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12 Good Reasons to Look at Crowd Funding

Enjoy this Christmas tale… 😉 1. First we had family, friends & the local community who, in days of old, would help folk out in their time of need, offering a helping hand. Put your pig in the bottom field … Continue reading 12 Good Reasons to Look at Crowd Funding

Can you help me with my presentation please?

I’ve just been putting a few words together for my speaking slot at The Business Show 2014 on 27th & 28th November at Olympia, London and I could do with a little help from my friends… Figured I’d talk about … Continue reading Can you help me with my presentation please?

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Scottish Referendum : What are you passionate about?

When we are engaged in things that we are passionate about then time flies and we have an abundance of energy, we don’t care what time it is! We are intrinsically motivated, it’s internal, we can’t help it, it’s who … Continue reading Scottish Referendum : What are you passionate about?

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Agenda 21 Countryside Intelligence Test

With Agenda 21 becoming more apparent to the average member of the population, it’s important for us to assess your knowledge of the countryside… What do you know about the countryside… do you know animals, crops & natural flowers? Share … Continue reading Agenda 21 Countryside Intelligence Test

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The ONE BOAT Project gets underway with TWO BOATS!

The name of the ONE BOAT project came about while discussing the needs of the people of the Philippines with Jesse Tanchanco & Allan Limas, local Rotarians. I’ve just received an email from Jess Tanchanco from the Rotary Club of … Continue reading The ONE BOAT Project gets underway with TWO BOATS!

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ONE BOAT is already TWO BOATS, possible THREE!

I pinged our two contacts over in the Philippines each an email last night asking on how our boats were coming on… Jesse came back and said he’d made our ONE BOAT donation into TWO BOATS and they would be … Continue reading ONE BOAT is already TWO BOATS, possible THREE!

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Not much in The Budget for Smaller businesses

I asked Gareth Davies from KDG to offer his insight into yesterday’s Budget announcement by The Chancellor… As a small business owner and an Accountant with many small business clients my overall assessment of yesterday’s Budget is that whilst there … Continue reading Not much in The Budget for Smaller businesses

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Speakers at Thames Valley International Technology Conference

Check out the speakers for the Thames Valley International Conference at Microsoft on 1st April Then enter our competition and tell us why you should be there on us… Bryan Glick Computer Weekly Opening Keynote: Technology trends, challenges and business … Continue reading Speakers at Thames Valley International Technology Conference

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Philip Turner’s Windsor & Eton Rotary Presidents Night

Philip Turner hosted his President’s night at The Guildhall in Windsor A most stunning venue, being an ex council employee he obviously got the pensioner discount for the evening 😉 Obvious his introduction to the evening was appreciated by the … Continue reading Philip Turner’s Windsor & Eton Rotary Presidents Night

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Of all the book shops in all the world…

Sean Michael Hayes had to walk into this one… Sean is one of our citizen bloggers from the colonies who skateboards & scribbles his way around the globe, crowd funding along the way… this week, well at least last week, … Continue reading Of all the book shops in all the world…

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How would you like FREE FOOD?

Watching Clive de Carle’s latest episode of The Health Revolution last night and he talks about how we could all be eating free food… we all love free… go have a listen… Hey mum, he mentions Todmorden… Love this quote… … Continue reading How would you like FREE FOOD?

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Rotary ONE BOAT for the Philippines Project

I recently persuaded my fellow Rotarians to buy two fishing boats for two villages in the Philippines and have been very impressed with the level of management being shown by the local Philippines Rotary Clubs. There was trepidation about investing … Continue reading Rotary ONE BOAT for the Philippines Project

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When the chips are down, what will security cost you?

We have recently seen several businesses seriously affected by flooding or blocked access. St Mark’s Square in Venice floods regularly. I have had the pleasure of walking across chairs to reach St Mark’s. Planks and chairs are one solution but … Continue reading When the chips are down, what will security cost you?

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Using Social Media to help those in the Philippines

Social media is not just about “spraying & praying”, it can be used to research topics and here is what I have found out in the last 48 hours about the needs of the people of the Philippines… Mid November … Continue reading Using Social Media to help those in the Philippines

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Opening your new business to UK Channels

If you’re looking to start a brand new business in the UK, a great place to begin would be the national exhibitions that talk to your prospective clients… It could also be a great place to go get some feedback … Continue reading Opening your new business to UK Channels

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Setting up your business Macedonia

On Tuesday I joined the Prime Minister of Macedonia, other ministers and those interested in setting up business in Macedonia for a morning’s presentation followed by lunch at The Four Seasons, Hyde Park, London. Although I didn’t capture Nikola Gruevski, … Continue reading Setting up your business Macedonia

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Have you got a brain the size of a planet?

This comes from one of my all-time favourite radio and cult 1981 TV Sci-Fi programmes, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”. Any fans will instantly recognise this reference to Marvin the Paranoid Android, who claims to be roughly thirty billion … Continue reading Have you got a brain the size of a planet?

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Putting HULL’s Digital Agencies well and truly on the MAP

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Maria Miller announced Hull as the UK City of Culture 2017, beating Leicester, Swansea Bay and Dundee to the title. Hull was on my patch when I worked for Nestle back in … Continue reading Putting HULL’s Digital Agencies well and truly on the MAP