Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas

May we take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy new year, whilst wishing you every success in 2011.From all the team at A1.
Merry Christmas

Friday, 17 December 2010

week included A1 Bookkeeping Franchisee training, Oxford Business Network, First Aid Training, Management accounts,

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Why should my website have a privacy policy?

It's easy to forget about things as you focus on the look and feel of the website and a good privacy policy could quite easily be one of them. But a privacy policy is essential for your website, as data protection and other laws give people a right to know how you're going to use their personal information.
week included first aid training, First aid at Christmas presentation for PIP, Bookkeeping, New franchisee sign up, Didcot play centre,

Thursday, 9 December 2010

How to write an eye-catching press release

So how do you write a press release which will catch the eye of a busy editor or journalist? These tips were produced by

The key to writing a good press release is to keep it short and to the point, well structured and relevant. The perfect press release would not only be related to the recipient's business area, but should also be newsworthy. Using my own experiences of reading several thousand releases over the past few years, here are some key steps to writing that perfect press release.

1. Make your Press Release Newsworthy
2. Write a Good Headline
3. Summarise the key points
4. First Paragraph is crucial
6. Notes to Editors
7. Keep it Short and Sweet
8. Relevancy
9. Style & Formatting
10. Hire an Expert

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Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Closing the gap on knowing and doing

6 months ago our Director, Mike Foster, started to work with John Harris at SMI based on Milton Park. Mike had identified that he was busy but not moving towards his personal goals. Mike said " I have a corporate background in banking and leisure, where I had undertaken many time management courses and knew the theory inside out, but I was never moving certain areas of my life forward. Many business coaches offered me a consultative solution, but the real solution was found when I met John at SMI and started to use the practical tools and guidance that truly made a difference in my life. Not only did I find more time immediately for short term goals, but enough time to start a new business venture in Didcot"

"The concept is that through a structured process and professional support, you develop new, effective work habits. I have certainly introduced new habits and changed many things as a result of this fresh approach.

My learns are summarised in the SMI overview of:
Improve your planning skills: Set real goals based around your priority activities, effectively implement and track your progress toward these goals.
Identify what is a High Payoff Activitiy for you and schedule time for them
Know exactly how much time you currently spend on your priorities vs. how much time you need to spend to ensure you achieve your targets.
Create a Plan of Action to allocate daily time more effectively: reduce time spent on Low Payoff Activities, develop disciplined work habits, take control of your professional and personal time.

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