They say age is just a number. From joining local communities to working from home, from volunteering to setting up home-based small businesses, adults over the age of 60, in the UK, have displayed a considerable rise in entrepreneurial ventures.
After a long search, you have finally found your dream job – a work from home opportunity that perfectly fits in with your requirements. You can now work flexi-hours, avoid the daily commute and evade the stress of a traditional office environment. But great jobs need great skills.
The right nursery can give your child a great start to their learning and development journey. In one of our earlier articles, we highlighted that children who went to nursery were more likely to develop social skills faster than those who stayed at home. It further stated that such children also experience a 10% greater positive influence on their skills compared to the latter. This is definitely good news for work at home parents.
When was the last time you enrolled on a course or program to enhance your qualifications?
In a world run by new media and technology, we can’t afford to stop learning after college. Today’s job trends require us to stay abreast of the latest and innovative skillsets, to ensure we are not left behind by our peers. Of course, investing in education all over again has its own constraints – time, cost and opportunity. Specialised courses and professional training can be expensive, with the average cost of further education ranging between £6,000 to £9,000 per annum. To add to that, if you are a home based business owner, you are likely to be hard-pressed for time to invest in such a program, amidst your busy schedule.
Working from home can be the perfect situation for anyone – you can avoid the rush hour commute, plan your day the way you want, and be your own boss. With so much freedom you’d assume that you’d be super productive, right?Well, not always. There are times when the comfort of home will sneakily come calling and, before you know it, you start to find it very difficult to stay on track and get real work done.