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Why is risk reduction an important sales strategy in today’s market place?

by on April 16, 2012

Risk is a big part of the sales game these days. Chris Scirpoli writes "Have you thought about how you are minimizing your prospects risk? Are you even taking into account the fact that they are assessing very carefully the risk of every decision they make?

When the wallets start to tighten up and companies stop hiring and start firing; you’re prospect is going to be very risk averse. Look at it from the perspective of the client – maybe the incumbent doesn’t have incredible customer service but it’s serviceable."


Recession and social media helps UK business networking reach record profitability – Charlie Lawson, national director of BNI

by on April 10, 2012

SME owners and employed businesspeople have profited more from structured business networking and have taken the practice far more seriously than before the recession, according to figures from the UK’s largest business referral organisation.


Benefit more from buying into an existing structure and platform than starting completely cold on your own

by on April 6, 2012

“There are lots of challenges involved with a business franchise,” says Max K Thompson – founder and MD of Plug and Play Marketing franchise in Southampton, Hampshire. “But I absolutely think it was the right decision for us and we’re thrilled we chose this business model.”

Max, along with business partner and entrepreneur Rhys Little started Plug and Play in 2010 after learning of the possible opportunities and possibilities that buying into an existing business model could hold.  Call 02380 982 012


Giving small businesses the weapons they need to fight back / Footfall123

by on April 5, 2012

Since its launch at the end of last year Footfall123 has been pulling consumers back into local shops in waves by giving small businesses the weapons they need to fight back and save the High Streets that we all love.

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Very pinteresting and why one website kills Facebook’s future

by on April 5, 2012

Dan Newman writes ...Can you guess which independent website reached 10 million monthly visitors the fastest ever? No, not Facebook in its infancy, but a new social photo-sharing site called Pinterest. And it represents exactly why I believe investors should avoid the coming Facebook IPO.

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Bar Refaeli playing tennis in her underwear – a cheeky video

by on April 4, 2012

After years of modelling some of the world’s most luxurious clothes, world renowned model and actress Bar Refaeli has turned her attention to what lies underneath


The pick of the most explosively popular Twitter pictures

by on March 30, 2012

A couple of weeks ago, you probably never heard of Draw Something — a drawing game similar to Pictionary that is taking the smartphone and tablet space by storm.


Summer of Ecstasy: Social media users raving about Smiial

by on March 29, 2012

The follow-up to cult classic Trainspotting is set to put a Smiial on the face of social media users this summer by dealing-out exclusive rewards and content.

Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy is using new media channel Smiial to promote the hotly anticipated film, which will first screen at a star-studded launch party at Ministry of Sound on April 17th.


£60,000 boost for new gym concept / Bishop Auckland

by on March 29, 2012

The North East’s first ‘no frills’ fitness club is coming to the region, thanks to a £60,000 investment from the Finance for Business North East Fund.


Who was fired? Maria O’Connor…after falling asleep!

by on March 29, 2012

Maria O'Connor, who was fired from The Apprentice in its second episode this week, has insisted that she isn't dozy after falling asleep during the task

After a creative task that sees both teams devise a new gadget and pitch to two retail giants, it was back to the boardroom to find out who would be fired after task two.