I know it's a scary thought, but Christmas really is getting
close. And if you run a business that gets busier at Christmas time, you really
need to have your Christmas promotions and plans underway.
I currently have an article featured on the
front page of
Networking - it is all about Complementary Businesses
and their value. The owner of the site made some lovely
comments about it, too.
Our joint venture with Web Graphics By Email is going well. The
skills of both businesses complement each other well to offer a much broader
range of services to our clients. It is so much nicer to work with another
business than to worry about fighting competitors!
I hope you enjoy the two special deals listed in the newsletter -
my Christmas gift to my subscribers :)
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Don't over qualify
By Tash Hughes
There are a group of
words that have very precise meanings - these words
don't need any qualifying to make them strong, and in
fact it is grammatically wrong to attempt qualifying
For instance, the
word 'unique' means one of a kind so something is either
unique or it isn't - 'very unique', 'particularly
unique', 'most unique' and similar combinations are
Other words that are
commonly misused in this way are:
Electrocuted - the
word actually means to be killed by electricity, not
receive an electric shock.
Perfect - means
there can be no improvement; adding 'very' to it doesn't
serve any purpose.
Fatal - means
deadly. An accident is fatal or it isn't, it can't be
'very fatal' or 'really fatal'.
In most of these
examples, they can be qualified by using a word such as
'almost' or 'nearly'; the word unique, however, can't be
qualified at all.
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Christmas Gift Giving as
By Tash Hughes
Christmas. First images of the season
are happy ones; the spirit of Christmas is to give joy
to others and show our loved ones we care.
One of the best ways to show anyone
you care or appreciate their efforts is to acknowledge
them, and Christmas is a perfect opportunity to do so.
When planning gifts and mementoes
this year, donít forget that your business contacts need
acknowledging just as much as your personal ones. If it
wasnít for your customers, suppliers and staff, where
would your business be?
By acknowledging your clients in this
way, you are thanking them for their custom as well as
making them feel special, more than just a source of
income for you. The thoughtfulness of a Christmas card
or gift will give your client pleasant feelings towards
you that may well reward you in the future.
So, now youíve decided to acknowledge
your clients this Christmas, but how?
Ally Lamont of
Web Graphics By Email
Getting into the spirit of Christmas can
be quite simple but effective.
To brighten up your business website, you
don't need to change the colours or text. In fact, you
don't even have to add a Christmas message if you don't
The simplest way of giving a touch of
Christmas without detracting from your usual web look is
to add one or a few Christmas Web Graphics.
** In the spirit of Christmas giving, Web
Graphics By Email has made available a
range of free graphics
you may use to decorate your site with. Please respect
the copyright of these graphics, which remains with Ally
Lamont at all times. **
Tash Hughes of
Save Time Online
Whether it is a newspaper or a
magazine, if you read it regularly you may well be better
off subscribing to it.
What are the benefits of
subscribing? Are there any concerns to subscribing?
In most cases,
subscribers save money
by subscribing. For instance, subscribing to
for twelve months costs $48.00 compared to $53.70 for 12
Better Homes and Gardens
would cost you $68.40 for 12 issues but a subscription costs
$55.00 and includes 13 issues.
And there is usually no
delivery charge attached, so you pay less than the cover
price to have the magazine or paper delivered to your door.
Subscribers save time
as they donít need to go to a newsagent or supermarket to
collect their desired reading material. Although you may
visit the supermarket anyway, you wouldnít have to look for
the magazines and find the correct one. Nor worry about them
being out of stock.
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