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Forum: Business 03-28-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,274
Posted By James Hale
Fair point - I certainly can't argue with your...

Fair point - I certainly can't argue with your own experiences, and I know you're far from the only person to have had that experience too!

I think there's certainly a case to argue a...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 03-28-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,259
Posted By James Hale
Just to throw in my 2 cents, I completely agree...

Just to throw in my 2 cents, I completely agree with everyone on the website front. We rebuilt ours a while ago, and have invested in SEO etc since then, and the difference it has made is measurable....
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By James Hale
You're spot on - it's business 101, know the...

You're spot on - it's business 101, know the service you offer inside out, and make sure you communicate this to you clients. Shocking to hear when even large companies fail to tick the most basic of...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-28-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,298
Views: 210,615
Posted By James Hale
We're based all the way over in the UK - Great to...

We're based all the way over in the UK - Great to meet some of our peers across the pond! :)
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 03-28-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,837
Views: 58,906
Posted By James Hale
Oh no this looks really interesting... Must -...

Oh no this looks really interesting... Must - resist - watching - entire - thing
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,757
Posted By James Hale
I dunno, I don't reckon that's stealing is it?...

I dunno, I don't reckon that's stealing is it? Like he might ethically have an issue with it, but ultimately, it's networking surely?

Yeah you may have met the plumber while he was working for...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,690
Posted By James Hale
A fair point haha, although I'd be wary of taking...

A fair point haha, although I'd be wary of taking such a confrontational route with it - always better to try and build bridges rather than burn them!
Forum: Vehicles 03-28-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,283
Posted By James Hale
Nice - it's a great finish, hope it generates you...

Nice - it's a great finish, hope it generates you plenty of new business :)
Forum: Business 03-28-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,274
Posted By James Hale
Couldn't agree more! Technology should never be...

Couldn't agree more! Technology should never be used at the expense of the customer or client, it should be used to make life easier for everyone - you're right, if any digital system ends up costing...
Forum: Business 03-27-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,274
Posted By James Hale
As a millennial, my position is this: 1....

As a millennial, my position is this:

1. Yep, their processes sound absolutely useless. Overly convoluted, and unnecessary.

2. This has nothing to do with them being millennials.

Just...
Forum: Business 03-27-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 637
Posted By James Hale
Tricky one - but I'd generally argue that...

Tricky one - but I'd generally argue that transparency is better, and it can sort the wheat from the chaff. We offer a free ballpark price calculator to use on our site (don't worry, not plugging,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,690
Posted By James Hale
Couldn't agree more - it's probably more of a...

Couldn't agree more - it's probably more of a risk to your reputation than any legal repercussions. Technically the onus is on him to seal deadlines into the contract - he should have made sure that...
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,757
Posted By James Hale
This. Exactly right, you've got no obligation to...

This. Exactly right, you've got no obligation to the client, they're paying for the work, not the individual subs. You wouldn't ask to meet everyone who works for/with a baker if you were ordering a...
Forum: Vehicles 03-27-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,283
Posted By James Hale
Looks great! Particularly considering you put it...

Looks great! Particularly considering you put it together yourself, it's a testament to the power of DIY - what kind of vinyl did you get it wrapped in?
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By James Hale
It's the plague of the digital age - while the...

It's the plague of the digital age - while the convenience is great, large businesses that operate online just don't feel the need to take the time to actually provide a good experience for their...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 03-27-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 981
Posted By James Hale
This thread has absolutely warmed my heart....

This thread has absolutely warmed my heart. Thanks everyone, needed a doggo injection today.
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 03-27-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 2,504
Views: 419,835
Posted By James Hale
Two Carpenters

A classic -

Two carpenters were working on a house. The one who was nailing down the timber would reach into his nail pouch, pull out a nail and either toss it over his shoulder or nail it in.
...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 03-27-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,762
Posted By James Hale
The question of SEO is an interesting one - you...

The question of SEO is an interesting one - you mentioned a 'new SEO site', but is there not the option of expanding/optimising your existing site? Sites can usually be optimised regardless of the...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 03-27-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By James Hale
This is a really good point - fleet livery...

This is a really good point - fleet livery companies provide this, and often when you see a van/truck branded with a company livery, the goods inside aren't theirs at all.

I definitely second...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 03-27-2019, 04:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,289
Posted By James Hale
Couldn't agree more - there's no need to go...

Couldn't agree more - there's no need to go 'whole hog' with an elaborate website, or write blogs every week and constantly update content (although this can lead to better visibility etc)!

What...
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2019, 04:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By James Hale
Yep, that sounds about right to me (or at least...

Yep, that sounds about right to me (or at least like potentially the right ballpark) - the figures can often be pretty scary upon first receiving them haha, but as others have said there are lots of...
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