Twelve months ago we moved from the Thames Valley down to East Devon with the vision of living a calmer existence. What we didn’t factor in was the employment opportunities… this was something in hindsight which would have been worthy … Continue reading Joining the dots… Beauty and the Beast…
I’ve recently been inundated by people wanting to buy my business and it got me to thinking. If I did sell, how could I be sure to capitalise on my investment? I have been promoting my resilience pentagon under the … Continue reading Do you know your business worth and is it worth protecting?
Flourishing business improvement technology provider Flowlens has recently established a presence in the UK, and Berkshire-based Commercial Manager Alan McIntosh (pictured at a recent event) has some advice for growing businesses. Many small to moderately sized businesses find their growth … Continue reading Barriers to Growth – open up your channels
As many people look to forward to the Summer months, taking holidays can come with their own set of stresses and challenges for the self-employed and business owners. Certainly for the self employed holidays are not paid and sometimes the … Continue reading Planning ahead for a Sunny Summer
Imagine this… you have invested in new sales people, new products, a new marketing campaign or maybe you have continued to grow at a steady pace using all areas of the business to support you. Business couldn’t be better, sales … Continue reading Business Should be Blooming?
Terry Morgan, CBE, the Chairman of Crossrail is coming to update the business community on one of the most significant developments in the last two decades. Book to attend this Maidenhead and District Chamber of Commerce event via Eventbrite Come and hear about: Progress and implementation schedule Key issues and challenges Impact on the Maidenhead and District business community Train timetable highlights, including journey times Update on the western access to Heathrow Q &A – come with your own questions Thank you. Olu Odeniyi CEO and President of Maidenhead and District Chamber of Commerce Continue reading How will you be affected by Crossrail?
We are now already approaching the end of the first quarter of 2015 and the word on the lips of most businesses is how fast time seems to fly by. Launching into the year with the enthusiasm of turning all … Continue reading Time whizzing by? Stay in control by planning ahead
It’s that time of year to gather the holiday brochures and dream of exotic destinations or you may want to book that all important business trip. As you do, just consider epidemics, extreme weather, seismic disasters, political unrest, dodgy hotels … Continue reading Are you sitting comfortably?
Jonathan contacted me via LinkedIn to ask if I could help him big up The Reading Internship Scheme. Figured the best way I could help him was to pop in, grab a short video and let him blow his own … Continue reading Help kick start a students career
We’re hearing more and more about Crowd Funding but what is it? Come and join in our event, better still help us crowd fund the actual event! Better still, if you have a great idea, why not pitch the attending … Continue reading Reading University Business Society Crowd Funding in Real Time
Having just made it through January most businesses will be feeling the sting of the ever dreaded tax bill. On one hand tax is a good thing – our money keeps the country running. However paying too much tax is … Continue reading Best foot forward for 2015 – getting good tax advice and support makes it so much easier
This time 5 years ago Mark Ashwell was looking to take on the big guns of the Conservative Party by running as an Independent candidate for Wokingham… He got more votes than any other Independent candidate in the country, 2340… … Continue reading Has Mark made the sun shine for you?
Sunday evening I put my diary together to see me through to Christmas… then it’ll be time to lay down my vision for the start of 2015… The purpose of the plan is not to lay down some targets that … Continue reading Preparing to lay down that business plan 2015
When questioned at G20 about the future of international trade, part of David Cameron’s response was: “Britain is a trading nation, it’s how we made our way in the past and it’s how we’ll make our way in the future”. … Continue reading How do you fit into our “trading nation”?
A weekly gathering of like minded folk, interested in getting more out of Crowd Funding. • Many people have ideas but anything web based makes them dizzy. • Others who are technically competent struggle with generating ideas. • Then there … Continue reading CROWD PATCH brings you THE IDEAS CROWD!
Who do you know who is like this guy, a real Santa Claus… Let’s see those twitter hash tags… #REALSANTACLAUS Graham Hill is a really good sort… he employs around 20 people, ensuring their needs are met before he fills … Continue reading Who is your # REAL SANTA CLAUS ?
Accountex 2015 – The National Accountancy Exhibition and Conference is going to SELL OUT again very, very soon. The show has grown 40% year on year and even with this increase 2015’s show is already 85% booked, availability for the … Continue reading Is your target market Accountants?
Over the last year myself & others in the area, namely Carla Delaney, Stuart Young & Colin Willman have been hosting Slow Business Networking events. The aim was to bring people out on a Friday for a spot of business … Continue reading Slow Business Networking NEW Community Format
Salesmen used to get ribbed for trying to sell without listening and the old bulls would say you need 2 ears & 1 mouth… first LISTEN to what the client actually needs… When it comes to accountancy, finding one that … Continue reading An accountant with 2 ears & 1 mouth please…
This morning I’m one of 20 companies taking part in Windsor Boys’ School Careers Day Reflecting on what I can do for them… I could just give them a pile of answers… or I could get them to think for … Continue reading Student Engagement Career’s Day Windsor Boys’ School
Government surveillance and privacy breaches are eroding faith in the Web and 57% say there should be a “Digital Bill of Rights” in the UK Sir Tim Berners-Lee introduced his vision to set up a Magna Carta For The Internet … Continue reading 40% of British Adults Have Lost Trust in the Web Over the Past Year
HOW SECURE IS YOUR BUSINESS? A ‘free to attend’ event addressing major issues affecting the security of your business Friday 31st Oct 2014, 09:00 – 13:00 at Bracknell & Wokingham College, Church Road, Bracknell. RG12 1DJ The threat of crime … Continue reading Thames Valley Crime Seminar
The most obvious way to improve at anything is some form of training or coaching. The bad news is that most training doesn’t result in anything changing for very long and coaching can be very expensive. After six weeks most … Continue reading Oh no, not more sales training…
For most Entrepreneurs, taking risks is a part of our business development. Sometimes those risks are unimaginable and can affect our business plans in different ways. Customer demand for my profession’s business services has historically increased during terrorist activity. Notable … Continue reading Why should it take a terrorist threat to make us consider operational risks?