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Nothing is more frustrating for homeowners who wish to build an extension on their property only to discover that their planning permission has been refused. There are many reasons why planning may not be granted and one of those is an appeal from one or more of your fellow residents. Dino Tomassetti has spent a career in this field and he knows only too well just how easy it is for a planning application to be rejected, and the frustration that this may cause. As much as we may be frustrated at our neighbors, there is often a good reason…

I was watching a fascinating webinar with the brilliant marketing guru Cash Myricks last week and he was discussing the current state of marketing and what digital marketing in particular holds for the future. This was something that I have been interested in all year and having watched the changing face of marketing it has been stunning to see how it has fluidly shifted in terms of the priority of ads and the message which is being sent out. You may not have recognized it but  digital marketing has changed drastically under these new conditions and here are just a…

With all you have done to nurture your small business, the last thing you want to see happen is you lose it all. Given that scary possibility, are you doing everything within your power? That is to keep your business upright and headed in the right direction. From finances to marketing and more, you can’t afford to take your foot off the pedal. Don’t Let Financial Miscues Cost You a Business In looking at how best to keep your business headed in the right direction, here are some helpful hints: 1. Be smart with finances – Your number one priority…

When your small business operates smoothly it increases productivity and reduces costs. Regardless of its size and years of existence, improving the operation will benefit your business. Embracing New Technology You may dismiss some of the latest technology due to the initial cost. However, these devices and programs can reduce manual labor and improve efficiency. For example, a parking enforcement device lets workers issue citations, monitor parking, collect revenue quickly, and reduce waste. Company issued iPhones keep employees and managers connected while away from the office. They also enable a better relationship with customers. Project management software lets you distribute…

Finding a job is stressful and tedious. You spend hours applying for jobs that best match your educational background, skills, and professional experience. After what seems like forever without a response, you’re starting to feel like this process will never end. When you’ve all but given up, you finally receive a call for an interview. While you should be excited about this opportunity, your anxiety starts to kick in.  The Pressure Is On Interviews are intimidating. The spotlight is on as prospective employers assess whether you’re a good fit for their organization. Everything from your appearance and professionalism to your…