Audrey Hepburn once famously said;
“Everything I learned I learned from the movies.”
I think she might just have been right!
If you have never seen the movie Cool Hand Luke played by Paul Newman, you are missing a treat. It's a gritty story of a man who refuses to accept the rules and will not conform to the 'norms' in a rural prison set…Continue
A Meeting With Maurice
Yesterday, I had tea with my friend Maurice, who I met via my friend Keith Grover at one of his raucous My Team afternoons. Maurice, is a man of many talents and he shared some ideas with me, including how to get rid of an energy sucking vampire avatar, however this isn't what this blog is about. Rather it's a blog on…Continue
Added by Jane Tyson on February 26, 2017 at 7:06 — No Comments
At the MyBoard networking event yesterday, there were two really good questions raised about different business strategies.
One was asking about the development of a 12 month email strategy and the second was about how to make the most of social media. This second question seemed to really resonate…Continue
Added by Steve Robinson on February 23, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Ray Coleshill on February 21, 2017 at 15:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Steve Robinson on February 20, 2017 at 16:00 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Steve Robinson on February 16, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments
I recently read a fantastic article in the Guardian where a 36 year old journalist, Stuart Heritage,…Continue
Added by Steve Robinson on February 14, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments
The time when a new staff member joins your company is the time when they are most motivated and energized. This is when they most want to make a good impression and make fast progress. Harness their energy and start them off well by using a consistent, well thought-out induction program. Induction could be a check list, a series of processes toed to a checklist or a full multi-faceted program depending on the size of your company.
Induction is also known as onboarding. As its name…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Ray Coleshill on February 13, 2017 at 10:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Steve Robinson on February 10, 2017 at 16:30 — No Comments
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: -
This is a way to see how Google has indexed your website, just type it in the Google search bar using your website address…Continue
Added by Karen Palmer on February 10, 2017 at 10:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Steve Robinson on February 9, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Ray Coleshill on February 7, 2017 at 10:30 — No Comments