Monday, 30 January 2012

It's been a while......

Hello, Alex here!!

We've been inundated over the Christmas and New Year period - and haven't had a chance to update this blog at all! Christmas is always a busy time for us and this one gone was no different! We absorbed another company into our operations as we battled through record Christmas Sales - all in all a good month!

Anyway, on with up and coming news for 2012!

  • New Website!
This is due imminently - well, we say imminently but at the end of the day we're not an enormous conglomerate, and we do all the work ourselves! I'd say March....but it's looking bloomin brilliant and it's going to have some fantastic features for finding parts for your mac. Check out the teaser below. Excuse the red tape - there are some secret bits you can't see just yet...

Teaser image of our new site


  • CeBit Technology Convention 2012
Kristian + I will again be attending CeBit Technology Convention 2012, which is held in Hannover, Germany. We found last year's convention very beneficial and have done a lot of business with German resellers since. We, of course, will be driving in the MacKing.co.uk branded Mondeo as always this coming March! We'll be sure to take plenty of pictures and blog our experiences when we get back.


CeBit 2012, held in Hannover in March will see MacKing.co.uk in attendance.
  • Good Business, Bad Business, MacKing in the public eye.
I founded MacColl Media Ltd (MacKing.co.uk's parent company) when I was still in school, and have had a rude awakening to the realities of business over the years. The real world, I suppose. I've had setbacks in setting up this business, be it nasty experiences with other companies, to issues with employing staff and growing into a larger organisation.

I've been lucky enough over recent months to have been able to speak about my experiences, and about MacKing in many local schools and colleges, to aspiring students who are interested in business. 

One of the most frequent questions I get asked is "Why should I consider starting my own business?". The simple answer I give is that running your own business gives you ultimate control over where you go, and gives you immense satisfaction with every hurdle you cross.

Clich├ęd, I know, but true none the less.

I've been invited on two or three occasions now to speak at Business Seminars all around the country, but as of yet I have not accepted, as most of these type of events concentrate on personal achievements, and "net worth", versus business growth and the fact that multiple people's livelihoods are being supported by the company, which are the reasons I started MML in the first place.

Until the next time!

Alex.

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