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Student Update April 2015


Online tutorials designed to help IAB students

A series of helpful articles covering a range of finance-related has been created by Brian Harford, principal of IAB Accredited Training Provider Woodgrove Tutorials.

In his latest article, he provides guidance on cash budgeting and forecasting and explains why it is important for a business to be able to project how its current cash resources will profile over a given period.

Gadgets can seriously reduce your brain power

‘Multi-tasking’ on your smartphone, tablet, laptop and PC can lead to ‘mental collapse’, according to new research.

People trying to concentrate on a variety of devices at the same time not only struggle to digest what they are seeing but end up focusing uselessly on one device, the researchers believe.

How to write a professional business email

Like any other form of communication, writing an email offers you the opportunity to show how professional and competent you are.

Emails can be seen as being less formal than letters, but in a business context it is still important to be professional and not too casual.

National minimum wage raised by 20p an hour

The government has announced that the national minimum wage will increase by 20p per hour to £6.70 from 1 October 2015. The rise, which amounts to 3%, will benefit over 1.4 million low-paid workers and is the biggest real time rise in seven years.

IAB Amazon store open for business

The IAB now has an Amazon store where you can buy a selection of books covering finance, sales and marketing, and much more. Kindles are available to buy, too.

IAB recognised for its overseas work

The IAB was recently presented with a trophy after being announced as a finalist in the Achievement in International Business category for the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce Awards.

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Canning House job vacancy: Finance and Operations Manager

Canning House, the UK’s leading forum for informed comment, contacts and debate on Latin American politics, economy and business, is currently recruiting for a Finance and Operations Manager.

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