Thomas Yates (OBN Co-Founder)
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OBN Guide - Getting the most from the OBN
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Hello All,I would like your help :) and no, I am not even asking you to sponsor me for the marathon I am doing in aid of Dr.…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Anthony Gardner Jul 8, 2013.

How does/has the snow effected your business?
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With all this snow falling again and roads blocked, traffic jams all over and people ditching their cars to walk... has/will your business be effected and how?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Gee (Moderator) Feb 6, 2013.

The OBN has reached the 500 member mark!!!!
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That's to everyone for supporting this growing community and we hope that many of you have made useful contacts, friends, enjoyed the odd social, or Oldham mums in business, learned about new…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Yates (OBN Co-Founder) Aug 30, 2011.

Would you protect your business?
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I have a question, with these looters out and about in some of the major cities, hypothetically, if they arrived in Oldham... would you stand and try and protect your business? The Sikhs of Southall…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Crowley Aug 16, 2011.


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Company Name
Purple Giraffe Ltd
Current Position
Helping Small Businesses Online
Describe your business
Purple Giraffe Ltd was formed in 2010 with the sole purpose of helping small businesses get the most from the internet. We create professional small business websites, online communites and provide social media solutions.

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At 19:05 on May 25, 2013, Christine Marie Slack said…


Thanks for your comment.  Look forward to meeting some new colleagues In the Oldham area soon.


At 11:02 on May 8, 2013, Lindsey Whitaker said…
Thanks Thomas :)
At 15:52 on April 29, 2013, Debbie Edwards said…

How did you get on on Sunday?

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At 14:04 on April 24, 2013, Julie Crowley said…

Hey.  Hope things are good with you.  Long time, no see.

Is there no OBN social this month i.e. tomorrow evening?   Are they just morning ones and lunchtime now perhaps?   Or have I missed something?


At 10:02 on April 19, 2013, Christine Renshaw said…

How exciting! and we could provide a Laughter yoga demo at the party!

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