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!

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.

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!!

These 7 Management Skills Will Help You To Become The Next Big Entrepreneur

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An entrepreneur is a founder and explorer of something new and unusual. His/her unusual classic things help him to become big. But the skills that help to develop these unusual things are the It is extremely important for any entrepreneur to have some classic and excellent management skills that will make a person different from the crowd and help his/her different idea to grow. Here we will see the best management skills that will help you to become the next bug entrepreneur.

The Money Management

It is truly said that a person who can’t manage money can’t manage the business. So, the first thing that is important for you to learn is the money management. Until and unless you learn how to manage your money, savings and investments you will never learn how to make your business grow.

·     Know where to spend and where to invest

·     How much to spend and how much to spend

·      The earn to spend ratio

This is the utmost important thing a person should know before he/she becomes an entrepreneur. So, first of all, see if you have good money management skills and polish them if you don’t.

The Art Managing People

So, the nest thing which you need to become a good entrepreneur is to learn the art of managing people. For an entrepreneur number of situations will arise where it becomes pretty hard to tackle with people. But you must always be ready for such situations and know how to manage people. This includes

·     Distributing people on yours and their choices

·     Having good leadership skills

·     Proper team management

·     Giving respect to every individual’s work

Only then you will be able to accomplish and achieve something big as an entrepreneur.

Time Management

Time is money. And as an entrepreneur can’t afford to lose money he/she can’t afford to lose time as well. Hence, a proper time management and utilization of time available in a productive manner is a must. You must thus

·     Complete work before deadlines

·     Plan each and everything on timely basis

·     Check on your work to see that it is done on time

·     Be prepared with your short-term and long-term planning.

All these factors will help you to properly manage your time so that you could work without even waiting for a single second of yours which equals million dollars. So, to become a big entrepreneur manage and save your time.

Risk Management

It might sound quite weird but yes, if you have to become a big entrepreneur you should know how to manage and come over any risks. There may be time where you will have to take big risks that can either give you a bed of roses or may take you down inside the drain. So, you need to be prepared for risk and the backup so that you can at least swim out of that drain. So all you need to have is,

·     A good decision making quality

·     Optimistic approach and behavior

·     Get prepared for the worst

·     Go ahead with your risks

This approach will help you to excel and handle whatever rough you face in your business. Hence, the next thing, which counts, is good risk management capabilities.

Self & Employee Motivation

As we have already seen that failures may knock your door hence you need to be prepared for them. Hence, you must have the managing motivation capabilities that will help you to keep yourself and your employees working. You should be

·     Always inducing positive and motivating air in the environment

·     Do efforts that will make your employees realize the importance of your work

·     Create safe and secure conditions which keep your employees working

You need to achieve all these parameters so that no matters what you face no failure can ever stop you or your employees to keep trying.

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Managing & Controlling Every Single Activity

So, next what comes in the end that you should be capable enough to manage and control each and every single activity that works under your leadership. These includes

  • Proper planning and organizing people
  • Managing investors and stake holder
  • Maintaining a competitive spirit in the environment
  • Strategizing your work well in advance for better results

All these things will help you to control every single movement of your activity so that you can check every corner of your organization and give your 100% to get good results.

How Career In Social And Health Care Can Make A Difference?

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Choosing the right course and doing the right qualification is extremely important in anyone’s life to succeed and to progress.  If you are confused regarding your course and want to know all about it, then you are at the correct place as here you will get complete information and all your queries will be solved. MRC College is one of the greatest institute in London where you get the best degree in social and health courses. When it comes to this course, there are further many fields in which you can work and large opportunities which you can choose. Let us just have a look at them.

The Misconceptions

To know about anything in detail, first of all, you need to solve all the misconceptions that you have about it. People have developed a lot of misconceptions about the degree in social and health care. These may include

  •  Diploma or degree in social and health care means being a doctor, a dentist, a social worker or a nurse
  • You will only have to face difficulties and stress with hnd health and care courses Not being a doctor or a social worker means no money.

All the above stated are few misconceptions which you might take as the reality about social andhealth care courses. The reality indeed is something else, that will throw away all your misconceptions and will help you to know the truth about social and health care courses.

The Wonderful Reality

Now, after clearing off your misconceptions let us face the reality. A courses in health and social care means helping people. It is all about helping the ones who are in need of it, maybe physically or emotionally.

Health care means helping physically whereas social means helping to solve out the vulnerability in a community.

If you choose a career in social and health care then you get

  •       A ton of courses to choose of your interest from social and health care
  •       Get  management degree in health and social care
  •       Get a diploma in health and social care
  •       A big ground for job options after you are qualified to work
  •       A different vision towards humanity along with a helpful attitude

Apart from this, you become qualified and capable enough to serve the society.

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Social and health care courses provide you with many courses at several points of your education. You can go for it while your bachelor’s all your maters.  Hence, make a difference with a career in health and social care courses and achieve all that you want.

Job Opportunities

This wonderful course leaves you with a lots and lots of job opportunities after you pursue it. These are

  •  You can become a doctor, a nurse, a paramedic or midwive. NHS (National Health Service) serves as the largest hiring organization for all these occupations.
  • You can also join clinical support staff, allied health professionals or occupational therapist.
  • You can also specialize in a particular thing a work for solving one of the social problems like domestic violence, asylum or mental health.
  • You may also become a social worker or may join a social organization and work at your own level may be complex or simplex.

Hence, when it comes to the job opportunities as well health and social care degree brings up many options for you. All you have to do is to choose your favorite and get specialized in it through one of the great institutes like MRC College.

The Beauty And Peace About This Course

Apart from so many of the above stated advantages, the most phenomenal thing about career insocial and health care is that you get inner peace and satisfaction by helping others that no other course offers you. The joy of helping and collecting good wishes is beyond any joy in this world. You get to learn and you get to earn all three major aspects of life which are love, money and respect.

This clearly shows that this health degree offers you a lot more than others do that give you a strong reason to go for it and make the difference.

Making Difference With Social And Health Care Courses

Now, after reading this article you get to know all about social and health care courses and so it’s up to you know to choose and excel in it. At a point of your life where you have to choose the right career, career in social and health care is worth it. With good quality knowledge you get a big ground for opportunities along with a lots and lots of peace and happiness. Hence, think to decide and work and take your step towards making a difference with a career in social and health care.