Friday, 28 May 2010

Week included First aid training, Oxford Business Network, Oxford Marketing Conference planning, Expansion of the A1 team (welcome Shirley)

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Have you booked yet for the Oxford Marketing Conference on Thurs 10th June. Bookings close soon.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Minimum wage to rise

Minimum wage to rise by 2.2 per cent
The government has announced that the national minimum wage is to rise by 2.2 per cent. As from 1 October 2010, the hourly adult rate will increase from £5.80 to £5.90.

Friday, 21 May 2010

Week included Email marketing software demo, property management accounts, Didcot chamber golf day, Rotary club presentation on First Aid

Thursday, 20 May 2010

A1 Financials Bookkeeping Franchise

Interest is really taking pace, with currently over 50 discussions progressing with prospective franchisees. If you know anyone who may be looking for a flexible business opportunity or is interested in running their own bookkeeping business, then we would appreciate if you could direct them to

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Oxford Marketing Conference 10th June. The early booking offer is due to expire this Friday. So book now to avoid disappointment.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

VAT - Fuel Scale Charges

The VAT Fuel Scale Charge system is a simplified means of taxing the private use of business fuel. The scale charges are amended annually. If you are claiming all the VAT for your business fuel and have personal use, then following the recent budget the amounts to include within your VAT returns has changed. See the HMRC web site for more details.

Friday, 14 May 2010

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Landing or lead pages for your web presence

Have you tried landing pages, squeeze or lead pages for your business to drive traffic and convert your enquiries (usually unknown web visitors) to sales?
Lead pages are one page web sites designed to provide only enough information to attract attention, develop their curiosity and inspire them to enquire or opt in to your specifically targeted opportunity. They are:
• a way to maximize conversions
• a method of dynamically customising the content per visitor or lead
• a proven way of having specific keyword driven pages
• a way to increase your return on investment immediately
• an opportunity to really test your campaigns

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Annual refresher training for your first aiders

You may have also missed the HSE notification that the HSE now 'strongly recommends' that first-aiders undertake annual refresher training, over half a day, during any three-year FAW/EFAW certification period. It is not mandatory as first thought, but a strong recommendation, due to the difficulty employers find releasing staff for training.

To solve this issue for employers, we are just about to launch a First Aid Training DVD, that will cover all the topics of the EFAW or FAW course. The DVD will allow you to pick and choose the areas of most relevance to your business or where the first-aider feels their personal knowledge needs refreshing.

Friday, 7 May 2010

Week included a week off in Center Parcs! But what a week for business planning!!

Thursday, 6 May 2010

What are people saying about you

Have you heard about Samepoint. This site is a conversation search engine that lets you see what people are talking about.
Discover, learn and share new web sites and ideas.
So not only can you establish what people are saying about you, but also about your industry, product or service.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Oxford Marketing Conference 2010

This years Marketing Conference will be held at the Kassam Stadium on Thursday 10th June from 9am. We have held the price at last years cost only price of £50 + vat.
Do not miss your opportunity to maximise your marketing at OMC 2010.

Places are limited, so to book your place today PLUS if you book before 21st May, you will receive a marketing pack worth over £1,000 including:
• FREE or discounted consultations
• FREE website marketing review
• FREE or discounted seminars & workshops
• FREE online CRM database software
• A range of FREE expert articles

For more information, please see
Please feel free to pass on the details to colleagues, clients and contacts you think may be interested in developing their marketing as part of an interactive conference day.