Sunday, 22 July 2012

Strategic Marketing Planning Made Simple - The 4P Business Thinking System

An effective strategic marketing planning framework is a must-have element for any small business that wants to become a big business "when it grows up". Unfortunately, many small business owners have as much interest in strategic marketing planning as a turkey has for thanksgiving. They avoid it.
Part of the reason why they avoid this very important process is because consultants and MBAs have conspired to make it a topic that only egg heads could love.
In working with my consulting clients, I

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3 Day Diet Plans - How To Transform Your Body In 3 Days

Can a 3 day diet plan yield substantial weight loss? People normally don't like to make long weight loss commitments. It indeed can and in the process will teach you how to incorporate new eating habits into your regular and random daily life. It also makes it easier for people to warm up to this lifestyle, even if it's just for a couple of days. For just a short amount of time those who have become accustomed to eating just how they usually do, can easily discover how and what foods will burn

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Saturday, 21 July 2012

Food Safety Legislation in the UK

Washing facilities
It is a legal requirement for all food businesses to have hand washing facilities. Hand washing facilities must be for hand washing only and have adequate access for staff to wash their hands. The hand wash sinks must have hot and cold running water, soap and drying facilities. It is also recommended, although not a legal requirement, to have separate food and equipment sinks with hot and cold running water.
UK food legislation includes:
The food safety act

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How to Recover From Over Eating During the Holidays

Did you eat too much during the holidays? Don't feel so bad, most of us eat too much every holiday season. Our clothes fit a little too snugly and we start feeling the guilt and disappointment of letting ourselves get out of control.
Our forefathers did not face the same problem because their diet for most of the year consisted mainly of fruits, vegetables, bread and occasionally a little meat. By living most of the year with such a diet they could afford to indulge in turkey, dressing with

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Thursday, 19 July 2012

A Classical View - Why Do People Commit Crimes?

A Classical View: Why Do People Commit Crimes?
People commit crimes because that is what they want to do. Criminal behavior is a matter of choices. Today, there are many excuses cloaked as reasons for criminal behavior. The misguided nature of these assertions has a serious impact upon crime control strategies. The classical approach to crime control strategies deals with direct intervention tactics. Law enforcement, within this rubric, takes an aggressive posture toward criminal acts. The

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Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Confusion With British TV on the Costa Blanca

Many UK ex pats and holiday makers in the Costa Blanca have for many years now been able to enjoy transmissions of both terrestrial TV and satellite TV to their TV sets either to their holiday home, or even main home.
These broadcasts have not been legal, in fact the TV signals are received using high-powered equipment and then re-transmitted to the Costa Blanca either on a subscription basis or sometimes for a one off fee. The fact that these companies do not have permission to broadcast these

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Paris, France - The Conciergerie

If the French Revolution is a period of history that fascinates you, then a trip to the Conciergerie is a must. This former palace became Paris' first prison, where thousands were jailed in the late 18th century, most of whom were executed by guillotine.
The building has a dramatic, if unpleasant past. Its most prominent resident was Queen Marie Antoinette, but it also held George Danton, a lawyer involved in the removal of the royal court from Versailles, the romantic poet Andre Chenier, in

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