on 11/08/2011 - 10:54 am
Barclays Bank held a Boosting Business Seminar event at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole over at the NEC last night; this was the second such meeting we have attended with the first being over in Telford some 12 – 18 months ago.
The event ran the same format as previously, using satellite link ups with other meetings groups around the country whereby everyone could watch and listen to high profile MD’s and business owners explain their trials and tribulations in how and why they faced the same issues that many SME’s face.
The speakers last night were Will Whitehorn who helped launch Virgin Galactic for Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Andrew Gerrie ...
on 10/14/2011 - 11:58 am
Us guys at Connect WM had a day out yesterday and tasted the delights of what the Shropshire region had to offer in terms of business events and of course some of its wonderful scenery.
Off we went leaving the depths of the Black Country and headed bright and breezy over to the Lord Hill Hotel in Shrewsbury which was where the Shropshire Chamber was holding the second of its Business Expo events of 2011.
As when visiting something new which you’ve never been too before, you’re a little unsure about what to expect and you naturally start to ask yourselves questions such as, “will it be any good”, and “will it be worth it” – well in ...
on 10/14/2011 - 11:12 am
Don’t know about you, but recently we have seen a massive increase in the use of random emails which promote a company and / or its wares.
Some emails are sent through what we’d refer to as the normal way i.e. through the likes of outlook express and Gmail, and others are being sent more and more via the likes of LinkedIn and Twitter direct messages.
How do you look at such activity? Is it a sales action? Or is it an action of desperation?
For us personally we do feel that engagement is what’s needed, and this can be achieved via emails and newsletters to a cleansed database. We tend to immediately ignore the random sales type messages which come ...
on 10/14/2011 - 11:03 am
For many businesses the use of the word ‘phenomenal’ seems to be a cool thing to say – the word is used more and more and we take it to mean ‘good’ or perhaps something better than ‘good’.
But previously when something was better that ‘good’ we’d say it was ‘really good’ so does that mean that ‘phenomenal’ is better than ‘really good’?
I guess you know where this is going next...!
When something was better than ‘really good’ we’d say it was ‘really really good’ so we guess that ‘phenomenal’ must be loads better than ‘really ...