Is Hiring an Event Planner the Right Choice for You?

When your business or organisation is planning an event – whether in the form of a conference, a brand marketing campaign or even a Christmas party – are you fully prepared for the amount of organisation required? Image Credit The Stress of Event Management According to Small Business Trends, working as an event coordinator was ranked as the fifth most stressful occupation in the US in 2014, just behind military personnel, firefighters and airline pilots. And that list assumes that the event coordinator is working full-time in the role –…

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Why cyber security measures must be practical… and not a knee-jerk response

There are some situations we face where it is right to be reactive rather than proactive, but your organisation’s cyber security isn’t one of them. Image Credit Cyber security is a real and present threat to all companies who have any kind of email and web infrastructure. There are lots of stories in the press about systems being hacked, money moved and client data compromised. However, making knee-jerk decisions in the short term can lead to problems further down the line. Even Bill Burr, the man behind the current complicated…

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Why do you need different web addresses and domain names?

You need to spend time researching your website name to make sure that it is memorable, unique and relevant to your business; be prepared to purchase more than one name and watch your marketing campaign reap the benefit. Isn’t one domain enough? Most new website owners tend to purchase one single domain name; however, they leave themselves open to competitors stealing their prospective customers. If you can afford to, it is well worth buying several domains to protect your brand from canny imposters. Consider the domain extension ‘.com’, which is…

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The Best Ways To Terminate Your Timeshare

Participating in a timeshare can be a great way to keep a vacation getaway ready and at hand, allowing you or your family to enjoy a luxurious stay that might otherwise be out of your price range. What happens when you no longer want or need access to your timeshare? A look at some of the best and more popular ways of getting out of your timeshare obligations might benefit those looking to consider other options for their vacation needs. Can I Get Out Of My Timeshare Without Paying Penalties?…

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Throw the Perfect BBQ with These Tips and Alternative Recipes

There’s nothing that says summer more than a BBQ. But if you’re tired of just serving burgers and sausages, why not try out some of these alternative ideas? Give Fish a Go For a lighter option, why not try fish instead of meat? Some varieties such as monkfish or tuna, which are meatier in texture, hold up well to the rigours of the BBQ. Monkfish is nice in a curry marinade, while tuna goes well with chilli and lime juice. You can cook them either as whole pieces or skewered…

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Why modern windows could put ice cream vans out of business

The familiar chime of the ice cream van is a sound that we all grew up with, but better-quality windows could be one of the reasons the ice cream man is a dying breed. Properties with modern windows benefit from better soundproofing and insulation, but this also means you can hear less from outside, including the ice cream van coming down the street. There are also other factors contributing to the decline of local ice cream sellers, such as EU emission rules, which mean that carbon-producing vehicles have been taken…

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Don’t Make These Camping Clangers

Camping is a bit like marmite, you either love it or you hate it. For those who love it, you can bet that when they were camping newbies, some mistakes were made. Camping requires a certain amount of preparation and having adequate equipment and supplies. When there are this many variables, mistakes can and do happen. Here are some to avoid for your next camping trip: The Tent The basic, most fundamental piece of equipment yet you’d be surprised how many people get this wrong. If you’re re-using a tent,…

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The future of clinical trials

A webinar held in the United States by Pharmaphorum, in collaboration with INC Research, looked into the future of clinical trials. Those who attended the webinar discussed ways of increasing the focus on patients and improving recruitment and retention rates of patients participating in the trials. Patient centricity Speakers at the webinar talked about putting patients at the forefront of clinical trials, rather than research professionals, who sometimes tend to forget about the welfare of patients in their search for new medical breakthroughs. According to an article in Pharma Times,…

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How to keep your sports club safe with DBS checks

There have recently been quite a few incidents and scandals in relation to child abuse in sport, which is why having DBS checks is a sensible way to ensure children are kept safe and everyone has peace of mind. The DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service), which was launched in 2012, replaced the CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check introduced by the Home Office in 2002. Any sports club will benefit from DBS checks to ensure the safety of participating children and vulnerable adults. The hiring process When running a sports club,…

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Garage types and their security needs

Although some of us still use garages to secure our cars, many contain much more. Now commonly used as storage for bicycles, ladders, DIY equipment, gardening tools, and camping equipment, this all equals a valuable haul for any thief. Detached garages Detached garages have a vehicle door and occasionally a pedestrian door. Garages overlooked from a street are usually more secure than garages at the back of a garden. A block of garages is problematic, especially if located out of sight from the owner’s dwelling. Attached garages A pedestrian door…

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