This Saturday it’s the very first Menai Seafood Festival. Local Produce, Demonstrations, Educational stuff and Arts & craft there’s sure to be something for everyone! Find out more about the menaiseafoodfestival Dragons like seafood – so we’ll be there !
When you think you’ve got your workload under control something crops up and the rest of the day is wasted… Is this what happens to you? Let me explain how I deal with time Each day I set myself a maximum of 6 most important tasks to complete, and it goes like this… You set down… Continue reading Planning workloads for small businesses
Get the edge for your business with the new Dragon Trade and Business Club! Your Local Dragon have teamed up with other local businesses on Anglesey to form the Dragon Trade and Business Club. The first event is Speed Networking on Anglesey so that businesses on the island and around the Bangor area can meet up… Continue reading Speed Networking for your Local Business
The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby. And hopefully, when she’s feeling a bit better, Kate will come back to enjoy her pregnancy in the relatively calm atmosphere on Anglesey, rather than dodge and dive the attention and the hustle and bustle of London. I guess local baby related businesses on Anglesey will be… Continue reading Congratulations to William and Kate
The local businesses in Your Local Dragon can help save the day! When the wind is blowing a gale and the rain has been lashing down for days on end, repairs to roofs, drains and other damage can become emergencies and can be a source of hardship and despair for householders on Anglesey and… Continue reading Roofs, Drains and other emergencies!
Word of mouth is no longer enough. For many, the days are gone when builders had six month waiting lists for big jobs, and customers were queuing up to spend their money on home improvement. Less jobs = less word of mouth referrals. And when you have fewer jobs your van is stuck on your drive instead… Continue reading Local Advertising Secrets
It’s been a tense week… Thunderstorms affect all types of business. Including ours. Getting all the adverts in place across all 5 of the the Dragon Directories has been a bit of a struggle, with a number of computer & phone line shutdowns in lightening storms. Small businesses and self employed tradespeople of all types… Continue reading Compiling the Anglesey and Bangor directories
Networking can be a great way to improve referrals from & connections to other local business owners. Book yourself onto the FREE Networking Evening at the Bulkeley Hotel in Beaumaris on 25th October 6pm. Organised by Sell2Wales these events are always really popular. People come away with new connections that can really help them to grow their businesses.… Continue reading Networking event on Anglesey
Whether you are self employed, run a small business or a huge corporation, cutting your spending in the WRONG places can seriously harm your business… Advertising. It’s an easy target. You might think cutting it won’t really affect your core business. After all, the people around Beaumaris, Menai Bridge, Llangefni, Bangor and Holyhead already know your… Continue reading The wrong way to save money
Don’t get me wrong.. I LOVE Bank Holidays! But I’ve gone and done it again. After struggling for nearly 12 months on a makeshift ‘desk’ (a board across two filing cabinets) I went a bit mad this week and ordered myself a new (flat-packed) desk. And it’s just arrived. Two huge boxes of nuts, bolts and chipboard,… Continue reading Bank Holiday? Not when you’re self employed!!