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Next-Up Blog

 

26 March 2020 By Guest writer Gareth Healey

Unretirement  Skills  Mentoring  Purpose  Retirement  entrepreneurs

10 tips for mentoring in COVID-19 times

Next-Up has just launched their 500 mentors initiative with the support of Leeds City Council. I think it is a great idea - we’ll all need to help each other like never before both during and in the wake of COVID-19.

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25 March 2020 By Next-Up

Networking  Skills  Helping Charities  Mentoring  Purpose  Retirement  Retirement Planning  professional firms  Volunteering  entrepreneurs

Hundreds of Yorkshire business people being called out of retirement

It is not only doctors and nurses who are being called out of retirement to help tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

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25 March 2020 By Victoria Tomlinson

Online Programme  Mentoring  Volunteering  blogging  entrepreneurs

500 mentors

Two weeks ago we had a sell-out intergenerational mentoring event organised for Leeds Digital Festival in April. Clearly the event has been cancelled. But tech entrepreneurs need a helping hand and a mentor now, more than ever. 

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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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