The Cornerstones of World Business (CSW) is about to undergo rebranding and thorough optimisation to streamline the user experience and enhance the address finder’s performance, ergo effectiveness. Major functionality evolution will become apparent by the end of 2015/early 2016, however, a few aesthetic changes will begin to emerge, taking effect over the next few weeks. We are currently designing a new look for the directory and a tonne of geeky stuff is going on behind the scenes engineered to propel our online advertising product to the outer limits of client satisfaction. So, bear with us as we grow and test the directory, during this transitional phase and brace yourself for dazzling awesomeness in the near future!
This month’s business article examines some of the mechanisms in place when Starting a Small Business in Britain. Whatever your business sector—UK real estate, IT, insurance, logistics or something else entirely, you will find this to be a worthwhile read. Learn about government grants, guidance and other support schemes in place to foster the growth and prosperity of business in the United Kingdom. Most of the factors that will determine your future success depend on you—have you done your homework and due diligence? Do you have a business plan and containment measures in place for when things go awry? Is the location you have selected auspicious? Have you laid the groundwork for business contacts, conducive to growth? And so on, however, despite all the meticulous planning, ‘curve balls’ and upsets are not uncommon when embarking on a new venture and some of the resultant difficulties of these unwelcome surprises can lead straight to financial ruin. Try as we might to foresee everything, many factors elude our imagination or just plainly remain beyond our control. To help safeguard your young company from financial and legal uncertainty, the government has set up numerous programmes to help counsel and ease your company’s growth pains. Enjoy!
We have just spruced-up our Business Directory for Germany, by adding thousands of companies including: hotels, insurance brokers, real estate agents, travel companies and many other German businesses. Never before have so many companies from Bavaria, Berlin, Hesse and other German states been listed so comprehensively side by side! We are joking, of course, but we do, in all seriousness, encourage you to explore the German Business Directory and prior to travelling to or selecting business partners in Germany. If you would like to recommend a company for listing, please contact our editors by using the contact form or submit your business for listing by visiting the ADD URL page.
We have recently updated the Italian business database, adding hundreds of hotels and accommodation establishments (including: Italy’s best real estate, guest houses, bed and breakfast lodges, apartments for rent, etc.), as well as many other businesses located in Rome, Milan, Naples and other cities around Italy. Before you decide to travel to Italy, be sure to drop by our Italian business directory and check out our comprehensive business listings. If you would like to recommend a company for listing, please contact our editors by using the contact form or submit your business for listing by visiting the ADD URL page.
A Membership will allow you to customize your corporate image and engage your clients in a unique way. Would you like your clients to quickly find your business and get to know your product or services better? For your company to be listed at the TOP of your category? Would you like to add exciting texts and photos to your corporate profile? Would you like to know what your clients think and allow them to recommend you to others? Would YOU like to recommend your partners and trustworthy suppliers? These are but a few of the great promotional tools that are now within your grasp and the scope of membership! By purchasing a membership for a token annual fee, your company's influence will multiply and reverberate in various forms throughout the directory. To generate traffic effectively, you need to inform your clients about your company's vision, goals and offerings - this is your chance!
If you represent a company with many offices or outlets, contact us this month to take advantage of our special multi-membership discount. Create an international network of companies supporting and cross-promoting one another across the strata of the directory for a fraction of the price! It takes much more than links to generate traffic, more than traffic to make sales and far more than sales to build a brand. There is no free lunch. You must invest in the success of your company and tirelessly usher in the fecund years of prosperity. We guarantee you will be impressed with the value to price ratio of the tailor-made package we will create just for you!
We've just refreshed our hotels and guesthouses in Ilinois section as well as the tour guides and car rental in California categories. Several new articles are also up for your review. So drop by before you fly!
As an incentive to donate, The Cornerstones of World Business is offering 50% OFF on all prices with proceeds to be donated to the citizens of Sendai via the Japanese embassy. To benefit from this action and help those most in need, please use the contact us form and write “Help Sendai” plus your company’s details and our sales person will get in touch with you shortly thereafter.
* Save the Children’s Japan Earthquake Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund.
* Reminder: Google’s Crisis Response Center / Person Finder.
Other corporate incentives:
· The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) provides relief services to animals affected by disasters. Donate here.
The Cornerstones of World Business is seeking sales partners in: Germany, United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Belgium, Canada and USA. Eligible companies must have at least 2 full time employees with keen marketing acumen, an established business history of over 2 years and an existing client base. Partner companies receive a handsome commission on sales and their primary objective is to promote www.CornerstonesWorld.com within their business community, give our clients a more tangible say in what direction the website takes (i.e. act as lightningrods for customer feedback) and generally lend a more personal, reachable touch to our international relations with clients. Becoming an affiliate is a great way to earn extra revenue for your advertising agency or consultancy firm while networking and improving your business relations, contact us to learn more.
Work is underway to compile an international calendar of business events for 2011. Whether you represent resorts in Malta, accommodation in Riga, hotels in New York, conference halls in London, meeting venues in Houston or another facet of the event and exhibition organizing industry, submit your event for a free listing within our international business directory.
You've paid for a Membership, but the client's will not gift-wrap themselves, you now have all the tools at your disposal to reach for success and make your company and website a networking prodigy, so what're you waiting for? - USE them! Here are some tips on how to make your company stand out and rise above the crowd:
10 Reval Hotels owned by the Norwegian company Linstow will join Rezidor portfolio
The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide, announces a management agreement with the Norwegian real estate developer Linstow for 10 Reval Hotels in the Baltics (Latvia, Estonia & Lithuania) and in Russia. The agreement between Rezidor and Linstow will come into effect on June 1, 2010 and includes 3 hotels in Riga, 2 hotels in Tallinn, 2 hotels in Vilnius, and 1 hotel in each Kaunas, Klaipeda and St. Petersburg – adding a total of 2,367 rooms to Rezidor's portfolio. 6 hotels will be rebranded as Radisson Blu and 4 as Park Inn.
"We are delighted and proud that Linstow, Reval Hotels owner, has chosen Rezidor as a business partner", comments Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor. "Reval Hotels is the leading hotel chain in the Baltics. This portfolio agreement gives Rezidor, which is the number one among the international hotel operators in Russia, a strong market position in the Baltics, too. We will be able to substantially strengthen our position in the key markets of Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius, where we already are present with our upper upscale brand Radisson Blu and a total of 760 rooms", continues Ritter.
Rezidor will open a new supervisory and support Regional Office in Riga, while Linstow will continue to own and develop the properties. All 1,200 hotel employees will remain in their present positions, and there will be no change in terms of employment, benefits or employee relations. Guests will be benefiting from the same flexible pricing as before. Corporate accounts will maintain the same contracted rates as signed, while Reval Hotels First Client members will have an opportunity to enjoy global benefits by joining Rezidor's loyalty program "goldpointsplus".
"After developing and building up the Reval Hotels chain in the Baltics, Linstow now wishes to focus on its core role as a real estate developer and real estate investor. As an internationally renowned hotel player in expansion, Rezidor has a very strong sales organization and presence with well known brands in all markets outside the Baltics and St. Petersburg that are important to bring new customers to our hotels. The management deal therefore assures further revenue growth for our hotels in both the Baltics and Russia. This will happen through, among other things, more effective marketing of the hotels," says Per Mortensen, CEO of Linstow.
The agreement between Rezidor and Linstow, subject to regulatory approval, covers the following properties:
Checkout the recently added and regularly updated Event Calendar 2010 section and read more about the hotels and conference halls under Articles section. Recently added Business Event Calendars for Austria, Belgium, Latvia, Malta, Lithuania, Ireland and Estonia we welcome your suggestions and comments.
The 6th BELIEF Brainstorming Workshop entitled "Global Research Communities: success criteria for future impact" will be organised back-to-back with the eResearch2020 Workshop in Brussels on the 24th-25th February 2010 - For further details please visit http://www.beliefproject.org/events/6th-belief-bs
BELIEF-II (Bringing Europe’s eLectronic Infrastructures to Expanding Frontiers - Phase II) is an EU FP7 project spanning over 24 months, start date 1st April 2008, with the aim of supporting the goals of e-Infrastructure projects to maximise synergies in specific application areas between research, scientific and industrial communities.
Zero-In Magazine: Building Insights; Breaking Boundaries
Zero-In showcases the research and development activities in the world of e-Infrastructures and is a forum for news, comment and analysis on this exciting new research paradigm.
The "thematic" section of this fourth issue will focus on Governance issues for e-Infrastructures
For this fourth issue the BELIEF Editorial Team looks forward to receiving your articles on the following topics, split into these three sections:
Abstract acceptance notification deadline: Monday 4th January 2010
Full papers submission deadline: 20th January 2010
Authors should submit their abstract at http://www.beliefproject.org/forms/abstract-submission
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