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Things you should consider before planning your Spring clean!

With the weather picking up – Spring will be upon us sooner than you think!

There comes a time in a busy household, especially where there are lots of kids, when we have to put our foot down and declare an ‘all out’ crusade against dust and grime. Plus, if there are pets running lose too – then the need for a spring clean is even greater!

Imagine putting freshly laundered tablecloths and seat covers on, only then to discover that messy hands have left stains on them.  Or what…

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Added by Ray Coleshill on February 21, 2017 at 15:30 — No Comments

Brass & Barnacles

I'd like to share a story with you that a previous boss told me many years ago that has stayed with me ever since. It's a story that I have referred back to many times and have found to be true in both business and personal lives!

As a boss, one of his (many) strengths was that he used very visual examples to make a point - and this is one fantastic example!

Let me start first with a little history.

From the moment we took to the…

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Added by Steve Robinson on February 20, 2017 at 16:00 — No Comments

They're copying you, so copy them back!

You will often hear big name business speakers talk about the big name brands they’ve worked with and the marketing strategies those big brands have employed to drive the connections they make to consumers, especially in the B2C arena.

What you don’t often hear about is that many of these companies actually spend a lot of time trying to replicate small businesses!! 

There is a desire in big, lumbering organisations to mimic the…

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Added by Steve Robinson on February 16, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments

Trust your way past buyers remorse!

I recently read a fantastic article in the Guardian where a 36 year old journalist, Stuart Heritage,…

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Added by Steve Robinson on February 14, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments

For all you coffee drinkers... Carpet Spills – Emergency tips on how to deal with them

How do you deal with those Carpet Spills?

RPC Cleaning Service in London tells you how to deal with it.

Accidents happen,  no matter how careful you are.  RPC deal with our customers carpet spills almost on a daily basis however we are not always there for them so instead we leave them an informative sheet that helps them deal with the emergencies;

First of all, do not panic. If the spillage is a drink then get some absorbent kitchen…

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Added by Ray Coleshill on February 13, 2017 at 10:30 — No Comments

Bake Better Bread!

I love making bread - it's a real Sunday treat for our family - I'll get up early and as the rest of the house is waking, the intoxicating smell of freshly baking bread, often parmesan and sun-dried tomato flavoured, is meandering it's way up the stairs!!

It's not always been good bread though.

A few weeks ago, I had an aberration and completely forgot to put the yeast in - I then tried to add it after the bread had…

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Added by Steve Robinson on February 10, 2017 at 16:30 — No Comments

SEO & Website Tips from Yateley Networking

A slightly smaller group this month welcomed Cody Colville from Blue Room IT at February’s meeting.

Cody gave us an insight to local SEO and websites along with some helpful tips. He started off with a slide showing some of the following: -

site:www.yoursite.co.uk

This is a way to see how Google has indexed your website, just type it in the Google search bar using your website address…

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Added by Karen Palmer on February 10, 2017 at 10:30 — No Comments

It's all over in 10 seconds!

There was a great piece of research done in the mid 2000's which proved that whatever we might be taught by the expression 'don't judge a book by it's cover', the truth is that we all establish our first impression in…

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Added by Steve Robinson on February 9, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments

Top tips to help keep the office clean

Keeping the office spotlessly clean should be one of the main concerns for businesses. It’s only natural to expect employees to clean up after themselves in their work place. But, it’s also up to the owner or head of a company to set an example and lead an orderly as well as a religiously cleaned office.

Employees, employers and clients, all interact and spend lots of hours milling about in an office space. This means that large amounts of paperwork will pile up, as well as coffee…

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Added by Ray Coleshill on February 7, 2017 at 10:30 — No Comments

What You Can Do To Become Successful At Internet Marketing.

Your business will grow when you use Internet marketing to its best potential, and you will capture new clients along the way. This article offers tips and techniques on Internet marketing. Since you've read this article, you now know what it takes to be a successful Internet marketer.

Use a short promotion to help raise your PageRank on your eCommerce website. If your promotion is really stellar, you can essentially "buy" PageRank, since your promotion may end up being linked from…

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Added by Eddington Pindura on January 28, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments

Winter cleaning and tidying suggestions for January

Winter cleaning and tidying suggestions for January

Things can somehow seem messier, dirtier and less organised during the winter months.  But, now we are a few weeks into January, we can no longer use the phrases -‘It’s Christmas’, ‘it’s the school holidays’, ‘it’s the party season’ as excuses to have a messy and dirty home!

The time has come to get organised with…

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Added by Ray Coleshill on January 19, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments

It's my precious!

Focused

One of the very great pleasures of the Xmas and New Year holiday is being able to do things that you don’t normally have time to do – such as watch the Lord of the Rings trilogy … and we did!

Not only are they great stories, with fabulous cinematography filmed in stunning locations, but there are also some great lessons within the movies.

Gollum (or Smeagol) is absolutely focused on his Precious – no effort is wasted and nothing can deter him from his single…

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Added by Steve Robinson on January 18, 2017 at 13:30 — No Comments

A man's got to know his limitations!

There's a moment at the end of the 1973 Dirty Harry movie, Magnum Force, when Harry Callahan (played by Clint Eastwood) has just dispatched Briggs, the last bad guy, and he says, "A man's got to know his limitations"

It's a great line delivered by a great actor. The movie message was that people can often over-estimate their capabilities.

However, from a business perspective, it can often feel…

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Added by Steve Robinson on January 16, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments

Utility Savings & Environmental Solutions

Happy New Year to everyone!

So, New Year, New Start, New Plans for some or all of us, oh, and I forgot, early mornings L

This morning we had a few brave people turning up to Yateley Networking making the start back into early morning networking after the Christmas break. We welcomed a couple of new faces sharing their businesses with us and then our ten-minute speaker, Richard Ranson from RJ Solutions, Utility Saving & Environmental…

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Added by Karen Palmer on January 6, 2017 at 15:30 — No Comments

The Cyber threat

You don’t buy Fire insurance because you expect a fire or Theft insurance because you are expecting to be robbed

So why don’t you buy Cyber Insurance when everyone around is being hacked or infiltrated by viruses and threats of attack?

Buying the cover will not make you immune from attack and it will not encourage attack or promote the ongoing rise in…

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Added by Graham Wedgbury on January 3, 2017 at 9:00 — No Comments

Camberley Band Christmas caroling raises over £700 for local charities

It’s been a busy month for Camberley and District Silver Band, with a number of caroling opportunities all around the region.



Our many thanks go out to all of the kind shoppers of Camberley, Fleet and Aldershot who between them donated over £700 to the band’s fundraising! This money will be split between the band, which is a registered charity, and the Frimley Park Hospital.
The band's next performance will be in 2017, at a Supper Concert hosted at Crowthorne Methodist…
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Added by Wenni Alexander on December 23, 2016 at 11:34 — No Comments

Avoid toxic cleansers – use natural cleaners

There is a commercial product for practically every type of cleaning job available on this planet. From laundry detergents, soaps, to stain removers etc.

Anyone can just go to the grocery shop or their local chemist and buy a solution for any household problem. Most of these materials go the extra mile in providing you fresh and thoroughly cleaned clothes, cushions, floors and everything from top to bottom in the house. True enough, maintaining a home is done faster…

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Added by Ray Coleshill on December 20, 2016 at 12:00 — No Comments

Office cleaning – points to remember when planning one!

An office is a place where you interact with different people on a day-to-day basis. Clients and co-workers come and go, bringing along with them not just business but also the dirt, dust and grime from the outside environment. It’s easy to spread germs and illness-causing bacteria all over the place because of the building’s shared air ducts. Aside from this, a grimy office is not a good sign of business and might turn off current and future investors! 

This is why office sanitation…

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Added by Ray Coleshill on December 20, 2016 at 12:00 — No Comments

Holistic Health

Apparently cancer is caused by the body having to combat the amount of acid that is contained in it.

If a person can eat well, (majority fruit and veg) drink lots of water (preferably mineral) and reduce stress and take (at least) small amounts of regular exercise, then the risks of disease are considerably lowered.  This isn't a new concept but (I think) still a hugely overlooked 'lifestyle' choice that most of us could do something about at any moment. 

The emphasise on…

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Added by Andrea Lambert on December 19, 2016 at 13:30 — No Comments

Understanding Communication Preferences and Styles

So, last week’s Yateley Networking was the last one for 2016…

We had good attendance and many of the group participated with the Christmas Jumper/Outfit competition.  We were pleased to announce that Jason Dalton from Safe Hands Bookkeeping, www.safehandsbookkeeping.co.uk won first prize and Peter Trembeth from Wealth Management, www.ptrembeth.co.uk  came second.

Our ten-minute…

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Added by Karen Palmer on December 19, 2016 at 12:39 — No Comments

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