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    There's a few trickling through, but I've seen...

    There's a few trickling through, but I've seen traffic for discos drop through the floor since lockdown 2.0 was announced. Enquiries are a fraction of what I saw this time last year.

    That said,...
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    Did you reply with "You're too late, Covid has...

    Did you reply with "You're too late, Covid has already destroyed my business"?
  3. So why did the venue ask them to move their date?...

    So why did the venue ask them to move their date? :confused:
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    They'd already said the rule of 6 was likely to...

    They'd already said the rule of 6 was likely to stay in place for 6 months (i.e. until the end of March). So.... yeah.

    Julian
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    Everyone who followed the CMA's guidance is now...

    Everyone who followed the CMA's guidance is now feeling more than a little bit sick... Even Stanford Gould don't get off scot free because they had a guest blog from a photographer who actually...
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    We're a minor supplier in their world and they...

    We're a minor supplier in their world and they won't change their behavior because of us.

    If we go with the flow what do we get? An empty date, a booking for a future date, a happy client and a...
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    ....and in the news this morning. Vulnerable,...

    ....and in the news this morning. Vulnerable, health workers, care home workers and over 50's will be focused on first for vaccination, under 18's won't get it. (buried in this article)



    I...
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    The CMA did have something to say about that, but...

    The CMA did have something to say about that, but I can't remember the exact wording or the implications (helpful huh?) It's probably worth reading their statement again. It was something about...
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    It's not that complex, you can't unilaterally...

    It's not that complex, you can't unilaterally change the terms of the contract - you need the agreement of the client. You are helped a little by the CMA guidance that says that both parties have a...
  10. Thread: Zoom help

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    Yup, that is unfortunately what Zoom does. If it...

    Yup, that is unfortunately what Zoom does. If it encounters delays in the connection it'll quietly catch up by frame dropping (audio and video). A good broadband connection is usually the best fix,...
  11. I was thinking about how this changes the picture...

    I was thinking about how this changes the picture for us. Doesn't it work both ways? If we take bookings or allow couples to reschedule, aren't we also taking them in full knowledge that they may...
  12. I find this really interesting and I bet a lot of...

    I find this really interesting and I bet a lot of couples will have missed the implications. Unfortunately (unless I missed it) the CMA didn't really elaborate on what this means for contracts. Are...
  13. Tell that to the guys queuing outside bars 3...

    Tell that to the guys queuing outside bars 3 nights a week : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-54041805 :daft:



    Weddings are typically planned around 12 to 18 months in advance, especially if...
  14. Welcome to the new world. It's still no deposit,...

    Welcome to the new world. It's still no deposit, no booking in my view. However, I draw the line at not carrying deposits forward (where's the incentive for the customer to stick with you if you've...
  15. I'm doing the same - Good wedding bookings are...

    I'm doing the same - Good wedding bookings are still out there for 12, 18, 24 and even 36 months out. If you're not careful you'll have a very quiet 2022 or lose the customers you want to work with...
  16. I applied for a grant from my local authority. ...

    I applied for a grant from my local authority. Applications closed 17th Aug, final decisions were supposed to be made by 31st Aug and grants issued soon after, and now they're saying funds will be...
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    That was my original logic. I don't entirely...

    That was my original logic. I don't entirely agree with all of the feedback that this particular secret shopper gave me, but it's been really good to get a different and independent perspective on...
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    Nicely put. I tried to find a polite way to put...

    Nicely put. I tried to find a polite way to put this and gave up after a few attempts ;)

    I'm sure there are good DJ's who are taking home more than the owners of some of these businesses, there's...
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    I'm sure you know exactly where this has come...

    I'm sure you know exactly where this has come from :D I agree with what you're saying, but they may have a point.



    As they say in sales, every contact is a potential customer (even if they may...
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    I do exactly the same and my mystery shopper says...

    I do exactly the same and my mystery shopper says that felt very blunt and we should at least congratulate them before we tell them to :Censored: off ;)

    I'm going to go and find some heart gifs to...
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    What do you say when you're busy?

    I've been mystery shopped by a friendly party (it's a good thing for once) and they gave me some feedback. Unluckily, they submitted an enquiry through my website for a date that I'm already booked...
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    Ironically, I was just starting to plan how I...

    Ironically, I was just starting to plan how I could try and ditch one of my jobs. Not possible now.

    Ive just gone back over the reopening road map again and realised that the next 1st October date...
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    I guess this is why people are focusing so much...

    I guess this is why people are focusing so much on Karaoke - it's probably one of the few services that a lot of us provide that takes place in currently open venues (bars) and can be considered...
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    Sadly I read a government response to the...

    Sadly I read a government response to the impending nightclub armageddon that went back to the standard response of 'unprecedented package of support with loans and grants', so I fear that any cries...
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    I've also had an actual individual response from...

    I've also had an actual individual response from my MP which has given him some credibility for once:



    I was quite surprised!
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