Nobody should begin a business venture without consultation. To prepare yourself for the giant strides you intend to make in your professional life it’s a good idea to canvas opinion and act accordingly from all the knowledge and wisdom you have coalesced. There are plenty of business tips and everything you ought to do when starting one could fill a thousand libraries but we’ve tried to narrow it down to five. You know, because we know you’re busy.

Count your Costs

There’s a lot to be said for pinching pennies. Technically all businesses principal function is to make money. Good then, that you…


If you’re writing a novel about London it is absolutely the law that you refer to it as a ‘melting pot’. That way any sharp tools in the proverbial shed will know that means London is a city soaked in a variety of different cultures, races, genders, sexualities and any other human variable you can think of. Unfortunately, no one can keep up with a seemingly infinite number of unique characters London has produced so to make things easier I’ve decided that, based on your favourite of the following London landmarks you are one of only 6 character types. …


Networking can broadly be defined as making and retaining contacts in the hope of some mutual professional relationship forming. Doing this effectively, however, is easier said than done. There are definite moderations to your initial approach and ideas that ensure that you’re covering enough ground and the ground you cover is fertile enough. Here are those ideas…

Mix the Personal with the Professional

Keeping two separate lives and working in earnest to ensure that the two streams never meet can be a real drag. You waste more energy keeping two parts of your life away from each other that, if allowed to coalesce, could enrich your…


Businesses all start from an idea and then usually leapfrog into a vision for the future and then lurch back a bit for a more practical and humble beginning. While the high street itself is on the turn, as we covered in another piece, there is actually an influx of pop-up shops and stalls. A kind of guerrilla fight back against the digital marketplaces that seem destined to be our future. Here are some top tips on how to start your own…

Location Location Location

Location is everything when it comes to pop-up stalls, you get in quick, make your mark and you…


It’s no secret that social media influencers earn quite a lot of money. The specifics, though, are not common knowledge. So you’ve probably always wondered how much the Kardashians earn per Instagram post. The answer may (or may not) surprise you.

Obviously, no one can account for every Instagram post because brands that may be advertised by the Kardashians are willing to pay a different amount. Although, the upper limit of how much Kim K charges for her face next to a brand is rumoured to be a whopping $500,000, it could well be more, this is double what her…


Before you even think about this you should get your TEFL certificate, something which can be attained either through online hour-long lessons or similar sessions in a real classroom. This is your identification as a teacher of English as a foreign language, either way without your ‘ID’, you ‘aint’ getting in. Once that’s sorted have a peruse of these options to see which far-flung corner of the globe takes your fancy…

Spain

Let’s start off not-so far-flung, a paradise for many Brits who use this patch of Iberia as their go-to holiday destination. Although what no one tells you is its…


Even as I attempt to form this first sentence I’ve typed and deleted a couple of pseudo intellectual versions of it, paralysed by my own indecision. Knowing where to begin is a myth, no one really knows, most of us just pick the thing most approximate to satisfaction and roll with it, so take some comfort in that and jump in. There. There was some free advice from your author who has yet to even do his research. Here are some more pieces of advice I did not think of that you should take more seriously.

Come Outside

Remember that TV show…


Remember back in the good old days (2011) when being called a hipster used to mean something. You’d only listen to bands that ended in the word ‘club’, stencil moustaches onto mugs and mirrors and live exclusively off pulled pork in brioche buns like some bizarre, trendy version of Super Size Me. Ah memories. Only now all that intolerably kitsch stuff has bled into the lives of everyone else. Now I.T grads have fixie bikes and your mum’s bang into beard oil. There’s money in Hipsterism. Talking of money, now, consider the world of the start-up, the start-up founder, an…


Do you enjoy attributing human characteristics to inanimate objects? Very Hammersmith & City of you. That and you might like the premise of this article, in which we, The Job Auction bring your favourite 10 multicolour strips of travel convenience to life. Without further ado, here we go.

Central Line

You don’t really have time to read articles like this one so we thought we’d save you 6 minutes by putting you first. The clue’s in the name, you like to be the centre of attention. Usually, the sort of person to celebrate their birthday over the course of a whole month…


Caring what people think of you can often be detrimental but it can also be beneficial. It probably means you take care of your appearance and personal hygiene, that you’re polite in situations that require it and that you improve your emotional intelligence. However out of the anxiety that people will think you’re stupid you probably bite your tongue when confronted with information you feel you should know but don’t. Don’t do this. It’s more stupid to sit in befuddlement and silence. Here are a few reasons why asking ‘stupid’ questions makes you smart…

Business: Everyone is on the Same Page

Working anywhere, you are part of…

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