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!

Extra Curriculum Activities

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In the early hours of Tuesday morning our dedicated hospitality management courses students met at our premises as they were accompanied by one of our leading managers and one of our most distinguished tutors.

There was a coach that had been ordered with compliments from Mont Rose College to transport students from the premises to another well-established building.

The Journey was estimated at 6 hours long as everyone was travelling to the South of Wales. The students were excited despite the time length.

After hours of singing and smiling on the coach, they had arrived at St. Mary’s Hotel. Here the students were able to expand their practical knowledge, develop their customer service skills and have a clearer understanding of the hospitality industry.

Lecturer in Hospitality Management

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Mont Rose College London (MRCMS)

Mont Rose College London is an independent Higher Education training provider and delivering HE courses from last many years. Mont Rose College is seeking to employ enthusiastic and committed Lecturers in the fields of Hospitality Management. Applications are invited from individuals holding a Master’s or a PhD in a relevant subject, with an ability to teach at undergraduate level.  Candidates should be highly organised with strong communication skills.

The Hospitality Management lecturers are required in the following subjects:

  • Menu Planning & Product Development
  • Food & Safety Management
  • Law for Licensed Premises
  • Food & Beverage Operations Management
  • Room Divisions Operations Management
  • Quality Management in Business
  • Conference & Banqueting Management

Responsibilities:
Preparing and delivering Hospitality Management courses at BTEC Level 4 & 5
Providing tutorial and pastoral support for students across college
Developing and delivering on schemes of work, lesson plans and individual learning plan to increase the learning experience for the students
Uploading lecture notes on college VLE
Marking coursework and providing feedback to each student
Answering student queries face to face and via email
Performing an administrative task

The Candidate:
The successful candidate for the Lecturer in Hospitality Management will have:

  • Master’s degree or PhD in Business related fields
  • A UK recognised teaching qualification such as a PGCE, DTLLS or Cert ED or be working towards them.
  • Experience in teaching Hospitality Management BTEC Level 4 and 5
  • Experience in teaching UK / EU students
  • Ability to engage and motivate students
  • Appropriate teaching experience and in depth knowledge of your particular field
  • Experience of Curriculum development
  • Ability to work as a team member

Only those candidates are encouraged to apply who do not require a work permit to work in UK.

Location: Ilford-London, IG1 4TG

How to apply:
Applicants are advised to provide us following documents in order to apply for the post

  • A updated curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A letter explaining how you meet the requirements of the said post

Salary and contract: Gross salary £22,000.00 – £29,000.00 per annum depending on experience and qualifications (full-time, temporary, 35hrs per week contract from which up to 24hrs teaching and 11hrs for administrative work)

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.

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.