New business forum opens

Discussion in 'Press Releases' started by JustOneUK, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. JustOneUK

    JustOneUK UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Posted with the kind permission of UKBF

    Internet entrepreneur James Matthews launches a new business forum, MyBusinessForum.co.uk
    Also available under the shorter memorable domain www.MYBF.co.uk.

    MyBusinessForum hopes to get people talking about their own businesses and helping others with business and website problems:

    "There are a lot of forums out there." says James.

    "That doesn't mean that there isn't space for a new community. Several thousand small business owners pass though my websites every day - if a small percentage of those join the forum then it has the potential to grow into an important and respected community resource".

    James adds, "These are business minded people that would probably not have visited a forum at all - a minefield of information simply passed over, everyone is a valuable asset in one way or another, no matter how big or small their contribution."

    www.MyBusinessForum.co.uk is available to the public as from today (9th April, 2008)

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    About the author:
    Family man J.Matthews has held several key positions in a variety of companies and formerly ran several small businesses himself. Currently he is an internet entrepreneur running a variety of websites across the internet.
    For any further information please contact:
    JustMediaGroup
    PO Box 830
    Crawley
    West Sussex
    RH10 0YG
     
    Posted: Apr 9, 2008 By: JustOneUK Member since: Nov 19, 2005
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  2. liams7

    liams7 UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    Sorry but what???
     
    Posted: Apr 10, 2008 By: liams7 Member since: Feb 21, 2008
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  3. The Saint

    The Saint UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    lol at liams7 :D
     
    Posted: Apr 10, 2008 By: The Saint Member since: Oct 15, 2007
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  4. DesignColours

    DesignColours UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Starting a forum is never easy, although James seems to have made a mistake alot of forums make when starting out, too many sections.

    If your starting a forum its always best to try and compact initially the different areas, this will make the forum seem more active to prospective members as each section will have more posts.
     
    Posted: Apr 10, 2008 By: DesignColours Member since: Apr 9, 2008
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  5. JustOneUK

    JustOneUK UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    @Liam, not sure what his post was meant to mean :|
    Thanks for that DC :D

    You're right - it's never easy opening a forum although I'm not too worried about it being quiet - it won't be busy overnight. It's there as an extra opportunity to post if you want or not if you don't - it's not rocket science ;)

    I hardly expect a flood of members from UKBF - this is a great place and I only posted because they said I could.

    James.
     
    Posted: Apr 10, 2008 By: JustOneUK Member since: Nov 19, 2005
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  6. The Saint

    The Saint UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    good luck :)
     
    Posted: Apr 15, 2008 By: The Saint Member since: Oct 15, 2007
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  7. Contract Hire

    Contract Hire UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    My advise is dont have the image verification set so high on the registration form also.
     
    Posted: Apr 15, 2008 By: Contract Hire Member since: Apr 15, 2008
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  8. FACEOFF

    FACEOFF Guest

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    hi, did u install vb, vbseo and design the logo and customize the header? I'm looking for someone to do that for a non business related forum I'm starting so pm me if you can do the work.
     
    Posted: Apr 16, 2008 By: FACEOFF Member since: Mar 30, 2008
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  9. Mister B

    Mister B UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Good luck to you James.

    After all of the hooha a few weeks ago it's good to see somebody who is prepared to be open and honest with his plans. Good on UKBF also for allowing the release. Just goes to show that it can work out for everyone.

    Mister B
     
    Posted: Apr 16, 2008 By: Mister B Member since: Aug 31, 2007
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  10. jdpos

    jdpos UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    That forum is very very very dull, bad choice of colours (even though there are none!) and it looks like a 5 min job. Could do well with some extra work on it.
     
    Posted: Apr 16, 2008 By: jdpos Member since: Nov 10, 2007
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  11. cjd

    cjd UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    If you can actually achieve that you've got half a chance.

    A first start - and a simple to achieve USP over UKBF - would be the use of intelligent stickies so that the sparse amount of genuinely useful information that gets imparted isn't just lost amongst the detritus of everyday dross that we see there.

    It also encourages the knowledgeable to produce it.
     
    Posted: Apr 16, 2008 By: cjd Member since: Nov 23, 2005
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  12. DotNetWebs

    DotNetWebs UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Nice one James

    Have to crash now (new baby tiring me out!) but will register as soon as I get a minute.

    Regards

    Dotty
     
    Posted: Apr 16, 2008 By: DotNetWebs Member since: Feb 16, 2005
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  13. JustOneUK

    JustOneUK UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    oooooh, thanks for all your comments :)

    Post it in the UKBF tenders forum and someone will give you a price.
    http://www.ukbusinessforums.co.uk/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=53

    Thanks MrB, :)
    I had to wait for the hooha to sufficiently die down - which didn't help - but that's the way the cookie crumbles. I don't plan on banning the mention of UKBF on my forum :p

    It actually took 5½ minutes and I wanted it plain and calm so it doesn't give users a headache.

    Thanks CJD, I have plans - I'm just waiting for the aforementioned 'useful information' to get posted :D I have loads of information to post - and will do so over time.
    I was originally going to open a business blog but prefer the interactivity of a forum, I think it's better to be able to write what you want rather than just answering what someone else has written.

    James.
     
    Posted: Apr 17, 2008 By: JustOneUK Member since: Nov 19, 2005
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  14. jdpos

    jdpos UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Well it gives me a headache looking at it, you need it spaced out like UKBF. Whenever I design forums I always make sure of that and use the right colours to attract people.
     
    Posted: Apr 17, 2008 By: jdpos Member since: Nov 10, 2007
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  15. JustOneUK

    JustOneUK UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Can you PM me a list of the forums you have designed?

    thanks in adv...
    James.
     
    Posted: Apr 18, 2008 By: JustOneUK Member since: Nov 19, 2005
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  16. akaartwork

    akaartwork UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hmmm, I'm gonna have a look around
     
    Posted: May 6, 2008 By: akaartwork Member since: May 6, 2008
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  17. akaartwork

    akaartwork UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I'm going to have a look around at this forum. Is it really that bad?
     
    Posted: May 6, 2008 By: akaartwork Member since: May 6, 2008
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