Networking in Berkshire - Business Event Details

April 2011 Blog Posts (31)

Help with new android device required: Advent Vega

Hi all, i've just got an Advent Vega tablet from Currys but can't seem to update it to get latest software and marketplace.. Does anyone fancy doing it for me in return for one months free exposure as a site sponsor for May? If you know what you're doing it should take an hour apparently...? Also I'd like to use my 3g dongle with it?

I'm in Binfield and can drop it over if local.

Cheers Chris

Added by Chris Lunn on April 30, 2011 at 13:24 — No Comments

Royal Wedding feedback

Hi all, I thought it was great to see history in the making this morning - what did you think?

Added by Chris Lunn on April 29, 2011 at 13:14 — 1 Comment

Now Selling perfume and make up

I am a freelance hairdresser and I am also a distributor of FM COSMETICS offering high quality perfumes and fragrances containing 20% perfume oil compared to the weaker Eau de Toilette containing 6-8% which people often purchase on the High Street.

FM COSMETICS do not have Celebrity endorsement, costly packaging, TV or glossy magazine advertising or retail overheads.

All of the FM Group products are sold, via Independent Distributors. Our prices therefore are kept amazingly…


Added by Jacquie Case on April 27, 2011 at 21:59 — No Comments

Do You Want More Business Leads?

At digity we've been working hard on our lead provision service and are now serving new leads to our customers on a daily basis as a result of our combined online and offline approach.  It may sound like an obvious statement but if you're not generating enough leads you're either not spending the appropriate level of budget on Marketing, or you are spending it in the wrong…


Added by Chris Lunn on April 26, 2011 at 22:00 — No Comments

After a networking event....

I had a great evening the other night addressing the local Caversham 41 group on the subject of 'Moneysaving' - it was a really enjoyable evening with a group of people who clearly enjoyed each others company, but as I ran through a few of the biggest areas of savings we were seeing when reviewing customers expenses a few appeared to come as a bolt out the blue to some of those present - and I thought it might be useful to other members of Networking in Berkshire!


So here…


Added by Mark Bower on April 23, 2011 at 17:00 — No Comments

Anyone For Easter?

Looking to get out and about and meet new people? This weekend the Bird in Hand , Knowl Hill has a whole host of Easter events from a Beer Festival celebrating Easter and St. George's day , A special Fish menu for Good Friday, St. George's Day hot & cold buffet and Easter Sunday lunch with Easter Egg Hunt & Raffle. So come and enjoy a traditional English weekend.

Added by Caroline Shone on April 22, 2011 at 9:08 — No Comments

How local Super Successful Businessman, Will King, gives his business Va Va Voom with Social Media...

Over the next few weeks over on the Saucy Horse Blog, I will be featuring some great stories on how super successful entrepreneurs use social media to differentiate their businesses.

Starting with the King of Shaves.

Will King is a very successful business man and an inspiration to entrepreneurs everywhere.

He was made redundant in…


Added by Tracy Thomas on April 21, 2011 at 16:39 — No Comments

Something else that is going on in life .....

Hi All,

I came away from this morning's meeting at The Temple Golf Club feeling on top of the world.  I followed the advise in the book I just read "The Jelly Effect" and the universe delivered, the people I wanted to meet just happened to be standing in front of me or sought me out. 


I mentioned to some of you that I am training to cycle from Land's…


Added by Ms Doreen Gowing on April 21, 2011 at 12:52 — No Comments

Networking with confidence

Firstly I want to thank Helen Burbage  the Wizontheweb for telling me about a great little book on business communication. It is called The Jelly Effect by Andy Bounds it is a gem.

Best tips on networking I have ever come across, these are just a little snippet of what is on offer. Simple I know but that is what it is all about.

Before the event:

  • Know who you want to meet

To bring with you

  • A name badge



Added by Ms Doreen Gowing on April 20, 2011 at 13:07 — No Comments

X Factor Self Care

I was just thinking about so many of my clients and felt I should share as they thought they were alone.


Are you someone who is very good at looking after everyone else to the exclusion of yourself?

You do such a great job of being there for everyone and taking care of their needs. However, the truth is your “good girl” world, is going to rob you of your own life. So many people, especially women, take on the role of caretaker. What they don’t realise, is…


Added by Ms Doreen Gowing on April 20, 2011 at 12:46 — No Comments

Employee and Organisation Support

Hi all

I wanted to let you know about our Employee and Organisation Support Service, an on-site workplace support - counselling and advice - service for staff, managers and HR. It encompasses regular on-site visits, and telephone and email support, and is a confidential service for use by all staff as and when the need arises. Please take a look at…


Added by Marc Kirby on April 19, 2011 at 16:46 — No Comments

What are INBOUND LINKS and why does my website need them??

If you are sometimes confused by the advice you are constantly receiving about how to improve traffic to your website, here's an article specifically to help with just that!

Without other sites linking to your website, it’s highly unlikely you’ll rank as high as you otherwise could, on Google & the other search engines. Links are Lovely (with a capital ‘L’)…


Added by Tracy Thomas on April 19, 2011 at 16:22 — No Comments

Member Offer: One page website, domain name and hosting for just £140

Offer includes purchasing your domain name (in your name) and hosting for your website.

Creating a one page promo page with introductory text (supplied by you) and contact details.

Does not include logo creation but we will use your logos provided.

We can also use your photos or pick from a selection of stock photography.…


Added by Michael Thrower on April 18, 2011 at 22:00 — No Comments

My life seems to be dominated by passwords! So many to remember...


Upper case or lower case? Or combination of both?  Numbers, letters or combination? Symbols? Why not? 


And what about all those extra security questions... First boyfriend's name? Can't remember if I asked him!  Favourite teacher? They were ALL horrid if you ask me!


Now I'm probably way behind you all on this security stuff, but I've just discovered  It's an interesting application to help you remember all your…


Added by Barbara Patrick on April 15, 2011 at 19:30 — 2 Comments

Who says cats don't like water?

We know many of you liked our recent blog: Could cats be the new working dogs for plumbers?

So here's another "funny Friday"…


Added by Laurent Stadelmann on April 15, 2011 at 11:30 — 2 Comments

New products help reduce electricity wasted by equipment left on standby


New products help reduce electricity wasted by equipment left on standby How often do you leave appliances and electronic equipment on standby? Or you switch off the item, but don't turn off at the wall socket. It can be difficult to reach that socket behind the TV! But are you aware that even if a product is not in use, it could still be drawing electricity?

Entertainment systems are typically the biggest energy drains in the house,… Continue

Added by Laurent Stadelmann on April 13, 2011 at 10:30 — 2 Comments


Natasha's Lounge is a unique and exclusively designed business and social networking support group for ladies. 

I Shazia Natasha, am a socialite who specialises in;

Business Training, Mentoring and Development.

I am also an extensively experienced Beauty Consultant and a highly qualified Educator.…


Added by Shazia Natasha on April 8, 2011 at 13:38 — No Comments



Added by Shazia Natasha on April 8, 2011 at 13:35 — 1 Comment

Are your staff revolting?

A CIPD survey has just found that around 70% of employers are expecting increased levels of industrial action in the next year, with 1/3rd predicting strike action by their staff.


Although this is far more likely to affect the unionised public sector, and with private sector findings being significantly less gloomy, it’s nevertheless a worrying finding.


Statistics aside, the bottom line is that staff are generally not happy.  Employers need to do…


Added by Barbara Patrick on April 7, 2011 at 11:30 — 1 Comment

Keeping your brand fresh and up to date?

As soon as you realize your brand is no longer getting the results you need, bring it back to life with a new look, new feel, and new direction. Becoming a stale, washed up brand will only get you remembered for all the wrong reasons. Before you start losing your it-factor, rebrand to stay attractive to your audience. Doing so will keep you ahead of your competition, and excited about what you have to…


Added by Ryan Collins on April 6, 2011 at 17:28 — 1 Comment

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