I like quirky, and I love it when someone takes a different approach to solving a problem. That’s why I’ve always been a fan of Smart, and particularly why I was impressed when I first read about the new ForFour – it really is different!
Let’s start with the most obvious difference – it’s rear engined. The 1 litre three cylinder engine is located under the rear hatchback, which affects a number of things: read more »
Boot space is quite limited – we could only get one large suitcase in there
When I booked my first family holiday, I remember walking into the local travel agent and saying something like “I’ve got £500, and I want to go somewhere hot.” And I imagine those kinds of conversations were very common in the days where the only way you could research a destination was at the library, and the only information you could get about accommodation was from a travel brochure.
Of course the internet has changed all that completely. With a few clicks you can probably learn more than your travel agent knows read more »
The island I live on is a hotbed for business start-ups. Many people come here to start a new life, and plenty of those arrive with a business idea or a plan to start something new. Coupled with that, the island has recently been inundated with a whole raft of Multi Level Marketing opportunities, and there are also many people who choose to supplement their salaries with a small business “on the side.”
As you can imagine, as with anywhere, many of these new businesses fail, usually in the first year of operation. I’ve seen both sides in my own set-ups during the years, and have become intimate with those twin imposters, success and failure, so I thought I’d share my quick tips to success, in the hope it may help one or two others. read more »
About 18 months ago, we switched the CRM, or customer relationship management system, for our business. So I thought it would be interesting to re-visit why we use one, and give you a review of the system we are now using.
Follow up is the cornerstone of most successful businesses. read more »
Ad blockers are all the rage. As is complaining about those “pesky” adverts that follow you around once you’ve searched for something and Google thinks it knows “just what you need.”
But consider this: What if the alternative to seeing adverts on websites was having to pay to subscribe to read the contents? Are you prepared to pay rather than give up the free internet, a source of so much interesting, useful and funny information?
I’m talking here about the tech giants – Google, Paypal, Microsoft and others of their ilk. Their help and support are generally pitiful, not just for their many “free” clients, but equally for their paying clients. And in each of those examples, I fall into the latter camp.
Here’s what inevitably happens when I have an issue or need to know something new:
Step One – You visit their “help” section
You try 13 searches, using different variations of search strings, but most of the stuff that comes up is totally irrelevant. read more »
“My wife and I both got up early on day 25, and set to work on the niche blog we have recently started. I like the early mornings - sitting there in our dressing gowns, one dog each at our laps, and working hard for our future. The niche blog is really doing well - it's already full of content, so it proves the old adage that content drives traffic. We had two benefits with that blog - firstly we started with lots of content as we had been writing it for ourselves for some time, and secondly, both of us work on it, so we have double the manpower of this one!”