicable to both office-based workers and those who work from home and she covers a range of topics including working mindfully with others, paying mindful attention in meetings and using meditation to cope with stressful situations.
PART ONE: The Entrepreneurs' Manifesto
This module is designed to give you a through grounding in understanding how the process of creativity operates and becomes an innovative activity within the general economic context. The module will cover aspects of creativity, managing and developing innovative activities within the creative industries sector, legal issues, marketing issues and business positioning and planning. Many businesses within the sector succeed or fail depending on their innovative activities, positioning, and business planning and patents and copyright issues, especially within the digital area. You will have a chance to analyse both successful and unsuccessful businesses within the global setting of the creative industries, as well as test your own ideas for launching a business. You will work with simulated activities in groups in order to develop your ideas. Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:. The UK also has a large presence globally with creative industry exports desired by many countries in the world.
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Nearly half of U. Business leaders say that the managers responsible for making hiring decisions are far less concerned with where job candidates earn their degrees, or even the type of degree itself, than they are with what knowledge and skills a candidate brings to the table. This corresponds with recent insights into how large, high-tech corporations like Google conduct their hiring. At Google, hiring managers say certain types of skills and talents are what matter most, more than a particular type of college degree or even having a college degree at all. As opportunities to access postsecondary degrees, certificates, and credentials continue to evolve and become more accessible through innovative learning models, Americans will be able to expand and use their knowledge in the workplace more quickly and efficiently in the future. Further, there may be more emphasis on what potential employees know and their style of working, rather than on the candidate's degree per se. Thus, while college is still important to business leaders, Americans -- who tend to rate the importance of where and what type of degree was attained higher than do business leaders -- need to recognize that college alone is not enough.