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September 2011 Blog Posts (22)

FCO Travel Advice – Thailand

The FCO travel advice for Thailand has been updated with regards to flooding. The overall level of the advice has not changed. The FCO advise against all travel to the Preah Vihear and Ta Krabey/Ta Moan temple areas and against all but essential travel to the provinces of Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat and Songkhla. Please find an extract of the advice below.

Travel Summary

September and October are the height of the…

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Added by Tony Bassett on September 29, 2011 at 9:20 — No Comments

Research and investigations for business owners, solicitors and HR professionals..

We are Corporate and Private Investigators. I am based in Berkshire, but with colleagues nationwide.



Research and investigations for employment solicitors, HR depts and business owners fall broadly into two key areas:





Background checks/pre employment screening. It is increasingly difficult for employers to gain references from past employers for new candidates...we can help by taking this task from them and spending the time necessary to verify as much as possible on… Continue

Added by Andy Mileham on September 28, 2011 at 17:04 — No Comments

Team Europe wins Solheim Cup!

This weekend was a great one for women's golf, when the European Team won the women's equivalent of the Ryder Cup at Kileen Castle, Ireland in an nail-biting finish on Sunday afternoon.  Like the Ryder Cup, the Solheim Cup is a matchplay competition which takes place over three days - two days of foursomes (two players from each side play alternate shots with the same ball) and fourballs (two players from each side play, and the best score on each hole counts) matches, followed by…

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Added by Lucie Robson on September 28, 2011 at 8:00 — No Comments

Ten top tips for a successful negotiation.

In this article Dr Maria Anassutzi looks back at her lengthy and successful career as contracts negotiator and describes what makes a successful negotiation and summarises the ten top tips for a successful negotiation.

Having a reasonable and legally robust commercial contract to underpin your commercial relationships with your customers, suppliers and service providers is vital…

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Added by Dr Maria Anassutzi on September 27, 2011 at 13:02 — No Comments

Time to tidy up your Green Credentials

Time to tidy up your green credentials

ISO14001 outlines the requirements for Environmental Policy. Ask Bbite to crfat yours. Show your Green credentials and gain a competitive edge

 

Worried about your power consumption. For small factories, offices and establishments ask Bbite about 'The…

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Added by Tom Clark on September 27, 2011 at 8:11 — No Comments

Video For Website - Case Study - Holiday Resort

Create a video for your website with our tips!

 



Want to create a great video for your website? Here's our tips on how to go about it, using a video from the Saucy Horse YouTube channel, SaucyHorseTV as guidance.



Feel of the…

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Added by Annelouise Norman on September 26, 2011 at 14:13 — No Comments

There are 7 common wastes businesses should reduce - Can you name them?

There are 7 common wastes businesses should reduce - Can you name them?

1. Defects

2. Motion

3. Inventory

4. Processing

5. Transportation

6. Waiting Time

and ???

 

Which are you most concerned over? Ask us at Bbite www.bbite.co.uk

 

Added by Tom Clark on September 26, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments

Safety and security

FCO Travel Advice – Spain

The FCO travel advice for Spain has been updated with regards to thefts at airports. Please find an extract of the advice below.

Safety and Security - Crime



The vast majority of visits made to Spain by British nationals are trouble-free. Be alert to the…

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Added by Tony Bassett on September 26, 2011 at 11:42 — No Comments

Be prepared when travelling

If you are flying, you should expect your checked baggage to arrive with you, however if you're going to a beach resort, I suggest that you always pack a spare top, undies, toothbrush and swim wear in your hand baggage, it won't take much space and might save a spoiled day.

Added by Tony Bassett on September 26, 2011 at 11:37 — No Comments

Workshops that work - wake up and smell the coffee?

Many of us have run and participated in workshops and their type, format and purpose can vary enormously.  A lot of workshops are designed, planned and facilitated exceptionally well – but many are not.

 

Do your workshops work?  See my latest blog post via the following link for more information - …

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Added by Ian Wooler on September 23, 2011 at 8:24 — No Comments

Are your customers Loyal?

Food for thought - are human relations the key?

 

One of the most important lessons learned by companies early in the 21st century is that to continue to grow and thrive, the customer needs to come first.  It sounds simple, but successful organizations recognize that customer satisfaction stems from a series of interconnected events and customer loyalty drives profitability and growth.  This complete experience can cause a customer to…

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Added by Christopher Robert Jefferson on September 22, 2011 at 13:33 — No Comments

New greetings cards

Please take a look at my updated range of greetings cards on the worldimage website. New flora, seascapes and scenes from Hong Kong. Use these distinctive and attractive cards to keep in touch with your clients.

 

Looking for bespoke Christmas cards? Give me a call, details on website.

 

 

Added by Tom Lennie on September 21, 2011 at 13:36 — No Comments

Nicola's Daily Negotiation Tip - Clouding

Ryboc – The Purchasing Experts

Everyone negotiates something every day, like negotiating a raise, agreeing a…

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Added by Nicola Hussey on September 20, 2011 at 10:00 — No Comments

Nicola's Daily Negotiation Tip - False Deadline

Ryboc – The Purchasing Experts

 

There is no doubt negotiation is one of the most important skills in…

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Added by Nicola Hussey on September 19, 2011 at 13:00 — No Comments

New National Minimum Wage Rates from 1st October 2011

Hi Everyone!

 

Seems a long time since I've been in touch.  Hope you've all had a great summer.

 

Just a quick note to remind you that the new National Minimum Wage rates come into force on 1st October 2011

 

21+ yo: £6.08ph

18-20: £4.98 ph

16-17:£3.68 ph

 

Apprentices under 19, or 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship: £2.60ph

 

Full details can be found on the government…

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Added by Barbara Patrick on September 16, 2011 at 12:26 — No Comments

Nicola's Daily Negotiation Tip

Ryboc – The Purchasing Experts

Everyone negotiates something every day, more and more occasions require negotiation. People are different and use negotiation to handle their differences. Whether in business, government, or the family people reach most decisions through…

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Added by Nicola Hussey on September 16, 2011 at 10:28 — No Comments

How to make the most of on-line and off-line marketing and still staying within the law

In this article, Dr Maria Anassutzi, intellectual propertyexpert, discusses the potential legal pitfalls of marketing (both online and offline) and gives some helpful tips on what to do in order to stay legal.

Marketing is one single word which has many different meanings. It means creating a…

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Added by Dr Maria Anassutzi on September 15, 2011 at 12:00 — No Comments

Negotiation Tips

Ryboc – The Purchasing Experts

Negotiation Tactics are used all the time in business and are a set of skills for life.

 

We are all constantly negotiating, whether you are negotiating a multimillion dollar deal, a salary rise, negotiating with the car salesman or just negotiating with your partner or children, we all negotiate through our life.

 

Through this blog I hope to offer advice and tips and explain the commonly used negotiation tactics which…

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Added by Nicola Hussey on September 15, 2011 at 10:00 — No Comments

Does your business need to be on twitter?

As seen on Biz Sugar - Twitter and Business Opportunities

Added by Annelouise Norman on September 8, 2011 at 13:11 — No Comments

Presenting with Impact

Good Morning Everyone, 

I hope your week is treating you well.  Here is round 2 of Effective Presentations.

 

 

Presenting with Visual Impact

 

You have the opportunity to be a better leader, mentor, educator, and more refined communicator when you use the strength of visuals and graphics.  Human beings possess separate thinking systems for processing visual and verbal material.  Your capacity for meaningful learning increases when you tap…

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Added by Christopher Robert Jefferson on September 7, 2011 at 8:48 — No Comments

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