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Home Living : August 23rd 2011
8 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, August 23, 2011 HOMELIVING Business is atwitter A NEW report reveals doing business through social networks has advantages. The global survey from Regus found 40 per cent of Australian businesses winning new customers through business social networking activity. Regus provides workplace solutions from fully equipped offices to professional meeting rooms, business lounges and a network of video communication studios. The research also shows more firms around the world using social media to engage existing clients than a year ago. The Regus Social Recovery Report says: The number of businesses successfully recruiting new customers through social networks such as Facebook rose seven per cent; Globally, 52 per cent of businesses, and 48 per cent in Australia, use websites such as Twitter and Weibo to engage, connect with and inform existing customers; In Australia, 52 per cent of firms encourage workers to join social networks like Linkedin, Xing and Video, compared to 53 per cent globally; and 39percentof companies globally and 35 per cent in Australia (36 per cent in Sydney) spend up to 20 per cent of their marketing budget on business social networking. More than 800 managers in Australia and 17,000 in 80 countries responded to the survey. Details: www. regus.presscentre.com Networking statistics 40 per cent of firms win new customers through business social networking activity 35 per cent of firms devote up to 20 per cent of their marketing budget to social networking activities More than 60 per cent believe social networking must be used with traditional marketing www.waratahwardrobes.com.au FACTORY & SHOWROOM Unit 1, 183-185 McCredie Rd, Guildford 9632 5444 Lic. No. 160400C 2310431m 19/7 built-in WARDROBES N Free Measure & Quote N Custom Design Built-in Wardrobes & renovation of existing wardrobes N Sliding Mirror doors in a variety of colour frames N Hinged or sliding Federation Doors V Supply dumper bin to be placed on site. V Cover access floor area with drop sheets & plastic. V Remove existing fittings within bathroom. V Remove all wall and floor tiles within bathroom. V Replace bath and shower internal mixers. V Supply and install IXL Triumph fan/heater/light. V Supply and install new double power point. V Supply and install Niche within shower recess. V Supply and fix new wall lining within bathroom. V Supply and install bath frame and shower hob. V Supply and apply waterproofing within bathroom V Fix wall and floor tiles within bathroom x 30m² V Install bath, vanity, taps and toilet. V Install accessories within bathroom. V Remove all trade waste and effect final clean up V Full guarantee Scope of Work BATHROOM Renovations Master Bathrooms Ph: 9899 9330 Builders Lic No. 178503c www.masterbathrooms.net.au CARPENTRY • PLUMBING • ELECTRICAL • TILING • WATERPROOFING (NSW) Pty. Ltd. 2266326 26/5 $9720 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE YOU SUPPLY OR WE SUPPLY FITTINGS New Showroom: Unit 57/4 Hoyle Ave Castle Hill Authorised Dealer GARAGE DOORS & AUTOMATIONS P/L SERVICES TO ALL DOORS AUTOMATIC OPENERS FR $550 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE 9894 7188 2047558 9/8 www.garagedoorsautomations.com.au JASON OVER 16 YEARS EXPERIENCE BUILDER OF QUALITY EXTENSIONS Designed and built for your lifestyle. Call for an in-home consultation. Showroom: 152 Russell Street, Emu Plains firstname.lastname@example.org www.classichomeimprovements.com.au NEED MORE SPACE? 2081668i 19/4 MULTI-HIA AWARD WINNERS LICENCE NO: 66902C 1300 721 150 Outgrown your home? Do you need a family room or bedroom? • Ground & 1st floor extensions • Glassrooms • Conservatories • Garden rooms Decks Pergolas Stainless steel wire handrail Lattice Privacy Screens DIY pergola and deck kits Lic No: 170944C FREE LOCAL DELIVERY SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS OUTDOOR PINE FREE DESIGN & QUOTE 5 CHILVERS ROAD THORNLEIGH www.thomsonsoutdoorpine.com.au 2136330i hln wk39 PHONE: 9980 7611 THOMSON S SPLIT & DUCTED AIR CONDITIONING Authorised Dealer Licence No 215990C WINTER REWARDS SAVEUPTO$600 ON DAIKIN DUCTED SYSTEMS SAVEUPTO$300 ON DAIKIN SPLIT SYSTEMS PHONE NOW for a FREE In-Home Quote 9737 0293 2258875i 3/05 Contact your local advertising consultant for information or call 9689 5395. Reach renovators and decorators. Source: Get in with the Locals, Clarity Research, December 2010. Filter: Sydney.
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