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November 2013 Blog Posts (20)

Outdoor advertising – revamping a classic

With the amount of advertising that people are inundated with every day via the internet, it is no surprise that advertisers are thinking outside the box to grab attention. The surprise comes when you realise advertisers are looking at a classic form of advertising to do it.

Outdoor advertising has made a comeback in recent years as an…


Added by Ann Campbell-Kelly on November 29, 2013 at 15:00 — No Comments

We’re off to the Business Show – 28/29th November – Olympia

We’re packed, the courier has collected everything and now we’re off to dress our stand ready for the opening of The Business Show.

We’re really looking forward to meeting lots of new people and customers; having conversations about how businesses are faring, how they’re planning to grow over the next 12 to 18 months and looking at the synergy between their growth plans and the offering from In Cloud Solutions of a cloud based ERP system – SAP Business ByDesign.

So whether the…


Added by Kim Board-Allam on November 27, 2013 at 16:20 — 1 Comment

LinkedIn marketing training in Berkshire is helping to educate African Children

A big thank you to delegates attending our LinkedIn training in Bracknell yesterday.  Thanks to them, we provided education for 10 Children in Africa, for a month.

Every person who books on to one of our workshops means that, we pay to educate an African child for a month.  The training is in basic language, maths, health and child protection.…


Added by Steve Mills on November 27, 2013 at 12:30 — 1 Comment


Why is systemisation so important?

  • The value of a business depends on its growth prospects, profitability, cash conversion and the degree to which that future cash flow is at risk
  • One of the main risks for small businesses is their reliance upon key personnel, particularly the owner, who know and do things that no-one else knows or can do
  • This risk is present even if you have no plans to sell the business.  If you the…

Added by Nick Bettes on November 22, 2013 at 11:24 — No Comments

"The Power of Pinterest!"

Don't neglect Pinterest!  I made the mistake of thinking it wasn't for people who fall into the B2B category. Big mistake. Read my blog post to find out and get some tips on pinning from an expert (not me!)

Added by Nicky Pasquier on November 21, 2013 at 20:39 — No Comments

The accounts doctor will see you now

Whether you maintain your accounting records yourself, or have an employee to do it for you, you may have concerns that the accounts aren't entirely accurate, or that there are some areas where you are not 100% sure what to do.


If so, for just a £75 (plus VAT) one off fee, I will delve into your accounts looking at all posted transactions, specifically checking key areas such as salary postings, what has been claimed for VAT, how expenses have been analysed and what is being…


Added by John Sharp on November 20, 2013 at 9:27 — No Comments

The Christmas gauntlet has been thrown – so who has the best Christmas telly advert?

Many companies have only just hit the screens and web with their Christmas adverts but there already seems to be a clear leader this year, John Lewis’ The Bear and the HareWhat makes these adverts so compelling and unmissable? Is it the great sales message making us rush out to their store for our Christmas shopping? Or is it simply more about the story and building brand awareness and less about the product?…


Added by Ann Campbell-Kelly on November 19, 2013 at 15:00 — No Comments

Is your Google+ Profile Getting you Noticed?

Added by Nicky Pasquier on November 18, 2013 at 12:40 — No Comments

It’s all about emotion

As we go through life and business, we tend to look at logic and operate in a transactional manner. Our paradigm - the way we view the world - is typically based upon logic. It’s how we explain things, it’s rational. For example, pay someone to do a job and they’ll do it. Offer what people want at a reasonable price and they’ll buy it. But the trouble is that actually we tend…


Added by Rob Pickering on November 18, 2013 at 9:40 — No Comments

Run The Reading 1/2 Marathon for Naomi House & Jacksplace Hospices.

Do you like a challenge? Do you want to be part of a wonderful City Event?

Take part in the Reading 1/2 Marathon in March 2014 for Naomi House & Jacksplace Hospices. Enter a team or run individually it's entirely up to you.


Naomi House & Jacksplace Hospices provide care and support during good days, difficult days and last days. We provide palliative and respite care to children in Naomi House aged 0-16 and to young adults aged 16-25 years…


Added by Benjamin on November 14, 2013 at 14:36 — No Comments

Looking for the best sales talent in Berkshire!


Hi I'm Susanna and I’m the Internal Recruitment manager for Roc Search.  We’re an international, multi-award winning recruitment company.

We have a fantastic HQ, based in 'The Blade' in Reading and offices in London and Frankfurt.

We have experienced phenomenal growth over the last 6 years from our MD on his own, to circa 65 people at the moment.  One of the reasons why we’re in the Virgin Fast Track 100 list for the 2nd year in a row.

Due to ongoing…


Added by Susanna O'Brien on November 14, 2013 at 12:11 — No Comments

Newbury LinkedIn Training

We currently run all our LinkedIn training in Bracknell.  If we help some of these workshops in Newbury, or other parts of the region would that make you more likely to attend.

Does the venue make a difference?

Added by Steve Mills on November 12, 2013 at 12:37 — No Comments

Newbury Charity Christmas Fayre - Raising money for Priors Court School.

Newbury Charity Christmas Fayre. Festive shopping event. 21st Nov, 7pm till 10pm at the Newbury Rugby club.

Over 30 festive stalls, free goodie bag for advance ticket buyers, DJ playing festive tunes all evening,

All to help raise money for Priors Court School! Tickets are a suggested £1 donation. Children come for free!

Hope to see you there! …


Added by Jemma Fowler on November 12, 2013 at 12:24 — No Comments

Are you comfortable with employees using social media for business?

Using social media is both an opportunity and challenge for companies of all sizes. It is fast becoming a popular sales and marketing channel because consumers are happy to react and interact online with brands. Social media is also emerging as a useful tool to communicate internally, especially when employees are spread across locations or work remotely.

Think about best practice

But underlying the benefits are rumblings of concern about security and…


Added by Tim Wickham on November 11, 2013 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

What's really stopping you?

Often when I start working with a business owner, they tell me what they need to improve so that their business will be much better. What would that key thing be in your business? Better cashflow? Better marketing? Better staff? Better sales skills? Better time management?

If something just popped into your head, it might genuinely be that key thing holding back…


Added by Rob Pickering on November 11, 2013 at 9:23 — No Comments

Why your Business Needs a Virtual Assistant: in 50 Seconds!

I had a lot of fun yesterday making this 50-second presentation for my blog.  Please click on the link below to watch.  It's called, "Why Your Business needs a Virtual Assistant: in 50 Seconds".  

Why You Need a Virtual Assistant: in 50 Seconds!

Added by Nicky Pasquier on November 5, 2013 at 13:13 — No Comments

Struggling with Sage accounts?

If you are a user of Sage Line 50 accounts, there's a good chance you are self taught. Sage courses are generally in the region of £280 per day, and so undertaking extra tuition might not be a realistic option.

At Sharp Accounting Solutions, we can offer two choices:


1. Outsource your bookkeeping to us, and we can keep your Sage records up to date for you. We can work on site, or at our office, and relieve you the burden of doing something that you really might not…


Added by John Sharp on November 4, 2013 at 13:53 — No Comments

Use a Virtual Assistant's Social Media Skills for Charity/Fundraising

I've read so many posts over the past 24 hours from charities who are struggling to get their message across social media sites because they simply don't have the time to do it themselves.  You don't have to!  Find a virtual assistant who has an expertise in social media/marketing to increase your reach.  We will work within your budget so ask about using a monthly retainer. 

Read my latest blog post and see how we can help you:"Virtual…


Added by Nicky Pasquier on November 4, 2013 at 11:51 — No Comments

The Importance of Charity of the Year within Business

Charity of the Year Partnerships

Charity of the Year Partnerships are an effective way to focus a businesses charitable giving and to involve employees, while securing financial and other support.

The key elements are that the charity is adopted by a business for a specific time period, often ranging from one to two years. It often, although not always, involves staff in some way and is a partnership of mutual…


Added by Benjamin on November 1, 2013 at 12:46 — No Comments

"A Very Downton Evening" with Special Guest Speaker Lady Carnarvon.

I wanted to cordially invite you and your family and friends to “A Very Downton Evening” on Monday 25th November, 2013 at 7pm at The Donnington Grove Hotel & Country Club, Grove Road, Newbury, RG14 2LA in aid of Naomi House & Jacksplace.


The event will be filled with music, a 3 course dinner and an insight into the history and life today at Highclere Castle from Lady…


Added by Benjamin on November 1, 2013 at 12:37 — No Comments

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