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Improve Your Website’s Return on Investment June 13, 2008

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Backbone IT Group is offering a complimentary search marketing consultation in exchange for help with a research survey they are carrying out with Lancaster University’s Knowledge Business Centre.

The short online survey, which takes just 2 minutes to complete, is measuring awareness and attitudes towards a new field of online marketing.

All Chamber members who respond to the survey are entitled to claim a free website conversion summary carried out by a consultant from the Backbone IT Group internet marketing team. This will include advice on how they might increase the number of sales and enquiries the website generates.

Backbone IT Group is a leading provider of search engine optimisation, internet marketing and software development services with offices in the UK, US and China.

The data from the survey will be completely anonymous and form part of an industry study; the results of which will be published on the Backbone IT Group website and in industry forums.

Take the survey and claim your website analysis now.

Convert Absenteeism Into Profit – A Novel & Successful Cost Reduction Approach May 30, 2008

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Well managed staff time can make the difference between profit and loss.

But how? – By using a fantastic new product called PeoplePointLite (PPL). It tracks Time & Attendance, (reducing the cost of absenteeism) and manages an Attendance Register, holiday bookings (request, authorisation, conflict management), lateness and absenteeism analysis.

Visit www.peoplepointlite.com and sign up for a 30 day free trial.

PPL also includes a Staff Directory, staff hours monitoring (core time, flexitime, part-time, rotas) and time used on Projects – who’s working on what and how the budget is going.

PPL has more than halved (53%) the absenteeism cost for one organisation.

The usage cost is less than 10p per day per person, minimum £360 (+VAT) per annum for the entry level version.

10 top tips for reducing Absenteeism and increasing Profit

1. Track your people time using PeoplePointLite, so you know where they are and what they are doing, and that it’s adding real value to your business.

2. Let your people see their attendance record in PeoplePointLite, so they know how it really looks, the patterns are very revealing!

3. Analyse the timekeeping using PeoplePointLite to identify the real attendance and absenteeism issues, there’s a standard analysis tool for this.

4. Use Lateness Messages to alert you, set up for a specific person or group you need to manage, so you can act in the moment, with evidence.

5. Act to manage your situation, based upon real data, from PeoplePointLite. We reduced our absenteeism by an astonishing 53%, money that goes straight to the bottom line!

6. Manage booking of holidays and prevent absence conflict by using PeoplePointLite.

7. Manage your Projects using PeoplePointLite, by setting budgets and monitoring progress.

8. PeoplePointLite is your Staff Directory that simplifies HR management.

9. Keep your company Contacts Address Book in PeoplePointLite, always available.

10. Manage your visitors, track company assets and manage those key documents (great for remote workers) using PeoplePointLite.

See staff availability and productivity rise, meaning more time on the job.

PeoplePointLite from www.ConnectInternetSolutions.com

More information is on www.peoplepointlite.com

You can set up your 30 day free trial, look at a demonstration version with real data that you can edit to assess ease of use, and look at some short flash videos that tell you more about PeoplePointLite.

Your business can step up a gear by using PeoplePointLite.

50% Discount For Chamber Members From Il Palazzo May 30, 2008

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Il Palazzo – The serviced offices of distinction at No.7 Water Street, would like to invite you to sample Liverpool’s finest business address – and for the month of June you could experience a lot of style and grandeur for a lot less than you’d expect!

As a member of the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce we’re offering 50% off your first three months rent if you sign up within the month of June 08* (equating to a massive £7.5k saving for a 5 person VIP office!).

Clients of Il Palazzo enjoy the many benefits of being in such illustrious surroundings – not only the fabric of the fabulous Grade II listed site but also by being at the heart of Liverpool’s business district and commercial centre. But the real benefits are on the inside; within each air-conditioned office at Il Palazzo – be it a ground floor VIP office or one of our premium upper floor offices – clients enjoy a truly all-inclusive package that includes phone calls and broadband, furniture, business rates and utilities. Our VIP guests also enjoy access to their own executive lounge, concierge and valet parking and complimentary refreshments throughout the day.

If you’d like a no-obligation tour of the offices and facilities at Il Palazzo, please give Charlotte Murphy a call on 07825 846 278

*to qualify, you need to sign up by the end of June 08 and move in by the end of July 08.

Venture Portraits Bring Out The Real You! May 23, 2008

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At Venture, we don’t just do portraits, we bring out the real you, telling your family’s unique story through a collection of personal portrait images.

Whatever it is that makes you and your family who you are, a Venture New Generation Portrait will reveal it.

Have a look at our website for more details of the Experience
.

Simply Email your name, address and telephone details to promotionsliverpool@thisisventure.co.uk and the first 25 will be sent one of these valuable Experience pack

A Totally Fab Offer From LiveOne20! May 22, 2008

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LiveOne20, the loyalty smartcard if offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Sir Paul McCartney and friends live in concert at Anfield on Sunday 1 June.

It promises to be a night to remember, a highlight of Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture and LiveOne20 have a limited number of corporate packages available in the Centenary
Stand at Anfield.

This spectacular multi-artist concert celebrates the unique Liverpool sound and how it changed the face of popular music for ever. This is your chance to join 30,000 for this one night only spectacular event.

The Gold Package includes:

  • Champagne and canapés on arrival
  • 3 course dinner
  • Prime located seating in the Centenary Stand
  • Complimentary wines with dinner
  • Complimentary bar throughout the event
  • Official Concert Programmes
  • Hospitality hosted by Bluefinch
  • Satellite televisions in suites showing the performance

There is a 20% off Special Offer for Livesmart card holders, meaning all this can be yours for just £440 per person plus VAT, instead of £550.

Which all goes to show, you can’t buy me love, but you can buy a great night out with Macca! Eh? See what we did there?

To book your places please contact Duncan Stuart at duncan.s@fi nchltd.co.uk or call 0151 236 2134

This hospitality package is brought to you exclusively by Bluefinch Bespoke Events, Liverpool

Leadership Foundation Programme May 19, 2008

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This programme is very intense and delivers powerful leadership changes to individuals within the organisation who require a stepped increase in positive leadership outcomes.

Although this is the foundation level of the Academy’s management development programme, the term ‘foundation’ should not be confused with ‘basic’.

The Liverpool Chamber of Commerce is working in partnership with Holistic Academy to deliver this three day programme is designed for aspiring and new leaders, as well as those leaders who wish to take their skills to another level.

The programme is very intense and delivers powerful changes to individuals within the organisation who require a stepped increase in positive leadership outcomes.

Content:
By the end of the programme, you will be able to…

  • Prioritise the 12 roles of an effective leader
  • Run productive and efficient meetings
  • Effectively motivate staff
  • Influence others more effectively in a wide variety of situations
  • Describe 4 distinct leadership styles
  • Understand how to determine the appropriate development level of a person against a given task
  • Practise the use of 3 factors when being assertive
  • Construct a delegation plan
  • Use 3 ways to minimise the likelihood of conflict within your teams
  • Describe 9 factors that help or hinder teamwork

The course takes place from 3rd – 5th June and costs £700 + VAT

For more information please contact Alma Mayers or Sarah Abraham on 0151 227 1234.

Special Screenings Of The Beatles ‘All Together Now’ And ‘Comcert For George’ Films May 15, 2008

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Liverpool Culture Company has teamed up with The Beatles’ company Apple Corps and Cirque du Soleil to present the UK premiere of the documentary film ‘All Together Now’ on Friday May 30 at FACT in Liverpool.

‘All Together Now’ tells the story of the remarkable collaboration between The Beatles and Cirque du Soleil that resulted in the staging of LOVE, the spectacular show that is astonishing audiences in Las Vegas.

The film presents dozens of revealing incidents and encounters. Using archival material as well as intimate interviews with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison, musical directors Sir George Martin and Giles Martin, and the show director Dominic Champagne, this feature-length documentary is an intriguing glimpse of the artistic process from within the creative circle. ‘All Together Now’ directed by Adrian Wills at FACT, Wood Street, Liverpool – Friday May 30 at 6:15pm. The DVD will be released later in the year.

The following evening, also at FACT, Olivia Harrison and the Liverpool Culture Company stage a special tribute to George Harrison with a screening of ‘Concert For George’. This film captures rock music’s most celebrated musicians at The Royal Albert Hall in November 2002 paying tribute to one of their own. On a magical night, the first anniversary of George’s passing, the concert included stunning performances from Ravi Shankar and his daughter Anoushka, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Billy Preston, Joe Brown and many others. ‘Concert For George’ directed by David Leland at FACT, Wood Street, Liverpool – Saturday May 31 at 5:00pm.

Tickets will be on sale at the FACT Box Office on Wednesday 14 May, initially to FACT members (limited tickets) from 12.00pm until 6.30pm and then to all members of the public from 6.30pm. Drop in or call the Box Office on 0871 7042063.

FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR ICT PROJECTS May 12, 2008

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Merit is able to provide Merseyside based SMEs with the opportunity to take advantage of the Harnessing Digital Technologies Project (HDTP).

HDTP can provide Merseyside based SMEs with grants for eligible ICT project spend.

We are looking to identify SMEs within Merseyside who are ready to invest in digital technology solutions immediately.

Merit has already helped a range of Merseyside companies to gain a competitive advantage by funding the implementation of a variety of technological solutions.

 

Key Criteria

 

  • The initial stage of the grant application process is to complete our online application form (http://www.hdtp.co.uk/?page_id=14) or call 08700 663 994 to confirm your eligibility.
  • Grants are available for eligible ICT spend including software, training and some hardware costs.
  • We are looking to assist company’s who are spending £10,000 plus.
  • Your business must meet State Aid criteria (not had more than €100,000 grant funding in the previous 3 year period).
  • Companies must be ready to spend on ICT immediately.

 

Get involved today, visit www.hdpt.co.uk or call 08700 663 994

Seminar Summer Sale May 6, 2008

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Chamber Professional Development Programme

Buy One Get One Place Free on this rage of courses

Core Leadership Programme (3 Days)
Dates: 29th May, 10th & 20th June 2008 Price: £490

Introduction to Employment Law
Date: 26th May 2008  Price: £195

Golden Rules of Customer Care
Date: 29th June 2008 Price: £160

Developing Assertiveness  
Date: 17th & 25th June Price: £160

Successful PA
Date: 13th May 2008 Price: £160

Leadership for the Modern Manager
Date: 5th June 2008 Price: £160

Cold Canvassing for Appointments
Date: 15th May 2008  Price: £160

Buy One Get a Second Place Half Price on any of these courses

Leadership Foundation Programme (3days) 3rd, 4th & 5th June 2008    
Price: £700  Venue: Aintree Racecourse 

How to get more out of your staff? 26th June 2008      
Price: £199
Venue: Aintree Racecourse

NEBOSH        
11th to 15th August 2008   
26th August to 1st September 2008
Exam Date:
5th September 2008 Price: £1,395

If you wish to book on any of the courses please contact:
Alma.mayers@liverpoolchamber.org.uk  or 0151 244 1883
Sarah.abraham@liverpoolchamber.org.uk or 0151 227 1234 ext 2276

The Liverpool Sound – 1st June Anfield Stadium May 6, 2008

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A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Sir Paul McCartney and friends in concert.

It promises to be a night to remember, a highlight of Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture and there is now only a limited number of tickets and hospitality left available – the event is now fully sold out to the general public.

 

This unique multi-artist concert celebrates the unique Liverpool sound and how it changed the face of  popular music for ever. This is your last chance to join 30,000 for this one night only spectacular event.

 

The evening starts at 5.30pm and goes on until 10.30pm.

 

Last Remaining Packages….

 

Silver package from £250 per person, which includes:

·         3 course carvery dinner with complimentary wine

·         Prime located seating in centenary stand

·         Pay bar available all night

 

Gold package from £550 per person, which includes:

·         Champange and Canapes on arrival

·         3 course dinner with complimentary wine

·         Complimentary bar throughout the event

·         Prime located seating in centenary stand

·         Official concert programme

 

Boxes are also available – please call for details.

 

To book places or for further information please contact Duncan Stuart – Duncan.s@finchltd.co.uk

or Mayan Wright – mayan@finchltd.co.uk or call 0151 236 2134