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Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by vinerefurb, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. The Mulster

    The Mulster New Member

    Hi Guys,

    If you're looking to grow your business I go to this great networking event every friday in Leeds City Centre.

    If you're interested, send me an email - ryan@mulhernmedia.com

    For your info, my company specialises in Video Production for businesses. With the rise in Social Media, a video can be that direct contact to tell your customers what you do and increase your profits.


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  3. MG Plastering Mick

    MG Plastering Mick New Member

    Hi all MG Plastering are a small company based in Bramley Leeds who undertake all aspects of Plastering and Rendering Services, such as Skimming, Plasterboarding, 2 Coat Plastering, External Rendering, Plaster Patching, Coving and Cornicing, Damp Control etc.

    We operate in and around the Leeds area.
    Bramley, Pudsey, Armley, Kirkstall, Headingley, Meanwood, Moortown, Shadwell, Roundhay, Whinmoor, Seacroft, Cross Gate, Halton, East End Park, Saxton, Leeds City Centre, Holbeck, Hunslet, Beeston, Middleton, Belle Isle, Wortley, Farnley, Farsley, Bradford, Harrogate, Wakefield, Otley, Ilkley, Menston I could go forever.

    You can visit our website at www.mgplast.co.uk and can contact us via phone on 07790881728. We are highly recommended Plasterers in Leeds with a glowing Reputation in the Building Industry.

    Thanks for reading
  4. DaFoot

    DaFoot Member

    I'm a web developer.

    After 15 years of web work I'm trying to strike out on my own rather than working for other people.

    I'm qualified through experience including 6 years in an Orange front end web development team and academically (M.Sc. in Computer Science).

    Happy to work on:
    • New websites
    • Review/Improve existing sites
    • SEO changes (improve your google ranking)
    • Web 2.0 style sites

    From simple brochure style pages through Content Management Systems (CMS) and online shops.

    I can provide site and email hosting for my web customers as well as domain name registration - the full package.

    Contact me through the forum or via my website (www.deditech.co.uk).

    My DediTech site is a bit rough at the moment :icon_redface: .... time gets spent working on client sites rather than my own!

    Mention Leeds Forum when you make contact and I'll knock 10% of your website bill.
  5. johnnykaos

    johnnykaos Member

    I'd just like to say that the existence of help to start up a small business in Leeds is virtually ZERO! It makes me laugh that the DWP will pay these micky mouse training agencies £8,000 to send some workshy fop on a 4 week course that supposedly turns them into a fully qualified painter and decorator, yet there is ZERO financial help to assist real people create real opportunities and careers for themselves, and potentially create job opportunities for others in the process!

    For several years I tried to get help from all the agencies that the government sponsor to pretend that they are encouraging enterprise and I've come to the conclusion that its all just cosmetic and actually worth nothing. Business Link - garbage! Princes Trust - A joke! Banks - forget it! Leeds Enterprise Grant Initiative - unless your black / asian and live in Chapeltown no chance!

    I discovered that because I live in a certain postcode of Leeds I wasnt eligible for any of the meagre financial assistance that was on offer, and I mean meagre! Even though Leeds was awarded over 20 MILLION POUNDS to encourage small business start-ups, only about 5% of that was made available to people in loans of UP TO £3000 - that had to be paid back! SO WHERE DID ALL THE MONEY GO?!

    I tell you where it went, it lined the pockets of the corrupt politicians and councillors who embezzled it yet claimed they used it to set up poxy enterprise charities and events. Then they dished out a few grand to pie-in-the-sky small business fantasies like limosine hire companies and record labels run by clueless individuals in LS8 that were destined to (and have) fail.

    SO excuse me if I'm not all happy clapping about my business startup, believe me I had a winning idea, but I couldnt get started with nothing like the governement seem to think people can. So unless you've got rich parents, or you've been made redundant and had some golden handshake, forget about trying to start a business as the assistance that is supposedly out there doesnt exist, I just thought I'd save some people the frustration in trying to find it by letting them know.


  6. Gopher Deals

    Gopher Deals New Member

    Hi everyone

    Just to introduce my new local business Gopher Deals. I specialise in vouchers and deals in the Yorkshire area, mainly Leeds.

    I'd like to provide an alternative to the daily deal sites by working closely with local businesses to gather offers that will benefit the business as much they benefit the consumer. I list local business for free too.

    I'd love to hear from anyone who like to get involved.

  7. iann22

    iann22 New Member


    I am jsut setting up a new business to develop mobile apps - my first was submitted to Apple yesterday.

    If you would like an iPhone and/or Android app developing then please get in touch.

    My email is cjp-apps@hotmail.com.

    I'm sure my rates will be very reasonable at this early stage.
  8. DaFoot

    DaFoot Member

    Handy to know for next time someone asks me about it
  9. stevethejuggler

    stevethejuggler New Member

    sorry got it wrong lol
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2012
  10. stevethejuggler

    stevethejuggler New Member

    As you might guess by my username,i am a juggler and balloon artist
    i do lots of different events,from galas ,fetes,weddings,hen/stag nights.kids partys,small or bih,private lessons,office partys,well just about everything you could meantion,ive even done a couple of funerals too,well it is a celabrtion of someones life,is it not.
    ps i also sell eco friendly products too,as this is something i care about a lot
  11. Fayre by Alley

    Fayre by Alley New Member


    A while back on Leeds Forum I shared my interest in opening a cafe/takeaway in Leeds. I am proud to announce that I have! Details:

    Name: Fayre by Alley (formerly 'Reds'...and supposedly a garage!)
    Address: 137 Kirkstall Lane, Leeds, LS5 3LF (north of Headingley train station, south of Queenswood Road)
    Hours: 7:45 - 4 M-F. (Open August 5 & 6 for England vs South Africa cricket match)

    It's a wee takeaway featuring hot breakfast sarnies, variety of handmade, deli sarnies/wraps/paninis, desserts (such as my Canadian Nanaimo Bars), hot/cold drinks. I aim to add food items from Yorkshire-based food producers and to create a 'deli' feel. I will also do catering for schools and offices and will be offering cricket lunch packages for upcoming International and YCCC matches.

    Please stop by for a coffee, sarnie or just to say 'hello'!

  12. steve1404

    steve1404 New Member

    i wish you the best in your new venture
  13. Joe

    Joe El Duderino

    Sounds great Alley, especially the Canadian bars, best of luck with your venture!
  14. Pippa

    Pippa New Member

    Hi. I've been running a dog walking service for 12 years in the Headingley and Meanwood area.
    To say that it's my life would be an under-statement as i'm a tad passionately bonkers about my work and the pups I walk. Yes!!! Even after 12 years (with 2 weeks off for holidays in that time).
    You can always check it out on www.fidostreat.org or just have a gander on Fido's Treat fb page. All new likes welcomed.
    Pippa x
  15. chance1234

    chance1234 New Member


    I make cufflinks with added bite, such as converting Colt45 shells into pairs.

    I also do bespoke work, not much on my website at the moment,but search facebook for RSJSStudios



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