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Small Business Ideas
Small Business Ideas

Small Business Ideas

Today Tens and Thousands of people are considering starting a home based business and for good reasons. On average, people can expect to have two and three careers during their work life. Those leaving one career of ten think about second or third career move being to their own home. People who have been part of the traditional nine-to-five work force and are on the verge of retiring from that life are thinking of what to do next. The good news: Starting a homebased business is within reach of almost anyone who wants to take a risk and work hard.

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An Introduction to Business Connectivity
An Introduction to Business Connectivity

Business connectivity could be via your employees, so people to people; it could be the way your systems connect to the systems of other companies; or it could be the sum of your data links. For more information, visit this website.

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How to Become a Hairdresser
How to Become a Hairdresser

This website provides information on how to become a Hairdresser and the different qualifications you can achieve.

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What is a Virtual Office?
What is a Virtual Office?

Virtual offices allow you to enhance your corporate image without having to pay excessive overheads for a physical workspace.

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Careers in Dental Healthcare
Careers in Dental Healthcare

If you are considering a career in Dental Healthcare, this website will give you more information about your options.

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Small Business Ideas
Small Business Ideas

If you are considering starting a home based business, this website will be able to help you find the perfect small business idea for you!

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National Guidance Research Forum
National Guidance Research Forum

LMI Future Trends - Labour Market Information

LMI Futures Trends has labour market information on 25 sectors and broad occupational groups, focusing on future changes in the labour market and skills. 

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LMI For All
LMI For All

Careerometer Widget

LMI For All provides an easily customisable widget. This allows you to explore and compare key information about specific jobs, to help you identify the right career for you.

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Innovation Fund 2015 Invitation
Innovation Fund 2015 Invitation

Gloucestershire County Council has announced the latest round of grants from the YES  Innovation Fund.  Applications are invited from organisations working with young people  furthest from the labour market to help them gain employability skills that will increase their chances of employment or starting their own business. The Fund is intended to help new projects test ideas and is not available to provide on-going support to pre-existing projects. Applications must be submitted by Wednesday 7th October 2015. 

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Grow Skills Booklet 15
Grow Skills Booklet 15

What’s Next? is for you if you are in year 8, 9, 10 or 11 in Gloucestershire. The information in this booklet will help you make decisions about your options at 14 and 16, and to plan ahead for your learning and career choices after you are 18.

We’ve included information about all the options that are open to you at each stage – so you have the real facts about all the choices. We’ve added website links so that you can explore further. 

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