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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

How to promote your business on Rebja business networking

Business networking is a difficult but key way to promote your small business.
Whilst many of us attend networking events and hand out maybe 10 business card, it can be a waste of time unless you really push yourself at the event.
So we turn to online advertising and pay for cost per click ads but they can be extremely expensive if the clicks don't convert to sales or if our margins are tight.

So other ways to promote are to use networking sites like the biggies of Facebook or Linkedin or Myspace. The problem with these sites is that they require you to have some kind of connection already with the people on them. Most people in your area don't really appreciate a new friend if they don't know them, also because sites like Linkedin seem to be aimed at the professional who work for large companies, it doesn't really help the smaller companies and new startups to be introduced to each other.

A new website is here to remedy this by acting as an introducer to small businesses and promises to connect them automatically within their area giving small businesses in local areas a chance to really connect and gain potentially hundreds if not thousands of referalls and contacts.

The good thing about this idea is that businesses will have an extra presence on the internet that will not only provide extra links back to their own site (thus improving their search engine results) but will also allow them to add their images and colour schemes effectively giving them a free place to advertise.

We look forward to seeing how far this concept can go and truly believe in these tough times when the marketing dollar needs to go further that its innovative sites like Rebja that will help businesses succeed

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 business networking made easy.

Great Business networking site which automatically matches your business up with local contacts.
This is the like going to a networking conference and handing out hundreds of business cards, but its all done for you and you can also upload your logo and business profile and more.
Primarily for small/medium local businesses to connect with each other and create a community.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Video: Riquelme double inspires Argentina to the Copa Semis

Juan Roman Riquelme scored two goals and set up another with a stunning pass as Argentina routed Peru 4-0 in their Copa America quarter-final on Sunday.

Peru had held out until halftime but Riquelme broke the deadlock with an outstanding goal and then provided an equally impressive pass for Lionel Messi to add the second.

Javier Mascherano and Riquelme added two more as the tournament favourites earned a semi-final tie against Mexico.

Peru were gifted an early chance when Gabriel Heinze gave the ball away on the edge of his own penalty area but Paulo Guerrero's shot went over.

Guerrero was a headache for the Argentina defence and Roberto Ayala was lucky not to be sent off for pulling him down when he had a clear run on goal.

Messi, given a rapturous reception by the crowd, had Argentina's best first-half chances, hitting the post in the 18th minute with a shot that deflected off goalkeeper Leao Butron and then having another cleared off the line by Edgar Villamarin.

Argentina introduced Carlos Tevez for Diego Milito at halftime and shortly after the restart Riquelme, running across the face of the area, collected a pass in his stride and scored with a powerful low drive into the bottom left-hand corner.

Tevez then headed against the crossbar before Riquelme sliced open the Peru defence with a slide-rule pass and found Messi, who eluded Butron to score his first goal of the tournament in the 61st minute.

Mascherano, who scored his first Argentina goal in the 1-0 win over Paraguay on Thursday, hit the target for the second game in a row as he snapped up a rebound in the 75th minute.

Argentina were not finished and scored the fourth goal from a stunning counter attack started by Roberto Abbondanzieri, who raced out of his goal and found Tevez with a pass down the touchline.

Tevez held off his marker and laid the ball off to Riquelme, who nonchalantly added the fourth.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

United sign Tevez?

Britains Daily Mail are reporting that Alex Ferguson has agreed a deal to SIgn Argentinian Carlos Tevez, whilst the times report it may be a loan deal....

Carlos Tevez last night agreed to join Manchester United in a permanent deal worth more than £20million.

The move will be completed next week, subject to any challenge from West Ham, who still claim to own the registration of the player who saved them from relegation last season.

However, West Ham have no contract with Tevez and his owner, businessman Kia Joorabchian, which has left the player and his representative free to negotiate a transfer with other clubs.

The news, breaking in South America last night, means that United will take their summer buying past the £70m mark, confirming them as the biggest spenders in world football.

Tevez was once fined when playing for Brazil's Corinthians for turning up to an official press conference wearing a Manchester United shirt.

He will fly from Argentina's Copa America base here to join United's pre-season programme.

"He just cannot contain his excitement at the news," a source close to the Argentina camp confirmed. "Tevez has been concerned about his future, worried about where he may play next season and now he is joining the biggest club in the world! This is massive news."

Tevez is best friends with United's Argentine defender Gabriel Heinze and was a guest at their end-of-season title party in a London club.

Days later, Tevez scored at Old Trafford on the final day of the season to give West Ham the 1-0 win that kept them in the Premiership, but his controversial transfer has been the subject of a Premier League investigation, which was concluded on Tuesday.

United were hoping to keep the confirmation of the transfer quiet until the furore died down and the deal will not be officially declared until the middle of next week. The official transfer fee — and wages — are still to be confirmed.

United have already signed Portuguese winger Nani and Brazilian midfielder Anderson on expensive five-year contracts.

The pair join the Premier League champions from Sporting Lisbon and Porto respectively, while England midfielder Owen Hargreaves completed his move from Bayern Munich. The total cost of those deals is £50m.

United have also made Polish keeper Tomasz Kuszczak a full signing after he played last season on loan from second division West Bromwich.

With multi-million pound backing from their American investors, United have been flexing their financial muscle, but the signing of Tevez is their most ambitious.

The little striker has told friends that he is "very excited" about his future, though he has refused to confirm his next destination. Tevez has also been linked with Inter Milan and Arsenal, although West Ham had been hoping to keep him.

Tevez told Sportsmail in an exclusive interview last season: "If I can play at West Ham in such a difficult position, then it's easier to play for a bigger club, with players such as Rooney, Ronaldo or Drogba.

"I would be capable of playing at any English team, because the English game is no longer a problem for me." He then went on to save West Ham, following his controversial "loan" move from Corinthians, a club he joined in a South American transfer record of $22m.

As well as being fined for turning up in an official press conference wearing a United shirt, he was also punished for turning up for a game in Bermuda shorts — and for fighting with team-mates.

Then the goals started and he was branded a hero. The fans copied his braided hair cut, followed his celebration dance craze and bought the replica shirts.

It was claimed that 4,000 were sold at every home game. He was elected captain by his team-mates and he would lead out his team with his baby daughter, Florencia, in his arms, producing a dummy from his sock when he scored a goal.

Then, when a website opened in his name, it broke the previous record held by Ronaldinho by 4,000 hits.

Tevez received 16,000 hits and the local newspapers called it "the birth of Tevezmania". It sounds like a marketing dream for Manchester United.

West Ham last night confirmed the free transfer signing of former England goalkeeper Richard Wright, who left Everton at the end of last season.