Sunday, 19 April 2009

Learning English during the summer holidays

Coming to England and learning English during the holiday is a great way to brush up on your English speaking and reading skills. Coming to the Midlands Academy of Business and Technology brings lots of benefits, not only is the academy a licensed and accredited learning center for international students, but it is near to a number of famous UK tourist attractions in the Midlands, including Stratford upon Avon and Warwick.

During term time the academy teaches and prepares international students from all over the world for UK university places through our renowned and successful University Foundation Courses. Part of our teaching involves teaching English as a foreign language. (EFL or EAL) Our teachers are experienced and able to teach and improve the English skills of classes of beginners in the English language as well as accomplished English speakers.

Property Management Services

Property letting can be complicated. Finding tenants, dealing with all the legal paper work and collecting rents can make the whole thought of property investment not such a good idea.

When you let you’re a property to a tenant, you need to have an agreement for this tenancy. This is called an assured shorthold tenancy. This agreement means you have the guaranteed right to get your home back after six months, if you need it. You can charge a market rent and you can get your property back if the tenant owes you at least two months or eight weeks rent. How long an assured tenancy lasts is really up to you, you can agree for a set period or you can leave it open ended.
To get your property back, you can end the tenancy at any time after six months, providing the fixed term you have agreed has ended. You will need to give your tenant two months’ written notice. There are instances when you can end your tenancy agreement at any time, these included rent arrears, anti social behavior and damage to your property by your tenant.

Just some of the above is why people prefer to use a property management agency. A recent client is Nuneaton property management agency Homes2Let East Midlands Ltd, from their office in Nuneaton they cover the whole of the midlands including Coventry, Leicester, Derby, Hinckley and Nottingham. Not only do they find tenants for you, they do all the administration and collect rents all for a 6% management fee.

Home2Let covers the whole of the Midland’s region and has a proven working system to acquire tenants, in fact is has no vacant property at the moment. If you are thinking about letting property then Warwickshire letting agency Home2Let could be the perfect agency for you.
To find out more please visit their website

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

What Will Marketing Consultancy Do For Your Business?

Every business needs to spend time and money on developing their presence and increasing customer awareness but few owners have the experience to do it as well as a marketing consultancy can.
You may have wondered if hiring an outside firm is worth the money involved. The first thing to consider is that no one person can be good at every aspect of business. You would not think about hiring anything less than a professional for your sales team or to manage operations, so why would you want to take over the marketing tasks yourself? A marketing consultancy provides a wealth of knowledge, guidance, and expertise that ensures results.

Market Analysis

A good consultant will begin with a thorough analysis of the overall industry market and the existing state of affairs within your company. They will examine the products or services you offer, how your operation stacks up against the competition, and where your pricing and quality standards fall on a continuum.

Spend Advertising Money Where It is Most Effective

This is a key benefit of using a consultant for marketing your business. As someone without any particular knowledge of marketing and advertising, many owners may throw their money out here and there hoping something will eventually stick. Obviously, this is not the most cost-efficient way to develop a market presence.
A marketing consultancy firm will first identify the demographics of your target market. From there they will develop a plan to reach these potential clients and place advertisements where they will produce the greatest amount of interest.

Develop a Marketing Message

What is it that your company wants to say and how should it be said? This is a key aspect of any effective marketing plan. In conjunction with pinpointing this message, a good marketing consultant can offer advice on creating a brand, and collateral which is appropriate to the identity.
Market position is another aspect of your company’s message. Where in the market should your company be placed based on your target audience and the message you wish to send them?

Utilise Marketing Tools

Of course no marketing plan is worthwhile without a way to ensure that the strategies are executed. Your marketing consultancy should include the provision for tools that you and your entire team can use to keep the sales coming and your name at the forefront of the customer’s mind. These tools address such tasks as generating leads, follow up on prospects, and the best way to pitch sales.
Obviously, a marketing consultancy firm has much to offer any type of business. Consider hiring an expert in the field in order to get the most return on your investment.