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July 2011 Blog Posts (22)

Arabic translator needed

Can anyone connect me to an Arabic translator, I want to translate some script on a tile I photographed. Many thanks.

Added by Tom Lennie on July 28, 2011 at 13:31 — No Comments

Social Media Policy Summarised Part 1 – “Don’t do anything stupid”!

Have you set up a company Social Media Policy? If not, what has put you off? Is it the thought of having to draft a long policy document? The thought of having to make sure that everyone in your company ploughs through it so that they know how… Continue

Added by Annelouise Norman on July 28, 2011 at 13:27 — No Comments


Engaging Employees during Times of Uncertainty

As a manager, turbulent times can be unsettling.  On one hand, employees want to be upbeat, positive, and encouraged about the future.  On the other hand, news about the economy, conversations with some customers, and input from others in the organization can often leave them feeling uncomfortable and unsure.  So how do you balance these conflicting ideas, maintain a positive environment, and keep…


Added by Christopher Robert Jefferson on July 28, 2011 at 7:59 — No Comments

Advertise your business on TV to over 950 business people a day - from only £5 per day

Advertise your business to over 950 business-people per day at the Regus Centre, Venture House in Bracknell, from only £5 per day.

From August 1st, a 50” HD TV screen will be installed in the reception area and you can book space in one of the segments, for eg a 20 second advert that would run on a rotating loop basis.  The adverts can be static jpeg images, a series of images, or Flash or movie files.  Space can be booked on a weekly, monthly or annual basis.

My company… Continue

Added by Maureen Robson on July 26, 2011 at 18:04 — No Comments

Fear of flying?

Happy Holidays !  This time of year our thoughts go to that holiday abroad, with excited anticipation, maybe a little nervous apprehension. However, for some unfortunate individuals , this spoils the very holiday experience, as anxiety builds as that day approaches.                                                          

For some,…


Added by Linda Farrugia on July 25, 2011 at 10:51 — No Comments

If you run it, they will come :)

If you want to drive traffic to your website, facebook page, blog or via twitter and also create a buzz around your company, a competition is one way to go about it.  Like all Social Media Campaigns, first you need to get the marketing and… Continue

Added by Annelouise Norman on July 22, 2011 at 14:00 — No Comments

A simple question, but how do you answer it - Why?

We’ve been putting this article from Brian Solis out on the Saucy Horse twitter accounts as there are so many good points in the article. Today I’m pulling these 10 points…


Added by Annelouise Norman on July 20, 2011 at 14:00 — No Comments

A quick round up of some key issues regarding liability, entire agreement and right of first refusal

1) Entire agreement clauses

Are entire agreement clauses such as:

"This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties, and supersedes all prior agreements, understandings, negotiations and discussions, whether oral or written, between them” an effective way to exclude claims for misrepresentation, breach of collateral warranty and/or implied terms?

The short answer is no. When the entire agreement clause consists of just a basic entire…


Added by Dr Maria Anassutzi on July 20, 2011 at 10:30 — No Comments

The Top 5 Actions to take in order to maximise your Sales time during the Summer Break

The school holidays will be soon upon us and I’m sure many of you are looking forward to your summer break.  However from a business perspective it can be a time of concern for many as you see the sales figures drop and this will have a huge impact on Q4’s cash flow.  So why don’t you take action using the following 5 tips, all of which should be part of the sales process but usually end up down the priority list or forgotten…


Added by Trevor Holloway on July 19, 2011 at 9:08 — No Comments

Book your local advertising and beat the price rise

Our rates will be going up slightly from the October edition. Book your local advertising for any future editions (including block bookings) by 15 August and beat the price rise. Click here to see the current advertising rates for RG10 Magazine.

Added by Nikki Ochtman on July 19, 2011 at 9:00 — No Comments

Fixed-Fee Support Package for the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 for Recruitment Agencies

You will no doubt be aware of the new Agency Workers Regulations which come into force on 1 October 2011. These Regulations are designed to ensure that after a qualifying period of 12 weeks in a given role with the same hirer (regardless of how many hours are worked in a week), the agency worker must receive no less favourable terms and conditions than they would have been entitled to had they been take on directly by that hirer. Recruitment…


Added by Andrew Berk on July 18, 2011 at 16:51 — No Comments

Committing to your blog. It’s an ongoing affair!

How often do you update your company blog? Once a month? Once a fortnight?

Ideally you should commit to updating your blog at least twice a week.  Use RSS feeds, twitter and facebook to subscribe to blogs, industry news and other sources to help you find…


Added by Annelouise Norman on July 18, 2011 at 14:00 — 1 Comment

How much is theft by employee costing you..?

Hi all,

I have recently been asked to investigate a number of potential theft/fraud issues for top brand UK retailers.

One was concerned that in a franchised store cash payments were not making it into the till, one was stock shrinkage and the other stock theft.

It soon became clear that all cases deserved investigation, and indeed the culprits were found. It involved following a truck containing the stock as it was moved from warehouse to store and instore till… Continue

Added by Andy Mileham on July 17, 2011 at 12:34 — No Comments

Debra Mann is moving on.

I suppose it’s been a difficult time and some really hard decisions had to be made.

Firstly, Maria my partner went off sick in February, although she said she can still help out, on days of events, she made the decision it was just too much to work full time.  And although I have had a couple of people working, doing the sales, unfortunately these people have not worked out.

Therefore, over the last few months, I have been doing nearly everything and I know, those of you  who…


Added by Debra Mann on July 15, 2011 at 17:56 — 4 Comments

Looking the Best You Can To Ensure YOU Get That Contract

We all like doing business with people that look good - whether its their clothing we admire or even their car.

But have you ever wanted someone else's lovely straight white teeth stunning smile?

You'd be amazed at how many of our clients would love someone else's smile.  

  • For those of you with sad unwanted smiles contact us asap - Appledore excel at creating happy loved up smiles (yes and often in 6 months or under and almost invisibly).  Did you know your life…

Added by yvonne poole on July 15, 2011 at 14:29 — No Comments

Is your sales team struggling

If you are responsible for a team of sales people who are selling solutions to a difficult marketplace, you are probably finding that getting them to step up to the challenge and deliver to your expectations can be quite demanding.

Many sales people have been brought up on the idea that they should promote the Features, Advantages and Benefits (FAB) of their product or service in order to close the deal. Unfortunately, in todays world, this simply doesn't cut the mustard. Especially…


Added by David Vachell on July 15, 2011 at 14:19 — 1 Comment

If you don't ask, you don't know!

We’ve all been there. In the middle of an interesting conversation, presentation or meeting a fact, statistic or comment is thrown out that you either don’t understand or don’t know about. In real life we ask for further explanation. On twitter, facebook, linked in or blogs it should the same thing – ask away.

Social Media is the ideal platform for this. You are giving the other person the opportunity to…


Added by Annelouise Norman on July 15, 2011 at 14:04 — 1 Comment

Calling all Facebook experts...

Hope you've all had a great week and business is good!


Can anyone recommend a good guide to creating a Facebook "business" page?

An online guide or book of instruction would be great. NB: I don't like the "for Dummies" series.


Many thanks.



Added by Barbara Patrick on July 14, 2011 at 11:27 — 3 Comments

Video Production Service in Berkshire

A Berkshire based video production company that specialises in the production of corporate videos for a large variety of industries and purposes.

At Videre, we aim to produce videos for our clients that generate the results they need, whether that is to build brand awareness, educate staff or to simply increase sales and revenue.

Our video production studio in Berkshire has the space, equipment and talent to produce anything from health and safety videos to advertisements. The…


Added by James Prismall on July 13, 2011 at 12:37 — No Comments

Business Banking


Has anyone had any good experience with banks? (duck now....)


Looking to move our bank account - just to get better terms really. An element of service and contact would be nice too. Just for biz current account; not looking for o/d facility or funding.


Your recommendations and experiences, good and bad, would be appreciated.


If you don't want to post comments openly, feel free to email me direct.




Added by Barbara Patrick on July 9, 2011 at 15:44 — 2 Comments

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