Are people finding that customers expect a lot more in these times of austerity? My husband (he owns a blinds and curtains business) is constantly complaining that increasingly customers expect him…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Crowley Apr 7, 2014.
Hi folks,At this time of year every penny counts and it got me thinking whether we could set up some sort of bartering system to do favours for each other? What set me off is that my car is in a bad…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Gee (Moderator) Mar 14, 2013.
Can anyone advise on the best way to set up a simple and cheap CRM system please? I need a better way to keep track of my client list. Am I best off setting up an Excel spreadsheet or is there a…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by David Beharall (OBN Founder) Sep 19, 2012.
International Women's Day is on March 8 and although Rochdale and Tameside both have events planned, in Oldham there seems to be nothing going on. I think this is a shame. We are missing the…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Gee (Moderator) Feb 24, 2011.
In the past week I have had two major raised eyebrow moments on LinkedIn. I thought I would share them as examples of how not to use LinkedIn for business. It is advice that applies equally to Oldham Business Network, or any other social media platform where you want to make a positive and professional impression.
Last week I declined the kind offer to connect with someone on LinkedIn whose profile picture was of himself sunbathing, shades on and displaying his chest and…Continue
I shall start by apologising to those women (and I know there will be some) who disagree with me on this subject, but I am willing to bet you have yet to sample motherhood. I am actually a little tired of hearing that we women can have everything we want in life, if we are only willing to put in the effort. It is simply not true.
Life, if you are trying to combine work and motherhood, is one long series of compromises and sacrifices. Women who choose to make business their priority…Continue
I have just seen the following posted on Facebook:
FOLLOWING the success of TradersOutlet’s in Sale and Altrincham, the popular independent outlet is opening at Waterloo Mill in Oldham.
Waterloo Mill will specialise in discounted branded fashions, homewares, toys, shoes, luggage, bags and accessories, and will be the latest addition to the successful TradersOutlet concession format. Planned to…
I'm sure everyone saw Helen Mirren's bold pink hair on the red carpet at the Baftas. It prompted me to write a little blog on the subject. It also got me thinking about the whole issue of image in business because, if I'm honest, I've always secretly fancied trying out pink hair.
When I worked in the corporate world it was never…Continue