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June 2011 Blog Posts (19)

Arts and Craft Fairs

Where can I find the best listing of forthcoming Arts and Craft Fairs in Berks and Bucks? I am a photographer wanting to  sell my work at Fairs and I often hear about them too late. Can anyone help? Thank you.



Added by Tom Lennie on June 29, 2011 at 22:08 — No Comments

An outsourcing arrangement: a quick guide to key legal issues

Prior to undertaking an outsourcing exercise the customer should carry out a due diligence regarding the internal systems and services that will be outsourced. In particular, the customer should (i) consider the internal costs (so as to ensure that the new outsourced service is competitive), (ii) review all legal, tax and commercial issues including third party contracts (software licences,…


Added by Dr Maria Anassutzi on June 27, 2011 at 11:18 — No Comments

Party in the Park Fundraising Event, Sunday 3 July at Chieveley near Newbury from 1pm-6pm

Party in the Park is one off day of live music and family orientated fun.  We have an eclectic mix of live music from rock, pop and opera and even a choir!

To keep your strength up there will be beer, wine, pimms and a BBQ.  Soft drinks will be available for our smaller friends along with fun activities.  Feel free to bring your own picnics.

So come along, eat drink and be merry.  All proceeds will help us fight the proposed Grundon 75m…


Added by Kate Mills on June 23, 2011 at 16:31 — No Comments

Keeping Business Local expo Newbury is on July 21st at Newbury College - don't forget to register

 just a quick reminder that it's the Newbury Keeping Business Local in Newbury is now open to register with

Kimberly Davis  from The Apprentice Series 5, will be our Keynot Speaker on the day this event is a must if you want to look at your Sales or Marketing stragegy.

Kimberly is best known where she quickly gained the reputation as "the nicest candidate ever" (The Guardian) and was…


Added by Debra Mann on June 21, 2011 at 9:30 — 4 Comments

How much is unwarranted sick leave costing your company?

What would you do if you suspected that a member of staff was taking unwarranted sick leave?

... or playing golf or shopping on company time?

... or even if you needed an indepth background check on a potential employee?

Employers can no longer afford to ignore these expensive issues.

Fraud costs UK businesses millions of pounds each year.

If you have 1 member of staff on unwarranted sick leave, not only do you still have to pay them, but also pay a… Continue

Added by Andy Mileham on June 15, 2011 at 11:52 — 1 Comment

Social CRM: Using the Social web to build and maintain customer relationships – Ian Hendry


Ian Hendry Ian has nearly 25 years experience in the software industry and uses it to great effect working with companies on use of technology to enter new markets and grow existing ones. 

CEO and founder of WeCanDo.BIZ, the online business network for sales leads and business referrals is his third start-up: his first company was ultimately acquired…


Added by Debra Mann on June 15, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments

How to harness the use of video, YouTube and webinar – Dave Griffin

It amazing that only 2 years ago I was producing videos for £10,000+ working for a digital marketing agency we were sold the benefits of a professional looking video for your website, however thisngs have moved on and not only do videos need to be shorter, they also have to have a personal feel to them nowadaya and Business Growth Co-Pilot, Dave Griffin – Co-author of ‘Wealth Accelerators’ & Mentor of The Business Wealth Club in Newbury - Has an unique mix of Business Strategy, Personal… Continue

Added by Debra Mann on June 14, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments

Blogging: The Core of your Social Media activity - Sarah Arrow

I struggle with blogging myself, inding something to write and finding the time and Sarah leads a team of over 100 bloggers worldwide on her multi author blogs, one of which made the top 100bwebsites for women (Forbes) when it was just 6 months old. The only UK entry. Martha Stewart invited her to a party, Stephen Fry left a kiss on one of the multi author sites and Kriss…


Added by Debra Mann on June 13, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments

When Tesco jump in, you know it's Big Business! More Social Media Stories...

For those who still decry social media as an essential marketing tool, this is a great story.

Social media marketing in Buckinghamshire & BerkshireFrom the excellent people at …


Added by Tracy Thomas on June 12, 2011 at 21:07 — No Comments

So tell me – will Social Media really make a difference to my business? -

You bet! Organic Growth - How Social Media Impacts on SEO - Tracy Thomas

After the Social Media conference in February, many people asked the question about how does Social Media give you ROI, so we can "prove" it is worth the investment, in time and in money, so I asked those questions on twitter, Tracey’s name came up on more than one occasion and so I tracked her down.

I asked Tracey what would be the strategy to gain more followers for my business and she happily shared her… Continue

Added by Debra Mann on June 11, 2011 at 10:30 — No Comments

Giving something back...if you need any help, just ask

Dear all,

There's been a huge amount of support for this website over the past 18 months (most recently from Business Link, Berkshire) and I just wanted to offer my help in case any of you are looking to make a new key contact, gain any confidence networking or anything else?

Just drop me a message and I'll see what I can do...

Cheers, Chris

Added by Chris Lunn on June 10, 2011 at 7:30 — 1 Comment

which is the Return on Interaction…. Return on Introductions - Amanda Hill

After the Social Media conference in February, many people asked the question about how does Social Media give you ROI, so we can "prove" it is worth the investment, in time and in money, so I asked those questions on twitter, Amanda’s name came up on more than one occasion and so I tracked her down.

I asked Amanda what would be the strategy to gain more followers for my business and she happily shared her expertise with me and so I asked if she could share it all with you at the…


Added by Debra Mann on June 9, 2011 at 10:00 — No Comments

Cloud Computing: legal dos and don’ts

This article by Dr Maria Anassutzi, intellectual property and information technology law expert, discusses cloud computing, its benefits and risks and the legal issues that involves for businesses.…


Added by Dr Maria Anassutzi on June 7, 2011 at 9:26 — No Comments

Regus TVBizExpo event next week June 8th - don't forget to register

Hi, just a quick reminder that it's the Regus TVBizExpo event next Wednesday 8th June, at Regus Arlington Square in Bracknell. Our speaker is Chris Turberville-Tully, who will be talking about all things SEO and how to get your website higher up the Google rankings.


If you'd like to attend the exhibition or the speaker presentation, please go to our website at…


Added by Maureen Robson on June 2, 2011 at 8:19 — No Comments

Operations directors and warehouse managers....profit and loss issues..?

Would you like to increase your profit and reduce your losses?

We specialise in auditing and policy checking your procedures.

Do you suffer from shrinkage/shortage/theft/fraud?

Is your stock going missing in the warehouse or on the road..?

We can help with covert or overt research and investigations and implement a review policy.

Not only does it benefit you, but your insurance company may insist on it for due diligence reasons.

All… Continue

Added by Andy Mileham on June 1, 2011 at 16:51 — No Comments

Insurance company contacts..?

Does anyone know who I should be introducing myself to at insurance companies..?

Whenever I meet someone and tell them what I do, they assume I get all my work from insurance companies to check their dodgy claims, but the truth is I get very little....and now I am beginning to think that I am missing out on business.

So, does anyone have any contacts at any insurance companies, where I can chat to them and find out how I can get considered for suitable… Continue

Added by Andy Mileham on June 1, 2011 at 16:40 — No Comments

Forget Social Media – let’s start off with the Social!

Everyone loves positive feedback. What happens though when the negative creeps in?  How companies deal with it in a time when a complaint can whizz around the world (The Look At It, Richard In-Flight Meal Letter or United Breaks Guitars YouTube video are two high profile… Continue

Added by Tracy Thomas on June 1, 2011 at 12:34 — No Comments

Introducing the Social Media Speakers on June 17th at Blue Mountain Conference Centre

Whilst I have had no computer and no car! Both broken. My life has been somewhat slower, I realise in the age of technology, we just can't live without it.  New technology is moving faster than any of us can keep up with and Social Media seems to have taken over the world.  I don't profess to be an expert that's what my speakers are, experts in their chosen profession, so I'd like to introduce them to you, starting with Paul Allen who is running a session on …


Added by Debra Mann on June 1, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments

Linked In, is it working for you



You will probably be aware that Linked In is a must have business tool, especially if you are involved in a company that engages B2B. There are many good seminars locally on social media and they will all cover Linked In. In fact I have one that I am running in June…


Added by Tony Silver on June 1, 2011 at 7:38 — 1 Comment

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