Welcome to better business with TWOGs

Twogs is a new business platform designed by seasoned business people to enable time-strapped businesses to develop profitable relationships in ways that are easy and meaningful through a stable social media. If you like us are tired of the:

  • Pub of Facebook? Turning up to hopefully see some friends, but discovering that because your business hasn’t paid to boost or your business friends haven’t comment on your posts recently that they’re no longer there.

  • Rave of Twitter? Shouted snippets of conversations lost in the sheer volume of tweets and pace they are delivered by what seems like the whole world speed networking.

  • Gentlemen's club of Linkedin? With its rules that ensure it’s a primarily a professional tool, which has never lost the recruiting angle and where groups build and decline as they become abused by social sellers.

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What is TWOGs?

TWOGs is a digital platform for businesses to build relationships without the pub of Facebook, the rave of Twitter and the gentleman’s club of LinkedIn. TWOGs are 70-140 words posted in chosen categories as a way to promote, form business relationships and build your business and ultimately increase your sales.

You can read other TWOGs comment and rate. Start a conversation or join in on one. Create groups of collaborative businesses. Networking clubs promote your club, allow your members to carry on the conversation.

TWOGs are sorted into business categories. The TWOGs are a showcase of expertise, thought, personality or maybe latest offer. There is a live feed of TWOGs with the most recent at the top and the opportunity to select useful reading categories.

The TWOG is a practical tool to get your business message heard locally, regionally and nationally.

The TWOG is for small businesses who are time-poor or with limited experience or budget for marketing, but understand that business success is based on relationships. Businesses who want to see a return on sales revenue in 3 to 6 months based on the reputation and trust that they have created.

Top Twogs

Business Planning - Final Talk

2 days ago

Paul  James

Andrew Callard, of Aimed Business, ended his tour of the three CAP business clubs last night at Tuesday Club. Andrew’s talk, titled ‘Are You One of The 1 in 4 Businesses With a Plan? And Does it Matter?’ once again seemed to resonate with the members.

As mentioned in a previous mail, the statistics speak for themselves. There are always exceptions to the rule, but generally speaking if you do not have a plan your chances of success are reduced by a considerable amount.

Thanks again Andrew, I have been lucky to have heard this talk three times, so have no excuses! 

Chris 'The Magic Man' Adams

11 days ago

Paul  James

Chris Adams got the Monday members off to a good start this week with an informative presentation on the Neurokinetic side of his business.

Chris, who runs ADfitness, came across as passionate and knowledgeable on this subject, and no one can deny he has built an excellent reputation over the past few years. In fact, he is known in CAP as the ‘Magic Man’

Have a long-standing injury? Constantly in pain? Do yourself a favour and call Chris, he’ll get to the bottom of it for you. Here’s his contact number 07707 242926

BTW – If you are looking to get fit, lose weight or whatever, he’s a very good personal trainer too.

Tax on buy to let (BTL) properties Stamp Duty Facts (SDLT)

22 days ago

Jason Whitehead

Do you pay SDLT on a BTL property?

Yes. SDLT is payable on a BTL property. The amount is calculated on the price of the property.

The current rates of SDLT from 01/04/2016 for BTL properties are;

  • 3% tax on the first £125,000
  • 5% on the portion up to £250,000
  • 8% on the portion up to £925,000
  • 13% on the portion up to £1.5 million
  • 15% on everything over that

Anyone buying a second property that isn’t their main residence will be charged these new rates. Including holiday lets and buying a property for children if the parents leave their name on the deeds. SDLT has to be paid within 30 days of the purchase of the property although this is usually paid by the solicitor on completion. The amount of SDLT paid is deductible from any capital gains you might make when the property is sold.