More evidence that Google+ is aiming for the Facebook market?
At the Google I/O conference this week, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Vic Gundotra, announced new photo features for the Google+ social network, which he claims "sets it apart" from other social networking sites .
"Our goals are to make people happy and get technology out of the way," Gundotra told ABC News. "You know what makes people happy? Great photos…Continue
Added by Keith Grover, Copy Writer on May 17, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments
One day . . . two frogs called Norman and Bertie were enjoying a day in the barn sheltering from the hot sunshine outside when suddenly . . .
The wood shelf they were on broke and they both slipped and fell into the farmer's bucket of milk below.
Total nightmare!! They were trapped and couldn't get out . . .
They kept swimming around to keep from drowning. Every once in a while they would try to climb out,but the side of the bucket was…
Added by Kevin Ryan on May 14, 2013 at 18:00 — No Comments
Negative online reviews are no fun. Receiving one for your business is like a swift kick to your pride. They can linger in your online directories and search results, and cause potential customers to run for the hills.
(Nielsen says... 70% of customer only trust a business with 6 to 10 reviews.)
However, these reviews can also be used to your advantage – as long as they are surrounded by a plethora of positive feedback.…Continue
Most people have heard of the phrase “handing in your notice” but may not be sure exactly what it means. It stems from the fact that…
Added by Mara Thorne on May 10, 2013 at 20:48 — No Comments
I just received a link to a blog post which I thought you might find interesting about websites and how we use them. What does it say about the NiS website, I wonder? Read the first two tips here, then there's a link to read the rest of the post on the…Continue
Added by Keith Grover, Copy Writer on May 10, 2013 at 18:00 — No Comments
Hello NiS friends,
I love reading Sheryl Sandberg's" book "Lean In".
In December 2010 she gave a TED speech…Continue
Added by Luma Zaki on May 8, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments
I read some statistics earlier this morning which stated that 99.9% of businesses in the United Kingdom were designated SME and the vast majority of start-ups were as a result of the melt down in job retention by large companies.
That latter statement appears to be very true, but what's even truer is that these new companies, very often one-man bans like the denizens of Networking in Surrey, have gone from an environment where they're…Continue
Added by Alan Rogers on May 2, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments
Setting up stall at a trade exhibition or event is a cost-effective way of reaching a lot of potential customers quickly and efficiently. It offers you the chance to communicate directly with your audience, face to face, as well as getting your company noticed by the right clientele. But to utilise this time spend at ‘ground level’ as profitably and as efficiently as possible, a strong brand identity that can be turned into an ‘experience’ is essential.…Continue
Added by Ginetta George on April 30, 2013 at 17:47 — No Comments
Added by Luma Zaki on April 29, 2013 at 15:00 — No Comments
Now, more than ever, personal recommendation is vital to any business’s success.
We all seek other’s experiences before selecting to buy anything from the services of a plumber to a new car.
And we know from personal experience that a recommendation from someone who has already bought a product or service is a very powerful influencer on our decision making.
So what are you doing to encourage people who have bought from your…Continue
Added by Neil Canty on April 26, 2013 at 0:01 — No Comments
Hrees a great article with an illustrative infographic from US web content brand specialist agency Brafton: (click here to visit their blog to read the whole thing and see the infographic)
Officials from Google and Bing have consistently emphasized their focus on the user experience, with Google’s Amit…Continue
Ivan Misner is the 'Big Daddy' of networking... As Founder of BNI (Business Networking Institute) "the world's largest referral organization", he virtually created the concept of business networking as we know it today. Without him, Networking in Surrey wouldn't exist - so I'm always keen to hear his thoughts and wise words on networking.
There's a great article by Ivan in the…Continue
Added by Keith Grover, Copy Writer on April 12, 2013 at 14:30 — No Comments
With obesity levels in the UK topping the 20% mark, making us the fattest nation in Europe, employers are now facing the possibility of employees claiming that their obesity amounts to a disability, and that reasonable adjustments should therefore be made.
Before you scream: “Don’t be ridiculous, the adjustment needed is to lose weight!”, consider the recent decision of the Employment Appeals…Continue
Added by Mara Thorne on April 12, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments
Hello friends of NiS,
This week in my yoga classes we have been focusing on relieving the piriformis muscle.
The piriformis is primarily an external rotator, one of a number of small, deep muscles that rotate the leg outward at the hip. It's notorious for causing…Continue
Added by Luma Zaki on April 11, 2013 at 19:30 — No Comments
I didn't know that there was a number you can dial in the UK and in many other countries that is often a better bet than good old 999 (especially for mobile phones)? I was sent a link to this video on the MicroNavigation YouTube channel and I checked it out here on Wikipedia because I couldn't understand why I didn't know this stuff already!…Continue
Added by Keith Grover, Copy Writer on April 11, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments
Networking is an activity that can pay off really well. As with all things in life and business, it might not work for everyone.
What it depends on, really, is the spirit and spirituality of the networker.
Networking is part of a business strategy, marketing, sales, promotion, etc. But as networking is also very much about personal connections, the aspect of personality plays a major part. And a major part of a personality is someone’s…Continue
Added by Dr Mariette Jansen - Dr De-Strss on April 4, 2013 at 19:00 — No Comments
Follow our link to the Surrey Life site (on NiS Home Page) for a 'What's on in Surrey calendar' - just to prove we're not 'all work and no play!' Coincidentally (?) that's the title of another link box on the Home Page which takes you to some light-hearted YouTube videos if you need a two-minute break from the grindstone...
Here's the What's On…Continue
Added by Keith Grover, Copy Writer on March 27, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments
The latest budget will no doubt contain a few surprises and will take a while to digest. At first sight it would appear that big businesses will benefit more than small businesses.
The proposed "Employment Allowance" may prove to be an interesting opportunity for some tax planning but the devil will be in the detail.
In the meantime, TaxAssist Accountants have released a summary to highlight the key…Continue
Added by Paul Chillman on March 24, 2013 at 15:00 — No Comments
Don'thca just love good news stories in these often gloomy times (if the press is to be believed!)
Veronica Pullen, long-standing NiS Member and Social Media diva (and all-round good sport:0) has just been voted Small Business Coach of the Year at the Association of Professional Speakers, Trainers and Consultants 2012 Achievement Awards…Continue
Hello friends of NiS,
How are you feeling? Now it is spring and the days are getting longer, do you have more energy or are you still feeling a bit tired?
Daily yoga practice will bring your body energy back in balance. Even if you are at work you can take a couple of minutes to practice some yoga. I have recorded a Modified Sun Salutation so if you’re busy or recovering from an injury you can do this sequence to get the energy and blood flowing.
Added by Luma Zaki on March 22, 2013 at 18:00 — No Comments