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We are really sorry to let you know that we are cancelling Saturday’s Fireworks event in Paisley. This is due to severe wind gusts and rain forecast for tomorrow and the rest of the weekend, which make it impossible for us to deliver the event safely.

 

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We have been monitoring the situation closely and have taken the advice from our display contractor, health and safety and the event advisory group. Paisley Fireworks is one of the highlights of our event year and we know lots of people will be very disappointed.

We want to give local people and all of our supporters as much time as possible to change their plans and we hope to see everyone back in Paisley on Saturday the 17th for our fabulous Christmas Light Switch On. Please take care if you are out and about this weekend.

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Paisley.org.uk, Paisley leading community focused website founded by Brian McGuire has announced its full support and backing of Paisley Community Trust’s proposed plans for a new Performing Arts and Film Theatre for the Town.
As part of a series of early stage discussions, first draft designs of the Trust’s proposed Performing Arts and Film Theatre have been shared with key stakeholders

in the Town. The plans, created by award winning architects Stallan Brand, outline the Trust’s proposals for a new state of the art community facility featuring a flexible main theatre, secondary studio theatre, rehearsal rooms, dressing rooms, dance studios, several unique cinema spaces as well as bar and restaurant facilities.

 

Paisley Community Trust carried out a comprehensive feasibility study into the project and identified an overwhelming market demand for such a facility in the town. At present a number of sites have been shortlisted with a preferred option emerging.

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Final plans are set to be publicly unveiled in September 2017. “We were delighted to be approached by Paisley Community Trust to review their plans for the newly proposed Cinema and Theatre for the town. What can we say, we were blown away with what we saw! The designs look amazing. Having been a massive supporter of the town and with close relationships to the communities, we have a fairly good idea of what people are looking for and what the town needs. The Trust’s plans are exactly what the town needs. It will put Paisley back on the cultural map, not just locally but nationally. It will attract people and communities back into use the town.

You’ll be able to take part in a variety of classes or to catch a movie or a show. There is no doubt this will provide the transformation the town needs. Community groups, Council and Paisley Buddies need to get behind the Trust’s vision. We’re in!”

Brian McGuire, Founder, Paisley.org.uk

“Paisley.org.uk is without doubt one of the key websites for Paisley. They work closely with the town, businesses and community.

They have their finger on the pulse when it comes to what the town needs. We were nervous in showing them because we really respect their knowledge, however we shouldn’t have been. The response was overwhelmingly positive. Their backing and support confirms the need in the town for what we are planning. We’ve agreed that Paisley.org.uk will be one of our key partners in engaging and discussing with the town’s communities. We’re delighted to share a teaser image for Paisley.org.uk to exclusively publish with more news to come!”

Gary Kerr, Chairman, Paisley Community Trust

Have you ever wondered what a credit union is? My Credit Union Renfrewshire will answer all your questions.

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We are delighted to announce the launch of a new website, outdoor advertising and radio campaign that will raise awareness of credit unions in Renfrewshire and answer the common question ‘What is a credit union’. To celebrate the launch, we are extending an invitation to the public and press to an event that will take place on Thursday 20th October (International Credit Union day) in the Piazza centre Paisley at 11am.

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www.mycreditunionrenfrewshire.co.uk has been designed to promote the benefits of Credit Unions to the people of Renfrewshire. The fresh, easy-to-use website signposts people to credit unions throughout Renfrewshire, lists all their services and highlights the many benefits of saving and borrowing affordably. A key aim is to raise public awareness of credit unions generally and to help people enjoy the benefits of sound money management.

The website is funded by Renfrewshire Council who have committed up to £500,000 of funding to support credit union development in Renfrewshire as a key strand of their Tackling Poverty strategy. This substantial investment has been used in a variety of initiatives to tackle the rise in high cost lending and to provide access to a wider range of ethical and affordable financial products for the Renfrewshire community.

Gleniffer Credit Union, Johnstone Credit Union, Renfrewshire-Wide Credit Union, Scotwest Credit Union and White Cart Credit Union have collaborated on the development of the website to ensure that the Renfrewshire community can make an informed choice on the best credit union for their needs. Paula Ferrier, the Marketing Officer overseeing the website development said, “This is a fantastic opportunity for credit unions in Renfrewshire, to have a campaign that promotes good value financial products and services and the many free benefits that are available. Credit unions are not for profit, member-owned financial cooperatives, so they can’t always compete with the massive marketing budgets that banks and high-cost lenders can deploy. In some ways, credit unions are a well-kept secret! However, more and more people are discovering how much better off they are by joining a credit union, and with over a million members across the UK, mycreditunionrenfrewshire will help open credit union doors to even more people in Renfrewshire.”

To mark the launch of this vibrant new website and to celebrate International Credit Union Day, representatives from all five credit unions will be in the Piazza Centre, Paisley on Thursday 20th October from 11am to 1pm to chat and answer any questions about joining a credit union. Additionally, Councillor Mike Holmesdeputy leader of Renfrewshire Council, and several third sector agencies will be present to help raise awareness of credit unions and help mark the occasion.

There will be lots of credit union freebies being handed out – so call into the Piazza Centre and let Renfrewshire credit unions help you to make the most out of life and your money!

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Creative hubs are being established across Renfrewshire as the region bids to be “the place of choice for creative businesses”.

A new Business Development Fund is supporting up to 12 creative hubs to form over the next three years, each hub encouraging creative companies to share premises, collaborate and showcase their products.

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Every hub will have a different creative focus and will receive subsidised premises costs as they offer a range of shared services including studio space, public workshops and networking opportunities.

Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson said: “We want Renfrewshire to be the place of choice for creative businesses in Scotland and our bid for UK city of culture highlighted the breadth of creative talent across Renfrewshire.

“We know there’s a strong demand for creative spaces, which foster collaboration, and this creative hub fund will enable our creative business sector to flourish right across Renfrewshire.”

Hub businesses will receive support through Renfrewshire’s business hub InCube which has already helped more than 100 creative start-up businesses in the last four years, including 50 through InCube Creative which provides tailored support to a wide range of creative companies including artists, jewellers, graphic designers, milliners and textile experts.

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Renfrewshire Council Economic Development Manager Ruth Cooper said: “We have the knowledge and expertise to support creative companies and these hubs will provide the platform for established creative businesses to grow sustainably.

“Each hub will not only see the businesses based there help one another, but also provide space for other designers to exhibit and for public workshops to inspire new creatives to realise their ambitions.

“Importantly they are business led and business managed, with our support to assist along the way and we believe this will appeal to existing businesses based in Renfrewshire and also attract more creative companies to relocate here.”

Mark Newlands, head of partnerships at Scottish Enterprise said: “Co-locating in a ‘hub’ environment is a tried and tested method of fostering collaboration and nurturing business growth.

“This latest initiative by Renfrewshire Council will not only help create valuable space for creative businesses across the Renfrewshire region, but will open up fantastic opportunities for like-minded entrepreneurs and business owners to share their knowledge, experience and networks to support greater business growth opportunities.”

The creative hubs complement Start-Up Street, which is set to open on George Street later this year, providing early stage companies with short-term office space as they make the leap into their first commercial premises.

For more information, please call InCube on 0300 300 1180.

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CASE STUDY: Paisley upcycling hub will boost business and the environment

Angela Poultney isn’t one to shirk a challenge.

As she prepares to open the doors to an upcycling hub in Paisley, Angela reflects on the journey that has brought her back to her hometown to follow in the family footsteps.

Her dad Bill ran renowned Morrison’s Furniture Centre which served the town from its George Street premises for almost 50 years, while her brother Roddy owns Morrison’s Bed Centre on Lawn Street.

“I guess I’ve always been a jack-of-all-trades, master of none,” jokes Angela. “It all started out helping dad in his shop after school, but since then I’ve worked in so many industries and done so many things.

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“I left for London aged 16 to study ballet, I’ve sold blinds, drove private ambulances, worked in mental health, ran a delicatessen, been in interior design, even won Territorial Army medic of the year.

“I came home four years ago to take care of my dad, who has Alzheimer’s. He’s now in a care home and I began to think about what I’d do next. As my daughter and son-in-law are passionate about the local environment they got me thinking about the damage we’re doing and about the world we’re leaving behind. That drew me towards upcycling furniture, making old stuff look beautiful and saving it from going into landfill.”

Angela completed a series of courses through Invest in Renfrewshire and tapped into the expertise at Business Gateway before opening a shop on Well Street.

Since then, Angela has teamed up with creative artist Anna Piasecka, and is now ready to move into larger premises as she opens Renfrewshire’s first funded creative hub.

She added: “People love coming into our current shop as it’s so colourful and everything is unique so I’m excited about the next chapter.

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“Anna and I are forming a new business at new premises complete with a display area, space to run workshops, a messy room and four spaces for other ‘upcycling’ people to rent.

“This is so much more than an upcycling business – I want to support people and give them a purpose, empower them, give them a platform to showcase their creative talents and improve their wellbeing.

“Thanks to the council funding support, for everyone renting a workspace, all the overheads like electricity and water are included at a greatly reduced rate

“The creative hub concept is great – helping to set people up in business and giving people with creative skills the chance to come together and produce products you can’t get anywhere else.”

Find out more about Up Hub on FacebookInstagram and Twitter or email info@uphubworks.com

Erskine Visit

VETERANS from Erskine have enjoyed a day out in Paisley thanks to organisers of the Paisley 10k Road Race and Fun Run.

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The visit to well-known attractions in the town was part of the Armed Forces veterans’ charity, Erskine being chosen as the official charity partner of this year’s race events organised by Renfrewshire Leisure on Sunday August 18.

Four residents and two members of staff were given a tour of the town’s museum store, Paisley: The Secret Collection and Paisley Abbey, as both are on the route of the 10k and Fun Run.

Runners taking part in the events – sponsored by sports and outdoors retailer Decathlon – are being encouraged to also raise money for Erskine, which is Scotland’s foremost provider of nursing, residential, respite and dementia care for veterans and their spouses.

Erskine’s Head of Fundraising and Communications Sara Bannerman said: “As charity partner for the Paisley 10K Road Race and Fun Run 2019 Erskine was delighted to have our veterans visit part of the travel the route of upcoming Race.  They had a wonderful day.

“Erskine has a long history of community support from the people of Renfrewshire and we, on behalf of our veterans, would like to thank all each and every one for their generosity and kindness.”

Chairperson of Renfrewshire Leisure, Councillor Lisa-Marie Hughes said: “Our charity partner this year is a very worthy cause and I hope a lot of money is raised to help the good work they do.

“The Paisley 10k and Fun Run are two fantastic events for both the serious and not to serious runners, as well as the families and friends who come out to support them.

“There’s still time to sign up to take part in either of the races.”

You can register for the race by logging on to www.renfrewshireleisure.com or by telephoning 0300 300 1362 or picking up an entry form from any Renfrewshire Leisure venue.

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Erskine residents will move to their new bin collection service in August as part of a drive to improve recycling and lower the amount of waste sent to landfill.

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The majority of Renfrewshire moved to the new service in December 2018, but a more bespoke approach was required for the Park Mains, Bargarran, Rashielee and North Barr areas of Erskine to accommodate local access issues.

From the end of August, households will use a new green bin or sack to recycle plastic, cans and cartons, while blue bins and sacks will be for paper, card and cardboard only.

Green bins can also accommodate glass while those on a sack collection would continue to take glass to their nearest recycling point.

The blue and green recycling bins or sacks will be collected every two weeks on an alternate basis and the food caddy will continue to be collected weekly.

The grey general waste bin or sack will remain every two weeks in these areas as it has both types of collection and it is not feasible for residents to store sacks for more than two weeks. It is also not cost effective to have different frequencies in such a small area.

Information packs specific to each household in the area will be delivered to ensure residents are fully informed of their new service in advance and will include a service guide, a collection calendar and stickers to be placed onto their bins outlining what goes in each of them.

A series of roadshows will be held in Erskine throughout July in various venues to allow residents to ask any questions and find out more about the new service – with the first one taking place on 9 July at Erskine Library.

Councillor Cathy McEwan, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Infrastructure, Land and Environment Policy Board, said: “We’ve been working hard to support residents across Renfrewshire to settle in to the new system and it is beginning to become normal routine for people now.

“Our recycling rate is increasing and we’re seeing less waste being transported to landfill which is extremely encouraging and I thank everyone for doing their bit to recycle as much as they possibly can.

“These areas of Erskine needed a more bespoke approach to ensure that the service can work effectively and we’re confident that residents will adapt just as quickly as the rest of Renfrewshire has.

“If anyone has any questions about the new service, please get in touch and our teams will provide you with all the information you need to move onto the new system quickly and easily.”

To ensure that residents are able to adapt easily to the new service, information on what should go into each bin is provided on the council’s website as well as how to check their next four collections, how to sign up for email reminders of their next collection and how to download a calendar into their phone.

For more information, residents are encouraged to visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/mybins or email mybins@renfrewshire.gov.uk.

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Going by bus in Renfrewshire is now easier and more convenient than ever before due to ongoing efforts to improve information at bus stops.

Renfrewshire Council and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) have been working to introduce real-time digital information displays at bus stops, using funding provided by the Scottish Government’s Smarter Choices, Smarter Places programme.

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The Paisley – Renfrew – Glasgow corridor is the latest route to benefit from the investment with new displays now live, after similar displays were installed along the A761 Glasgow Road corridor in 2018.

Councillor Marie McGurk, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Communities, Housing and Planning Policy Board, said “It’s great that bus passengers in Renfrewshire will now have high quality information available at more bus stops on when their bus is due.

“We want to ensure that bus services are improved for existing customers and we will continue to work with SPT and McGIlls Buses to make this happen.

“Real time information provides passengers with even more confidence when travelling and will encourage more people to use bus services within Renfrewshire.”

Real-time information gives passengers at the bus stop live updates on the expected arrival of their bus by tracking its actual location and comparing it to the scheduled timetable. If the bus is running late, it will outline how much longer passengers may have to wait.

As well as the system being available at bus stops, real time information can be accessed by the McGills Buses mobile app so passengers can make decisions while on the move or before heading off to the bus stop.

Chair of SPT operations committee David Wilson said: “Having reliable and real time passenger information for passengers is essential.  Quite rightly there is a demand from bus users, local authority colleagues as well as bus operators to ensure up to date service information is available to the travelling public.

“I am delighted we have now established RTPI for bus passengers in Renfrewshire, which should make their experience of using public transport much better, offering a very viable alternative to the car. I’d also remind passengers that for any stops that do not have displays, real time bus information is available via the Traveline Scotland app and website.”

The effectiveness and quality of the new displays will be continually monitored to ensure they provide an accurate, high-quality service for passengers.

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We are promising a day out of this world in Paisley town centre this summer with our Bricks in Space Summer Trail!

Following on from the success of Jurassic Bricks last summer, we will be marking the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a space-themed LEGO® Brick Space Trail.

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Running from Saturday 29th June until Tuesday 13th August, there will be seventeen fantastic LEGO® Brick models spread throughout town centre businesses as well as an interactive play zone and a selfie zone.

The town centre will be divided up into different galaxies with special hidden items which will orbit different businesses within each galaxy on a weekly basis.

Armed with their space passports, the mission will be to travel through the four galaxies to find all the Space models, plus there will be stickers, activity sheets and goodies to collect as families make their way around the town.

See our website HERE for more details…

Plus we will also be running our summer Golden Ticket Competition!

Simply make a purchase in Paisley town centre, complete the Golden Ticket postcard you are given and post in one of our Golden Postboxes in the Piazza Shopping Centre or Paisley Shopping Centre for your chance to win £250 of Paisley town centre gift vouchers!

There will be six lucky winners between Saturday 29th June and Monday 12th August, Good Luck!

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I used to think that whey protein supplements were just for people who wanted to build serious muscles. I imagined people like Dwayne Johnson or the guy who played the Mountain in Game of Thrones. 

 

But, after some research, I found out that bodybuilders weren’t the only ones who benefit from some extra protein in their diet. Whey protein has a lot of benefits for your dietary health. It’s not just for people who want to bulk up.

 

I started taking whey protein to help me balance out my diet. I always struggle to get enough protein, especially at breakfast. That’s why I started adding a scoop of whey protein to my morning coffee.

 

I hardly ever make time for breakfast. I need to get moving quickly in the morning, I don’t have time to put something together, let alone sit down and eat it. Putting whey protein in my coffee is an easy way for me to get an energy boost in the morning. 

 

At first, I was making a protein shake and a cup of coffee and carrying them both with me to work. It took me forever to get through both of them and I was jumping up to go to the bathroom every hour. It just wasn’t working out. 

 

Combining the protein in the coffee really kills two birds with one stone. It’s one drink that helps me get some nutrition and also gives me a caffeine boost to get through the morning.

 

We all know that drinking whey protein supplements helps build muscle mass. But, it’s a little more complicated than that. What does it actually do?

 

The reason that people use whey protein to bulk up is not that it does anything directly to the muscles, but can increase your energy level and reduce recovery time after a tough workout. It doesn’t actually do anything to you to increase your muscle mass, that’s all based on your workout.

 

One study proved that taking a whey protein supplement helps your body retain protein for the next 24 hours. It helps your body store energy so that you don’t get burnt out and your muscles become less fatigued. In this study, participants took 25 g of whey protein in the evening after their workout and again the next morning. The regular routine is what really drives success.

 

Another study shows that maintaining this routine of regular whey protein consumption can help you perform better during your workout. You will be able to exercise for a longer period of time before your muscles start to feel fatigued. It can also help prevent upper respiratory tract infection and support a healthy immune system.

 

If you’re not big into exercise, whey protein still has benefits for your overall health. 

 

Whey protein can lower your blood glucose and insulin levels. It’s an effective supplement for people who have been diagnosed with diabetes or people who may want to take preventative measures if there is a history of diabetes in their family.

 

Similarly, whey protein can help to moderate blood pressure levels. A study on twenty healthy adult men showed that regular consumption over an 8 week period resulted in a significant lowering of blood pressure numbers. This study was done against a placebo group that saw no change in the 8 week period.

 

For me, mixing whey protein in my coffee isn’t just about seeing better results in my workout and recovery. My family has a history of both high blood pressure and diabetes. This supplement is a way for me to try and safeguard myself from being diagnosed with these health issues in the future.

 

According to HealthcareWeekly, adding protein powder to your coffee is convenient, but it can be a bit of a hassle. It’s kind of messy and you have to do it a certain way to get the protein powder to dissolve. If you just plop a full scoop of powder in your hot coffee, you’ll have big gritty clumps floating around that won’t stir in.

 

Here’s what I do to avoid clumping:

  • Wait for the coffee to cool a bit before adding the powder, maybe even stick it in the fridge for a few minutes
  • Add a creamer like half and half to help it cool more quickly
  • Mix it in half a scoop at a time, add the second half only after the first has fully dissolved

 

You can also try adding it to iced coffee to help it dissolve better. Some people prefer this method because they think that heating whey protein will lessen its effects and make it more difficult for your body to absorb.

 

This fear is largely unfounded. While heating whey does cause it to denature, it will not change the way that it benefits your body. The structure of the proteins will change, but your body will still be able to absorb the same nutritional value from the supplement that it would if it was cold.

 

If the whole mixing process sounds like too much of a hassle for you, you can always buy a premade mix, like the one I tried out from Complete Nutrition. While I only use their brand while traveling and sometimes at the office, I personally like the taste of it and the simplicity of getting some protein coffee on the go.

 

I also like the coffee at Complete Nutrition because it has actual coffee beans in it. Most whey supplement producers just make coffee flavored powder, but Complete Nutrition uses the real stuff. It tastes better and it gives you a caffeine boost with your protein shake.

 

Incorporating some protein coffee in your morning routine can really set you up for success in your day. If you’re like me and you’re always on the go, it’s a great, no-hassle way to get some extra protein in the morning.

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Pharma is a very competitive industry. With lots of regulation and consumer attrition, companies are required to do all they can to get their products in the hands of their patients.

 

Sales and marketing are playing a much bigger role in this industry like never before. With the right strategies, patients are going to find your brand, learn and buy your products to solve their problems.

 

For companies looking to market a drug, content marketing is one of the most effective ways to educate your patients, drive traffic to your website and increase brand awareness.

 

It’s also one of the cheapest forms of marketing so for startups or businesses that don’t have a large budget, it’s a must.

 

Here are 7 simple steps to market a drug.

Step 1: Set Marketing Goals

Before taking any action, you must define what you want to achieve from your pharma marketing efforts. 

 

All goals start out with a mission statement. This keeps the whole marketing team working to achieve the same objective. Mission statements must specify the target audience and address how a customer would benefit by taking the drug.

 

From here, ideas for content can be created to meet the mission statement. These can be anything from ranking on page one for a certain keyword in Google or improving sales by x% by producing high-quality content.

 

As the business grows, the marketing goals can evolve with it. 

Step 2: Know Your Audience

Content can be titled accordingly to target a certain audience but they will not be the only people that see it. Therefore, you need to know the types of people that are viewing your content.

 

So, firstly, you must define your ideal target audience. The most important thing to know about a customer is how they behave and interact with your brand. This will determine the type of content you create.

 

For example, if you see that patients watch videos more than they read your blog posts, you should focus efforts on creating high-quality videos.

Step 3: Create Or Update Your Website

Next, you must create a website that looks attractive and invites potential patients in. It’s also important to optimize the product page to increase the chances a customer purchases your drug.

 

Key features of the website include being mobile friendly, fast loading times and providing a smooth customer experience, such as being easy to navigate through different menus.

 

Ultimately, this step is to ensure that patients remain on the website and interact with your brand.

Step 4: Determine Where To Post Content 

Along with your own website, there are many channels to post content. In order to reach as many people from your target audience as possible, you need to be posting where they hang out online.

 

So, for example, if you know that your audience prefers watching videos, it would be logical to post on YouTube.

 

Social media is also a great way to share your content so research the best platform to connect with your audience.

Step 5: Create And Curate High-Quality Content

Now that you have covered all the bases, it’s time to start creating high-quality content. This is the core of every content marketing strategy.

 

The first thing to do is to see what’s working in the marketplace. Use tools like Ahrefs to see which competitor pages are getting a lot of traffic and find out why. Also use Google Keyword Planner to see search volume for certain terms and phrases.

 

These will form the base of your content.

 

Now for the creation.

 

You must create a title for your content that interests your target audience. From here, the rest of the content should be relevant to the title. Since you’re marketing a drug, content should be centred around the drug itself.

 

Ensure that the tone and style of the content are in line with your brand and the overall market. Your content must be authentic and feels like it was created by a human and someone that cares.

Step 6: Simple SEO

This is the step that will help you market a drug like a pro. SEO stands for search engine optimization. It is used by marketers all over the world to help increase rankings in search engines like Google and generate more traffic.

 

Google is the number one search engine in the world so focus your efforts on ranking here before anywhere else. 

 

To get new patients, you need to get to page one on Google as quickly as possible. Here are a few techniques that can help.

 

Firstly comes keyword research. Keywords are how patients are going to find your drug and content in search engines. Ask yourself “What are most patients using my drug looking for?”

 

Once you know their search intent, you must include those searched-for keywords in your content. For example, if your drug was to help people with diabetes, patients would search for terms like ‘diabetes’, ‘diabetes treatment’, ‘diabetes medicine’ and ‘symptoms of diabetes’.

 

Secondly, ensure that the content is structured correctly for search engines. Include your target keywords in your page’s title, write your own meta description with keywords and ensure that paragraphs are broken up with the appropriate heading tags.

 

Finally, ensure that any images or videos are optimized. Each image or video requires a title and a description.

Step 7: Improvements

Once the pages are live, you need to make ongoing improvements to improve customer experience and increase conversions.

 

Use tools like Google Analytics to find which content is working gaining the most traffic from social media channels or those that are getting the highest bounce rates.

 

Once you have this information, you can create a plan to fix these issues. 

Conclusion

These 7 simple steps will help you to market your drug in this very competitive industry. While they may not be hard to implement, they are very effective. Make sure you set your goals, know what you want to achieve from your campaign and create high-quality content that patients are looking for.

Part of the far-reaching rules implemented in AMA motocross events includes an extensive list of what is and is not allowed at competitions. Some of the rules make sense, like the ban on any parts or models that are from the next model year. Not every manufacturer releases their next year’s model before the motocross season, and riders with the ability to upgrade mid-season would be at an advantage simply because of financial reasons. Other mods, though, are harder to understand when they hit the ban list.

 

Illegal Upgrades to Approved Models

 

Before buying the best dirt bike aftermarket part you can find for one of your bike’s systems, make sure you’re allowed to change it. The first step is to make sure you are riding an approved model. Then, you need to make sure you do not make any of these changes:

  • No modifications to the exhaust beyond OEM options
  • No high compression pistons, aftermarket ECU units, port clean-up or metal hand guards
  • No engine blueprinting or crank tuning
  • All engine parts must be OEM
  • Only tires readily available to the general public, including off road dirt bike tires
  • Gaskets and air filters, O-rings, etc. need to be in place

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These mod restrictions apply to the limited classes, but they are not the same restrictions placed on open race classes. For those restrictions, you’ll need to consult the relevant parts of the rulebook.

 

Finding Approved Mods

 

Once you review the list of mods you can make, the next step is finding the best dirt bike parts online. Luckily, that’s easy if you just look for the largest selection, because retailers who curate a wide selection get a lot of feedback about which products get love and which ones get a cold shoulder, so they are able to stay on top of the best parts for each model year. Find your online part source today and be ready for competition each season.

 

Let’s have a look to 3 Illegal motorcycle mods that people actually get away with:

 

  1.     Removing Both Side Mirrors: Some of the motorcycle owners get rid of their bike’s side mirrors for the sake of modifying it to look unique and stylish. Mostly these kinds of modifications are seen with sports bikes.  Side mirrors are a must as they help to view the blind spots on the road, especially while taking turns. This modification is illegal and indeed very dangerous and may cause a severe accident. Deceptively, most bikers attach a blindsight bar end mirror fixed to the clutch side when they remove the side mirrors.

 

  1.   Large Rear Tires: Many riders love to replace the rear tire with a massive, gigantic tire which no doubt changes the overall look of the bike, and indeed it looks attractive. But at the same time, it is damn risky especially if you are an inexpert rider, it could disbalance the bike on the way and cause an accident, so it is a kind of illegal but still people get away with this modification.

 

  1.   Removal of the reflectors: Mostly people remove the reflectors to get sporty feelings on the name of doing the modification, but they don’t know that eliminating the reflectors from your motorcycle is illegal and accidental as well. Reflectors are for the safety of the rider during night hours, they reflect light from the headlamps of the vehicle behind it, helping the improved visibility for the rider to drive safely on the road. 

 

Modifications are good, but you must know your country rules while spending money on your desired mods, no doubt some modifications literally change the look of the bike, but honestly it is not advisable, as it is highly risky and can be accidental anytime. So, go for the mods which are safe and legal, as nothing is precious than life. Happy Riding!

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A happy and productive team is the core of any successful business. Many studies have shown that employees who are satisfied in their job roles are usually more productive, engaged, and loyal to their companies. Whereas employees who are unsatisfied, are less motivated and more likely to be actively looking for new job opportunities. It is common knowledge that a high staff turnover rate will have a negative effect on the growth and revenue of any business. With this in mind, here are some key ways to ensure that your employees are happy and productive. 

Create a visible career ladder 

Lack of career progression and advancement opportunities is a common reason for employees looking for new job opportunities. Having a career ladder visible in the workplace is a great way to motivate staff, keep them interested in your company, and give them something to aim for. It is important to hold regular career meetings with employees, to discuss their progress and demonstrate your interest in their career development. You should also offer support such as training opportunities and career mentoring, to help retain and develop the best quality staff. 

Recognise and reward employees 

Employees who receive positive feedback and are congratulated for a job well done, will feel more valued and satisfied in the workplace. Some popular employee rewards include – additional days holiday, free work lunches, gym memberships, shopping vouchers, and so on. According to Workero – “smaller frequent positive feedback and rewards will keep people happy longer than a single large, infrequent happy event.” You should therefore keep in mind that reward frequency is more important than size, so make sure you show your employees your appreciation as often as possible.

Monitor levels of employee engagement 

It is important to monitor employee engagement to help you determine levels of productivity in the workplace. Having this information can also help you assess employee satisfaction and determine how happy your employees are in their job roles. This will help you identify any issues and develop employee engagement strategies to improve levels of employee engagement and productivity. Take a look at www.inpulse.com for information on how an employee engagement survey can help grow your business. 

Encourage a work-life balance 

Having a work-life balance is important for all employees. You should embrace the importance of work, but also understand the importance of having a healthy life outside of the office. Remember that work should never completely take over an employee’s life. If someone feels overworked and unable to maintain a work-life balance, they are likely to become stressed and less productive at work over time. A good manager should encourage employees to have hobbies and commitments outside of the workplace. It is also a good idea to be sympathetic to your employees’ personal commitments. Consider allowing some flexible working time so employees can attend things like school plays. This will create a more positive working environment and help ensure that your employees are happy and productive. 

 

Remember that employee satisfaction should always be a focus in your business. Employees who are happy will be far more motivated and productive at work, which will help your business grow and become successful. 

Glasgow Airport Investment Area construction

Contractors and suppliers won’t want to miss out on a ‘meet the buyer’ event for Glasgow Airport Investment Area contracts

Wills Bros Civil Engineering Limited are holding the drop-in event from 3pm to 7pm on Wednesday 26 June at the Normandy Hotel in Renfrew.

Glasgow Airport Investment Area construction

The drop-in event includes a presentation at 4pm. To register your attendance and for more details, visit the Meet the Buyer event website.

The Motherwell-based company secured the £21million construction contract to deliver the enabling infrastructure underpinning the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland.

Now they are looking to hear from contractors and suppliers who carry out a wide range of works including groundworks and drainage, landscaping, fencing and street lighting.

Councillor John Shaw, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Finance, Resources and Customer Services Policy Board, said: “I would encourage all local suppliers and contractors to come along to this event and hear all about the available opportunities on offer and what steps they need to take to ensure they can bid to secure them.

“Meet the buyer events are just one of the benefits of the Glasgow Airport Investment Area project which, completed, will create a new home for advanced manufacturing and help attract thousands of new jobs to Renfrewshire.”

The Glasgow Airport Investment Area project is jointly funded by the UK and Scottish Governments through the £1.13billion Glasgow City Region City Deal and will see new roads, bridges, cycleways and footpaths being built connecting into a site next to Glasgow Airport.

Abbotsinch Road will be upgraded and realigned and a new bridge constructed spanning the White Cart from Wright Street to an approach road off Arran Avenue, offering access for cyclists, pedestrians and Wright Street businesses.

There’s also a new cycle and pedestrian bridge across the Black Cart and an off-road cycle link between Abbotsinch Road and the A8 Greenock Road.

Work starts this summer and is expected to be completed in 2020.

Supply chain events are part of 60 community benefits included in the contract, together with opportunities for apprenticeships and support for community projects.

Find out more about the Glasgow Airport Investment Area project.