Delivered to homes each month :: Issue No 19 :: March/April 2011
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The Largest Showroom in the areaVisit us today!!Tile Studio available
HUGE SHOWROOM AWAITS YOU!
Why not visit our showroomsto view the wide range of baths,whirlpool baths, showers and accessories that we have on display? We have a huge range of items that we can supply. Our showroom staff will be pleased to discuss all aspects of your installation and advise onyour choices
T: 01543 270 800 Walsall Road, Norton Canes, Cannock WS11 9NS
E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.nortonbathrooms.co.ukOpen 6 days a week
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07 Direct Bedrooms/Pieceword Puzzle
08 Halpin Plumbing/Premier Garage Doors/JV Digital Systems
09 Devlin Wholesale Carpets & Flooring
10 Colouring Page
12/13 Kingstanding Cash Centre
14 Business Opportunity Events
15 AP Designs
16 Squire Automotive
17 QR Codes
18 The Small Room (uk) Ltd/A.S.G Electrical Solutions
19 New Trend Bathrooms/Codeword
20 Sutton Road Tyre/ Out and About/UPVC Installations/Aldridge Windows
21 Go Cruise/Codeword
22 Internet Safety/SDS Painting Specialists Ltd
23 Suddz Bathrooms
24 Adam Askey Roofing
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Welcome to the March/April issue of Out & About Sutton.
Welcome to the March/April issue, well its been very busy for the Out and About team. We have some great
editorials for those readers who may be looking at starting up in Business. We have some great
Business networking events coming shortly please register for your space today by email to
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will look forward to meeting you there!!!
We have some great features coming in the future issues, we are now recruiting staff too!! Email Peter at
the above address with Jobs in the subject. (Distribution, Sales and Project Management roles going.
Forward you CV Today.
Do you have a local business that you believe should be in the guide?? Get in touch with Clare@outand-
We are always looking for local stories, so please forward your stories to email@example.com
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Conservatories Porches Sofits Facias
Free flat screen TV on all conservatory bookings**on orders above 4,950
Call Nigel today for your free quotation
General Building Flooring
Replacement of broken units
Repairs to windows and doorsillustration purposes only,
subject to avaliablity
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M: 07813 293140www.markcassidyplastering.co.uk
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Aluminium Ladder+ 100sq ft Boarding289.00 supplied& fittedl Bespoke loft conversions& bathrooms supplied &fitted
l Free quotes &Friendly Service
l Veluxe Windows
l Trap Alterations
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25 years experience in creating
Call today to have a free obligation computergenerated quote and see how we can createyour dream room.
Unit 28, Longford Industrial Estate, Longford RoadBridgtown, Cannock, Staffs WS11 0DGE: email@example.com www.direct-bedrooms.co.uk
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FREE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY EVENTSIN SUTTON COLDFIELD
Would you like an opportunity to SACK THE BOSS??Britain has the world's largest internet economy, worth 100bn a year, with internet revenue making up7.2% of gross domestic product (GDP), according to a study by Google.
The study, commissioned by Google, revealed that the majority of the 100bn contribution is being driven by small and medium sized enterprises alongside larger businesses, across all industries in the UK.
For every 1 spent online to import goods, 2.80 is exported helping to make Britain the world'sleading nation for e-commerce.
The internet is pervasive in the UK economy today, more so than in most advanced countriesFurthermore, a quarter of a million workers are employed by internet companies, with small businessesthat have a strong online presence likely to report almost four times more growth than those that don't.
The report says that 250,000 people are employed by e-commerce companies in the UK, and Britainranks sixth among the world's major economies in terms of an 'e-intensity index' - a measure of thereach and depth of the internet. That put the country above the likes of Germany, the US and France,but lagging behind Japan, South Korea, the Netherlands and Denmark.
73% of UK households have an internet connection and 62% of all adults - 31 million - bought goods orservices online in the past year.
"The internet is pervasive in the UK economy today, more so than in most advanced countries," saidPaul Zwillenberg, partner with BCG in London.
Out and About magazines are offering would be internet start ups a free seminar on a greatopportunity with a great new application that people install on their computers, and when you use theapp, it simply saves you money.
BOOK YOUR SEAT FOR THIS MONDAY EVENTon 07946 026060
We hold a free event, this Monday in Sutton Coldfield, to BOOK YOURFREE SPACE, CALL PETE TODAY ON 07946 026060
At the event, you will be shown lots of interesting information that will allowyou to earn money and save money at the same time
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During this economic downturn you need
to stay one step ahead of your competitors.
So Call us now for a FREE consulation and
let us provide you with some fresh ideas for
2011. What have you got to loose?
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Grow your business in 2011 with us! Be noticed and get people to contact you.
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Welcome to the world of QR, (Quick Response) codes.
QR-Codes first hit mainstream when they wereinitially used for tracking parts by vehicle manufacturers. After a while, companies beganto see the scope for where QR-Codes could beused elsewhere within the world. The most
commercial use for QR-Codes is in the telecommunications industry where themobile phone seems to be the biggest driver of their popularity
QR-Code in Newspaper
With the technology of mobile phones constantly expanding, especially within mobile internet, QR-Codes seemed the perfect solution to quickly and efficient-ly bring mobile phone users onto the mobile web. QR-Codes can be used tostore all kids of data including such data such as a URL (Universal ResourceLocator) or as most people know them; web addresses. This then allowed offline publications such as:
l Magazines l Papers l Business Cards l Buses l Signs l T-shirts
Or basically any medium that can accept the print of a QR-Code to advertisetheir online product which would then direct the user to the medium.
How They Work?
Take a mobile phone such as the iPhone; nearly ever mobile phone has a digital camera in todays world. The camera, along with decoding software canbe used to capture a picture of the QR-Code of which the QR-Code softwaredecoder and then transform the data held with the QR-Code to a meaningfulaction for the mobile phone:
l Connect to a web address l Download a MP3 l Dial a telephone number l Prompt your email client with a sender address
This can all be done within a matter of milliseconds making the transformationfrom a users mobile phones browser to the mobile web instantaneous.
Have a look at Out and About's QR CODE AND TRY IT TODAY??
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CALL 0845 303 9414
What are these strange codes??
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All your electrical requirements from a local established family business with 40 years experience.
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The smallest room does nothave to cost the earth!!
Small room, BIG Solutions!!
l 5 year guaranteeon all workmanship
l All plumbing, tiling and plastering
l Carpentry/ Electrics/Wetrooms/ Karndean Flooring
l City and Guilds Certified
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Call Nick Orgill on01543 303085 or 07825 334078Specialist in bathroom design and installationFree Quotes and advice
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A well-maintained roofline is important in protecting your houseagainst the elements & making sure your roof doesn't leak. Your fascias, soffits and guttering say a lot about your property and with ourproducts you can rest assured that you will never have to face the ladders again to re-paint or repair either fascia or soffit and yourhome will look distinctly smart!Our maintenance-free PVC-U range comes in numerous styles &colours we have something to suit everyone.
Aldridge Windows have been a family run business since 1987Covering Cannock, Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth, Burntwood, Streetlyand surrounding areas.
Run and managed by Colin Smith a local tradesman who takes allcalls, undertakes the estimating and fits the work himself with a teamof trusted tradepeople, making him a person who takes personal service very seriously.
l All Work Fully Guaranteed
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Everybody knows that the internet isn't the safest of places,so the types of people that your children are in danger of mixing with, and the undesired information that they haveaccess to, shouldn't come as a surprise.
So how can you help to ensure your child's safety?
EXPLAIN THE BASICSPersonal information should always be kept that way, so makesure your child understands that they must never give this outto anybody they do not know over the internet. The minimalistof information, such as gender and age, could easily be usedagainst them.
SET BOUNDARIES:Ask them to show you what websites and information theyare accessing, and make sure they understand what youwould consider to be inappropriate. If necessary, you could alsoinstall parental control software, which allows you to filter websites.
CHECK WHO THEY ARE CONTACTING:Make sure your child only talks to their friends who havedirectly given their email/SNS to them, and they have proof ofwho it is. People can be anybody they desire over the internet, and it is becoming more common.
NEVER LEAVE THEM ALONE:Keeping the computer in a family room means that you caneasily check what your child is doing, and knowing that you areinterested, and seeing that you are near, may prevent themfrom even considering to visit inappropriate websites.
SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES (SNS):Social networking sites such as Bebo and Myspace have a minimumsubscribing age of 13 and 14 to protect your children. However, this doesn't always stop them from using fake identification, so make sure they take these restrictions seriously,and not take advantage of them. It may also be a good ideato take into account your child's behavioural changes. Thingssuch as an unusual lack of confidence, avoiding family members,and a sudden loss of interest in using the computer are typicalsigns of cyber bullying. A survey said that 58% of youngchildren did not tell their parents or an adult about somethingmean or hurtful that happened to them online, so keeping aclose eye on who they are talking to, and monitoring whatthey are doing on the internet, could prevent this.
Internet Safety........Is your child Safe?
If you have concerns about your children's computer safety you can seek advice from your local Parent Support Worker, who
you can contact through your school. www.childnet-int.org
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