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Month May 2011

Quality of Service – QoS

These days a I buy my computers from Apple – that used to be very different years ago, I’d buy a PC and compare prices. You may ask why, since Apple Macs are so much more expensive. “ Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten!~ Gucci Slogan Expensive, for me, is a long…

What is Mentoring?

Running a business can sometimes be a very lonely affair. Decisions are always on the to-do list, having someone as a sounding board can be an invaluable asset to every small business owner. Business mentors are one group of people who can be your sounding boards. But what is a business mentor and what can…

Top 5 Tips for Accounting in the Cloud

The weekly top 5 tips post is always full of helpful hints and advice for small, home and micro business owners. 1. Putting your accounts in the Cloud requires far less IT infrastructure and upfront investment in software or better hardware than would normally be needed. 2. You will be able to access your accounts…

Skype Down,…. Again!

My skype is down and now I hear it is down everywhere. The problems are fairly strange – on some of my computers, iPad and iPhone it works OK, on my main computer the software client does not connect. Their website Skype.com is down too? As you can see the Skype boys & girls are…

WinWeb And TradePMR Announce Partnership

WinWeb Inc and TradePMR Inc are announcing a technology partnership today, which will provide Registered Investment Advisers (RIAs) with a complete RIA back-office solution. WinWeb has developed the RIA Office Cloud, a cloud based on-demand compliant software application for RIAs and this is combined with compliant online marketing services and professional virtual assistant services. I…

What’s in it for me?

You think this is a selfish question? Typical of self-centered business people? Think again! Without the “What’s in it for me?- Factor” there would be no business worth working for, in fact no business worth running. “ What’s In It For Me?The motivation to obtain and maintain business focus. Because business is not only about…

Helping SMEs in London

Yesterday I read John’s book about asking for referrals. Only 24 hours later I get an email from Sorrell at the Islington Chamber of Commerce asking me to have a look at their website and what they are doing for small business. Add the fact that my wife was born in Islington, and here I…

The Referral Engine by John Jantsch

Word of Mouth – in my opinion not only the best way to gain new customers, but also the most cost-effective way, is always something to talk about, because happy customers are your word of mouth referral agents, totally free of charge. John Jantsch in his new book “The Referral Engine – Teaching your business…

Top 5 Tips for Preventing Business Failure

The weekly top 5 tips post is always full of helpful hints and advice for small, home and micro business owners. 1. It helps to be prepared, but over preparation can distract you from the important task of actually getting started and making money. Not everything needs to be perfect first. 2. Keeping your private…

Naive Realism

Ever thought about your business or product as far better than any other product on the market? At some level you may acknowledge that you are subjective and biased, but then you reassure yourself that you compared your product to the competition and came out on top. Truth is, this is an illusion called “Naive…

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