ENTREPRENEUR INTERVIEW WITH JAMES GUERRINI

What is a typical day for you?

A typical day at Mediaraft depends entirely on what sort of projects we have on and the stage they’re at – I usually begin by answering emailsand dealing with any new client enquiries before heading into the office to meet the team and get the coffee on! We’ll then have a quick meeting to discuss priorities for the day and assign tasks, splitting the team into small groups in order to move projects along as smoothly as possible. I tend to oversee the work that’s going on, managing projects, but also getting involved at every stage, to offer support and ideas. We finish our day when I’m happy with what’s been achieved, but the team can take breaks whenever they want, we don’t heavily structure our working day. As long as the work’s done, it’s all good.

What motivated you to get into the world of business?

Hopefully without sounding too cheesy or obvious, it was my Dad (he’s a successful property developer who lives and works in Poland). After studying media at college, I decided I wanted a drastic change; I wanted to enter the business world fast. So, I flew out to Poland where my Dad took me under his wing for a while, he wanted to show me that business and success was what you made of it, so he’d take me along to meetings with huge investments taking place, with all of these big wigs from international firms and made sure I could hold my own with them, giving presentations, showing me it wasn’t out of reach.

He showed me the possibilities and value of working to achieve your own goals, even (and especially) if that meant working my way up from the bottom rung of whatever ladder I chose.

Who inspires you?

I get constant excitement from following the careers and successes of people who inspire me, it’s a huge part of my driving force and I find massive solace in researching people who’ve built or developed something that’s changed the world – especially in the field of technology. I could go on for days, but Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Gary Vaynerchuck, and Guy Kawasaki are a good collective example of the people I look to for examples of how to do it right.

My team are also a huge inspiration, each and every day. I’ve found that another true passion for me is training/teaching creatives and helping them to see what they’re truly capable of. I will challenge people and they’ll reciprocate which is important for all parties and means that we’re providing consistently valuable learning experiences for each other.

What hobbies or extra-circular activities do you feel have helped you in your working life?

Having an outlet is incredibly important, you need something to brush away the cobwebs when you’re in a high stress position (which working for yourself always is) and I’ve always enjoyed cycling, especially down-hilling. It’s a total rush. I also practice Mindfulness, which is a quickly growing take on meditation and for me and several people I know, a fantastic way to teach yourself to switch off and act as an antithesis to work.

How did you make yourself stand out from the crowd during recruitment?

In the past, getting jobs such as Marketing Management positions at large firms or at the start as a graphic designer (this was pre social media days) I would make sure that my CV / Portfolio communicated who I am through the design and presentation and the copy. I think that people quickly see I’m a tad quirky, but completely obsessed with the industry I’m in. That helps!

I also make sure that when I’m being interviewed, I demonstrate that I can quickly analyse and interpret what will help that particular company to thrive and expand, I’m not afraid to suggest new methods or to speak up and be noticed even if it means a bit of constructive criticism. Be yourself, stand tall and show your excitement and passion for what you can do for them.

What do you know now that you wish you could tell yourself when you were just starting out?

I’d have to tell myself that it only gets harder, the bigger your company gets. There seems to be a focus on starting out and finding your footing as a business, but once you’ve got clients, once the stakes are higher and the staff are there, it’s increasingly difficult, you have a responsibility to make sure projects are delivered, no excuses. You also have to listen to the market and be willing to pivot from your initial plan or focal point, if that’s where the demand is, you can’t be too sentimental about what started it all.

What advantages do smaller companies, such as Mediaraft with 6 team members, hold over larger agencies?

Personality – All the way! We aren’t a faceless corporation, or a massive team with offices in multiple countries, but that means that when you pick up the phone to get some help with your new website, or need a social media campaign managing, it’s us you speak with and us who’re working with you to achieve your goals. We’re genuinely good friends with loads of our long term and past clients; we take the time to prioritise getting to know the people behind the business, something large agencies only do to the point of designing their branding and cultivating a lead. Our hearts are in it in a totally unique way.

How do you see Mediaraft growing in the near future?

It’s a tough, highly competitive industry, but we’re constantly developing new ways to stand out and ensure Mediaraft’s evolving. As well as constantly working to push our brand position and improve our approach and process, we’re developing a new “arm” or sister company, called “Pumped Social” (purely offering social media and content marketing). We’re looking to start a training programme too, fairly soon – We’ve seen so many people graduate, or spoken to people who are weighing up their options about studying, who aren’t industry ready and find it difficult to find their footing or even a basic position, so we want to bridge that gap for creatives and offer them opportunities to train with us, learn from us and gain that extra edge many companies are looking for.

You’ve worked with interns from Leicester University in the past, can you speak to the value of programmes like this, for both the interns and the companies taking them on?

Work experience and intern placements are fantastic – It’s a great way for students to understand the industry they’re hoping to break into, as well as a real eye opener for them, in terms of the reality of the job, day to day.

Especially with design, I think it’s imperative to have a genuine appreciation of the fact that you don’t get to design what you want or spend your days coming up with endless gorgeous, “arty” concepts: You’re working to a brief, often, your client will be picky, hate the design you love the most (and be very vocal about it!), you will also have to work with existing corporate identities which can be challenging and something most interns have never worked with.

I can’t speak for other agencies, but if I see a spark in someone, I’ll push them, even if they’re only with us for a week or two – It’s my management style, but it means you’ll get my time, meaning students can seriously up their game. They work on live projects, talking to clients, coming to meetings and I expect hard work. It’s an incredibly competitive game, so anything extra to help you stand out, especially in terms of experience – you just have to go for it!

Before the startup dream, gain practical HND Business knowledge

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As startup culture continues to thrive around London’s Silicon Roundabout, more and more young entrepreneurs are thinking about rushing their cool idea to market. However, be warned that without a basic understanding of business fundamentals, your distributed, cloud-based, crowdfunded, the high-technology dream will likely remain just that.

Even if your business plan is as prosaic as something like a better cleaning or services company, learning the business ropes before you rush into founding a company will give your concept a better foundation. An HND in Business can provide a key overview and insights into the many roles that a startup will need. From business development, human resources, hiring your first staff and administration, understanding marketing, along with the basics of finance and business law, a good grasp of everything we offer will help your company go a long way.

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We provide a practical grounding, as well as the theory to ensure your course provides you with the skills to succeed in the real world. Whatever your previous experience or education, a top up degree business management at Mont Rose College should provide you with fantastic preparation for your business adventure. As a higher education provider, based in Ilford, Greater London, our popular courses should put you in touch with people at the same level of drive and ambition, who may prove useful allies, colleagues or advisors as you commence on any startup business or project.

While most startup investors, especially American ones, expect founders to have an MBA or engineering degree, in the UK passion and a product are seen as a base starting point. Still, having a basic business knowledge and demonstrating that you are keen to educate yourself will stand you in good stead, and provide a great practical advantage when it comes to finding funding.

At Mont Rose College we provide both the knowledge and the social fabric that could help turn your business into a successful idea. Even if you don’t have a dream yet, studying here and with access to the great startup heart of London at Tech City and Silicon Roundabout could help find you a team to work with or other founders to get started on a project. Or, if you just want a way to get into an existing company, aHND Business Marketing will demonstrate a keen understanding of modern methods and help you gain an advantage when interviewing for any number of management, marketing, accounting, finance or other roles.

Welcome to Mont Rose College London

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Mont Rose College of Management & Sciences is an institution committed to providing the finest teaching and public service in student development and continuing education. It offers a wide array of high-quality programmes built around a distinctive teaching style leading to certificates and Diploma in education and training.

Mont Rose College of Management & Sciences is authorised by the UK Border Agency to recruit overseas students. Mont Rose College of Management and Sciences has been awarded Highly Trusted Status by the UKBA which shows that we have all the necessary systems in place to meet our duties as a sponsor.

How to Become a Successful Teacher

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Life’s essential need belong only towards learning, while life can teach us everything. We are taught to live, eat, sleep as a human being. Wisdom is the sole insight for everyone’s sail in the storm of life. Finding the best place to study is the rat race everyone faces. Learning is ability, but teaching is credibility. Teaching practice will involve the enormous aspects of educational activity. Every student needs a better teacher to evolve in his or her life. 
Teacher makes lavish insight of becoming a successful teacher. They become the nature of all profession, along with every other livestock’s that we create. Teaching is the only sole profession that creates every other profession.
Teaching involves practice that is coherent with the knowledge that person needs to practice with the aspect of understanding within their teaching abilities. Teaching should be maintained with engaging and holds the attention of students in all discussions. Establishes clear objectives for each lesson and works to meet those specific objectives during each class should be an idealized with their ability. Every wonderful thoughts of a teacher should bring out the best in teaching others. The course requires equal aspects with both knowledge and understanding, unlike other courses, teacher training requires an additional ability to intent within the context of structure. 
Learning should be learnt from the best learners. Teacher training involves inflate mind of experience. A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instil a love of learning. Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students. It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
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Education is a practice of theories, it is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students. Becoming a teacher requires a set of skills Knowledge of theories and principles for inclusive learning and teaching. The ideal teacher training course involves high standard of education. The Online course offered by Mont Rose College ensues by holding towards the Knowledge and critical understanding of strategies. Teacher training needs adequate information that satisfies the moral introduction towards the education. Mont Rose College ensures that you’re in the right places to start your career as a student flaunting the excessive literature of becoming a teacher. Course training involves a structural activity of becoming a scholar, during the training of becoming a teacher the course influence a support with communication for assessing and meeting individual learning needs. Teaching courses illustrate the perfect understanding of the concept, helps your idealize the use of initial and diagnostic assessment. Teacher training requires patience, pace and pacify. Through out the training he or she transfers himself or herself into a scholar, which requires acclaim range of training session and perfect practice.
 
Mont Rose College is committed to providing the finest teaching to students who want to follow courses approved by UK awarding bodies. This proven route enables students to gain certificates and diplomas that are internationally recognized. The teacher training courses we offer are vast in the institute and honoured to be illustrated the availability of the courses. We encourage self-motivated reasoning, plus independent and creative thinking to engage students in acquiring the vital ability to “learn how to learn”. Interaction in class is essential to gain and test knowledge.Our lecturers also bring real-life experiences to the subject.We ensure the qualities that details that the ability to investigate good practice in own subject area.

Diploma Education and Training requires a great deal of understanding how to use, study skills, techniques enhance the student experience. Being stable through out the training period is utter most success a person can get at the end of the session. Develop personal growth and engagement in learning. Ability to learn reflectively, develop skills and understand the limits of own knowledge. Teachers should know how to hold the attention of the student. Unlike any difference a teacher have to meet the end point to be engaging during the teaching session. Experience of non-teaching roles Gaining subject specialist knowledge through workplace mentoring.

Students loan and potential impacts on borrowers

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Loan offered to students, which is used to payoff educational related expenses, while these educational expenses do not require any living expenses. The expense includes much inclusion that has educational related expenses like tuition fees, living expenses with room and board at the university or study materials. These many loans are offered at very minimal and at the lower interest rate.

The students retain and restore an income assessed and loans partly according to their needs and requirements, so the biggest impact of the loss of borrowings will be highly effective and distractive for their future. While the life of students from the lowest income households is meant to suffer a huge leap with their educational systems. As the plans increasing in maintenance with the educational loan is greater than the value of the maximum towards the loan to be paid essentially, while they will see their total maintenance support increase by the greatest amount almost £800 compared to 2015/16 starters.

Their maximum loan eligibility over a three year course could be around £12,000 higher, while their debt on graduation could be around £13,500 higher with interest if they take up their full loan as the settlement. These allocations would be highly effective and recommended on who would have been on a partial to give the loan, while all these aspects were completely strong and effective by its nature.  These assurances will seem smaller than it appears, while the changes accordingly, while students from the highest income households will only see their loan increase in numbers.

The individual financial impact of the shift from to or more loans depends on how much the student earns as graduates after their studies. If people are among the majority, on which they effectively demand on whom to be made sure within the are currently not expected to repay their loan in full then there is no financial impact for them. They still will not repay after grants are abolished, loan repayments remain unchanged. If they would have repaid their smaller loans under the current system then higher loans mean greater loan repayments, but not until much later in life the date at which they would repay in full under the current system.

Background history of students loan

Student loans first became part of the student support package in 1990/91. In that year students could take out a maximum of £420 or around one sixth of the maximum amount of public students educational system. Over the following years, their value was increased at the expense of allowing the expenses to give or allow and students at just fewer than 50% of the maximum support level in 1996/97.4

Student loan interest rates for those loans and all those to before 2012 students are set in line with inflation and hence have a zero real interest rate. Repayments of loans taken out before the late 1990s were made on a mortgage system. This collation on impacts will not regulate with several issues, corresponding to the loan rates. They became repayable from the April after the student finished higher education when their gross income exceeded the threshold of 85% of national average earnings. If their income stayed above the threshold then repayments were made over 5 years in 60 equal monthly instalments, hence mortgage facilities. The Government gradually introduced new arrangements for students starting in autumn 1998 academic year 1998/99. In the first year, new entrants received support through loans and grants. The maximum maintenance grant available was £1,000 less than that for existing students.

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This was compensated for by a matching increase in loan entitlement. Most new entrants were also expected make an income ascended contribution of up to £1,000 a year to the cost of their tuition. From 1999 new entrants and those who started in 1998 received all maintenance support as loans, which were partly income-assessed. A different repayment system operates for loans for new students since 1998.

Students’ financial impacts

Students may change day to day for the better source of actions that provides better service than the educational system. More than anything that we eventually know that, the additional expectation for the students that has a great focus and clear development with the educational courses. The loan needs perfect infiltration, that denotes the values and higher gratitude towards the extensive educational system.

Educational loan systems need an effective understand and case study of an entire career management. The slightest engagement and involvement towards life is highly needed and created the resources accordingly to everyone’s attention. you should remember that interest rates vary from bank to bank so you may want to run an overall check before you settle for a loan. Currently, the interest rates are between 11% to 14%.  All these loans are offered on a floating rate basis, meaning you will have to be prepared for increased or decrease rates in the future.

6 Benefits That Will Make You ‘NOT’ Ignore Hospitality Management Courses

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Hospitality management course can be called as a course which offers you maximum employability in the minimum time. London being a great hub of education offers a number of courses like HND in business, HND hospitality management, HND accounting, HND business management courses and much more. Hospitality courses have an ample amount of advantages and there are many colleges in London like Mont Rose College who provides you with a degree in such courses and excel your work. You can even do diploma in education and training for hospitality management or go for other available options.

The Placement Rate

 The most important thing which you want and you wish for before going for any course is the job or employment which you will get. You will be happy to hear that almost 80% or you can call that even more than 80% of the graduates gets placed who opt for the hospital management course. The statics reports speak that every year 82.3% of graduates from hospital management course gets placed, 4.4 % study further, 2.1 % work and study and only 5.1% remains unemployed. You can have many hospitality courses and hospitality management courses in London which will provide you with all the above-discussed benefits.

Development Of Management Skills

The best thing about hospitality management courses is the management skills of a person which gets enhanced and developed. By doing the hospitality management course you can have the basic management skills. Your management skills become great which makes you capable enough of understanding the practical approach and application towards day-to-day life. It improves your management skills through various courses like HND Business Management and HND 5-Level Business Management.HND Hospitality Management makes you a good at managing things, managing events, managing product and other activity. You develop a quality approach towards management which becomes easy to execute and wonderful at impact.

Improves Your Socialism Approach

HND Business Management, HND Hospitality Management and other hospitality management courses teach you how to present yourself in public. You don’t even realize when and how you become people’s favorite. You become an approachable personality and people around starts finding interest in you seeing your social and impressive personality. Management Courses London makes you capable enough of handling, understanding and talking to people. It improves your figure in public and enhances your socialism. You become more prone to being with people and start enjoying your life.Hospitality Management Courses are thus helping you to make good money outside and developing good relations inside. This clearly shows why you should go for an HND Management Courses.

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Number of Career Options

The best part of Hospitality management courses is a great deal of flexibility and diversity which it allows. It doesn’t mean that if you are going for a hospitality management course then you will have to open a hotel or join a restaurant. You have a wide variety of options associated with hospitality management London. If you want to have a business perspective then you may opt for HND Business Management, if accounts are your soft-corner then you may go for HND Accounting, if want to train and educate others still you have an option of diploma in education and training. One field, a number of options and a land of opportunities, what more you want or you accept from a course or a degree. According to your interest, you have the right to decide your choice and hence you should go for it. Talking about London there are many hospitality management colleges in London, which offers you the complete required course. Choose the one suitable and apply for it today itself.

Great and More Than Satisfactory Salary

If someone tells you that going for a certain course will give you guaranteed job, the next question that comes to your mind is all about the salary. And the good news is that with the hospitality management courses you can actually expect a great salary. A good salary with all comfort and allowances is all that a person pursues or wishes for, and hospitality management courses guarantee to accomplish your wish as well. With hospitality management course London, it is also possible for you to have parallel jobs all with a good salary. To live a good luxurious life, money has supreme importance and with the HND hospitality management courses, you can earn that money easily which gives you a deep reason to not ignore the hospitality management courses and go for the same.

Skill Development

The major advantage of hospitality management courses London is that it not only develops your hospitality skills but also make you capable enough to develop other skills. Hospitality Management Courses develops your analytical, critical and problem-solving skills, through researching, evaluating and presenting arguments and data. IT skills to collect analyze and present information in spreadsheets and databases. Written communication skills, gained from report and essay writing. Negotiation and teamwork skills developed through working both independently and on group projects. Leadership and delegation skills, gained through group work. Thus, with a single course, you develop a lot of skills and hence you should go for it as hospitality management course is a single solution for multiple problems.

Final Thoughts

Hospitality management courses give a number of reasons for not ignoring it and adapting it. From your management to your social, Hospitality management courses focus on improving your number of skills. With so many job opportunities and exceptionally good salary, it guarantees you a safe and a luxurious life. So, don’t be late and apply today. Hurry up and get your seat reserved because you can make it and you deserve the best.

How to Choose Right Business Degree For You

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In today’s growing and expanding world, many students want to become famous entrepreneurs and marketers. For which they look for a right business degree but they often get confused due to the number of available options. Choosing the right business degree will help you to explore and excel in your field of interest and you will take a step forward towards the completion of your dreams. There are a number of colleges in Ilford related to business management and other hnd business courses. Here we will tell you about the best hnd business courses and will help you to choose the one which isbest suitable for you, so that no one can stop you from growing.

Accounting

Are you the one who finds the business related figures interesting? Do finding business discrepancies in financial documents attract you? If this is so, then accounting is the business degree you have been searching for. It is the degree in business management which makes you learn

  •   Basic and fundamental principles of accounting and various techniques
  •   Finding the discrepancies in business documents
  •   Finding the reason behind the occurrence of discrepancies in business documents
  •   Analyzing and examining the business accounts

If you excel in accounting or go for hnd business and management in accounting then you can choose the following professions to work

  •    Public or private accountant
  •    Financial reporting manager
  •    Tax accountant
  •    Business economics or business management related work

Marketing

If you are a person who loves to make social contacts, do customer and product research then you are the one who is perfect in the field of marketing. The market today is highly in need of people who are good at marketing strategies and who can introduce new market based products. You will get the following things to learn if you go for this hnd business courses or other business management courses in marketing:-

  •    Study about product and customer research
  •    Improving presentation and marketing skills
  •    Solving out various problems related to products and marketing
  •    Finding out effective and new marketing strategies for better product publicity
  •    Enhancing advertising and communication skill

MBA in marketing and various other business management courses are available which helps you to develop the above mentioned skills and excel in them. If you complete your hnd business course in marketing successfully then you may work in the following professions:-

  •    Advertising Manager
  •    Sales Manager
  •    Commercial Directors
  •    Market Research Specialist
  •    Freelance Advertiser

So, enhance your marketing skills and explore the new ground of development available to you.

Finance:-

You may be the person who sees the figures in a different way as no one else sees it. If this is the case then you can probably pursue a ba business management or any other business management course in finance. In this course you will learn about:-

  •    Financial Analysis
  •    Portfolio management
  •    Statistics Interpretation

Studying finance gives you a long term career development opportunity. By going for this course you can follow the following professions:-

  •    Financial Advisor for a private or public sector
  •    As a bank manager
  •    Work in brokerage firms and investment firms
  •    Managerial accounting business strategies
  •    Investment Banker or Stock broker

So, analyze yourself and go for the finance courses to develop your career.

Business Administration

If you are the person who can work efficiently with a team and lead it without any conflicts then the business administration is probably the right choice for you. It is the ideal example of a course in business management that teaches good leadership qualities to a student. Apart from this you will get to learn the following things if you go for business administration from one of the best colleges in Ilford

  •    Assigning tasks to various members of groups
  •    To complete projects within the given timelines
  •    Effectively communicate with various team members and clients
  •    Make long term relationships with team members and clients
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By opting for this course you will be capable enough to work in the following domains:-

·      Employment in government and non-profit organizations

  •    Administrator or general manager
  •    Administrative service providers

Business Technology:-

This business management course is for those who can relate business with technology. Both business and technology are growing simultaneously each day. And if you can make both of them to grow together and produce beneficial results then you are the one who can excel in the field ofbusiness technology. By opting for this course you will be developing your following skills:-

  •   Business software and development
  •    Deep study and research of technology useful for business expansion

So, if you are good at both technical and business skills then go for this course and develop your career in business technology.

Making The Right Choice

There are a number of business management courses available and depending on your interest and skills you can choose the one you like. A career in the field of business is worthy and depending on it, you can make the right choice. So, go for it and choose the right business course for yourself. All the best!!