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250 weeks ago, by Tim
Very Cheap Email/Contact Details of Surrey Businesses
No, I am not selling them!

I have just taken delivery of [by an Excel document in an email] 13,000 business names, contact names, addresses and the all important email addresses etc.

So what did that cost? You won't believe it....99p!

I only bought it to see if it was a real deal and if I could obtain 13,000 email addresses of Surrey businesses for 99p. It seems one is able to.

How many are worthwhile and active contacts? I've no idea.
250 weeks ago, by Jeremy
Even if they are "worthwhile", they are not your contacts and will be cold. Most reputable email systems will not allow to use them. So they probably aren't worth 99p. You were done!
250 weeks ago, by James
Don't try to find out (I know ... you wouldn't). If you use that list any website associated with the email will be blacklisted.

The medium is the message. If you send cold emails then you're a spammer. If you make cold calls then you're a telesales operator.

'What's a girl like you doing in a place like this' is not the chat up line you want to hear. It's 'Hey, I've seen you around'.
250 weeks ago, by Tim
Damn! I'll never see that money again Jeremy. But sometimes you're intrigued enough to step inside.
250 weeks ago, by Jeremy
I once "stumbled" across a list of emails for Greater Manchester which I shouldn't have had access to. I compared them to my Plaxo list using Excel and found 54 in common (out of 28,000). A lesson here somewhere...
250 weeks ago, by Tim
What a great combined list that would have been.

So what we're saying here is that any kind of email list, no matter how good value it appears to be, is totally useless and worthless as no one has given permission or opted in?

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I run my business from a High Street office in the Georgian seaside market town of Lymington on the edge of the New Forest. I've lived there since the age of 11 apart from a 6-year spell in Walton on Thames, Surrey.. I love music, food, boats and sport [see interests below for specifics] Since the age of 18 I have worked exclusively on my own businesses; from plans to launch an 80-van mobile car valeting franchise, that were scuppered last minute due to a 3 month emergency hospital visit, to importing Nissan vans from Dublin, my career has been a lot of fun. I have started businesses in transport, music, automotive, sales, franchising, catering, development land, conveyancing, tax and of course…unavoidably and unsurprising to me I have ended up where I knew I would one day... marketing. I know James Coakes [at a distance] and have eaten a sandwich in his office located a sausage roll throws away from my own HQ.
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BUILD UNQUESTIONABLE CLIENT LOYALTY FOR YOUR B2B SERVICE BUSINESS AT THE UK’S ONLY REGULAR MARKETING BASED WORKSHOP Business is about standing out & not blending in Implanting your company’s offer into the minds of your intended buyers should be your no.1 priority. Encouraging people to talk about your business in the way you want them to isn’t easy, but it’s vital. It is possible though. All you need to do is decide what do you want to be known for & how do you want others to describe you. Next, create your USP [your Utterly Seductive Proposal] and forcefully rubber-stamp it across the entirety of all your marketing. Your Utterly Seductive Proposal is the all-conquering headline by which you wish to be known by. It powerfully and succinctly conveys why your ideal target client should do business with YOU over any of your competitors. I run events in the south of England where the entire focus is on creating your USP. http://www.myusp.biz/events
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