Referrals

Referrals

There are many business networking groups around; some of which rely almost entirely upon the members giving each other referrals. Unfortunately, some people don’t recognise the difference between a referral and an order. Telling the office supply member of the group...
It’s good to talk

It’s good to talk

Ding!   Ding!   Ding!   Are you sitting behind your desk staring at a computer screen and waiting for emails to announce their arrival with that distinctive “ding”?   Annoying isn’t it? Not half as annoying as not getting the business that you were expecting to...
Are you a supplier or a partner?

Are you a supplier or a partner?

We all like to think we are completely invaluable to our clients and that they think that we, and sliced bread have an awful lot in common.   If you are in the Service sector, it’s the service providers who identify exactly what their client needs, wants and deserves...

Have business cards had their day?

Definitely not! Do you go networking? If so, you must give out a good quality, well designed business card that reflects who you are and what you do. And, how to get in touch with you! You could always get a cheap online business card as long as you don’t care what...
TOP 10 HR TIPS FROM APPLE HR

TOP 10 HR TIPS FROM APPLE HR

HR Tips to help deal with Performance Management issues: Address the situation early – meet with the employee to discuss the issue Be honest and open – explain your concerns carefully, maintain a good relationship Keep up to date records – make notes...
The Big Ideas Networking Event

The Big Ideas Networking Event

Join us for fizz, nibbles and cake to help us celebrate our birthday whilst making valuable connections and having meaningful conversations. Meet exhibitors who will help you grow your business and hear from guest speakers about branding, marketing, sales and other...

Good things happen when people get together

Local businesses across the country are fighting back against the internet by providing customer experiences that simply cannot be delivered online. The physical, tangible, real life interactions that happen when you meet someone are invaluable to a relationship....
5 Ways an LMS can Benefit a Small Company

5 Ways an LMS can Benefit a Small Company

In the past, a learning management system (or “LMS”) was something that large corporations could afford but was beyond the reach of a small company. As more affordable cloud-based LMS applications have become available, successful entrepreneurs are taking advantage...
How do you increase your chances of winning?

How do you increase your chances of winning?

Maybe they’re just not that into you You emailed or called a business you wanted to buy from. You asked for a quote. They said they’d get back to you. They didn’t. You chased. Nothing. How often does that happen? Maybe they did email a quote. Then what? Never hear...
Do You Leave Planet at Home  When You Go to Work?

Do You Leave Planet at Home When You Go to Work?

We spend a large proportion of our lives at work. But it’s easy to forget that we are still consumers, just as much as in our private lives. You probably make inroads into conservation at home, for example, recycling glass or trying to minimise your food waste....
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