Category: Business


Enjoy a £50 credit with O2 to spend on Twitter

November 18th, 2013 — 11:13pm

As part of opening up its self-service advertising platform to small and medium-sized businesses in the UK and Ireland, Twitter has announced a partnership with O2 to support UK small businesses.

Businesses that sign up (for FREE) to O2’s new ‘Social League’ may be eligible for a £50 credit to spend on Twitter’s new advertising platform.

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A good idea? Proposed compulsory foreign languages in schools from age 7… mais oui!

June 25th, 2012 — 4:41pm

A good idea? Proposed compulsory foreign languages in schools from age 7… mais oui!

It’s no secret that England isn’t really a nation of linguists. We probably shouldn’t be surprised. For many years, relatively little has been done so far across the English educational system to enhance the nation’s foreign languages skills. All too often the “We’re English, the world speaks English” (and American!) message has prevailed, potentially costing the economy millions of pounds in missed export opportunities.

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Director of First Impression – making that first impression count

March 5th, 2012 — 12:41pm

Have you ever wondered what your customers’ and prospects’ first impression is when they first visit your business?

Having a really good friendly, helpful and efficient receptionist (and switchboard operator!) can make a real difference to how they perceive your business, yet all too often the role isn’t seen as carrying much recognition and is rarely seen as a small but important part of your business marketing.

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StartUp Britain with Ohh la la in York

September 27th, 2011 — 6:29pm

I was delighted to be invited as one of the team on board the StartUp Britain bus for its last stop at York St John’s University last Friday. There  is nothing more exciting for an entrepreneur than encouraging more people to start and grow their own business!

Ohh la la offers marketing advice to St John's University students on board the StartUp Britain bus

StartUp Britain, the private enterprise initiative for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs that received the thumbs up from the Prime Minister in March, have been successfully touring some of the UK’s entrepreneurial hot spots in a bid to celebrate, inspire and accelerate Britain’s start-up talent.

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Taking responsibility: Nobody did it!

February 28th, 2011 — 12:24pm

“This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody.

There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do it.

Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.

Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realised that Everybody wouldn’t do it.

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