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Is A Question Simply A Question?

Ask the right question and you'll get the information you need. Communication is key to all aspects of managing people, and managing people is the area I focus on with businesses. But it’s also crucial for communicating with everyone; clients, suppliers, family and friends. There are different ways to ask a question and that’s what we’re going to look at today. My examples are based on interview situations, but the information provided here is valid for all situations where…

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Added by Nikki Faulkner on May 18, 2017 at 13:30 — No Comments

Making an Exhibition of Yourself!

As a solo-preneur, I don't take a stand at Exhibitions and Expos, preferring to make an exhibition of myself as I wander round my captive audience of Exhibitors and engage in passing conversations with other Visitors. Being static on a stand would cramp my style - but I can see how they work well for other businesses, provided they do it right.…

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Added by Keith Grover, Copy Writer on May 17, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments

How Can Eating with Our Kids Improve Kids' Happiness?

Do Mealtimes With Your Kids Work For You?

Do you enjoy mealtimes together as a family, do you even have time to sit together, are you happy with the food choices you make and feel you have good variety and balance, is eating with your kids an enjoyable experience?

The knock on effect of eating together isn't just that kids usually eat more healthily research has shown there's a whole host of other benefits, including reduced stress, good mental health, improved…

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Added by Jane Tyson on May 13, 2017 at 7:41 — No Comments

Ways to Subtly and Easily Enhance your Brand Identity by Getting Creative

This week we listened to Becky for the 10-minute slot informing us of ‘Ways to Subtly and Easily Enhance your Brand Identity by Getting Creative’ from Abstract Print & Design.

 

ICONS

  • Icons can be used to separate different areas of your business whilst keeping a consistent brand
  • A more visual way to represent your services
  • Make it clear for your customers to understand what you offer
  • Provides more personality for your…
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Added by Karen Palmer on May 10, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments

Why commercial contract cleaning is the best choice for your hotel rooms

Securing the best commercial cleaning contractors to clean your hotel rooms can be daunting.  After all, you are allowing total strangers full access to your guest rooms, their personal belongings and other private areas of your hotel. There will always be those ‘stranger danger’ warnings at the back of your mind, however, most people who have bravely opened up to cleaning contracts have found out that it’s not as bad as it may seem and there are many benefits.

Here are a few reasons…

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Added by Ray Coleshill on May 9, 2017 at 13:30 — No Comments

Always go 'own label' - make a badge and take it to every networking event...

One of my favourite networking tips is to always take your own name badge along to events...

If you have a badge, you are always prepared for meetings where the organiser either doesn't issue badges, or just hasn't got one for…

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Added by Keith Grover, Copy Writer on May 5, 2017 at 17:30 — No Comments

Passionate People

Don't you just love passionate people?

Yesterday was the first meeting with a lovely lady supported by her husband on their start-up business.

From the moment we started talking, the passion she felt for the product she wants to sell was very evident and extremely infectious.

The couple described the origins and the inspiration for their new product. They…

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Added by Steve Robinson on May 3, 2017 at 11:05 — No Comments

Shhh... I Have a Secret

A close friend mentioned that he was in a restaurant recently and was astonished at how poor the customer service had been - this was particularly disappointing as it was a good quality restaurant and still relatively new.

This comment coincided with another made to me by a friend who commented that…

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Added by Steve Robinson on April 26, 2017 at 14:12 — No Comments

On Track? Time For A Status Check

If you set goals (preferably SMART goals) for yourself, your business and/or your team, have you checked to see how it’s going? Are you, your business and your team on track? Hopefully you and they are now well on their way to achieving the goals, but have you actually checked? Do you need to make adjustments to get back on track or to stay on track? Or is everything going well? If you, your business and your team are…

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Added by Nikki Faulkner on April 20, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments

How to care for the hardwood floor of your pub!

There are lots of interesting pubs and bars in every city and something that they often have in common is the hardwood floor. It’s understandable since this type of flooring is classic, sturdy and hardwearing at the same time. It also fits in with the decor and the ambience of most pubs.

However, it’s been said that maintaining a pub’s wooden flooring can be a bit taxing and hard work to look after. Firstly, the high volume of traffic that the place gets during opening hours can take…

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Added by Ray Coleshill on April 20, 2017 at 6:30 — No Comments

4 Vital Reasons To Blog For Small Businesses

Updating Your Website Weekly Could Save Time, Money & Also Generate More Business.

  1. Updating your site – even if you are using it as an online brochure –…

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Added by Tim Mitchell on April 19, 2017 at 20:00 — No Comments

Have you got green fingers?

It's a great time to get gardening.

But I must confess, I'm not very good at it - but there are few things more enjoyable than seeing a plant you've put in the ground grow and flourish.

It's…

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Added by Steve Robinson on April 19, 2017 at 11:43 — No Comments

Top tips to clean and protect your wooden sprung dance floors

If you are responsible for the cleaning and upkeep of your wooden sprung dance floors you will know that they need special care and attention. Here we provide top cleaning tips to ensure that your wooden sprung dance floors are given the attention that they need.

Caring for your wooden sprung dance floor

Our suggested daily routine

  • Vacuum, sweep, or dry dust mop
  • Keep the floor surface dry
  • Clean up spills immediately so that they…
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Added by Ray Coleshill on April 10, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments

An adventurous spirit and an irrepressible ingenuity!

After presenting at a recent seminar, in the Q&A session, one person asked a great question; "How can I make sure that I can run a successful and reusable marketing campaign?"

These are the 5 elements that I shared that I consider essential for any campaign to stand a chance of success.

In my opinion, the 5 essential elements are:

  1. Define your Market Dominating Position (MDP)
  2. Create an effective sales offer
  3. Avoid the…
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Added by Steve Robinson on April 7, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments

Make It Personal

I've seen 2 social media posts recently where people have been reaching out for support (both with a very generic 'Looking for a business consultant' message which, in both cases, has turned out to be not quite what they were looking for).

Anyway, in both cases, they had a string of responses/offers on…

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Added by Steve Robinson on March 27, 2017 at 9:34 — 2 Comments

A clean hotel is a happy hotel so make sure you keep it in tip top condition!

Hotels, Guest Houses and B & Bs are popular places that many different people frequent. Lots of us love to take family holidays, weekends away and now have breaks all year round. For the owners and managers of the Hotels, Guest Houses and B & Bs, keeping the premises clean and in good condition is extremely important if they want to remain in business.

These days this is even more important, because when people stay in them, not only will the guests be concerned about their…

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Added by Ray Coleshill on March 21, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments

How can Hypnotherapy help with Fears, Phobias, Habits and Addictions?

Last week at our Yateley Networking Meeting we had the pleasure of Jon Davies from Jon Davies Hypnotherapy to carry out the 10-minute speaker slot.

Fear, Phobia’s, Habits & Addictions

  • Fear                       An emotional response to a real or perceived threat

                                        Basic survival mechanism – Fight or Flight

                                        If we didn’t experience…

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Added by Karen Palmer on March 13, 2017 at 15:30 — No Comments

Hire People Who Are The Right Fit For An Easier Life

Make sure the people you hire and work with are the right fit for your company. It makes life so much easier and less stressful if the people you work with share the same values and are all pulling in the same direction. On top of that, each time you recruit and hire someone it costs you and your company time and money, so if you hire someone who is not the right fit, and they leave, it will cost you time and money to repeat the recruitment process and hire a replacement. If they…

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Added by Nikki Faulkner on March 13, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

What do you LOVE to DO that helps you to BE?

A Random Diablog

Sometimes we get so caught up and absorbed with the busyness of life that we forget what it's like to just be.  What do you do LOVE to do, that helps you to connect to you amongst all the doing? 

How can we Be when we are so Busy Doing?

Even when we are busy doing we can pause, take a breath and…

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Added by Jane Tyson on March 12, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

The importance of maintaining clean upholstery on office furniture

Customers, business partners and suppliers are all key components of a successful growing business. They often come and visit the office and keeping them comfortable will help establish and continue a good and healthy relationship.  But, nothing can be more embarrassing than having to escort your business guests onto a seat with grimy looking upholstery.

Just like you would in your own home, you will want your guests to feel comfortable and at ease in your office to create the perfect…

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Added by Ray Coleshill on March 6, 2017 at 19:00 — No Comments

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