Category Archives: Business

Gloomiest Day of the Year Needs Colour

Today is reputed to be the gloomiest day of the year or in the Netherlands they call it depression day.  So called as we are hit by Christmas bills, it feels like a long time since Christmas, we are fed … Continue reading

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5 Tips on How to make the most of LinkedIN

On Friday Bright Light Marketing http://www.brightlightmarketing.co.uk/ and Reiver Recruitment  http://www.reiverrecruitment.co.uk/ hosted a breakfast at Ettrickriverside to discuss how to get the most from Linking in.  The breakfast was the brain wave of Eileen from Reiver Recruitment who met me a couple of … Continue reading

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When the Going gets Tough the Tough get Going.

The news recently has started to put a more positive spin on the economic situation in the UK but this may be cold comfort to many businesses who feel they are holding on by the skin of their teeth.  Over … Continue reading

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JR or Bobby or #BBC Apprentice?

I confess I’ve been watching the new series of Dallas and worse than that I’ve actually really enjoyed it.  As soon as the music starts it takes me back to my childhood Wednesday nights the three of us (we never … Continue reading

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Do you seize opportunities or do you sit back and moan?

I wrote in February about the opportunities for butchers in the light of the #horsemeat scandal.  https://fionadranesblog.wordpress.com/2013/02/21/a-great-opportunity-for-butchers-and-local-retailers-horsemeatscandal/.  Since then the scandal seems to have grown and grown to the point that even kids are very aware that there are issues … Continue reading

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Final Episode #Alex Polizzi #Fixer – Walk Away

Finally got to watch the last in the series of the Fixer. I missed it last week and then assumed that it had taped and then found out it hadn’t!  My children of course told me to watch on the … Continue reading

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Alex Polizzi and the Fish and Chips Shop

This week’s episode of Alex Polizzi had her eating fish and chips.  Something that Alex Polizzi confessed she didn’t often do!  I suspect I was not alone in wishing I was joining her as I watched the programme.  But realistically great fish … Continue reading

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