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Business & Marketing

At the moment most of us are working from home instead of our usual cubical or if we’re lucky, personal office. I thought that it would be fascinating to find out more about offices, where most businesses take place and where research innovations come to light with an aim to see how productivity can be

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Ever since the first caveman traded a shiny rock for the second cave man’s banana, money, and where it goes, have been the bedrock of civilization.  Whether you trade in dollars, pounds, rubles or shiny rocks, a decent living can be had for anyone with the skills to follow the money.   For anyone with

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Filling out your C.V. can be a daunting task, especially for someone who has been in the same job for years and hasn't needed up update their C.V. in a while. But fear not, we are here to give you a few tips and links to help you out. To start with: Make sure your

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You’ve got the best product on the market. Nobody else has anything quite so unique. Not only that but you’ve found a way to deliver it at a great price. One small problem; nobody has any idea you exist.  Marketing is the art of getting people to buy your stuff or services. It covers everything

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Self-employment is on the rise in the UK. At first, that may sound like terrible news, but if anything, it's never been more popular to set off on your own and make your own living for yourself and becoming your own boss.   So, have you been itching to get away from your 9 to

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A Career in Horticulture (General Horticulture)

This year ADL is bringing you a great 12 days of deals! If you'd like to get your great 15% discount, simply put in the code CS12D and start 2018 with a boost to your education! It's never been more affordable to start your learning journey.

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Amongst the many resolutions being carried out in the new year, one of the most common is to start a new business.  Having wrapped up the festive season the fresh year is an ideal time to start afresh and unleash your budding entrepreneur.  That said, it’s essential before starting a business great or small that

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Business & Marketing

If you’re one of the people starting a new business in the new year, you’re not alone – in the UK alone 581,173 new businesses were started in 2014.  We’re not quite sure how many started in 2015, but it was probably a nearly as impressive number.  Regardless, you’re in good company.  Millions of people

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Business & Marketing

As an employer your biggest assets are the people working for you.  They bring skills and talents to your business that you yourself may not have. Even if you do have them, having an extra pair of hands allows your business to do and achieve much more than it could ever do as a single

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Business & Marketing

At some point in life, you are going to find yourself needing to write a business letter. Business letter writing is a valuable skill used for all sorts of things, like a covering letter when applying for work, formal correspondence, either inside an organisation or with others, and much more besides.  Today, we take a

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Most organisations and companies are organised into different departments with separate responsibilities.  This is a necessity, as a workplace where everybody did as they pleased would involve everyone drinking all the coffee and nobody doing the work.  That said, many departments have cross-over responsibilities with one another and the best organisations work with their different

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Business & Marketing

It’s fair to say that any business that can turn a profit and pay its way is a success.  Nevertheless, the market is a fickle thing and there are few certainties in business.  Any company or organisation must constantly develop itself in order to remain relevant to its industry, as a failure to keep pace

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Business & Marketing

To outsiders, accounting and finance may as well be synonyms.  After all, accounts is finance which equals money.  Decision makers in organisations of all sizes simply don’t have the luxury of this misconception. Instead, they need to be aware of the clear differences between the two disciplines, where they cross over and where they differ. 

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Business & Marketing

To many budding entrepreneurs, marketing might as well mean advertising.  Given that we live in a world saturated by communications for every product and service one can imagine, it’s easy come to the decision that the only thing that a marketing person or team does is dream up new flashy posters, TV commercials or internet

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Business & Marketing

Meddling government red tape, surly workers doing substandard work and accidents at an all-time high?  There may be something wrong with the environment in which you do business.  There are a huge range of things that can influence the way your business is conducted, from the temperature in your office to changes in customer demand. 

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Business & Marketing

When in a job interview, there is quite often the somewhat indulgent question asked by Employers which is:  Why do you want this job?  Often, this is the cue for the interviewee to gush about how wonderful the employer is or how they've always wanted to work in a supermarket check-out since they were six.

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COP 27 – What it is and why it matters

COP 27 – What it is and why it matters COP 27 [1] stands for “Conference of Parties” with this occasion being the 27th time the event has occurred.  The non-descriptive abbreviation aside, COP 27 is a climate summit organized by the United Nations to be attended by representatives from up to 200 countries around

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New RHS Course Pricing Options

ADL are proud to offer its students an attractive selection of payment terms and conditions, that will enable individuals to meet their current budgeting requirements for enrolment on the New Syllabus RHS Courses. Our objective is to support individuals in realizing their RHS aspirations through flexible and reasonable payments terms. ADL are here to help

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Cats, Bats and Spiders: Common Animals Associated with Halloween

Spooky Season has arrived again.  You may have noticed a few Halloween-themed decorations and costume pieces between the Christmas goods in your local store (now that Christmas legally begins in August). But have you stopped to wonder why cats, bats and spiders are common animals associated with Halloween? Once again windows will be filling up

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Is Your Neighbour a Witch?  These Deadly Plants Might Tell You

Plants mean potions, potions mean magic and magic means witches. How can you tell a witch apart? By the deadly plants in their garden. If you’re following our singular brand of logic back to its root, you’ll understand that you may well be able to spy a potential witch or warlock from the trees, herbs

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Tips for Writing Horror – Haunted Words at Halloween

For writers, inspiration often comes out of the blue staring them in the face.  At this time of year, that increasingly involves some form of Halloween horror as seeing some plastic knickknack hanging in a store window becomes the inspiration to try one’s hand at horror writing.  That said, writing a proper scary tale is

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