How To Get New Clients On Board

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Get New Clients On Board

How To Get New Clients On Board

Developing relationships with new clients is one thing but keeping them can be a whole other ball game. When you gain new business you need to do a certain amount of upkeep to maintain the relationship and keep the lines of business open for future client recommendations as well as more business with said client. To that end, companies now need to ‘woo’ their clients old and new so that the relationship and communications do not stagnate and die off.

Most companies have certain things that are unique to them that they do to keep clients interested and this ranges from fruit baskets to cigars to dinner on a waterfront yacht for that extra blast of pizzazz. Ideally as a company, there would be yearly outings as well as a monthly/quarterly ‘touch base’ exercise with clients on a rotation so that there is never any confusion about loyalty and interest. This keeps clients happy and feeling appreciated in the business and then they in turn trust that they can make the correct recommendations for future information.

There are some ideas here to woo, or continue to woo, new clients and hopefully these can inspire for new ideas!

  • If you’re looking for a fantastically posh idea for a business hobnob day out, shooting is right up there. An exhilarating day out without necessarily needing a huge budget as shooting doesn’t have to be expensive. Of course, if you have a bigger budget chucking in a castle or stately home sleepover with a Michelin star restaurant attached won’t hurt your cause. You don’t have to know how to shoot either, as you can be taught no matter your skill level.
  • You may not be the type of business who can take clients to a festival of some sort, whether music or food, but if you are a little more laid back then taking a group of clients to a days festival is an excellent idea for a fun day. The benefit here is not being cooped up in a room with everyone but being more free and allowing yourselves to relax in each other’s company. Food festivals especially are huge for corporate mingling as tasting high quality food together and being able to do business over a glass of bubbly or some dinner are definitely a big plus!
  • An old favourite for doing business but doing it over a round on the green is an excellent way to talk and discuss deals. Most gentlemen who play golf tend to also use it as a way to discuss new purchases like clubs and a new Electric trolley for sale. A strong golf game and a good chat are business builders and excellent mingling tools.
  • Learning to play polo as a team is an adrenaline-charged way to build a great relationship. Imagine the banter at the meetings after the day you would have playing polo and learning to play together! You’d be raving for weeks at the team building and competitiveness of the sport and allowing your clients to win wouldn’t hurt at all.
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Choosing The Best Wedding Transport

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Choosing The Best Wedding Transport

Choosing The Best Wedding Transport

Your wedding day is possibly one of the most luxurious days of your life. Even if you have a wedding on a budget, it’ll still be a luxurious day and you should make every effort to have luxury transport!

Your hire of wedding car in London should be elegant and make your photos impressive: a memorable day requires a memorable car. Choosing your transportation begins with an assessment of who you have to take with you, and the size of your bridal party plays a big part. If it’s just you and two bridesmaids, a fleet of slick luxury cars London will get you there in style — the bride’s parents can ride in a separate car. But if you’ve got a crowd, consider a trendy stretch SUV or Hummer that up to 22 people can pile into. Try to save a seat for the photographer: Candid, wide-angle, or paparazzi-style shots are a surprising favourite. Afterwards, make sure you remember you’ll need to transport the two of you and groomsmen as well. Some couples opt for a car for just them and car or cars for everyone else. The choice is yours. If the reception is within walking distance from the ceremony, you can hire a choir, musician, or, say, mariachi band to serenade you.

Since limos are the most common choice, we thought nitty-gritty tips would help ensure your stretch goes smoothly. Ask for recommendations from recently married friends, the caterer, hotel concierge, or reception hall manager.

  • Play the Blushing Bride. Ask about wedding packages. Some places will offer you complimentary champagne or upgrades just for asking; others will include a discount if you book for the bachelorette and bachelor parties too.
  • Time It Right. Most limos have to be hired for a three- or four-hour minimum. If your travel plans consist of one 15-minute trip to the church, you might want to go for a less expensive option, like a Lincoln Town Car, which is still technically a limo. If there are several legs to the trip, renting the car for the night may make more sense.
  • Book Early. Reserve your car at least six months in advance—or more like nine if your wedding is in April, May, or June, which is prom season. Comparison shop to get a decent deal as prices (and quality) can vary wildly. (Hint: Limos that aren’t white often cost less.)
  • Check the Fine Print. Read the contract word-for-word and ask for a statement detailing the costs of the deposit and balance due. Make sure the following is in writing: the date, hours, and pickup locations; amenities; the driver’s name and attire; the make, model, and color of the car; plus cancellation and refund policies.
  • Save Up Front. Place the smallest possible deposit on the bill—20 to 25 percent—to minimize your loss if the service winds up being less than great. Plan on tipping 15 to 20 percent, but check the contract to find out if gratuity is already included.
  • Drop in on the Car. Make the final reservation in person, not over the phone. That way you can inspect the cars and ask which one you’ll be getting. Most places won’t guarantee a specific car, but you can get an idea of the fleet.
  • Meet Your Chauffeur. Have a conversation with your driver ahead of time. Make sure he knows not just where you’re going but how to get there. Let him know if you have a special request or heads-up (you’ll be bringing sparklers back into the car after the ceremony, for instance).
  • Assign a Type-A. Designate a bridesmaid to call the driver 20 to 30 minutes ahead of time to make sure your ride is coming on time.
  • Prepare to Pester. Be sure to get an after-hours phone number of someone at the limo company in case any emergencies come up.
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All Things Bright and Beautiful: Your Wedding Dress.

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on All Things Bright and Beautiful: Your Wedding Dress.

All Things Bright and Beautiful: Your Wedding Dress.

You’re going to the chapel and you’re going to get married! Congratulations on your impending nuptials! As a girl I’m sure you dreamed of this moment and even more importantly, the wedding dress you are going to wear. Every little girl daydreams and moons over large princess dresses a la Cinderella but the reality as an adult is different – well, mostly!

Wedding Dresses & Bridal Shops Glasgow and across the United Kingdom are looked upon with actual reverence by most women and they are full of racks stuffed with the most precious, beautiful bridal gowns you could imagine. There are a lot of types of Affordable Wedding Dresses London out there ranging from a line to tapered fish tail. They come in many colours and lengths and you could have an absolute ball with your bridesmaids trying dresses on and sipping champagne. It’s an emotional occasion for your mum too so make sure you invite her along. Her seeing you in Wedding Dresses Glasgow is a moment she will remember for the rest of her life and being that she’s your mum, you’ll likely want her input anyhow.

Choosing the right style of wedding dress will really depend on a lot of factors. Your age, colouring, height and even weight can come into it. Every girl wants the dream princess dress but whatever that means for you, you want to look good. Your weight itself doesn’t matter (except to some brides it does) but realistically you want to choose a dress that will flatter your shape whatever that is. Wedding dresses come in so many different styles it can be really hard to choose but what looks good on the hanger needs to look good on you and when you find the right dress, you’ll know for sure.

Ensure that you have a good tailor to alter yours and your bridesmaid’s dresses. Obviously it would beneficial if no one got themselves pregnant between trying on dresses and the big day but sometimes these things happen and as long as you have a great tailor, then they can be on hand for alterations as time goes on. Choosing tea length dresses for a more fifties style of wedding can be a beautiful fit and you can even choose colours that aren’t ivory or white. A coloured dress is ever more popular as the years go on, with some people choosing to be wed in fancy dress which is actually less popular. There’s something so clean and beautiful in a white or ivory dress so if you are the traditional type, you’ll find different shops up and down the country will have your dream dress. Even the high street houses places like John Lewis and Debenhams and Marks and Spencers, which all carry elegant wedding dresses but without the custom made boutique price tag. You want to feel like a princess on your wedding day and we all know that the power to do that lies not with your future husband, but in the silk and layers of your wedding dress.

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The Best Wedding Transport Options In The Market

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Best Wedding Transport Options In The Market

The Best Wedding Transport Options In The Market

Consider shuttling everyone around in something with a little more personality. A limo isn’t your only option. You’re going to the chapel…but wait! How are you getting there? What about your maids—or your guests, for that matter? Will you choose a sleek silver Rolls-Royce, a pimped-out party bus or a bicycle built for two? Whether you want a unique getaway to express your style, or a fun way to give your bridal party and even your guests a lift too, there are lots of hot options for your London hire company for wedding cars.

For thrill-seeking couples looking for an edgier ride, two-seater sports cars are all the rage. From the Maserati GranSport to the Lamborghini Gallardo, these ultra-exotic London sport car hire will get you to the party in a flash and will have you speeding into the twilight at the end of the night. They often come in daring hues like red and yellow, so take your wedding colours into consideration when renting. If you’re going to be driving one of these yourself (rather than hiring a driver), make sure to check on all liability issues before jumping behind the wheel. Another thing not to forget about these stylish cars: You’ll probably need to rehearse your exit ahead of time—getting out of a lowrider gracefully requires some skill, especially in a dress.

If you’re celebrating by a lake or ocean, make a chic escape in a sleek speedboat or yacht while your guests wave you off from the shore.
Trend Alert: For a more casual affair, couples are having fun with their water-based getaways by rowing off together in charming canoes or even on paddleboards.

An antique car like a vintage Rolls-Royce is a glam way to get yourselves to the ceremony and reception—and it will create the perfect backdrop for classic black-and-white photo ops. Some hot models to consider renting: the Chrysler 300, Rolls-Royce Phantom, Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud or Bentley S2.
Trend Alert: Though a Rolls will always be in style, many couples are choosing antique cars with a little more character. Imagine the photos of you two riding off in a vintage VW Beetle, a brightly coloured VW van or even a weathered antique pickup truck.

If you’re not into the idea of being chauffeured into the sunset, ride away on a motorcycle, Vespa, golf cart or tandem bike. You’ll get frame-worthy photos and a wonderful memory to look back on. Just make sure you practice riding on your vehicle of choice in a dress and heels before your wedding day!

Experience the ultimate fairy-tale ending in a horse-drawn carriage. Buggies can fit between two and six passengers, so you can even bring your honour attendants along, or rent a few carriages to lead the entire wedding party on a royal-style procession.
Trend Alert: Pedicabs are emerging as a sort of metropolitan carriage — a playful getaway perfect for city couples who love the idea of a classic horse and buggy but prefer a more modern feel.

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New Car Finance Advice For Buyers

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on New Car Finance Advice For Buyers

New Car Finance Advice For Buyers

The options between buying outright or buying on finance are also weighed out by the considerations for insurance and running costs. After a house, a car is the most expensive and important purchase you would buy. Due to this, it’s very important to make sure you get yourself the best deal on your car finance options. It’s never a simple decision, buying a car. There are a lot of factors involved from what model to get, what make, what engine size, what transmission and whether you want it to be red, blue or polka dot pink. There are a lot of decisions involved but possibly the biggest decision you can make when it comes to your new car is how you plan to pay for it. In periods where interest rates are very low, it’s likely that any savings amounts you have in the bank won’t be earning you all that much interest. If you have enough savings to cover the costs of a new car, you shouldn’t wait to use them if you’re not earning interest anyway.

When you buy local used Honda car deals, you will always have the option to pay outright or pay in finance and this is across the board for all car purchases. Sometimes savings aren’t a possibility to dip into for the full amount for a car, but using some savings for a sizeable deposit is a smart idea as you can finance the rest for a relatively small amount of money. Another option for financing your new or used car is a personal loan. Obviously you need to think about this one as any money you borrow will go on your credit file and will affect further borrowing in the future if you do not keep up the payments on the loan. Make sure this isn’t secured against your home though, as if you for whatever reason run into financial difficulty you could lose your home. Not worth it over a car. You could choose to go for a HP agreement, which is a hire purchase agreement. It’s a form of buying a car on finance and is paid in monthly instalments, where payments are spread for up to a period of five years.

Usually a 10% deposit is required for hire purchase agreements and this is where savings can come into play if you have them! If not, gather a 10% deposit before you go to the show room and you can be ready and waiting for buying your car. One of the only cons of a hire purchase agreement is technically you do not own the car until you have made the final payment. If you don’t keep up with the repayments, you could also lose the car and all the money you’ve paid towards it.

Ultimately, buying a car is a very personal purchase and so is the method you choose to finance it. Obviously the best thing to do is buy outright where you can, but if you can’t, there’s lots of options out there!

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Questions to Always Ask When Buying a Boat

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Questions to Always Ask When Buying a Boat

Questions to Always Ask When Buying a Boat

There are a lot of boxes in life that people like to tick off. If you can box up your life prettily into categories there is rather a sense of achievement. You have the usual ones: marriage, children, home, car, job etc. But there are also the more luxurious boxes to tick such as buying a boat or going on a cruise. After buying a house and car buying a boat is likely to be the single biggest purchase you are likely to make. To avoid any very expensive mistakes, make sure you are very well prepared and ask questions that can help you to get the best deal possible on boats for sale in Southampton.

If you are a first time boat buyer, ask yourself what you are really going to be using the boat for. It’s so easy to get tangled in the excitement of buying a boat and exuding wealth to your friends and family it can be forgotten why you wanted one in the first place. Even for those who have previously owned a boat it’s possible to lose sight of what you are going to be using the boat for. Ask yourself whether you will be a weekend sailor who just wants to learn something and take some time to consider how you will be using your boat. Is this boat just going to be for you or is it going to be used by all the family? It does seem like such an obvious question to ask yourself and you’d be surprised how many people go into the boat buying process without a clear understanding of how they will spend their time on their new purchase.

Ask yourself if you can really afford not to use a marine surveyor. We can even answer this one for you. No. Unless you are making a really small purchase or buying a project boat then quite simply, the answer is a no. Spending the money using the services of a qualified surveyor at the very least gives you great peace of mind and in the most extreme case can actually end up saving your life. Well, your life savings at the very least! The inspection of any boat you want to buy should happen and should be detailed before you set foot on it in the water. You wouldn’t drive a car without checking the service and user history first and this is similar to that.

Hopefully you have employed a great surveyor but if you have there’s no harm in asking the question of why the boat is being sold in the first place. It can reveal a lot about the boat you hope to buy and if the seller is evasive about their why, or are practised in their answers, be wary about this. It’s useful to know the position the seller is in. if they have to sell before they buy a new boat then that piece of information can be so helpful in negotiating a better deal. Asking the seller how the boat has previously been used can also be very revealing and it can also open the conversation as to how the boat has been stored, whether it has been involved in any accidents and whether it has spent much time in the water. The owner of your new boat should be happy to answer any of your questions and help you understand whether you are getting a good deal on your boat.

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Tips For Exiting In Style From Your Wedding

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips For Exiting In Style From Your Wedding

Everyone’s seen it at one time or another: a car, sometimes a limousine, sometimes a classic roadster, sometimes an ordinary American four-door, cruising down the highway with the words “Just Married” scrawled across the back window, tin cans and old shoes dangling wildly behind, tied to the rear bumper. It’s the classic image of a wedding, a proclamation to anyone and everyone, a celebration of a new life embarked upon. Naturally, someone had to do the decorating, and it’s a little much to expect either the bride or groom, with so many other things to worry about, to track down the necessary materials and get busy. That’s what their wedding party is for.

Traditionally handled by the groomsmen, decorating the getaway car from http://www.ixrental.com  can be a chance to get creative and call upon those artistic talents not often used in everyday living. While scribbling “Just Married” on a window is a start, to really do your newlywed friends proud, bring some imagination along and go all out. Naturally, the specifics of what you can do will be dictated to some degree by the getaway car chosen by the bride and groom; most often a limousine is chosen, but perhaps Grandpa has a classic ’57 Thunderbird that could be used — nothing makes for a classier getaway than a classic. Certainly if a horse-drawn carriage is awaiting the happy couple, your options will be limited — you won’t want to do anything that might scare the horses away! But no matter what transport is used, there are lots of ways to have some fun.

Use soap or shaving cream to write “Just Married” along the back, either on a window or on the paint. But be careful as shaving cream might damage the paint, leaving a possibly hefty fine to whomever returns the car. It might be wiser to play it safe and use the window. Soap should be safe no matter where it’s used, but depending on the paint job, it might be harder to see on the paint (especially if it’s a white limo!).

Another traditional way of dressing up the getaway car is to tie old shoes to the back bumper. In times past, leather was believed to ward off evil spirits, and so old leather shoes were thought to keep the newlyweds safe. If shoes aren’t readily available, tie some tin cans to the bumper, or anything that will make some noise as they drive off: old utensils, wrenches or other seldom-used tools, or pots and pans. But be aware that some limousine and car rental companies discourage tying anything to the car; it wouldn’t be a bad idea to call http://www.ixrental.com from and clear your plans first.

One way to splash some colour into the proceedings is to tie some streamers to the antenna, the side-view mirrors, and the door handles. Use the colour scheme of the wedding, or just pick a rainbow of colours. Vary the lengths of the streamers to mix things up, or throw in some curling ribbons to add variety. Another way to add colour is to take some deep breaths and blow up some balloons. Tie the balloons to the outside, or fill up the inside of the car to bursting. Use regular round balloons, or maybe get some with irregular shapes. Nothing adds festivity to an occasion quite like rubber balloons, so don’t hold back — blow up as many as you can! But if they start to pop, you might draw some unwanted attention to your clandestine mission of car decoration, so be careful.

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