Tag Archives: virtual

Self-Employment in the UK

14 Aug

You might be thinking about going into self-employment but don’t know whether to take the leap, well these facts might give you just the push you need!

4.6 million are working for themselves

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The most common types of self-employment are:

  • Farming
  • Taxi Driver/Chauffeur
  • Carpenter/Joiner
  • Construction
  • Cleaning Services

Just think of all the benefits!

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We know that starting a business can be hard and sometimes you will encounter set backs. Having the motivation to carry
on with or begin your big idea can be tricky. Opportunity Plus are currently offering free Virtual Support to all residents of Devon and Somerset. The Southwest currently has the second highest number of self-employed workers in the UK. If you are looking to become part of that number or think we can help you then please visit our website.

Web: http://www.opsw.co.uk

Mail: info@opsw.co.uk

Tel: 0800 043 2440

Work Bites

24 Apr

Whether you are considering starting your own business, want to get ahead in your career, or just need to improve your work-life balance, we offer a range of FREE “Work Bites” – short courses to introduce you to distance learning and give you the skills you need to get started.

Simply choose from the course below, and email work@opsw.co.uk letting us know which course you’re interested in. We will send you a quick and easy registration card to get you started. The courses come in one or two emails, with optional assignments for you to complete to receive feedback from our tutors.

Choose from…

– Customer Service
– Facebook for Business
– Blogging for Beginners
– Creative a CV
– Time Management
– Goal Setting

Mr P Desk

Distance learning allows you to study at your own pace and when it is convenient for you, meaning you can fit it in around work or family commitments. However, it can take time to get to grips with learning at home and by yourself. These helpful tips will ensure you make the most of your distance learning experience:

1) Create a study area for yourself. Get everything you need ready and remove anything that’s not related to your course and could cause a distraction.

2) Set yourself targets and reward yourself when you meet them. It might just be treating yourself to a cup of tea once you’ve finished a difficult question, or it could be booking a meal at your favourite restaurant after you’ve completed a tricky assignment.

3) Create a study planner – set yourself proper times for study (including breaks) and give yourself specific, achievable tasks to do each time you study.