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How I started
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How I Started What a fantastic opportunity that I have been given to place an editorial in this community based magazine. How to start? Well I was born and educated in Sheffield and have worked in Sheffield, London, Oxfordshire and Derbyshire. My working life has taken a variety of twists and turns, from being a Window Cleaner, Gardener, Bailiff, and even Teacher, all of which I have thoroughly enjoyed. Now we take another path into Self-employment, with “We Do Deliver Limited”. The name of which I came up with while delivering a leaflet in Rotherham, believe it or not. To be honest, I am so excited by the opportunity and this is what drives me day in day out. I am determined that the business will be successful, employing and empowering others to join in its success. I also can’t believe how fast the business has grown too, in the last 18 months. It’s been an unbelievable journey. Looking back I would firmly put the growth and success of the business down to developing a simple idea and building a brand behind it. Networking has also played its part, in the growth of the business and I would highly recommend networking to any new and growing business. I would suggest attending a number of them at different times, without committing yourself to joining any particular network. This will get you and your business noticed, placing you in an advantageous position, when someone requires your product or service. My other burning desire is to assist other new businesses to grow and I would love to mentor a couple of businesses and assist them in their development. Sometimes it’s beneficial to bounce ideas off other business minded people who have an interest in helping you and your business, especially over a coffee. Finally, to finish on a positive note; “stay positive and creative throughout the business day don’t waste time and productive energy on the negative or adverse”.
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Training, what do you get for your moneyâ€Ś Although there are some very good and professional training providers around, consider what you might get if your not careful. Out of date or incorrect information from the trainer Large classes resulting in low or non-existent trainer to student contact time. Powerpoint presentations which the trainer just reads through Trainers with very little or no practical experience. No credible explanation about why you do procedures Will you remember in five months from now? Did you enjoy the training or couldnâ€™t wait to get out of the room As an example our area of expertise is first aid training so consider this. If you have never done first aid before, how would you really know the quality of training and information you have received? This applies to sole traders as well as large well known providers, you may well get a good deal, but is it really? Can you afford not to check out your provider and who is actually training you. This is a true story about a well known training provider. The first aid at work course was being assessed by external assessors who worked for a company who maintain there knowledge and skills to a high level. The students on the course all performed out of date procedures in dealing with an unconscious casualty. It transpired that the trainer had little practical experience and had themselves been trained in out of date procedures, in fact over ten years out of date. The students left the course thinking they were trained correctly, or maybe with a few unanswered questions and not as confident as they should be. The consequences of this could result in poor quality treatment or possibly worse. This may lead to action by the HSE and legal action by the injured party. Is it transpires that the training was inadequate or incorrect, then the training provider is to blame. The paperwork for the training was correct, the advertising and sales sounded great, but the training was not . But how would you know? If you get a cheap course, consider this, have the plastic lungs been changed on the manikin? I have come across interesting fungal growths in plastic lungs which have never been changed, do you really want to breathe that in? Are the training bandages clean and reflect what is in your first aid kit, again I have come across trainers using pieces of sponge and dirty bandages to save on cost. Is there a HSE approved manual or out of date photocopies? Is the training information kept up to date or is it an old video etc which the trainer keeps apologising for. Do they consider student learning styles? Do they repeat the same stuff every time regardless of who is on the course. Do they have a pet subject, or teach there version of treatment because they think the new stuff is wrong! I could go on, but just consider the fact that you normally get what you pay for, do you want quality training or just a certificate for the wall? Does any training you invest in; really make a difference to your company or personal performance. Is it the right type of training for you? Can you use the knowledge you gain? Use your training budget wisely.
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