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Snowed under never felt so good

Snowed under
This never happens in the UK

Been nearly a whole month since my last update!

Totally did not mean for that happen but when things and stuff happen. Unsure if I recommend it or not.

But all is good been busy doing what I do best it has however taken me from my own websites (again) and this blog (again) and for that I really must say sorry to anyone reading this blog thinking “hes buggered off…”

I haven’t. Truth is have been snowed under in not just work. The mess that is Southampton Gateway is still messing me about and because of this getting hassle off the landlord so still looking to move and the past two weeks had friends staying on my sofa and trying to help rehouse them

Lucky enough we have found him a place and moving out either today (Friday) or Monday after the weekend.

I have never been able to sit idle if someone I know is genuinely needing help. Help should be proactive and this is what I try to achieve for all my friends.

But over the weekend I can slowly get my place back to normality and keep doing what I do best πŸ™‚

I do however enjoy being busy in what I am doing and with that I am off to a client πŸ™‚


As it says really. These Keep Calm things are really handy when your stuck for an image…

So Sunday is upon once again and as I plan out my week ahead as the parish magazine adverts have now started with Herald Publishing.

More interesting however is the past month or so. It has certainly been a testing time this is for sure however as I sit here and type on this lazy Sunday afternoon I can not help but smile to myself.

Because I am doing okay.

Clients are coming in steady rate the data recovery services have started to pick up. My head is above water and have some spending money in my pocket which has been spent back into the business.

On this Sunday I can announce Pre-Tech have cloud backup and retrieval options now available.

Also keeping the flat “up-front” fee rate for majority of the work so clients known exactly how much everything is with no extras or hidden costs added on.

I have also managed to get the Jobcentre and DWP to play ball. I am back on the NEA scheme and they still did not get access to the customer records they originally asked for. I know I am a very small fish against the DWP but I stuck to my guns on this one. Pre-Tech can now promise we look after your data as the DWP tried to get it and I told them to go do one and I kept telling them to go do one and I will keep telling them and everybody else to keep doing one.

Its also today, this Sunday I am looking at the travesty that is my own site and the lack of work done on it, this is the week I plan on changing that so please keep your eye on the main site πŸ˜‰

Also had some loss this month, but time is a healer who knows what the future will bring.

All that aside I hope you all have a fab Sunday.

Back to being busy!

It wasn’t easy trying to find a stock photo for the word ‘busy’

So today was the day I was meant to phone the doctors to arrange my next appointment to learn he’s off on holiday. So now a more agonizing wait til the guy is back but at least I am the first one on his list to be seen when he is back. I at least made sure of that and got busy back into work.

I have also been busy with the DWP and Jobcentre+ with what happened the other day. Next Tuesday I have been asked to go to the local Jobcentre where this happened and I am booked to see a manager. Some guy called Glen. I will be sure to let you know how it goes πŸ™‚

However Pre-Tech is gladly starting to pick up momentum and been keeping me busy! I should however be busy with my own website which is still in dire need of doing but I am happy to say work has kept me busy with new clients.

The Data Recovery side has started to see some use and glad when one of my new clients left today very satisfied and said I gave an excellent service that he will recommend to everyone.

I feel pretty chuffed about that πŸ™‚

Handy links and listing part 2

Listing Links
Well. Stock photo for this wasn’t easy

As I have been trying to add myself to as many free listings as possible. Thought best to share what I have been finding.

Applegate www.applegate.co.uk
Pinbud www.pinbud.co.uk
City Listings www.city-listings.co.uk
Scoot www.scoot.co.uk
Cylex UK www.cylex-uk.co.uk
BizBuzz www.bizbuzz.com
Qype UK www.qype.co.uk
Local Data Search www.localdatasearch.com
Touch Local www.touchlocal.com
Biz Wiki UK www.bizwiki.co.uk
Hotfrog UK www.hotfrog.co.uk
192.com www.192.com
118.com www.118.com
LinkedIn www.linkedin.com
Yelp www.yelp.co.uk
Yell www.yell.com
BrownBook www.brownbook.net
Opendi www.opendi.co.uk
FreeBD www.freebd.co.uk
B99 b99.co.uk
Enter UK www.enteruk.co.uk
UK Local Search www.uk-local-search.co.uk
Look Trade www.look-trade.co.uk
Business Line Directory www.businesslinedirectory.com

I am still adding myself to all of these. However other places to list yourself for free and where I am currently listed (this is getting added to however).


Friday Ad

Free Ads

Yell.com/Yellow Pages/Hibu

Totally Free Local Ads

Small Business Ads


Free Index

Southampton Online Guide

Not forgetting the various Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Linkedin.

And cannot stress this last one enough…

Google Places

And get a Google listing page like this one: Pre-Tech’s Google Plus Page.


Busy…Moving and benefit free.

Again, sorry for the delayed update. Has been an interesting couple of weeks to be sure. But if anything has happened, it looks like i’m moving.

Moving has never been so much fun!

In a nutshell. Business is started to go well. Very well in fact. Its what has been keeping me from updating the blog and my own website. To my own shame. I am still here. Just busy but in a good way.

The off shot of this is I am now earning enough to come off the housing benefit system. Anyone who knows me knows the flat and know it isn’t anywhere near what the asking price is in all honesty. So I figure if I’m paying full now and I can afford to now, I want somewhere nice. So I have been busy looking into moving and I have a view tomorrow morning and shall remind myself to take pics and post accordingly.

Now I hate moving but I figure to do it now while the business is still young and get that all sorted before more work (which I hope happens anyway) start pouring in.

The other bonus is I have been able to replace the laptop for something brand spanking new and a ton of other stuff I need and now been able to do most of what I need without taking out a loan. Things are definitely moving up and I very intend to keep on going.