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Spring 2014


Half of all people in their twenties say that they would like to start their own business. TV programmes like Dragons’ Den and high-profile entrepreneurs like Hilary Devey and Mark Zuckerberg feed that ambition for teenagers too.

businessmaker+ works well on a tabletBut, with careers education often focused on finding a job, what help is there to encourage people to think about creating a job? That’s the gap that the careers experts at Careersoft are aiming to fill with the launch of businessmaker+ in March 2014.

businessmaker+ builds on Careersoft’s 30 years of experience to bring great ideas for self-employment and entrepreneurship together with practical details on how to get started. The list includes over one hundred detailed and practical business ideas, from organic food delivery and building services through to web design and virtual secretary.

Access businessmaker+ from your smartphoneInterlinked with the business ideas, businessmaker+ includes a wide-ranging library of over 230 practical business factsheets. Subjects range from technical details like business rates and VAT, through to softer topics like time management and business angels.

Use businessmaker+ from your desktopbusinessmaker+ includes a collection of checklists too. Whether it is buying a franchise, handling cash, recruiting staff, or any of dozens of other subjects, the checklists help get it right when starting out.

businessmaker+ works on a variety of devices including desktops, tablets and smartphones. Try it for free and help your students and clients think about opportunities in self-employment and entrepreneurship. The help you give could encourage potential self-starters and go-getters not just to look for a job, but create a job.

Higher Ideas now includes typical university offers

Higher Ideas logoHigher Ideas is the study choices resource trusted by schools and colleges across the UK. Tell it your interests, career aspirations, or current study choices, and Higher Ideas makes suggestions for what degree courses you can study and where.

Higher Ideas now includes details of typical degree course offers, too. So whether it is EE or A*AA, users can make smart choices for the courses and places that will suit them best.

More ways to access our products

Careersoft products on disc are easy to install, whether on one laptop or a large network. For internet access your licensed web link is easy – make a link from it and students can click straight through to the products licensed for use by them.

hand on mouseNow Careersoft offers access codes too. Nothing to install and no links to make. Just tell your students the school’s eight-character access code and direct them to the Careersoft site.

Job done!

Last updated 27 May, 2017