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23

June

Where has my website gone?

Deep breath… and slowly count to three. An online business owners worst nightmare would be to have their website completely disappear from the face of the Internet. It could all be made worse if it’s a client that has alerted you to the problem or if it’s launch day for a new product or service.

We’ve let the dust settle before commenting on this story, as it’s not good to rub salt into people’s wounds. On one Saturday morning during April this year, 123-reg (one of the UK’s hosting big boys) managed to delete 67 servers worth of website data and even after 5 days, they were unable to restore data to all their customers. Their response to that was that the service is unmanaged and it’s the customer’s responsibility to carry out backups – but we are doing everything we can. Effectively this had deleted their customers online business – problematic if you are an online only retailer!

 

So, to help ensure this doesn’t happen to you, here are 5 questions you should be asking your current or future web host:

What type of hosting do you provide?

For maximum uptime and reliability, ideally you want cloud hosting or hosting using a CDN (Content Delivery Network). If you are offered hosting on a VPS (Virtual Private Servers) or shared hosting you are at the mercy of websites also hosted with you. If they use up server resources, your website will start to struggle. Dedicated servers are the other item offered – with this you are

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08

June

Rugby Catering Company Launch New Website

The Chef’s Kitchen is a catering company based in Rugby that has an excellent reputation for consistently high quality, innovative and delicious food designed around their client’s needs. From corporate catering, Christmas parties and in house office catering through to special occasions such as weddings and personal celebrations.

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Oxygen Graphics launched the website in April. Their 11 page website includes an Ecommerce functionality allowing clients to order food online which benefits their clients as it is easy to use, it is visual so they will know what they will be ordering, plus it will save time for those who work at The Chef’s Kitchen as they no longer have to answer the phone – hundreds of items have already been purchased! We have also created a custom product selector tool, a blogging platform and a credit account system for selected customers. Clients are also able to track orders and manage their own account which is accessed through a customised login. A page has been created to enable you to browse sample menus for canapes, barbecues, hog roasts, weddings, finger buffets, desserts, fine dining and office food.

If you are interested in a mobile responsive website, get in touch with us and we will offer a free consultation.

T. 01788 561991
E. 

33 Albert Street
Rugby
Warwickshire
United Kingdom
CV21 2SQ

trade-show

02

June

7 Tips For Stealing The Show

Business success is dependent on the knowledge of your clients. Customers will not want to seek out your business. They will want businesses that are familiar and available to them.

But how do you do that?

Trade shows or exhibitions are a great avenue to promote your business, your brand, and your products and services. They offer the chance to interact face-to-face with current and potential clients and are a great way to showoff the products and services on display. Use this form of marketing to gain sales leads and create more profit.

7 Tips for stealing the show

1. Research

Research trade shows well in advance to determine which show is right for you and your business. It is important to think about the amount of businesses attending the exhibition, the average number of attendees and whether your competitors will be trading. It could also be a good idea to interview past exhibitors and ask for their feedback to give you a rough idea as to what to expect.

2. Registration

Once you have decided which trade shows you would like to participate in, register with the organisers as early as possible. Many trade shows allow for easy registration online and some offer advanced registration discounts, saving your company hundreds if not thousands of pounds.

3. Attention

You need to attract the potential clients to your stand through free promotional items, literature, and interactive elements such as demonstrating a product. Choose a theme for your exhibition space and be sure to make it engaging, interesting and fun.

4. Objectives 

Set objectives for yourself and your staff. Create a list of achievable objectives