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  • YAY! WE ARE LIVE!!!

    Banana Frogs is here to change the way you learn and to change the way you can grow your business. Join NOW! It's free and give you a great way to gain exposure in what you offer as a tutor. Be one of the first to be a Banana Frog! It's been over 13 months in the making and a total labour of love. However, seeing my vision become a reality is an incredibly proud moment! It still work in progress but giving the go ahead to launch will always be memorable. Here's to the future of Banana Frogs!

    19th May, 2020 12:27 PM

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  • Is it worth being a mature student when you have a family?

    Should we stop learning as an adult? Is there a valid reason for an adult to go back to study? Are you ever too old to try and change your career or learn something completely new? When I got ‘bored’ 3 years ago and decided to go back to college. I googled and googled and googled and I finally chose a course. Two weeks later I changed my mind and applied for a different course. It was daunting going back as a mature student, but I did it. It was a really tough year doing the HNC with a family, but I don’t regret it. Good to see more and more people are going back. There is certainly no age limit to learning. On Banana Frogs the Inspire Me function saves the continual searching when you don’t know what you want to study. It filters out the courses closest to your interests and needs. I think the benefit will not only be beneficial to mature students searching but school leavers who are not sure what to do with the rest of their lives. Often, teens choose based on which teacher they liked at school, or what their friends are doing. To be honest, going into the world of work is daunting and it's hard for a 16 year to know what they want to do for the rest of their lives. What should be reinforced is that what you choose to do at 16 will not necessarily be your career for life. We can change, we can move career and do something totally different, and that's not a bad thing. That's where we want to help at Banana Frogs. There’s a lot to tempt you so you can save yourself a lot of time and search on Banana Frogs! Source: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/jun/15/lockdown-has-a-lot-to-answer-for-the-mature-students-going-back-to-university

    23rd July, 2020 02:57 PM

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  • Continue Learning because life does not stop teaching!

    We all have a passion for something whether it is teaching others, or willingness to learn a new skill. What is important is the sheer determination. What if you have a business? Are you doing all you can to make sure it is continuing to go in the right direction? We hear a lot about Business coaching, Career coaching and Mindset coaching. Do they provide a benefit? With the situation in the world surrounding Covid-19 businesses struggling and a global recession, businesses have to be more strategic and adapt to the new way of working. They cannot carry on as before, and not all the businesses are sure what is the best approach to take. I personally know of two businesses, both run Graphic Design agencies. One who I had a meeting with recently has really struggled during Covid and has only done 10% of their pre-Covid business level. The second however has been ‘out the door’ with work, and has had to take on another member of staff to assist with the growth of the business. Both are based in the same city and would have operated in and amongst similar clients. Why did one flourish and the other fall flat? As soon as lockdown happened the second connection immediately embarked on the help of a business coach. Interestingly enough, the business coach had experience of coaching online so the adaptation for them was natural. The coach insisted on a change of mindset, attitude, belief and of course, the approach. Working with them produced benefits to their business and ensured that they didn’t have to furlough staff, but actually had to hire. For a company to coming out of a pandemic more successful than going in, which isn’t a supermarket, eBay or Amazon is impressive. For SME’s it is possible to do well during a world crisis if they think clearly, are willing to adapt and use the resources of a good business coach to assist. They all offer differing skills so it’s important to work out where the weakness in your business lies. Whether it is strategic, management or financial there is a coach to suit. Banana Frogs are lucky that some great business coaches have opted to join us. Have a look at the variety we have and see if you can take your business to the next level! https://www.bananafrogs.com/

    08th September, 2020 05:55 PM

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  • Time is money!🤑

    have heard this so many times. Who hasn’t? My research revealed.... Time Is Money is an aphorism that originated in "Advice to a Young Tradesman", an essay by Benjamin Franklin that appeared in George Fisher's 1748 book, The American Instructor in which Franklin wrote, "Remember that time is money." 🤓 So many spend time in a job they hate because they feel they have no choice. They need the income and taking the leap to go solo and start a business is not realistic. I am grateful that I had enough support to start a business on my own. I am lucky and I do not want to waste my opportunities. Running my own business both allows me to control my own time, despite being so much harder but would I change it? No way! Personally, I think time is indeed precious and priceless. We need time to earn money, but money cannot buy the time which is lost. It means that we must respect time more than anything else. Time with our families and loved ones, time making memories and time doing things that make us happy. However, right now TIME IS MONEY! Only TWO days left to join Banana Frogs for FREE! The UK wide training directory of trainers, coaches, tutors and instructors! Join now!🍌🐸🐸🐸 Do you think time is money? #timeismoney #businesslife #womenentrepreneurs

    15th December, 2020 09:40 PM

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  • Mental Health Awareness Training up 4000%

    💥 Mental Health Awareness training up 4000%💥 Lockdown and isolation is going nowhere fast. We continue to work from home, often only interacting with other people through a screen and it's really tough to do this day after day. As we all know Covid has had such a massive impact on our mental health and wellbeing. Encouragingly, it's good to see employers have largely realised the importance of looking after their staff with training on this area rising by a whooping 4000%! Have you had mental health support, or delivered this to your staff? Do you think think it would be of value for your team? What is there for solopreneurs? Banana Frogs has some great trainers in this area that can support you and your business. Go to https://www.bananafrogs.com/ and check out Alan Clark , Craig Cannell or Caroline Anthony to see how they can support your business and your employees so they can be in a better place during this increasingly difficult time. #stressmanagement #training #workplacehealth #mentalhealth https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/27/training-for-this-workplace-skill-is-up-nearly-4000percent-in-2020.html

    04th February, 2021 08:57 PM

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