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December 2011 Blog Posts (9)

How to write a business plan

Why should I have a plan?

You could just not have a plan, like two thirds of all owner managed businesses with a turnover of less than £10 million. Even the remaining thirds usually…


Added by Lizanne Jakobs on December 24, 2011 at 17:18 — 1 Comment

Try your Elevator pitch as you mingle through Christams

As we mingle and chat over Christmas, how do you respond to how’s it going?


In business it’s always good to have a 60 second elevator pitch ready for when you next bump into a very important prospective client & now is a goodtime to practise it through the social season.

And if it goes wrong, own up to what you are doing and have a giggle about it


Here is a 4-step exercise that will work for any company or product. You must simply…


Added by Tom Clark on December 22, 2011 at 13:31 — No Comments

5 things to do every day to build your business. Any others?

1. Plan for the future a few minutes each day. Assume that your product has stopped selling all of a sudden. What direction will you take your company next? What new income stream can you add? This is a time for day dreaming and recording notes in preparation for the future. You don't necessarily have to take action on these items, but you need to think about them daily in order to bring out the best ideas.

2.Work on your marketing  in some aspect…


Added by Tom Clark on December 20, 2011 at 16:54 — No Comments

Magazine piece on the work of a local private eye...

If you have ever wondered about how a private eye works, or have considered using one, this article may be of interest. click on 'Christmas Issue' and my piece is on Page 4.

or here is the link:…


Added by Andy Mileham on December 19, 2011 at 9:57 — No Comments

Radio Berkshire

You can catch my interview on Radio Berkshire  at about 2hrs 3mins into the show.


My next Exhibition coming up in January, more on that soon.




Added by Tom Lennie on December 17, 2011 at 17:19 — No Comments

Radio Berkshire

You can catch my interview on Radio Berkshire  at about 2hrs 3mins into the show.


My next Exhibition coming up in January, more on that soon.




Added by Tom Lennie on December 17, 2011 at 17:19 — No Comments

What do you want from 2012 – and how are you going to get it?

I think it is fair to say that, for many businesses, 2011 has not been the best of years.

The recession has been long and hard.  The recovery stills seems as distant and intangible as it did three years ago.  In fact, the experts are saying that likelihood of a ‘double dip’ has increased and may well start when the fall-out from a slow Christmas hit the economy.

However, what is certain is that just as every boom is followed by a recession, and every recession is followed by a…


Added by Adrian Fowles on December 13, 2011 at 16:23 — 1 Comment

From ‘Amplified Events’ to ‘Building Bridges for Moles’ – the Online Information Conference 2011

Last week I attended and presented at the Online Information 2011 Conference at Olympia.  The Conference included many good speakers including great keynotes from Craig Newmark (effective social media and founder of craiglist and craigconnects) and Rachel Botsman (collaborative consumption).  Earlier this year I made a blog post with a link to Rachel Botsman’s presentation at Tedtalks…


Added by Ian Wooler on December 8, 2011 at 11:53 — No Comments

December 2011 Update to Members

Dear all,

A big welcome to our newest members taking our total to 825!  

Another year seems to have flown by and 2012 looks set to be a very interesting time.  As some of you are aware, I run…


Added by Chris Lunn on December 8, 2011 at 10:10 — No Comments

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