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Lingoing, a Deaf & interpreter led company based in London have had a landmark success working in Partnership with private hire firm UBER. The Lingoing team have already supported over 50 Deaf taxi drivers to gain their licenses and complete training with UBER in London. The demand for their support has grown but they were faced with skepticism from Stockport council who delayed the acceptance of 3 hopeful Deaf drivers. The Lingoing team which included Elizabeth Hood (Operational Director), Fateha Begum (Project Manager), and Gloria Nsofu(Communications and Development Manager) led the team along with Tom Younger (Uber Cities Lead UK and Ireland) to challenge and educate a panel of 14 counselors from Stockport Council. After a […]

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We are delighted to be working with Paul Bedford of ActionCOACH UK  who will be contributing to our blog over the next few months! We all want to make the most of our time and Paul has some vital tips to help you get the most from your time and skills. Keep watch for all 17 of his tips to keep you balanced and effective while running your business. Paul has identified key problems entrepreneurs including:  Working all the hours under the sun, Paying your employees more than you’re paying yourself, with team members you can’t trust, Missing out on time […]

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During my early entrepreneur days, I relied on a mentor to help me clarify my business vision and get me super focused on achieving my goals in providing high quality communication support to other deaf people. We had monthly meetings during which he guided me toward clarification using his business experience. My current mentor is Alisdair Inglis. Alasdair keeps my business focus razor-sharp. I have a tendency to want to take on too many things, which results in distracting me from my true strength and expertise – remote real time captioning. Everyone, deaf and hearing people, can benefit from the guidance of a […]

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Many of us are not aware of the power we can gain by using specialist language. For some, specialist language is something you use regularly. For others, it’s the odd encounter with legal, medical or education that gives us a rare taste of specialist language. What is it for? Simply put, specialist language is a way of showing-off your education; usually in a way that improves your status. We don’t often notice this, but we are surrounded by professionals who use their education and specialist language in this way every day. Let’s see an example: A Judge Legal settings use lots […]

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After the excitement and success of the Deaf Business Awards, what do we do next?........Keep pushing forwards! It is clear the our Deaf Business Community is thriving and hungry to do more, be better and succeed. We have been honoured to meet so many of you in person and hear of the great work you are doing in your various fields. However, we also get to hear about the problems, frustrations and difficulties that make running a business so challenging. We want to make starting and running a business easier for you by providing tools, support and guidance wherever we can. […]

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Deaf Business Awards 2017   Who will you nominate? This year we want to celebrate even more Deaf-led, successful businesses. We have grown and now have 5 Awards up for grabs! You can now nominate for the following awards: Best UK Deaf Business Best Creative Business Best Business Start-up Outstanding Development Outstanding Contribution Nominations are open now and will close on 30th August 2017, so don’t miss out. For full information, please click below or visit the awards page on our website. Good luck! FIND OUT MORE!

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Being deaf and running your own business is possible by creating a better working environment, time flexibility, and a truly supportive team by creating it yourself. Here are Tina Lannin's top tip's for being Deaf & self-employed! #1 Focus On Your Strengths   Build your business on something you excel at and enjoy doing. If you’re not sure where your strengths lie, ask your friends and family what they know you to be exceptional at and build on that. Take up all opportunities that come your way and discover what you’re really passionate about doing. When you have decided what […]

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Why is passion in your business so important? We all know that running a business requires determination, long hours and for new businesses very little return. So how do you get through without giving up? David Edgington has discovered that passion for the work and the business has kept him motivated to pursue his dreams of being a Fitness Instructor with his own clients and one day his own gym. As a child David was always into sports but only got serious about it when he discovered the gym at around 16 years old. After getting completely absorbed in fitness, […]

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  We have some GREAT news! Our great news is also YOUR great news and we want to share the fantastic developments happening in 2018. This means we can offer more services and support Deaf people in business. Funding for our Business Signs Project We are delighted to announce that our Business Signs Project was awarded a small grant from Awards for All at the start of 2018. It has enabled to start a vital project to develop British Sign Language for use in business. We are thankful for the support of our team, the many volunteers involved and we […]

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We are very pleased to announce the launch of our Business Signs Project. Throughout the next few months we will be working with Deaf volunteers around the UK to create the UK’s first Business Signs Bank. We are proud to be able to contribute to the growing need for specialist signs in the education and business sectors. We will officially launch the new Business Signs Bank at our conference event on Saturday 16th June 2018 as part of the Deaf Business Awards event. It will be an exciting day for us and the whole community as we join to celebrate, promote and invest in […]

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