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Englands Shameful Secret
Englands Shameful Secret

In 1974 the English government had received a secret study conducted by economics professor Gavin McCrone.

Nearly all that North Sea oil is Scottish, Professor McCrone wrote. The oil reserves were far bigger than most people realized, he said. An independent Scotland would become one of the most prosperous countries in the world, comparable to Switzerland or Norway, he wrote. Its coffers would overflow. The biggest problem the country might face would be dealing with its massive balance of payments surplus.

Meanwhile, of course, the big loser from independence would be England.

The English government suppressed the report. The McCrone Report was hushed up, and didn’t see the light of day until about ten years ago. We only know about it because the Scottish Nationalist Party, using freedom of information laws, forced the English government to reveal it. Read more

Author: Admin
Category: Information, News, Scottish Independence
Date: September 14, 2014
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How to use Social Media Networks to BOOST Business
Use social media to drive traffic to your website

Knowing how to capitalise on your brand’s social media presence is crucial.

Small business experts and entrepreneurs share their tips for turning ‘likes’ into profits.

Social media is transforming the way business is carried out. A recent study by the Internet Advertising Bureau UK found that nearly 80% of consumers would be more inclined to buy more often in the future because of a brand’s presence on social media.

For small firms wishing to boost business, knowing how to capitalise on this is crucial. Julia Bramble, founder of social media consultancy Bramble Buzz, says: “If businesses haven’t got the right (social media) presence then they’re really going to be missing out, because customers are expecting to find businesses and brands on there.” Read more

Author: Admin
Category: Information, Social Media Marketing
Date: September 13, 2014
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Eight Critical Social Networking Skills to Boost your Sales
Important Networking Skills

Growing revenue is critical to all organizations.

Yet finding new markets, new buying points, or new needs in existing clients is increasingly difficult. That is why organizations desperately need all employees, not just salespeople, to be able to effectively uncover new opportunities.

But it is not that easy.

  • A US engineering firm, thinking that a financial incentive would generate new business, began offering its consulting engineers a bonus for uncovering new business from the clients they service. However, after a year, of their 35 engineers, only three had found new business opportunities.
  • Research at the Stanford Shyness Institute suggests that almost 60 percent of young adults entering the business world have difficulty introducing themselves and engaging in conversations with potential prospects.
  • A study in Harvard Business Review shows that strategic networking skills will help organizations uncover and capitalize on new business opportunities.

Read more

Author: Admin
Category: Information, Social Media Marketing
Date: September 13, 2014
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How to boost your company’s reputation by using social networks
How to boost your company’s reputation by using Agents Wall social network

For many companies, the ability to strike the right tone on social networks is a key way for managers, marketing departments, and owners to reach customers and ensure that a great reputation isn’t a company’s best kept secret.

Many economists have speculated that the future economy will be based in large part on reputation: As the Internet gives clients the opportunity to find out how a company is regarded through an online search. In other words, the business world will be more “what you know” as opposed to “who you know”. The plus-side of such an economy, however, will be that small businesses will have an edge if they are highly regarded by colleagues and customers.

Social networking can be a tricky sea to navigate, and when companies make social gaffes on popular social media sites, the results can take a lot of time and effort to correct. Conversely, respectful behavior wins fans quickly.

Entrepreneur Jenny Q. Ta, CEO of Sqeeqee.com offers four ways that social networks can boost a company’s reputation. Read more

Author: Admin
Category: Information, Social Media Marketing
Date: September 12, 2014
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