Steve Dyson, Personal Finance Consultant

Steve Dyson of Independent Mortgage Matters explained the pro’s and cons of making making your assets work for you. He covered 3 areas – ‘2nd charge borrowing’, ‘Short term loans’, and ‘Later life lending’. The conclusion we drew is that a lot of knowledge, facts and thought need to go into each strategy before deciding […]

Three Health Reasons to go Fishing

At our February 12th meeting, Graham Gridland of West Sussex and Surrey Angling Academy, Community Fishing Teaching Centre of Excellence, gave an insight into the benefits that fishing has for health. Three quick reasons are: The exercise that happens, such as casting and reeling in. The way the brain benefits and recharges due to the […]

‘Responsible Travel’

Steve Finch of Travel Counsellors, and also one of the three organisers of Business Magnets, gave a great talk on a course he had just attended on responsible travel. This is travel that is good for the environment and for the local economy, and there a quite a few facts to think about before ‘just […]

Creating your work/life balance to suit you.

Robert Killington, our Fun VAT Man, started 2019 with great ideas on turning 2019 into the year that WE want it to be. Creating the work / life balance that suits us as individuals. The talk was full of ideas, very motivational and inspiring, as always from Robert, and led into a great discussion of […]

Business-Magnets welcome a new Networker – BiteProof Managed WordPress Hosting

Most people in business have a website, and there is a one in four chance it is build in WordPress. Keeping your key WordPress core files up-to-date, updating your themes and plugins, taking regular back-ups and storing them off site all takes a little knowledge and time. Each of these things is necessary if you […]

How “Not” to introduce yourself at a networking meeting

How NOT To Introduce Yourself from Bernard Marr

What’s new in WordPress 3.8

In this article we are going to take a look at the new features of the recently released version of WordPress 3.8. As a reference, this version was released on the 12th December 2013. At a first glance it seems that 3.8 is just an overhaul of the User Interface (UI) But in truth it […]

The Marketing Acronym AIDA Updated

We all remember the Acronym AIDA, use to describe a model for effective selling, A = Attention I = Interest D = Desire A = Action Well I would like to update that for 2013 with “AAAAAA” That’s 6 A’s now becoming known as the “A” cycle. The first A is Attraction; Getting people to […]

How to add text over an image in WordPress

This is how to add text over an image, or it could be said, How to put an image behind text. Either way its really simple, you just need a bit of HTML. Here is the code: <div style=”background-image:url(;background-repeat:no-repeat;height:365px;width:800px;margin-top:20px;”> <h1 style=”color:black;line-height:18px;padding:20px 10px 2px 20px;”>This is a Sample Headline</h1> <p style=”color:black;padding:2px 10px 10px 20px;”>This is sample […]

Writing a better “About Us” Page.

Your “About Me” page is probably one of your site’s most highly trafficked pages. It’s the one page that’s almost universal among blogs (and websites in general). Needless to say, your About page needs to make a great impression. Consider the following four tips that may help you improve what you’ve already got: Given that […]

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