Monthly Business Tip: Data Cleaning – SORTED

Many of those who know me, know me personally or through one email sent or another, so today I did something for the first time…

I went through my LONDON Embankment Networking list of contacts and actually asked everyone who I have not spoken to personally in a while, if they wanted to stay on the list!

It took a little bit of wincing and guts to actually ask the question. Mainly because data is data right?

NO! The RIGHT Data is the real data. The real “Alpha” list are the people I would rather spend time engaging with, but more importantly I don’t want to waste my time calling and chasing people who think I am a pain in the ass!

On top of that, I would prefer to go and find NEW people…If not only to keep my brain entertained, but to keep the networking groups alive.

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What’s more exciting is, I personally emailed over 80 people (took me less than an hour). Within half an hour, 6 have said NO THANKS, 10 emails are out of date, 9 people have said please keep calling and 10 have said sorry, been busy, but please book me into the next meeting………Awesome, no?

Almost a third have responded one way or the other, and I now know about half of the rest of my database are live, interested and I can call with confidence!

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So why do this?

Saves time

Now I know that later in the month I don’t have to call 16 people. 10 have asked to be booked in next time round, 6 have said NO THANKS…..Saves me a heap of time!


I also know now that 10 emails are out of date. This gives me a fresh reason to call. I’ll get feedback and I can make sure I am staying in touch!


10 New Bookings! = At least £250 revenue! – For 1 hour of time invested. How many hours can I get this sort of return on time?


For those who responded now trust that I am not just interested in spamming and sending out ”it’s all about me” emails. they also know that I respect their time and I don’t want to waste it.


I now know how much my data is up to date, and who my Alpha crowd is! This will enable me to ask for testimonials, opinions and more importantly – upsell when I offer new products or services!


Real Data, real time……



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Happy Birthday to Us!

As of this month, we are now 5 years old!! So we’d like to take the opportunity to give a massive thanks to everyone who has supported us since we started up – from the advertisers to the readers; the editorial providers, Omni networking members and of course our dream team behind the scenes! We really couldn’t have gotten to where we are without you all behind us.

There is lots for us to look forward to throughout the next year with an exciting Summer packed with events, our networking groups growing and growing and tons of plans to excel even further.

We are now up to a whopping 13 live Omni Local Business Networking groups, with another 6 locations on the way soon! OLBN is blowing up and becoming more and more successful, with great feedback from members and the brilliant opportunity to network over a delicious breakfast. Find out all you need to know to try us out or regularly attend our fortnightly meetings by registering via

We’ve got a great competition for you on page 40, courtesy of “Cook” in Surbiton, plenty of tips and advice for making your Mum’s day this Mother’s Day and so many fantastic businesses for you to call! If you happen to get in touch with any of our local advertisers, please let them know that you found them through Omni Local!

Please also remember to visit to see how easy it is to list your business and to be discovered by people within the area at the touch of a button Please take a look at our advert for more information and leave any feedback if you have used any of the local businesses services!

We want to wish all the Mums, stepmothers and grandmothers out there a really Happy Mother’s Day! Read on for our ideas on how to spoil her this month, because she deserves it!

To sum things up, we would like to say another huge thank you to you all! We hope you have enjoyed our 5 year journey as much as we have, and may we continue to grow with your support!

Kind regards,
The Omni Local Team

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Hello everyone!

This is most likely the best time of year for this message! We have had an amazing year! When I think back about 2016 it will be one of the most memorable. There have been some bad moments, and a huge list of loved icons passing away, but there’s so much more going on!

It’s been a monumental year in politics, with the change of President in the USA, and agree or not, Brexit! But, looking back at the positive things – we have had Tim Peake, an astronaut from Sussex coming back from Space, The Queen celebrated her 90th Birthday, Andy Murray crowned No1 in the world, Pokemon getting people wandering around while staring into phones, a meteor shower and Super Moon, the Olympics and the shocking exit of British Bake off no longer running on the BBC!

This month, we have 2 new advertisers- Moksha on page 41 and Synergy Worldwide on page 33 – make sure you check them out! The year is not over! There are so many events happening around Kingston. Christmas Choirs, Concerts, The Craft Fair and lots of shops, (by now) packed with treats for the Christmas festivities! No matter what your faith or beliefs are, it’s a nice time of the year! It’s starting to get cold out there, so please remember those who may be vulnerable! If you need to ask someone if they need help, they most likely do! Don’t ask, just offer! (if there is anything we can do to help, let us know).

On a little personal note, our puppy is now 3 months old….he has tripled in weight and is still stopping traffic with people wanting to say hello to him! He has passed the yelping at night stage, so more sleep is had by all! The door bell has gone, deliveries from Amazon……Ohhh pressies!!! Have a wonderful festive holiday and Ill be raising my glass at New Year’s for you all. In the meantime, please stay safe!
Kind regards John

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