Chairman’s Business Networking Blog, Tuesday 25th November 2014.
Our guest was Janet Gilbert from Village Emporium making it 13 present in all.
Dr Deb was in the chair.
Hugo Heij with an admirably succinct Ed Slot (for him) emphasising the importance of producing a consistent product. You have to fulfil your client/customer expectations in order to maintain your client/customer base.
So what did we learn from the 60 second round?
Paul warned of building an extension without ensuring that your existing electrical system can cope with the load. Lewis Hackney warned of getting the builders of your extension to do the work that he does, them getting it wrong and for example causing floods when they get the drainage wrong. Robert Osborne will be there when you need for an extension to your mortgage or a new mortgage. Don’t mess up your credit ratings by enquiring from one lender to another. Go through him and ensure there is only one credit check.
So much for themes. Jim Henshaw however produced the quote of the morning “squeeze whatever you can out of whatever you have got…” That might include going to Adam Hotson rather than going to larger accountants who charge larger fees. It might include Hugo’s suggestion that if we can plan for Christmas we should plan for the rest of the year so far as our businesses are concerned. Christine Arnold suggested the virtues of using Kestrel and having a dedicated accounts manager. Dr Deb was demonstrating how Utility Warehouse whilst producing lower prices for your energy needs also allowed you to shop and get cash back.
It was Brian Painter who transported us, talking of reincarnation and past life regression.
It was Lewis Hackney who was awarding the Oscar. Other than Lewis and the recipient you are all invited to let me know in a comment to this Blog whether you remember who won the Oscar.
No prizes for guessing who for produced the 10 minute presentation. Christine Arnold took us through her business via a quiz which certainly gave us help pull together the information she has been giving us over previous weeks. Most of us by now have used Christine and her quality and efficiency leaves us in no doubt that we can confidently recommend her. It was a good 10 minutes.
Arising from the meeting the following information:-
There will not be a meeting on Tuesday 23rd December and Tuesday 30th December, first meeting in the new year is the 6th January 2015.
Jim Henshaw is winding up to getting us all moving in attracting visitors. Watch out for his email and his presentation next week. In the meantime, think visitors, think who you know who could become a member.
I look forward to seeing you all, and any guests next week.