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March 2011 Blog Posts (31)

'That's just like me!'

I wonder how often when something has not quite worked out for you or you find yourself having the same disappointment that you have had before you hear yourself saying 'that's just like me!'.

It's a phrase that's so easy to say and can superficially give us comfort that things are ok. But are they? Do you want things to not work out and to repeat making  the same mistakes. Why accept less of yourself?

Just think of the well known phrase 'if what you are doing isn't working…


Added by Clive Pugh on March 10, 2011 at 18:38 — 1 Comment

Creating A Prosperity Consciousness

What is Money and what is Prosperity?


Why is it that some people seem to always attract wealth and good fortune and others seem to constantly struggle barely making ends meet?


 What do you need to do to have limitless financial resources flow into your life?


These are good questions and it’s true  people’s apparent abilities to manifest money seem to be starkly contrasting; this is down to some people not fully understanding the…


Added by Catherine Jackson on March 10, 2011 at 16:16 — No Comments

Save over £300 and get yourself on the front page for local searches

Local marketing is taking off as a new service offered by lots of information providers and I am sure that you have emails in your inbox offering to promote your business to the local community.  Some even for a very reasonable £300- £400 per month!!


Well don't.


Yellow Pages searches have been declining more and more since the advent of internet capable mobile phones and the availability of laptop…


Added by Steve Plotkin on March 10, 2011 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

Steve Plotkin, who will be leading the ‘How to sell yourself Locally’ workshop

Local sales and marketing company to host a seminar on ‘How to sell yourself locally’ – transforming your town into a goldmine of new prospects.


Steve Plotkin, an experienced sales coach and business development adviser is determined to help other local businesses grow and develop with his new seminar “How to sell yourself locally.”  The free, interactive workshop takes place at 3pm on Friday March 25th as part of a varied programme at the Keeping Business…


Added by Debra Mann on March 8, 2011 at 15:27 — No Comments

Chez-Vous Property Services looks at the new electronic Thermostatic Radiator Valve (eTRV)


With heating responsible for around 50 percent of an average family’s energy bill in t he UK, unsurprisingly there is an array of carbon emission reduction and cost-saving devices available on the market. Recently, the Innovation Award winning new electronic Thermostatic Radiator Valve (eTRV) caught the eye of…


Added by Laurent Stadelmann on March 7, 2011 at 8:30 — 2 Comments

Calling all telecoms "techies"...

Hi everyone!

I hope you've all enjoyed this wonderful Spring weekend.

I'm looking for some advice, so I thought I'd page the Oracle....



What's the best mobile phone package for me? 

If anyone has a moment to share their experiences (good and bad), I'd really appreciate it.

  • I think I like the BlackBerry Curve although I'm open minded.
  • I want to receive emails, texts and calls, although not in…

Added by Barbara Patrick on March 6, 2011 at 17:46 — 4 Comments



Does anyone out there have any experience of employing "interns"?

Or have you been an intern yourself and still have any documentation relating to it?

I've downloaded a very useful guide from CIPD, but would like to draw on members' experiences about:

  • whether or not interns should be paid (min wage),
  • what expenses they should be paid,
  • what contracts should be put in place.

It seems to be a bit of a grey area.  For example,…


Added by Barbara Patrick on March 4, 2011 at 11:24 — 1 Comment

Petrol prices and HMRC 40p per mile

I have no idea how long it is since the 40p per mile rule was introduced by HMRC, but it's the only formal guideline that I can recall.  Was this introduced when petrol prices were circa 55-70p per litre?  It was certainly a long time ago and surely can't reflect the today's cost of running a car (per mile).


I suspect that we can still, as an alternative, keep a tally of our annual costs for running our cars, and then apportion for business use, but this is extremely…


Added by Barbara Patrick on March 2, 2011 at 22:40 — 5 Comments

Darren Shirlaw - How to Beat a Recession

Just came across this video clip:

The theme ties in with an event we put on in Ascot on how to prosper during times of austerity.

The video is just an introduction to the theme, but there may be more on the Key Person of Influence website.


Added by Herb Enmarch-Williams on March 1, 2011 at 16:46 — 1 Comment

They should have called a professional plumber!


Irish friends, David and Maedhbh, have kindly agreed to let us repost the story of their plumbing nightmare which hit their home just before David’s 40th birthday. You can almost feel David’s pain as…


Added by Laurent Stadelmann on March 1, 2011 at 11:00 — 2 Comments

Raising your profile locally

Have you ever considered sponsorship as a way to raise your profile within your local community.

One of my clients is Marvellous Festivals, a local company, who annually organises the biggest and best Family Music Festival in the region at Wellington Country Park in Riseley, Reading.     The event is now in its ninth year attracting nearly 10,000 visitors (georgraphical area covering Reading, Basingstoke, Wokingham, Newbury and beyond) and takes place over two days featuring over…


Added by Karen Livingstone on March 1, 2011 at 9:53 — 1 Comment

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