Is blockchain all hype? A financier and supply chain expert discuss

Iaremenko Sergii/Shutterstock.com This is an article from Head to Head, a series in which academics from different disciplines chew over current debates. Let us know what else you’d like covered – all questions are welcome. Details of how to contact us are at the end of the article. Arturo Bris: Have you ever watched footage …

274: How Stefano Changed Blogging Platforms and Started Blogging with a Plan

The post 274: How Stefano Changed Blogging Platforms and Started Blogging with a Plan appeared first on ProBlogger. How a Blogger Found the Right Plan and Business Idea Today our series of stories from new bloggers continues with Stefano Caioni, a web developer and photographer.   Stefano’s blog offers guidance on various aspects of photography …

EU-Japan trade deal comes into force to create world’s biggest trade zone

Shutterstock Two new landmark agreements between the EU and Japan come into effect on February 1, 2019: the Economic Partnership Agreement and the Strategic Partnership Agreement. The economic agreement is the largest bilateral trade deal ever made by the EU in terms of market size and will be the largest zone of free trade created …

Brexit: why customs are central to solving the Irish border impasse

In what was a rare victory in recent weeks for Theresa May, the British prime minister has won support from a majority of MPs at Westminster to return to the EU and reopen Brexit negotiations. However, EU leaders immediately indicated their unwillingness to revisit the Brexit withdrawal agreement. The crux of the deadlock is the …

How to complete a self-assessment tax return

Putting off filling in your dreaded tax return? This complete guide takes you through the process step-by-step so can file your self-assessment tax return in just minutes.  Credit (left): Images of Money – Wikimedia Our latest student money survey revealed that 8% of students make money through self-employment – and we’re constantly being inspired by …

273: How One Blogger Turned a Painful Situation into a Life-Changing Blog

The post 273: How One Blogger Turned a Painful Situation into a Life-Changing Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. How One Blogger Found Encouragement in Difficult Times Our new bloggers series continues with Melissa, who started Living in the Wait. Her blog serves as a resource for those waiting for something in their lives, whether it’s …

Davos: why measures of economic progress must consider the quality of work on offer

Shutterstock Davos offers a place for the rich and not-so-famous to meet and exchange views on the present and future of capitalism. As in previous years, the theme of automation and the “fourth industrial revolution” has been a core of the 2019 meeting. The concern is over how technology might help to raise economic growth …

Get paid to binge-watch your favourite series for a whole year

The dream job you’ve all been waiting for has arrived, and it comes with a pretty sweet salary. The best bit: you won’t have to change absolutely anything about your life. NOW TV is taking “Winter is coming” to a whole new level. The company has created a new role for the ultimate couch-potato: binge-watching …

Slack: how the messaging app could change after an IPO

Slack is especially popular in the tech world. Farzad Nazifi via Unsplash, CC BY Slack, the collaboration platform favoured by designers, developers and an increasing number of companies, is rumoured to be planning an IPO. In similar fashion to Spotify, it is reportedly considering going direct to market instead of using one of the household …

272: How Networking and Interviewing Helped One Blogger Build Her Blog

The post 272: How Networking and Interviewing Helped One Blogger Build Her Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. How One Blogger is Making the Most from Networking and Interviewing Our series of stories from new bloggers continues with Penny Wilson, who started Lingo Mama to blog about language learning and travel. Penny’s reasons for starting a …