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Business English – 6 common idioms

Business English – 6 common idioms

Hi. My name is Rebecca. In this lesson, we’ll focus on six business English idioms. Even though they are somewhat advanced, follow along with me because they are used quite often. All right? Let’s get started. The first one: “You need to face the facts about the drop in sales.” So the idiom here is: …

Report in Short: Small business matters

Report in Short: Small business matters

SMALL BUSINESS MATTERS How relevant are micro and small enterprises for the future of work? And what about the self-employed? Until recently, relatively limited worldwide evidence was able to answer this question. So in order to tackle this challenge, the ILO has created a new database, based on national household and labour force surveys from …

What is Universal Basic Income?

What is Universal Basic Income?

Nothing undermines life more than insecuritybut for too many, the last few decades have become ever more insecure.Work is less certain and more stressful,especially for those on average incomes and lower —and we have a tax and benefits system that is complex and sometimes punitive.We could do something completely different,like give a basic monthly payment …

Business owner makes money by hiring disabled workers

Business owner makes money by hiring disabled workers

One look at Clint, Tawnya and Prya and you can tell they are not your typical Tim Hortons employees. You may even think..token hires? Think AGAIN. They are the unexpected boom to this business’ bottom line. They are proof..there is a HUGE return on disability. Mark Wafer owns seven Tim Hortons franchises in Toronto. Eighteen …

What people miss about the gender wage gap

What people miss about the gender wage gap

When we talk about gender equality in the US there’s this one statistic you see all the time: “Women earn 79 cents for every dollar men make.” And while that statistic is factually correct, there’s a lot it doesn’t tell you. It simply compares the median wages of men and women who work full time. …

Do I Need to Pay Federal Taxes? (Tax Basics 2/3)

Meet Ray. Ray is an incoming senior at State University who just finished up a summer internship at Corporate Co. Ray had a great experience, and made a lot of money, so he thinks he might have to submit a tax return. There’s just one problem. Ray has no idea where to start. What should …

Universal Basic Income Becoming Reality?

Universal Basic Income Becoming Reality?

ONE OF THE BIG PICTURE PROGRESSIVE IDEAS THAT HAS BEEN OFTEN THEORIZED AND DISCUSSED BUT RARELY PUT INTO PRACTICE IS THE IDEA OF A BASIC INCOME, BUT ANOTHER EXPERIMENT IN BASIC INCOME IS ABOUT TO BE STARTED RIGHT NOW IN FINLAND WHERE THEY WILL BE TESTING IT OUT WITH ABOUT 2000 OF THEIR CITIZENS. THE …

Business English – How to talk about your career

Business English – How to talk about your career

Hi, my name is Rebecca from www.engvid.com. In today’s lesson, you will learn about 24 different words to talk about your working life. You’ll need these words if you want to be able to talk about your career or about someone else’s professional life. So let’s get started. I’ve divided the vocabulary into two parts. …