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March 2011 Blog Posts (31)

Planning to recruit? Then plan, compare, and be fair....



If you are planning to recruit into any role, do take time to write the job description and person specification first.

ONLY when these documents are finalised should you start the recruitment process,
although, technically, the job description and person specification are the initial part of the recruitment process.

If you don't have a matrix against which to assess candidates, then there is no scientific or objective…


Added by Barbara Patrick on March 30, 2011 at 22:30 — No Comments

Business Owners involved in Research and Development (R & D)Grant Money available from 4th April


A new scheme will offer funding to small companies to enable them to research and develop new products, processes and services that could stimulate economic growth.


Business owners can potentially benefit from 3 types of Grant

  1. Proof of Market Grants up to a value of                     £25,000
  2. Proof of Concept Grants up to a value of                    £100,000
  3. Prototype Development Grants will be available up to …

Added by John Mckeown on March 30, 2011 at 16:30 — No Comments

Are you making the No1 Recruitment Mistake?

One of my clients Liz Johnston has just written a really interesting blog that I thought would be of interest to Networking in Berkshire members.


Recruiting the wrong person for a key job could cost your business as much as a year’s salary, plus the opportunity cost of not having a higher performer in the role. On the other hand, recruiting the right person…


Added by Steve Mills on March 30, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments

Electrical safety for children - a fun learning experience for your kids!


What if there was a fun website to teach your children about electricity and electrical safety? Well, here's the good news - there is!

The Electrical Safety Council (ESC) has created an interactive child friendly site to help young ones learn about electricity in a fun and exciting way.

The ESC is a UK charity dedicated to keeping people safe by reducing the risk…


Added by Laurent Stadelmann on March 30, 2011 at 11:07 — No Comments

Do you sell private jets, helicopters and yachts etc..?


Historically we are a research and investigations company, but a few years ago a client asked us if we could find some High Net Worth Individuals for him to sell his product to.

After much success and tweaking of the system, we are now looking to add to our portfolio of high end products and services we offer to our clients.

Our portfolio already includes:

Top end car marques


Power boats


And we would like to…


Added by Andy Mileham on March 30, 2011 at 10:48 — No Comments

What is a contract and why you should care

In this article Dr Maria Anassutzi, Intellectual Property Expert and Director of Anassutzi & Co Limited, explains the key reasons business owners, directors and commercial managers need to know what a contract is and why it is important for them to know and have the basic understanding of a contract and its…


Added by Dr Maria Anassutzi on March 28, 2011 at 12:59 — No Comments

How do you know if a Facebook page makes sense for your Company?

Facebook pages for business


How do we know if a Facebook presence makes sense for your company? An essential question asked by Lee Odden in his blog…


Added by Tracy Thomas on March 27, 2011 at 11:51 — No Comments

What does the budget mean for you and your business

For anyone who missed this article we issued yesterday, here is a summary of what the budget means for you, your personal finances and your business

Added by Chris Smit on March 24, 2011 at 16:30 — No Comments

Get Your Summer Body with a FREE Boot Camp

If you want to get fit, tone up or lose weight for summer join a Free Weeks Indoor Boot Camp Trial. Our classes are always less than 10 people and you don't have to be fit to join in. All classes will be at ReaXionS Family Fitness Studio in Sunninghill.

You are welcome to bring a friend along.

If you would like more information please send me a message or phone me on 079 580 462 09


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Added by Anne-Marie Lategan on March 24, 2011 at 9:12 — No Comments

Illuminated battery-powered bathroom mirrors - save on electrical installation costs & hassle!


HiB, supplier of bathroom products and accessories, has introduced a clever solution for illuminated bathroom mirrors: three new LED design models powered by long-life re-chargeable battery packs.

Illuminated mirrors normally require an electrical connection. If this…


Added by Laurent Stadelmann on March 23, 2011 at 7:00 — No Comments

The Coalition, a Chancellor and a conservatory

The following is a link to my blog post 'The Coalition, a Chancellor and a conservatory' published earlier today.

The key message or challenge contained within the story is that small enterprises sometimes hit a 'knowledge transfer' barrier and this prevents them from growing and being successful.…


Added by Ian Wooler on March 22, 2011 at 18:20 — No Comments

It can be quick (and permanent) fix! 

The joy of Career Coaching for me is when the client has those moments of insight and they suddenly know how to move forward with a particular issue. Those eureka feelings of knowing for certain what to do next. Having that crystal clear and inspiring vision of a your goal and a realisation and empowering understanding of what has been holding you back and how to overcome it.

How do the…


Added by Clive Pugh on March 21, 2011 at 19:51 — No Comments launches high quality 360 degree photographic service in Berkshire is a unique photography company offering high quality full spherical 360 degree photography service which is proving invaluable for websites and offline presentations.


Retailers, restaurants, hospitality and tourist destinations, event venues, real estate agents and many more all are benefitting from the visual "WOW" that BSP360’s new technology delivers. 


Images are usually the first chance a business has to make a great impression on prospects and site…


Added by Bob Stapleton on March 18, 2011 at 13:11 — No Comments

How do you get up to speed fast with what social media can do for YOUR business?


At Saucy Horse we are on a mission to help all businesses, large and small (and those in-between). If you need to get up to speed fast, consider our online social media training:

That's why we are now offering our Social Media Marketing…


Added by Tracy Thomas on March 15, 2011 at 8:23 — No Comments

Could cats be the new working dogs for plumbers?


We are impressed by the way this cat is investigating the workings of a toilet.

We are used to seeing guide dogs, sniffer dogs and sheep dogs! Maybe plumber cats could be next? :-)…


Added by Laurent Stadelmann on March 14, 2011 at 18:00 — 4 Comments

Work-Life Balance. Work Bad, Life Good?

Work-life balance is a phrase that you hear all the time and it's something that many profess to be striving to achieve. I wonder though about the underlying assumption that the simple words imply, that is that work is something you do to earn a living and life is when you really enjoy yourself.

As a Career Coach I want my clients to be inspired by their work and gain fulfilment and pleasure from what they do. Most spend at least half our waking hours at work and to spend that much…


Added by Clive Pugh on March 11, 2011 at 16:23 — No Comments

How to avoid knowledge management myopia

The following link will take you to my blog post titled 'how to avoid knowledge management myopia'.

Just swap 'knowledge manager' for any management title or role relevant to your organisation and work out your own examples.


Added by Ian Wooler on March 11, 2011 at 15:37 — No Comments

Recommendations for a Florist required (wedding)

Hi all,

I've just seen a quote for our wedding flowers and let's just say, I'm keen to get more options to consider!

The wedding reception is taking place in Henley and I just wondered if anyone had any local recommendations - we need someone who can look at what we'd ideally like and then make some recommendations to bring it in-line with our budget.

All recommendations will be gratefully received...

Thanks, Chris

Added by Chris Lunn on March 11, 2011 at 13:55 — 2 Comments

Risk to school children in Berkshire

I just picked up this news on Twitter regarding sexual assaults on two school girls in Bracknell.

Although it's clearly not business related, it may interest parents in the Bracknell area. 

Here's the link to the news item on BBC News Bracknell.

Sex attacks in Berkshire - schools warned


Added by Barbara Patrick on March 11, 2011 at 9:14 — No Comments


Just been told that there is another electricity price raise due next week from well know supplier how only recently increased there prices.


 If you are about to renew your supply contract then we may be able to help you and perhaps get you some money back.



Added by Geoff Wright on March 11, 2011 at 8:15 — No Comments

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