Author: Claude Calleja

The European Commission and national stakeholders have joined forces to create the Digital Skills and Jobs Platform which is now online. European Union Commissioner for the Internal Market Thierry Breton said: “Whether looking for a new job or starting a business, digital skills are key to success. Bringing together hundreds of initiatives from around Europe, the Digital Skills and Jobs Platform is a unique place for citizens to enhance their learning experiences and to discover new opportunities.” The platform is aimed at accelerating digital upskilling in Europe by providing a wide range of high-quality information, resources and opportunities related to…

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In difficult times, small business owners should consider adapting to the changing needs of customers in their niche. Specific target markets are more likely to flourish in times of global economic turmoil. For example, small businesses serving ancillary business components may suffer as companies seek current full-time staff to meet these needs to minimise costs.  While each niche faces its own challenges, small businesses have many things in common. Growing companies need to hire staff, change working environments and adapt to the different connectivity needs of each company. Adding new employees and networks not only costs more, but also changes…

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