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Next-Up Blog

 

23 March 2020 By Next-Up

Mentoring  blogging

Three key priorities for dealing with COVID-19

Gareth Healey has kindly allowed us to share this blog, which has great advice for anyone mentoring entrepreneurs or business leaders.  Written for marketing agencies but the points are worth thinking about for any organisation. 

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23 March 2020 By Next-Up

Consultancy  blogging

Government support available -Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update

One of our fantastic Next-Up mentors wrote this and happy for us to share this very helpful summary of government support that is available.  Could be useful if you are mentoring a business that needs help. 

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25 February 2020 By Victoria Tomlinson

Blog  Unretirement  Retirement  Retirement Planning  pre-retirement  professional firms  entrepreneurs  HRdirectors  HR

The goal for HR directors – an elegant exit for directors?

I had a thought provoking – and sad – conversation with an HR director of a professional firm recently. We are doing a workshop for partners to help them think about their future – unretirement, if you like. Like many firms they are starting to help partners some years ahead, not just in the last year as they are about to leave.

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20 February 2020 By Victoria Tomlinson

Blog  Unretirement  Networking  Skills  Helping Charities  Purpose  Retirement  Retirement Planning

What next in unretirement? Could the answer be… in your own company?!

I had an interesting session with a director of a global corporate the other day. When we were exploring what she might do next, I asked her various questions including, ‘Are you interested in helping women into leadership positions?’

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7 February 2020 By Guest writer Jason Iyeke

Skills  Purpose  Third Age  Volunteering  entrepreneurs

Should people over 50 start a business?

Guest blog by Jason Iyeke, Entrepreneur

If you are over 50 and aspiring to be an entrepreneur, you may be curious about business or wondering if it is too late to start a business. If that’s you then this may be the article you need to read.

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30 January 2020 By Victoria Tomlinson

Happy Retirement  Workshop  LinkedIn  Retirement Planning

What next after retirement – 7-step process to fill a blank sheet

What next?  Is that a question worrying you about ‘retirement’?

You are excited about freedom, new horizons, time to travel and for family – and walking, cycling or whatever. But you have skills.  You want to be useful and use those skills.  But doing what?

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23 January 2020 By Victoria Tomlinson

Unretirement  Networking  LinkedIn  social media  blogging

14-day New Year action plan to make LinkedIn work

I can’t tell you how many people I meet who say, “I must update my LinkedIn”.

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26 November 2019 By Victoria Tomlinson

Blog  Skills  Mentoring  Boredom in Retirement  Retirement  Retirement Planning  pre-retirement  professional firms  coaching  entrepreneurs

The reality check of retirement – a must-read for anyone 50+ thinking about retirement

On a scale of one to ten, how much have you thought about retirement? If you have at all, is it a sort of fantasy world of travelling and relaxing? Or a move into a portfolio of interesting roles? Or playing golf and walking with friends most days?

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18 November 2019 By Next-Up

Events  Video  Mentoring  Purpose  Retirement  entrepreneurs  Tech

Professionals help tech entrepreneurs focus

Next-Up organised an inspirational workshop for partners coming up to retirement. Part of this was mentoring tech entrepreneurs – hear this next generation say how it helped them. And what did the partners think?  One said, “Our country is in safe hands with these young people” and another said “I am going to help this entrepreneur – I can learn more from her than I will be able to help.”

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