You have just started a new Consulting Business, you are brilliant at what you do, the only thing missing is the Client Meeting to close the business.
You need to market your business and get your expertise in-front of the key decision makes at your target business. The question is how can you get that initial Client Meeting.
How to get a Client Meeting Today
We all hate cold calling, but the only way to get the consulting contract and show off your considerable skills is to get in front of a client. You know that whenever you get in-front of the right person you win the business.
So how do you get past the receptionist and talk to the right person?
You probably already have the means to get that Client Meeting, you just don’t realise it yet.
Consulting Income provides a set of Free Videos that shows you how to get in front of the right people without the need to go through the pain of cold calling.
Get a Client Meeting with a local CEO
Is there a business locally that you know would benefit from your expertise?
You know the business so how do you get that Client Meeting with the CEO of the business that is going to land you the Consulting Contract that you want with your target business?
The answer to your Client Meeting dilemma is lies within the Free set of instructions available on Consulting Income.
How do I get the Client Meeting?
In the videos Raglan Tribe, a highly successful UK consultant, will explain how he used the techniques to obtain client meetings which ultimately earned him Millions of Pounds of consulting contracts.
If you want to take your consulting business to the next level I highly recommend these Free videos and the techniques to get a new Client Meeting today.
Do you need to Convert PDF to Word?
Most of us have Adobe PDF documents that we occasionally need to update or edit. If you don’t have the origional documents there are ways round it just Convert PDF to Word.
Options to Convert PDF to Word
- Install an application on your PC
- Use an on-line service to Convert PDF to Word
Convert PDF to Word – Free Service
Convert PDF to Word – Installed Application
Even if you have no interest in Virtualisation or Cloud Technology take a look at the video. It shows that Microsoft have a sense of humour when trying to get across their message around the cloud.
If you know nothing about Cloud Computing this is a great, tongue in cheek, introduction to the topic. Find out all about Tad and VM Limited.
Its a great video and congratulations must go to the Microsoft Marketing department. You can find out more about the Microsoft Cloud and Virtualisation strategy by going to the Microsoft Website.
What Website Information is required for UK companies?
If your business is a private or public limited company or a Limited Liability Partnership, the Companies Act 1985 requires that the following website information is displayed in legible characters:
- Your company registration number
- Your place of registration (e.g. Scotland or England & Wales)
- Your registered office address
Failure to comply with these requirements puts your company at risk of a fine. These duties were clarified on 1 January 2007, as a result of an amendment that was made to the Companies Act to comply with a European Directive.
If you sell from your website and charge VAT you also need to display your VAT Registration number on your website. Typically the VAT Number is displayed along with the contact information and on any invoice.
Where do I need to include the Website Information?
The legislation does not state where on your website the information needs to be displayed, just that it must be ‘…. displayed in legible characters.’
Some sites include the required Website Information in the footer of every page, others will display it in the About or Contact Us sections of the site. The choice of location is up to you, its just needs to be easy for visitors to find the required Website Information.
What should I do if the Website Information is missing?
If the website is a personal Blog and isn’t run by a company there is no requirement for the owner to provide any contact Website Information on the site.
If however you are buying direct from a website you want to be sure that you know who you are dealing with and that they are happy to provide contact details. For UK companies you can always go to the Companies House website and check the Company Registration Number, provided as part of the Website Information, matches the company name and registered office address.
You should now know what the UK legal requirements are for Website Information and how to check it.
Create your own personal email signature
To help you generate your own personalised email signature for Outlook, or any other email client, we have put together a simple email form. The form will take the details that you provide and then generate four different email signature styles for you to try in your Outlook signature.
The signatures include the legally required information in the UK to comply with the Companies Act and ensure that your email signature is legally compliant. You can review the current UK legal requirements for email signatures in the attached post.
Simply provide the details requested below and we will email you a set of personalised email signatures for you to use. Complete the form below and we will email you a completed email signature.
Once you receive the emailed signatures just follow the instructions outlines in the article adding an email signature in outlook and you will be able to start using them straight away.
email signature generator
You will receive your personalised email signature very soon, they will be sent to the email address that you give in the form above. If the email doesn’t appear in a few minutes check that the email hasn’t been caught in your Spam, or Junk Mail, Filter.
Don’t see the email signature that you are looking for?
If you would like a different format of email signature, or want other information added let us know though the comments form below and we will look to add it as another format for everyone.
If you like the email signature generator I suggest that you also download our complete Business email check list
What do I need to update for the VAT Rate Change?
Apart from the obvious thing of making sure that your VAT rate is correct in your accounting package, changing from 17.5% to 20% as from 4th January 2010. There are several other items that you will need to check and may need to update. These might include items like:
- Quote Generation Software
- Packages like QuoteWerks
- Template documents
- Quote Templates – Make sure the wording matches the calculations
- Proposal Templates
- Terms and Conditions, if you have quoted VAT Rates in these.
- Prices on your website
- Email Auto-Responders
- Datasheets and Flyers
Where you need to update the VAT Rate Change
VAT Rate Change and Invoices
Make sure that your accounts package has been updated to have a VAT rate of 20%.
VAT Rate Change and Quotes
Whatever software you use to create quotes needs to have the calculations updated to use 20%, rather than 17.5%. You also need to make sure that this is done for all of the profiles that exist so that all of your sales people are usingh the correct VAT rates.
Check the templates that your use for quotes, even though the actual calculation may be correct you also need to make sure that any wording on the template also states that VAT is 20%
VAT Rate Change and Terms & Conditions
Hopefully your T’s & C’s don’t actually have VAT or Tax rates in them, they should just have wording similar to:-
VAT will be charged at the prevailing rate
But if you are not sure you should check your Terms and Conditions to see if they need updating.
VAT Rate Change and your Website
If your Website has prices on it, even if its not an e-commerce site, then you need to make sure that the prices and graphics have been updated to reflect the VAT rate changes.
If you run an e-commerce site make sure that you have also updated the VAT rates within your e-commerce platform.
VAT Rate Change and Datasheets & Pricelists
If you issue datasheets with prices on or you issue price lists to your Partners then you need to make sure that these have been updated and re-issued to your Partners.
The final thing that you need to check is that any invoices that you receive, at least for the next couple of weeks, have the correct VAT Rate Change on them.
What is Outlook Anywhere?
Outlook Anywhere, also known as Outlook over http, allows you to connect to your Exchange Server when you are out of the office, without the need for a VPN. It is especially useful with using a laptop on the road, or if you regularly work from home.
Outlook Anywhere allows you to bring the Office to you, when you can’t get into the office. Keeping your business running in a safe, secure and timely manner.
How to Configure Outlook 2010 for Outlook Anywhere
To configure Microsoft Outlook to use the Outlook Anywhere facility just follow the instructions below.
Outlook File Menu
When you are logged into Outlook 2010 go to the File Menu and select the Info option, see left.
From here select the Account Settings Option
When you click on Account Settings the Drop Down menu below will be displayed.
Select the top option for Account Settings
Double click on the
Microsoft Exchange item the Change Account details, below, will be displayed.
Make sure that
Use Cached Exchange Mode
has been selected, otherwise Outlook will be very slow when online and you will not be able to review emails when you are off-line.
Click on the More Settings… Button to get to the next Screen.
When the dialogue box appears it will default to the General tab, see left.
You shouldn’t need to change anything in here.
In the Advanced Tab make sure that
Use Cached Exchange Mode
Ensure that the check box for data encryption has been checked. This will help to ensure that your data is kept secure.
Select the Outlook Anywhere box and then click on the Exchange Proxy Settings button.
The dialogue box below will be displayed, detailing the proxy options.
Exchange Proxy Settings
Enter the URL of your mail server name. Typically this will be something like
Select Only connect to proxy servers that have this principal name in their certificate. And enter:
Then press OK
Using Outlook Anywhere
Once this has been done you should be able to connect to your Exchange Server using Outlook without the need for a VPN. You will be prompted for your windows login credentials when Outlook goes to connect to your Exchange Server. Other than that you should be able to use Outlook Anywhere in exactly the same way that you use Outlook in the office, you will still get all of your email signatures and have full access to your Calendar and Contacts.
Now you know how to Configure Outlook Anywhere.