A Better Way to Do Your Invoices

This is a tip that I got from my friend Adrian who is a business owner in Devon.

When I showed Adrian around in my office, he casually asked me why I didn’t use electronic invoicing.

I was stumped because I had to admit that I never heard of electronic invoicing before.

He explained to me that he is using electronic invoicing for quite some time already and told me that I shall definitely use it as well. Basically, what it is is that you can do all your invoices from your phone or computer and it goes much faster and safer than the old way of doing invoices.

One of the biggest benefits of electronic invoicing is also that the entire invoicing process doesn’t involve any paperwork any longer. So basically what it means is that it can create invoices very quickly on your phone and then send them over the Internet. On the other end, the one who receives the invoice also does not need to do a thing because the entire process can be automated. They receive your digital invoice and can immediately process it.

The fact that electronic invoicing does away with all the paperwork has many more advantages. Despite it being faster and easier, it also helps to minimise the risk for errors. Previously, information from your paper invoices had to be transferred into your computer system which means there is always a risk for making some mistake here or there. And along with the time savings it can also save you some money. A lot of businesses these days are still mailing their invoices separately by using normal snail mail. Electronic invoice will help save you cost for stamps, and possibly even the need for dedicated employees that you’d otherwise need for your invoicing!

Is Facebook Really a Threat to Democracy?

Journalist John Snow who is with Channel 4 News since 1989 thinks that Facebook’s inaction in regards to what is called “fake news” is a “threat to democracy”.

Mr Snow held a speech where he acknowledged that Facebook did indeed help Channel 4 News to get a wider audience, but he thinks that the social network left publishers at its mercy. He said that the principles of Facebook are really explained and that they can change on a whim, sometimes overnight depending on the opinion of Mr Zuckerberg.

The same speech she also criticised Facebook for having allowed false stories to enter the news feeds.

“When you read that the Pope endorsed Trump for president, it was ultimately Facebook who enabled the story” he said.

“Imagine how millions of people during these last elections made a decisions based on such fake news. Something isn’t right when the same algorithm that filtered out legit stories for you also presents you with these fake stories”.

“In my opinion, there is a moral duty to prioritise veracity over clicks and profits”

North Devon’s Mica Clark in1,000 Burpee Challenge

Mica Clark from  Ilfracombe completed 1,000 burpees in support of the Freedom Community Alliance’s Therapeutic Community.

The 26-year-old wants to raise money for the Therapeutic Community who she said helped her support a member of her family and helped save his life.

Mica Clark who owns Mica Clark Fitness in the town of Ilfracombe took only 58 minutes to complete the task when she faced the burpee challenge at the Lantern Centre in Ilfracombe.

When she was interviewed later, she said that it took her few moments to slow down and talk to people, but I didn’t stop her.

“I had a massive turnout of supporters. It was amazing, I was buzzing through the whole thing”, she was quoted saying.

Mica said her family, friends and the community are backing her and her fundraising event.

Consider Private Independent Schools

If the education of your children is important to you, I recommend that you look into all schooling options in your area and this includes private, independent schools.

The United Kingdom has a large number of first-grade private schools that are often far superior to their state-school equivalents when it comes to education quality.

Advantages of a private school can be smaller classes, better and more-qualified teachers, modern teaching equipment and resources along with many other benefits. Especially the smaller classes in independent schools can often mean that pupils with special requirements can be better attended to which can mean better grades as compared to those in public schools.

Not all privately operated schools in the United Kingdom are expensive elite schools. Today there are more affordable private schools in the UK than there had been in the past. This means that the option to send their children to a good, private school is now available for a lot more families. I can recommend that you get in touch with at least two private schools and have them show you what they offer in terms of education and extracurricular activities. Depending on your children’s individual learning needs and interests, you can then decide which school can accommodate them best.

You contact independent schools Hertfordshire for more information about the benefits of independent schools. Simply call and  schedule a visit!

Wales: Headteachers Warn About Planned Budget Cuts

Headteachers in Wales have warned that hundreds of school teaching staff will possibly lose their jobs if currently proposed budget cuts go ahead. One of Newport’s council’s cabinet members, Gail Giles, said that according to teaching leaders, proposed cuts will have “a devastating impact on primary education”.

According to a letter from the Newport Association of Primary Headteachers, possibly up to 226 teaching assistants and 79 teachers will need to be made redundant in order to offset for the effect of cuts that are planned for the 2017-18 year.

The letter moreover states that the council’s proposed budget can also mean actual real-term decrease in school funding in Wales of more than £3.1m or £227 per student when factoring in other costs such as pay awards. Newport has currently 13,969 in their primary schools.