5 Reasons to stay Motivated – guest post by Mary


English: Title of motivation and emotion

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Mary Edwards is one of the contributors and editors for best dating sites. She is passionate about thought leadership writing, regularly contributes to various career, social media, public relations, branding, and parenting and online dating community. She can be reached at edwardsmary936 AT gmail.com.

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Warning Recession – Yes We Said it: Guest Post by Robert


No we’re not about the floor, or an electronic device, we’re on about the UK economy.  Let’s be realistic here, everyone is thinking it but no one is saying it, the UK is in a recession and has been ever since 2009/2010, as we came out of the recession based on a Christmas increase in sales – which would of happened either way.   Continue reading

A Loyalty Card Problem!! – Guest Post by Robert


Robert from Add Deal shares his thoughts on Loyalty Cards…

We’ve been thinking about the whole problem with loyalty cards and why so many of us fall into the trap of using them.  On the face of it a lot of people use loyalty cards because they believe they are getting rewarded for their custom at this or that super market.  When in actual fact the only person that really wins when it comes to these loyalty schemes is the super market.

You have to spend within region of £80-£100 per week in order to see the benefits of these loyalty schemes.  These companies then send you a booklet crammed packed with all sorts of deals, special offers, double points back to you – encouraging you to buy more.

So what’s the problem you spend money the super market rewards you – isn’t it simple??

No

In effect the super market doesn’t reward you and in fact it gives you something like 5-10% back in points and offers – which you then go back and spend on the companies products.  Essentially they are still keeping 100% of your custom and shopping.

Loyalty cards – do not provide you with the massive savings, rewards and discounts they are suppose to… well not all anyway.

The Solution?? 

You could always say I won’t have an reward card because of X Z and Y or you could make use of our service  here at Add Deal.  We provide a loyalty scheme that really does reward you for buying  products from small businesses and rewards small business for using our scheme.

Its a win win situation, and even when your not purchasing products, you can still earn points.

Want to know more e-mail Add Deal on info@adddeal.com

Mental Health Issues in Business and Work – Declare or not?


1212mentalhealth-RWAs those of you who read my blogs regularly know I have worked while suffering with my mental health problems and left my most recent job due to these problems.   I have also been looking for a new job and I have considered starting a business as an alternative to taking on another job with an employer.

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Interview – The Academy of Rock: Bringing Business and Music together


After a bit of a break I bring you another interview, this one is with a leading business consultant Peter Cook, who combines a love of music with business training to bring us The Academy of Rock…