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As a company who volunteers their time to as business advisors and as Secretary to the Stone and Stafford Young Enterprise Board we would like to cite this blog from the Chairman of the Board - http://conspicuous-cbm.com/blog/staffordstoneschoolsneedyoursupportforthisyearsyoungenterpriseprogramme.html. September sees the start of the next exciting Young Enterprise company programme...

Do you have a separate Facebook account for work and for social life? Many people don’t and this is what’s giving your employers a bit of a headache. Do you think you should be connected to your work and even to your boss through social...

A friendly “Hello” or even a bit of cheeky banter is acceptable when using social media but some people take it too far. We were reminded once again a few weeks back how a Tweet or a Facebook post can have serious repercussions. As Voula Papachristou,...

There was a time when people had the perception that you needed a top of the range camera with a couple of hundred pounds worth of lenses to take a great picture but that isn’t the case anymore. Instagram is an app that was launched in...

Why Summer is the best time of the year! Regular visits from the ice cream man. People stuck on computers so they want to engage with people to cheer up.  Make good use of your air conditioning in the office. Can feel more comfortable at work in your casual...

If someone said to us 3 or 4 years ago that people would be leaving Facebook to join a social networking service that only allows you to post 140 characters at a time, we would think you were mad but the fact is, this seems...

When you hear quotes from worldwide billion pound organisations like McDonalds saying “Our head of social media is the customer” you know that Social Media has the power to make or break a company. Which path you go down all depends on how your business...

For the new cookie law, the site I found that was most useful in creating a cookie code was, http://www.civicuk.com/cookie-law/index Below are some instructions on how you can create the code and how you can import it onto your website. C = Cookie Step 1 Cookie Control uses jQuery....

I just wanted to share with you a very quick example of the power of Twitter.   One day last week a colleague called me, panicking because he needed an office on a certain day for a certain time but had exhausted all avenues. He had tried...

Happy birthday to us, happy birthday to us, happy birthday dear Market Avenue, happy birthday to us!   Yes, that's right, hard to believe but we've been around for 3 years so we're over the cliche mountain of start up businesses not making it!   It's been tough at...

From time to time we will relate what we feel is a great example of company marketing. Some thoughts and statistics we hope you will find interesting and hopefully gain valuable ideas from. Amazon seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and...

QR (Quick Response) Codes, sometimes referred to as Mobile Codes or 2D barcodes, are the next generation of barcodes. Here, we summarise five facts about this technology: 1. Free and worldwide: QR Codes are free to create and distribute; just Google ‘QR Code generator’. They can...

Here is our poem for World Poetry Day Today it seems, is poem day, It’s a Perfect time for us to say. We do Facebook, blogs and Twitter, Nobody else can do it quicker. Linked in and four square too, No matter what we do. We do it with care and passion, Whether...

Tuesday 13th March, 9.00am - 12.00. Come along to the latest in a series of Work Shop's held by ACL Business Solutions and challenge yourself about where your business is going. Free to Business Owners, 'Strategies for Gro wth' is targeted at owner managed companies that want to grow. Please...

Next dates scheduled in Cannock 5th, 12 and 19th March at Falcon Point, Hayes Way  Secure a place here to gain new skills for 2012 Digital Marketing Mentor saw a need to provide a hands on practical qualification whereby learners could fast track their knowledge of social...