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Hounds have the winter blues

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e Langley Virtual Assistant    OfficeHounds Had to share this sent to me by my friend. I can just see our Hounds ears flapping in the breeze. Awesome. Mags,   Don't bother getting a car - get a motorbike and sidecar for the pups        Harley, the sidecar St Bernard, wears safety equipment adapted by his owner Continue reading the main story Related Stories Facelift for sore-eyed St Bernard A motorbiking couple have come up with a novel way to transport their dog around Peterborough. Harley, a 17-month-old St Bernard who does not like being left home alone, accompanies Alan and Tina Valkeith in the sidecar of their Honda Goldwing. The couple bought the bike as Harley would not fit in their car - a two-door Jaguar - and adapted a helmet, harness, goggles and fluorescent jacket for him. They took Harley in when his previous owners could not cope with his size. Continue reading the main story “ Start Quote When he hears the bike's engine he knows it's time to

Video business news

20th Kent Property Market Report video review Click above to watch now. Watch the B2B South East Business Show video review... Watch now Captcha Studios officially launched earlier this year in Kent and is making a big impact... READ MORE Crowe Clark Whitehill climbs industry rankings... READ MORE Available space at Eureka Park, Ashford... Steve Loader talks to Tristram Gethin from Quadrant Estates. WATCH NOW Spookey goings on at Medway's Castles... Find out what's on as Halloween approaches. READ MORE The Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce to host networking evening at Kent Science Park... READ NOW © 2011 Kent Business TV - All Rights Reserved This e-mail box is not monitored, do not reply to this email. If you have a

Pre-launch of That Social Media Thing at B2B South East

I am pleased to announce the pre-launch of our practical online learning materials from That Social Media Thing Limited. I have been working my socks off preparing learning materials designed to teach businesses how to use Social Media for business. Right now, I am writing this post on a train station waiting to go to the B2B South East exhibition near Gatwick. Just by sending a simple email, I can update a blog, my Twitter, Facebook and other Social Media accounts you might be less familiar with. These are the kinds of time saving tips you will learn with these learning materials. Because I am a qualified teacher from a family of teachers, I understand how people learn. I also understand how to design learning materials that will help you remember what you need. A workshop isn't the best mode of delivery when you are trying to learn to use technology. The workshop may be 'hands on' on the day, but you will be too busy catching up with work the day after to use your new ski

Unfair dismissal rule changes could save £6 million > Good news. What do you think?

Unfair dismissal rule changes could save £6 million Changes to unfair dismissal rules which could save nearly £6 million a year for British business have been announced by Business Secretary Vince Cable and Chancellor George Osborne. Today’s decision will see the qualification period for the right to claim unfair dismissal extended from one to two years. This will come into force on 1 April 2012. This is the latest development in the Government’s workplace reforms which aim to increase business confidence to take on more workers. Changes to the unfair dismissal rules follow the ‘Resolving Workplace Disputes’ consultation published in January this year which also proposed measures to encourage early resolution of disputes, the speeding up of the tribunal process and measures to tackle weak and vexatious claims. These combined proposals should see the number of unfair dismissal claims drop by around 2000 a year.

Let’s stop getting creative with the meaning of creative.

Let’s stop getting creative with the meaning of creative. via Daniel Priestley by Daniel Priestley on 7/20/11  If I told you I had created a cake, would you expect to be able to eat the cake? Of course you would, because the word created literally means “to bring something into being; to cause something to become real in the world; to make something happen”. It does not mean “to have an idea, to think up something or to think about how something might happen.” Therefor, if I told you I “created” a cake, you have every right to expect to see a cake on the bench.  The word creative originally meant “possessing the power to create” , ie: possesing the power to get something done. Lately however, it’s come to mean “possessing the power to think things up”. Regularly (enough for me to blog about it) I have people say to me “My problem is I never finish things because I’m too creative”. I’ve also had people say to me “I’m not very creative, but I’m very good at getting things do

Are you the kind of person who supports the little guy to win?

If you're like me, you just can't help yourself. You love to get behind the underdog. It's inspirational watching the little guy grow and get that hard earned win.  Lynn Taylor of Room Ninety Two is a finalist in a business competition. The Grand Prize is decided by a public vote.  She runs a well loved local beauty business in lovely Whitstable Kent. Her beauty treatments make people feel relaxed and happy. If you're like me, here comes the part that should put a fire in your belly to help her. The company that is currently topping the leader board has 17,772 Social Media connections. Lynn is just getting started with Social Media.  All of the finalists look like great UK businesses, but well, I personally want to see the little guy win! I want to see her sky rocket out from her position of 37 on the leader board to poll position.  Will you back the little guy? Vote for Room92 Please share via Social M

Inspirational story of how Meetup got started after 9/11

Fellow Meetuppers, I don't write to our whole community often, but this week is special because it's the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and many people don't know that Meetup is a 9/11 baby. Let me tell you the Meetup story. I was living a couple miles from the Twin Towers, and I was the kind of person who thought local community doesn't matter much if we've got the internet and tv. The only time I thought about my neighbors was when I hoped they wouldn't bother me. When the towers fell, I found myself talking to more neighbors in the days after 9/11 than ever before. People said hello to neighbors (next-door and across the city) who they'd normally ignore. People were looking after each other, helping each other, and meeting up with each other. You know, being neighborly. A lot of people were thinking that maybe 9/11 could bring people together in a lasting way. So the idea for Meetup was born: Could we use the internet to get off the interne

Support #kentbusiness Vote for #Whitstable business to win Smarta award

via A local Kent business needs your help. Support a Kent business by voting for Room 92 to win the overall Smarta prize that includes mentoring session from a Dragon & £10,000. About Room Ninety Two "In 2008, Lynn Taylor's business plan was rejected on three occasions. Not for a business bank loan, but a simple business bank account. With zero funds, debt and a poor credit history, the odds were stacked against her beauty treatment business ever getting off the ground. Where others may have given up, Taylor ploughed ahead, sourcing equipment from high street suppliers on expensive high interest credit and continuing to work part-time while setting-up from her Whitstable home. Three years on she's now banking with NatWest, her debts are paid off, she has two employees and revenues of £50,000. Offering high-end beauty treatments for clients often too busy to visit salons or spas within traditional opening hours, Taylor has built an impressive and loyal

Networking Planet - Why your business needs it

Our next event for businesses in the South East Referral Team is Tues 13 Sept at 12:00. Networking from your office. All businesses are welcome to attend our Orbit Networking event on Weds 21 Sep 12:00 Don't miss it. Get your free VIP Pass   

Video business news for Kent

Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to open it in your web browser Riomay install largest rooftop photovoltaic system in Kent. Click above to watch our film. B2B South East Business Show returns on 14th October... This is a great place to find new business opportunities. WATCH NOW MCM Net take on International company Angry Birds... An online game produced by Kent based MCM Net has been nominated for ‘online game of the year.’ WATCH NOW Equity-raising regulations relaxed... The relaxation of equity-raising regulations will help cash-strapped SMEs, according to a leading local corporate finance adviser. READ MORE Extra help to drive forward Holiday Extras... A multi-million pound deal has been made to help expand the Holiday Extras Group. READ MORE The power of confidence... Jayne Morr