Planning ahead for the delayed introduction of IR35 changes

On March 17, 2020 the Government announced the delay (not cancelation) of the introduction of changes to IR35. This gives IT contractors some breathing space. By planning ahead, you can ensure that you’re compliant, save tax, and be ready for the changes. https://www.techradar.com/news/planning-ahead-for-the-delayed-introduction-of-ir35-changes Continue reading Planning ahead for the delayed introduction of IR35 changes

More female directors appointed in European boardrooms

The number of women appointed in the boardrooms of large European companies continues to rise, with the share of female executives increasing from 32% to 34% over the past twelve months. Source: More female directors appointed in European boardrooms Continue reading More female directors appointed in European boardrooms

Essential advice for securing your small startup – TechCrunch

Jeff Bezos’ phone was hacked. And if the richest person in the world is vulnerable, chances are good that your startup could get hacked, too. The good news is that, as a tiny company, you’re not a big target. But as soon as you hire your first employee, it’s time to think about adopting basic security practices to ensure that you’re less vulnerable. Nothing is perfectly secure … Continue reading Essential advice for securing your small startup – TechCrunch

Remembering the startups we lost in 2019 – TechCrunch

All manner of startups fail for all manner of reasons. But there’s one constant: this is an incredibly difficult business. Launching a successful company isn’t just a matter of drive and finding the right people (though both, clearly, are important). Doing well in this business requires the stars to align perfectly on a billion different things. A cursory look at this year’s batch of companies doesn’t … Continue reading Remembering the startups we lost in 2019 – TechCrunch

How to Make Your Public Speaking More Effective – Ian’s Messy Desk

From the Office of Educational Development at UC Berkeley: Analyze Your Audience Remember that the members of the audience are beneficiaries of your communication. Don’t make assumptions about your audience. Figure out the basics. Who are these people? demographics (age, ethnicity, gender mix, etc.). predispositions (hopes, fears, positives/negatives, level of interest). knowledge of/experience with subject/me. In what kind of setting will you be speaking? large … Continue reading How to Make Your Public Speaking More Effective – Ian’s Messy Desk

The Productivity Project: Tips and insights from business leaders across industries on how to manage your time and become a rockstar worker

Try some of these simple exercises and habits from Business Insider’s “People Transforming Business” to become more efficient and productive at work. Source: The Productivity Project: Tips and insights from business leaders across industries on how to manage your time and become a rockstar worker Continue reading The Productivity Project: Tips and insights from business leaders across industries on how to manage your time and become a rockstar worker

10 Tips to Help Keep Your Desk Clean – Ian’s Messy Desk

How much stuff do you have sitting on your desk or in your work area? A while back, Coopers & Lybrand (nowPrice Waterhouse Coopers) released data from a poll on personal organization. One statistic found that, “The average desk worker has 36 hours worth of work on their desk and wastes up to 3 hours a week just “looking” for STUFF!” Finding stuff on my messy desk bears out that statistic. Being disorganized is responsible for a lot of wasted … Continue reading 10 Tips to Help Keep Your Desk Clean – Ian’s Messy Desk