Author Archives: Contributor

Watch Out For The Hazards Of An Untidy Home Office!

Freelancing from home or running a business from your spare room? If so, you might think you have it easy when it comes to the ‘keeping things tidy’ stakes. After all, you have no boss or team leader peering over your shoulder demanding you clear up your desk space each and every night – it’s only your rules that matter.

However, there are some distinct advantages of maintaining tidiness in your home office that you just can’t ignore.

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Adult Learning: Balancing Work And Family Commitments

In an ideal world, we would all be able to investigate the option of further education as mature adults. In reality, however, we all know it can be incredibly difficult. Education costs real money – most reputable courses will set you back a few thousand dollars a year. And when you have to work in a job to and have family responsibilities, too, it can be tough to justify the cost and time it takes to return to education.

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7 Reasons You Need To Improve Business Writing Skills

Writing skills may bring back a lot of memories of English classes that you took long ago, however the truth is that being able to write well can help you progress further than you’d expect in business and your daily life. There’s no end to the benefits that come from being able to produce high quality and original pieces of text. While many people may be unsure just how writing can help them, the following reasons show just how vital writing can be to your success:


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7 Tips for Working Effectively from Home

Is working effectively from home a struggle for you? Many thanks to Molly Millson, contributor to Smooth Decorator, for this article on 7 tips to do just that.

In the past, to describe your current job as “I am working from home” used to carry some stigma around it, as if you were lying about your unemployment, laziness and failure. Today, having a home office has become commonplace, if not a must.

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Cloud-Based Collaboration Brings Many Benefits to Business

The business world is changing rapidly thanks to the many technological advances, most prominently the internet; we are lucky to have at our disposal in the 21st Century. Perhaps one of the greatest changes we have seen is the cloud, which allows for a greater level of collaboration between employees and businesses than ever before.

If you haven’t yet jumped on the cloud collaboration bandwagon, here are a few good reasons why you might want to hop onboard now:

It Increases Efficiency

Software testing tools like the  qTest platform for software testing tool which can be accessed remotely from any location,

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Need more control? Write a novel. Guest Post by Pamela T Starr

Need more control?  Write a novel.

When I was newly married, I couldn’t understand why my husband wouldn’t do the things I wanted.  When I was a new mother, I couldn’t understand why my baby cried for no apparent reason.  As a woman, I couldn’t understand why my hair looked great when I was staying home and got frizzy when I need to look good.

Need more control? Write a novel suggests author @PamelaStarrFL  #TruthsNotSpoken #GuestPost

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So I wrote a novel.

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Financial Comeback: Recovering After Setbacks

Life has its fair share of triumphs and setbacks, both of which can impact your savings. When a setback has a bigger financial implication, it’s good to know how you’re going to recover. After all, you want to have some protection in place in case another crisis should happen before you’re fully recovered. There are many types of setbacks, so there are different ways to go about recovering your lost funds. Remember, don’t dwell on your misfortune and stay focused on recovery.

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