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Wednesday, 12 January 2011

inframes To The Rescue


Each week in our BNI lunchtime meeting, I am expected to get up and tell other members and visitors a little bit about my work in a sixty second snapshot.

If you want to find out a bit more about our weekly meetings, skip to the bottom of this page.

Here's what I had to say this week:

"My name is Jon Ewing and I help companies to have the best possible storefront on the street where the world does its windows shopping – the internet.

"My company, ltd, has been making websites for over 11 years and you should refer business to me because we use the internet to help companies open up new markets.

"This week we’ve been working a lot with Sherpa Walking Holidays, who are currently in their busiest sales period as people all over the world book their summer holidays.

"We had a very unusual problem at the beginning of the month with a site they own that sells maps and guidebooks.

"The shopping basket system suddenly stopped working, so no orders were coming in. The code for the shopping basket was written more than a decade ago by a third party who long ago went out of business.

"Finally we got to the bottom of it. And I guess the people who wrote that code never thought it would still be in use in 2011 because it turned out that there was an expiry date hard-coded into the system making all transactions automatically expire on December 31 2010. So as of January 1 2011, every transaction expired before it had begun.

"Fortunately we were able to fix that problem immediately we’d diagnosed it.

"So a good referral for me would be someone who’s having trouble with a website that was built long ago by a defunct company and needs someone to step in and get it working.

"To find out how good your website could be, look into inframes."

What's BNI?

I am part of a growing new chapter of the BNI business networking group and we're looking for other Reading-based small business professionals to refer business to.

We meet between 12.15pm and 1.45pm on Wednesdays. If you'd like to come along to a lunch, please drop me a line or give me a call and I'll put you in touch with our organiser.

There's absolutely no commitment required – you just pay a tenner, which covers the cost of lunch at the Strada on the Oracle Riverside - and you'll have a chance to meet existing members and other visitors, introduce your business and of course hand out business cards.