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Newsletter March 2010

March 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Welcome to the Cooloolabusiness.com Newsletter for March 2010.

Some long term Members may recall our old newsletter that we discontinued a few years ago. We have decided to re-commence a regular newsletter after discussions with some Members who would like to be kept up to date with our news.

In our new newsletter, we will bring you some regular sections including Member news, Internet news, handy software programs and member advertisements.

MEMBER NEWS

We have been “snowed under” over the last few months developing new sites and systems for our members. We are now specialising in custom Wordpress development as WordPress offers many advantages over standard HTML design and other development systems. 

Our latest WordPress Member site is M1 First Aid Safety Supplies, a shopping cart system for Michelle at M1 First Aid & Safety Supplies that offers online safety product ordering (and not forgetting that we have developed a custom WordPress system for Version 3 of our Gympie Business Directory at www.cooloolabusiness.com).

With the completion of version 3 of the cooloolabusiness.com directory, we have introduced some new and beneficial features for our members. The most important feature is that each member is provided with an individual listing page that can display a Business Description/Profile as well as your contact details and a live Google map. We are happy to keep your listing page updated for you and urge all members to review their listing and send us a profile or description that tells visitors what products you sell or services you provide. Adding this information to your listing page will add a lot of value to your listing, make your listing easier to find for visitor searches and give you better backlinks to your websites. Also, in about 2 weeks time, we will be syndicating the content of these pages which will provide more backlinks and help your Google rankings – so please send us the descriptions to update your listing (you can email this to us or use the Listing Update Form provided under the Member Tab on the website)

We still provide our standard HTML design services for managing our Member sites and some new sites like the just completed re-development of the Weeroona website at www.weeroona.org.au

Our development services are undertaken in-house here in Gympie (not just outsourcing to other companies to do the work). We don’t have to cold call or employ any special sales tactics to source new clients or development work – our workload in looking after our clients and their “word of mouth” referrals usually exceeds our time availability.

INTERNET NEWS

We have recently changed ISP providers. After relying on the excellent service provided by Westnet for the last few years, we found the we were starting to exceed the data bandwidth provided for our 20GB ADSL plan. Our options were to increase our bandwidth with Westnet or find another provider. After reviewing the plans offered (and researching customer service capability), we opted to “churn” to Internode. 

So far, the new ADSL2 50GB service from Internode has been very good. The “churn” changeover process was handled faultlessly and their customer service has been excellent (phone calls were answered without being placed in a lengthy queue and without the difficulties of trying to understand someone in a foreign call-centre). If your are regularly exceeding your download and need a better plan, I would have no hesitation in recommending that you include Internode as a potential provider – their website is at www.internode.on.net.

HANDY SOFTWARE

In each Newsletter, we will try to give you some information about some of the software programs that we use that you may find useful in your business. The program we have selected for this newsletter is one we used as a free version but found it was so good that we had to purchase the pro version. 

The program is Roboform, a small utility that manages your passwords – it is secure, remembers your passwords and other details you wish to store and can then complete these details in webpages and forms for you. We have found this software invaluable and time saving in our operations as we have a lot of passwords for membership sites and online systems that would take forever just to find sometimes. 

RoboForm: Learn more...

I recommend that you download the free version by clicking the image above.

(In our next edition – “Open Office” Free software that is comparable to Microsoft Office and we have an instruction video for members explaining how to use open office document templates).

MEMBER CLASSIFIEDS ADVERTISEMENTS

Gympie Meat Hall – call and see Gary and get 10% of any order over $100 by mentioning that you are a member of cooloolabusiness.com (by the way the cheese kranski is very good).

Note: if you would like to have a classified advertisement in our next newsletter, please send the advertisement to admin@cooloolabusiness.com

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Gadabout Four Wheel Drive Camper Bodies

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Gadabout Four Wheel Drive Camper Bodies Gadabout Four Wheel Drive Camper Bodies
Bruce Highway, Gympie 4570
Mobile: 0408 708 391
Email:
Web:
sales@gadabout.com.au
www.gadabout.com.au
Gadabout 4WD camper bodies are the ultimate addition for your four wheel drive. If you enjoy camping and other off-road activities on weekends or holidays, the Gadabout will outfit your 4WD and turn it into the next best thing to a mobile home.


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Foxy Lady Boutique

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Foxy Lady Boutique Foxy Lady Boutique
124 Mary Street, Gympie 4570
Ph: (07) 5482 7010   Mob: 0417 715 052
Email:
Web:
waldock@spiderweb.com.au
http://foxylady.cooloolabusiness.com
Foxy Lady Boutique specialises in fashions for todays women for todays lifestyle with ranges available from all major labels to suit all seasons.


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Delta Mini Storage

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Delta Mini Storage Delta Mini Storage

 
Delta Mini Storage have two locations in Gympie for the convenience of our clients. Our facilities have security fencing and are protected by security patrol and are flood lit at night.
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Lighting Network Gympie

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Lighting Network Gympie Lighting Network Gympie
22 Chapple Street, Gympie 4570
Ph: 07 5483 6553 Fax: 07 5483 6552
Lighting Network Gympie stock all commerical & domestic lighting,table,desk and floor lamps,downlights,exterior & gardens lighting, stove element etc, tv antennas and accessories, electrical supplies – eg ceiling fans, cable conduit power points switches etc, air conditioners, huge range of specialize lamps, fluoros and leds. New homes & renovations lighting quotes at no charge and professional advice given.

Lighting Network Gympie showroom, 22 Chapple Street, Gympie.

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Hoopers Sound Centre

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Hoopers Sound Centre Hoopers Sound Centre
Gympie 4570
Ph: 07 5482 3409 Fax: 07 5482 6664
Email:
Web:
hoopsnd@spiderweb.com.au
www.hooperssound.com
Hoopers Sound Centre is conducted professionally and with 40 years experience in the Audio and Vision industry, we offer unmatched expertise.  We focus on the growing need to bring your home to life with sound and vision at the touch of a button.
 
Having trouble with your PA system.?
 
Darryl has 30 years experience specialising in system design – Commercial PA, Church PA or Business background music systems.  All PA system professionally installed – training available.
 
Are you building kor renovating?  Bring your plans and we can design a system to suit your home and also your budget. 
 
Call 07 54 823409 today!
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Eastwood Farm

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Eastwood Farm - Gympie Host Farm Eastwood Farm
29 Wanaring Rise, Chatsworth, Gympie 4570
Ph: 07 5483 1384
Email:
Web:
gina.ostwald@bigpond.com
www.eastwoodfarm.com.au
Eastwood Farm.
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Cooloola Self Storage

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Cooloola Self Storage Cooloola Self Storage
Laurenceson Road, Gympie 4570
Cooloola Self Storage offer self storage units ranging from 1 x 2m to 6 x 9m. As a rough guide, a 6 x 3 unit holds an average 3 bedroom house of furniture with prices start from $10.00 per week.
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Gympie Pet Supplies

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Gympie Pet Supplies Gympie Pet Supplies
198 Mary Street, Gympie 4570
Ph: 07 5482 7811 Fax: 07 5483 9103
Gympie Pet Supplies stock a large pets, goldfish and pet supplies and accessories.

 

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Gympie Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

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Gympie Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Gympie Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Jeff Stolzenberg

Exhibition Road Gympie 4570
Ph: 0400 838 019   Fax: 5482 5926
Email:
Web:
admin@gympieairconditioning.com.au
www.gympieairconditioning.com.au
Jeff Stolzenberg – Gympie Air Conditioning and Refrigeration installing and servicing air conditioning systems in the Gympie and Cooloola region.
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Gympie 4WD Spares

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Gympie 4WD Spares Gympie 4WD Spares
6 Hall Road Gympie 4570
Ph: (07) 5482 3900 Fax: (07) 5482 7455
Gympie 4WD Spares specialise in new and recycled four wheel drive parts and accessories.
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Dingo Creek Vineyard

February 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Dingo Creek Vineyard Logo Dingo Creek Vineyard
265 Tandur Traveston Road, Traveston 4570
Ph: 07 5485 1731   Fax: 07 5485 0041
Your Hosts David and Marg Gillespie invite you to the Dingo Creek Vineyard – The Home of the annual Dingo Creek Wine, Jazz and Blues Festival at Traveston in the Sunshine Coast hinterland near Gympie.