Business 1st Charity Dinner Friday 3rd May 2019

Business 1st Charity Dinner Friday 3rd May 2019

Come and join us for our Annual Charity Dinner, this year in aid of a very worthwhile charity Knitted Knockers www.kkscostadelsol.org  Tickets are available now and must be pre-paid before the event. Sai Indian Restaurant have very kindly given us the restaurant exclusively for the evening which will be a fantastic night of food, drink, music and entertainment, rounded off by a great charity raffle.  If you would like to attend or donate a raffle prize please contact us at info@business1st.es or call on 0034 608 69 10 47

CAN EU INSURANCE DIRECT HELP YOU WITH YOUR INSURANCE NEEDS?

CAN EU INSURANCE DIRECT HELP YOU WITH YOUR INSURANCE NEEDS?

EU Insurance Direct provides Insurance advice for Ex-Pats living in Spain. They can also cover Gibraltar and Portugal as well. EU Insurance has been on the coast since 2005 offering quality covers at competitive rates along with their excellent customer service.

Wendy who owns EU Insurance Direct has a wealth of knowledge in the Insurance Industry as she has worked in the industry since she left school and has over 45 years experience, 14 years of that in Spain. From her first client in September 2005 she now has over 4000 clients.
Based in Elviria, just up from the Town Hall, the office is open Monday through till Friday from 9.30 – 5.30 and Friday till 4.00 pm. Weekends they are closed.

Services include insurance for :-
Cars (exceptional inclusive covers – cheapest rates) * Bikes (various options)*
* Home (Amazing covers inc subsidence and landslip)* Marine *
* Private Health (various budgets and to obtain residency) * *Life *
* Accident Plans (56 euros a year for 15k benefit up to 65 yrs)*
* Funeral Plans (from 120 euros a year) * Pet (medical and liability covers) *
* Travel Insurance (single and annual multi trips) *
* Commercial cover for bars, restaurants*
* liability cover for Sports professionals, Carers, Builders* *Office insurances *

Their aim is to provide a personal friendly service, to give impartial advice and to offer the best products in the marketplace at a competitive cost. They aim to listen to clients needs and quote accordingly. Customer Service is a very strong point of EU Insurance Direct’s ethic . There is nothing worse Wendy says that to purchase a service or product from a company and then when something goes wrong they are not around to help.
Apart from advertising, word of mouth is the best form, possibly the biggest generation of new clients is through referrals, clients who have been happy with the service provided and in the event of a claim, how it was dealt with.

***SPECIAL OFFERS ***
MANY SPECIAL OFFERS ON AT THE MOMENT – PLEASE CALL FOR DETAILS
OFFERS ON CARS, HOME, FUNERAL PLANS AND LIFE UP TO 60 EUROS CASHBACK.*
* Conditions apply

WHY EU INSURANCE DIRECT?
• WE HAVE BEEN IN THE INSURANCE MARKET FOR OVER 45 YEARS
• WE ARE EXPATS, LIKE YOU, LIVING IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY. WE KNOW YOUR INSURANCE NEEDS AND HAVE THE SOLUTIONS FOR THEM
• WE SPEAK THE SAME LANGUAGE
• WE ARE LOCAL AND HAPPY TO ENJOY A ONE TO ONE CHAT WITH YOU TO REVIEW YOUR INSURANCE POLICIES
• WE HAVE A DEDICATED CLAIMS DEPARTMENT TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR YOU IN CASE OF A CLAIM
• WE CAN OFFER YOU ANY INSURANCE POLICY YOU MIGHT NEED, ALL UNDER THE SAME ROOF

If you have a renewal coming up or have just bought a new home or car, give EU Insurance a call and give them the chance to quote, you may be pleasantly surprised, not just at the price but also at how quick, easy and simple they make the whole experience.

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Who is Tina Andlaw of Compelling Copy?

Who is Tina Andlaw of Compelling Copy?

Tina is quite new to the network and I was very curious to finally get to spend some time with her. An enigmatic and sophisticated woman, always so well spoken, she has an interesting trajectory that brought her to the south coast of Spain all the way from Bristol via France, Israel, Malta and then Gibraltar over 24 years ago.

Tina is a striking mix of Gibraltarian father and Greek mother, the latter having grown up in Tangiers. Good at languages since childhood, she was always intrigued to see how people express themselves in different languages. Her obvious path was to study languages in Oxford and she specialised in the art (and science) of translation & interpretation. She heads Compelling Copy, supporting her clients in everything related to written communication. Tina is vegetarian and enjoys the simple things in life, especially hiking and travel. She also helps out in the local dog shelter each week, cleaning cages and taking the dogs out for walks.

Tell me about you – you seem to have a very interesting background.
After finishing university, I worked as international liaison for France at a manufacturing company in England; then to Malta, teaching English as a Foreign Language to the Italian community; and on to Spain, again teaching English, this time to business people in and around Algeciras. I also have a flair for interior design and more specifically styling, having trained with UK TV Channel 5’s House Doctor, Anne Maurice. That is why I ended up teaming with an architectural photography company where I styled shoots and created the copy for luxury real estate publications here on the Costa for a number of years. That led me to write for local magazines and websites and eventually set up my current company.

Tina, what is it that keeps you passionate about your work?
I simply love language! Producing well-written copy is an art form for me. And it can make or break a sale! I always ask myself: ‘what is the point of having a website if it doesn’t connect to your audience?’ That is what I do for my clients: I create those texts that ultimately will win hearts over. Effective copywriting brings to life what you are trying to achieve with your business. It is key to your success!

Are there any tips that you could share with us here?
Of course. Selling requires tapping into emotion. Emotion has to be conveyed in your written copy if you want to sell: emotion is connecting to a problem that you can solve for your clients. Your clients need to feel that you understand what they need. Copy should be direct, concise and convey the benefits of what you offer. Copy is there to take people on a journey: drawing potential customers’ attention, piquing their interest and creating desire in them to take action.

It seems businesses need to dig deep to be able to articulate what you just said, right?
Yes! Business owners need to know their ‘why’! What is your passion? What needs are you here to satisfy? These are all valid leadership questions right now, and every business owner is a leader in what they’re doing. We all need to be clear about our ‘why’.

So you come in and help them distil what it is they really need to say?
That’s right. Not being able to write well is a real challenge for many businesses. I solve that. I give a very personalised service by spending time getting to know what it is you’re about as a business, knowing your product, understanding your message…

Who are your typical clients?
I have been fortunate enough to work for a wide variety of clients so no one is typical. After several years of writing for real estate companies detailing the advantages of buying property in worldwide destinations, I moved on to copywriting for two of Gibraltar’s online gaming companies. Over the past three years as Compelling Copy, I have specialised in travel insurance with medical conditions for the UK insurance giant Staysure, at the same time as writing for other industries such as financial planning, management consultancy, garden design, organic fast food and much more… In a nutshell, I love to research and write about pretty much anything that needs words!

Thank you for your time, Tina. How can people find you?You can get in touch via my website https://www.compellingcopy.co.uk/ or on Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/tina-andlaw-a561723b/

 

La Cala Sales & Rentals the only choice to buy, sell or rent property on the Costa Del Sol

La Cala Sales & Rentals the only choice to buy, sell or rent property on the Costa Del Sol

La Cala Sales and Rentals are the premier estate agents in the local area. If you are looking to buy we have the largest selection of properties at the best prices.  If we are not currently advertising your property we would be happy to do so on a no sale no fee basis. With our two offices in La Cala located in prime positions, we offer the best service for both buyers and sellers.

Andrew Partridge
LA CALA SALES AND RENTALS
Tel +34 951 778 707
Mob +34 664 229 455

andrew@lacalasalesandrentals.com
www.lacalasalesandrentals.com

Louise from FNL Transformation answers the question…Does it really matter what oil you use for cooking?

Louise from FNL Transformation answers the question…Does it really matter what oil you use for cooking?

When you look at the bigger picture, not so much.

All oils are basically about 120kcalsper tablespoon with about 12-13g of fat.

All oils have a smoke point and those that are more stable at higher temperatures are better for frying, while those that are less stable might be better for baking into cakes or using as a spread.

Does the ratio or omega 3 to omega 6 matter?  Sure, but is a tablespoon  of rapeseed oil really going to make that big of a difference if the rest of  your diet is spot on?

Get the basics right, energy balance, lots of vegetables, protein at every meal from various sourcesof lean meat and fish and include some oily fish a couple of times per week, if you like it.

Too many people get hung up on minor details like is coconut oil going to let you live longer than sunflower oil?  Not if you haven’t got the basics right and even then, 120kcals out of 2,000 plus is a drop in the ocean.  So, maybe you should just go with the cheapest option and spend the difference on some wild salmon instead.

For the record, coconut oil won’t help you to burn fat if you aren’t in an energy deficit (basic thermodynamics) and even then, it probably won’t make any difference.

Talk Soon

-Louise O’Connor

Personal Trainer & Nutrition Coach

FNL Transformation

 

HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD THROUGH COACHING by Macarena Vergara Executive and Life Coach

HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD THROUGH COACHING by Macarena Vergara Executive and Life Coach

Since I was a child I knew I wanted to work to improve things in the world. So I did what everyone did in those days to get into the international development sector: I studied economics. I worked for aid agencies and discovered my passion for gender equality, public health and women’s rights. I became a mother, and realised that to change the world you have to start with yourself. So I started close in, and I spent years ‘investigating’ inside and I also trained professionally as a Coach. Today, personal empowerment lies at the heart of my coaching business.

I coach because I have a passion for personal transformation: I believe 100%, without a doubt, that we all have everything we need in us, to live the life we want.  We all have immense power and wisdom, and I help you access that. From there, you can achieve anything. My job is to support my clients in developing self-awareness, taking full responsibility for their lives and their big, bold dreams, and in making the right choices for themselves – based on their own insights, not mine. Only from a space of deep connection to ourselves can we live with internal coherence, integrity and authenticity.

You’re probably asking yourself: How does that happen? What exactly does coaching entail? Well, typically my clients come to me because they want to change their lives. They might be feeling unfocused, cluttered or unclear as to what exactly they need to change, but they feel uncomfortable with things as they are, in life and work. They might be frustrated, directionless and in need of renewing their enthusiasm for life… They want to wake up motivated and inspired, energised to live their lives. They want to feel that they are the ones in charge. They want to hear their own voice for a change. They crave themselves. They want their groove back and they are more than ready to set big challenges: in the way they think and feel about themselves, in the way they relate and communicate, in the way they perform and lead others at work… Most importantly, my clients are driven to take action.

And that is where transformation happens: through action. So here is what we do: First, we establish a framework for the coaching: it can be setting goals, getting clear on expectations, having the big picture in mind. Then we create a plan to get where the client wants to get to, and we hold weekly or biweekly coaching conversations for approximately two to three months, depending on what the client wants to achieve. We go together on a journey.

Each coaching session is an opportunity to have a deep, meaningful exchange. I use neuroscience and mindfulness-based methods to clear the clutter of my clients’ minds; to explore the depths of habits, beliefs, unmet needs and harmful thought and emotional patterns; ultimately to uncover my clients’ strengths and values, their truth, their voice. Clients discover, over and over, that they have within themselves the resources to change their lives. And that is for me the true meaning of empowerment.

As your coach, I provide a safe space and structure to our conversations; I listen deeply and ask powerful questions for you to discover your own insights. I keep you motivated, I challenge you and hold you accountable for the steps forward you decide to take. As my client, you get to know yourself in the process; you take control of your life, you grow. By taking action, you start walking boldly, authentically and with integrity towards your dreams.

I am here, at the end of the day, to polish my clients into the best version of themselves. Because a world where we are our best selves is indeed a better world.

Macarena Vergara Coaching

www.macarenavergara.com