Category Archives: Business

Running together apart – Rotterdam Marathon training

It was a great idea to run our long run of the week together. 13 Bergse Runners (including 1 on a bike) gathered at Martien’s & Irme’s house in Hilversum to run 26 km together. We are training for a combination … Continue reading

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Will this Christmas make a difference?

Just watching ads on the UK telly. Turkeys are flying round, as do mince pies and present suggestions. The holiday season normally is one to celebrate, to enjoy. Many people do. However, there is this year an important sharp edge … Continue reading

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Decide in business. You always can do it differently

Last week, I spoke to a business man who has a couple of marinas and a huge historical Mercedes-Benz collections, and a yacht transport firm. We came to talk about what he found valuable in business. His reply was: ‘Make … Continue reading

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Your Business Can Survive – in Any Economy!

Forbes describes in a great article how any business can survive and grow, in any economy. I think the article touches to a couple of enrtepreneur’s characteristics and bare business basics. For example the stock market. This seems to be a … Continue reading

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Living where you like, working where you like

A lot of people enjoy where they living, they do the work they like. They say. But did you ever get a blank sheet of paper and write down how and where you would live, work and what you would … Continue reading

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The value of regional produce

On one of our trips to the UK, a friend of us, involved in the Artisan Food Trail made us aware of the Essex Food & Drink Festival which was held on the grounds of the characteristic Cressing Temple Barn. … Continue reading

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Marketing tip: are you getting paid on your recommendations?

It is obvious… who do you ask for good places to go, things to do or a car to buy? Who do you ask for a good restaurant? Do you better trust your friend, or an advertisement telling you to … Continue reading

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Marketing tip: Use the products you promote

Marketing is about making people enthusiast to buy products that are promoted. Often, these promotions are made by an agency. Do you think it is easy to promote a product that you don’t know in reality? Are you able to … Continue reading

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Nail Salon Workers Affected by Chemicals

In the US, advocates are urging for regulation of the chemicals use in nail salons. Nail polish, dyes and hair straighteners are not always labelled properly but the ingredients can be harmful and cause problems such as cancer, birth defects … Continue reading

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Election Shines Light on Food Nutrients

Foodwatch.nl is currently running an election on false promises on labels of food products. Nominees are Blue Band Goede Start Witbrood, which should contain fibres and grains. These are in fact artificially treated wood fibres which don’t have the same … Continue reading

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