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February 2017 Blog Posts (12)

Cool Hand and Passionate Heart

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…

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Added by Steve Robinson on February 27, 2017 at 17:30 — 2 Comments

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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…

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Added by Jane Tyson on February 26, 2017 at 7:06 — No Comments

2 Great Small Business Questions!

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…

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Added by Steve Robinson on February 23, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments

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

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