March 2012 Blog Posts (16)

So you think petrol is expensive! The average cost of printer ink per gallon is £3,500!

Some simple things can help ensure that you are not spending more then you need to:

  • it's important that printer ink and toner isn't wasted so make sure that the cartridge is completely empty before you replace it - take it out and give it a shake!  Don't just automatically replace it because the printer says so!
  • set printing preferences to print in black rather than in colour
  • always run a spelling and grammar check to correct any mistakes you might have made.…
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Added by Jon Wellings on March 30, 2012 at 8:58pm — 1 Comment

Its our Birthday tomorrow…….

Wellbeing Service developments

Hello, its been a while since I was last on this versatile site. And it just coming up to the wellbeing service’s first anniversary, an amalgamation of seven different services with personal development and growth for its clients and service users at the fore of its mission statement.

An interesting development for the service is the instalment of a new high spec document shredder, our aim is to develop this area of the service to become self…

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Added by Gary Baynham on March 30, 2012 at 4:42pm — 3 Comments

Women on Technology

As a woman working within the consumer electronics field I thought it would be a good idea to get a womans perspective on all things electronic, have a look at my blog and any feedback would be greatly recieved:

http://womanontechnology.com/

thanks…

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Added by Emma Nisbet on March 28, 2012 at 9:58am — No Comments

What is the simplest, least disruptive and most cost effective measure you can take to reduce your energy bills?

 

The quality and performance of LED replacement lamps has come a long way in the last few years. Their hugely improved light quality and low energy consumption means that businesses can save up to 80% on their energy bills by installing LED lamps in place of their existing halogen or incandescent bulbs.

ENERGY SAVING - In the face of ever-increasing energy costs, organisations are searching for ways to save energy. Increasing insulation, upgrading boilers and…

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Added by Jon Wellings on March 27, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Many Thanks

Hi Everyone

Sorry its taken me a few days to reply to all the messages, but running a Taxi company weekends are a touch hectic, which is good rather than bad.

Many thanks for all the warm welcomes from everyone on OBN, I and my three business partners run Pennine Private Hire based in Delph we are currently only a small concern Seven cars and a Minibus covering the Saddleworth and Mossley areas but ever expanding.

Also my wife owns and runs Saddleworth Maids domestic…

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Added by Duncan Hutchinson on March 25, 2012 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Business Networking Event 1st May and 28th May 2012

Added by M Ahmed on March 23, 2012 at 8:28pm — No Comments

Stall holders and Sponsors - Call

Still time for stall holder applications and sponsors for the Saddleworth Vintage and Handmade Fair / Festival happening in Uppermill the Weekend of 3rd June ( Bank holiday/Queen's Jubilee Weekend) Ideal opportunity for promotion.Saddleworth Vintage and Handmade Fair

Added by Judith Gidney on March 15, 2012 at 10:45am — No Comments

OUR DOGGY DAYCARE FINALLY HAS PLANNING PERMISSION

Hi all,

Just to let everone know we have received confirmation that we finally have our planning application through, this means we can get into the unit do any work/decorating needed, and get open

 

FIANLLY

We have organised an open day event to show people around and would be glad if anyone and everyone could spread the word,

open day is Sat 12th MAY at the end of national pet week

10am to 4pm

we have invited some other dog related…

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Added by DIANE GROGAN on March 14, 2012 at 11:17am — 2 Comments

Tax Refund For Smartphones. Act now

For Info:

HMRC recently revised their definition of mobile phones. Previously classed as a benefit in kind (since 2007), the change means that employees and employers may be entitled to refunds of tax or NIC for smartphones.

The changes are limited to smartphones and do not apply to devices such as iPads, tablets or PCs.

Although strict conditions must be met, I would urge anyone – individuals or companies – who has a 'smartphone' to act now.  Contact your employer, tax…

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Added by Jon Wellings on March 13, 2012 at 8:54pm — No Comments

work experience placement in graphic design, media or IT wanted !

We have a qualified IT professional seeking work experience to enhance her career prospects. Any companies that might be able to offer a placement in return for an excellent candidate email me on employability@oldham.gov.uk 

Added by Jonathan Phillips on March 13, 2012 at 1:22pm — 1 Comment

99 members

Well that's 99 members of my Yellowtom group. When will it be 100.

I know, a FREE full page feature to the next local business who joins my group.

Is that too generous? 

Added by Andy Hall (Moderator) on March 12, 2012 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Saddleworth Vintage Jubilee Festival

Plans for the vintage festival are coming along very nicely and I can now announce that the event will have backing from Oldham Council, although the details are yet to be worked out. Work is underway on publicity materials and the number of events taking place during the weekend is growing.

For those who have missed it so far, the festival will take place across Saddleworth during the Jubilee bank holiday weekend. It is the first weekend in June, which also happens to be Whit…

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Added by Lisa Gee (Moderator) on March 9, 2012 at 1:07pm — No Comments

hav you been QR its the future.

get your product taged for the future. Yesterday has gone but today was yesterday’s future. Keep up with the Tec of tomorrow. The two free programs that follow's will help you and keep you one step in front of your competitors. 1). http://www.qurify.com/en/  this program will create the code. 2). http://www.bctester.de/ this one reads the QR image. …

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Added by Frank Rowley on March 7, 2012 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Getting a Bespoke Sign For Your Business

Your sign says a lot more about your business than most people think. Not only does it help the customer locate your building, but it should also create a credible brand image. A good sign should be eye-catching, but not too busy. Too much text, or using lettering that is too small, makes a sign hard to read and ineffective. A sign should be bold and stand out enough…

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Added by Chris Gledhill on March 6, 2012 at 10:33pm — No Comments

Oldham Enterprise Club

Session date 05/03/2012

Todays meeting was very productive for all members involved, they seemed very satisfied at the end of the meeting and some good networking seemed to be taking place. Today's meeting included a presentation from two young students from the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy (Luke Astill and Sherdil Babar), who covered feasibilties for a starting business or going self employment. We also had a very useful talk from Christine Curry from the HMRC on business…

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Added by Jonathan Phillips on March 5, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

BE A SMART DRIVER -REDUCE FUEL COSTS FOR LIFE.

UK fuel prices set to break record

UK fuel prices have surged again. The average price of petrol is likely to pass 137.4p today - it has risen 1.25p a litre this week - while the average price of UK diesel has hit 144.6p a litre, despite a drop in oil prices yesterday.

Why pay this horrendous price...why not pay £1.22 a litre (or £5.50 a…

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Added by Paul Moorcroft on March 2, 2012 at 10:52pm — 2 Comments

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