Retirement – The Four Month Update


So today marks four months to the day that I abruptly retired on health grounds. I had no choice really. A strong combination of medical advice and `er indoors “advice” left me in no doubt that after heart failure I could not not go back 60 hours+ a week, the stress of my work and the constant travelling.

A friend of mine said at the time “Court, the thought of you with too much time on your hands is, frankly, very, very scary!”

Truth be told doing nothing all week was not going to work very well and I felt it after a month. I held on to two business interests (Virtual Office and Weekly Deals). I sold out of or exited everything else.

Truth be told, I got too bored too quickly. I still cannot abide daytime TV unless its Bloomberg. With Bloomberg once you have watched the pre-market-open slot you have seen nearly everything that will be on for the rest of the day! I also tired too quickly. There was however no going back to the old lifestyle.

I decided that Weekly Deals needed to be restructured and I changed it to monthly publishing schedule and also gave it a rebrand. This seems to be working really well and I am enjoying building a new venture, whilst only working 20-25 hours a week tops. I am really enjoying the work that goes into creating a publication such as this and I am pleased that this work is keeping me somewhat active in a matter that is unlikely to cause a health issue. My medical consultants were supportive of this when I last saw them nearly a fortnight ago. I have no intention of going over the 25 hour cap. The possible health ramifications are soooo not worth it. I even got back back in to ding  some coding a week or two back. It was a small job (an hour or so) on one of my internal apps to make it work again after it broke! I had not written or debugged code in so long that it was nice to get back to it for a change of scenery. Eagle eyed readers will note a few tweaks to this website too.

I have managed to stay a non smoker after smoking 1-2 packs a day for over 20 years. The wheelchair hasn’t reappeared since my last update and very surprisingly since my last update I have not managed to break anything else. I was most surprised and somewhat annoyed to find out some of my medication is banned in some countries and even more angered to find out how difficult it is to work out what medication is banned in which countries.

Any way, that is all for now folks. I will be back in a month or two with another update.

Handesk Now Available In Virtual Office


Handesk is now available in Virtual Office.

Handesk is a powerful yet simple Ticketing system, a system that allows to have multiple teams, with multiple users, easy and efficient reporting by all/team/user as well as lead management.

 Features


  • Multiple : teams You can handle multiple teams with just one account.
  • Rest API : Easy Api to integrate with your projects.
  • Issue tracker : You can escalate the tickets and create issues to your code issue tracker..
  • Email polling : Get your tickets directly from an inbox account.
  • Multilanguage : With a multilanguage UI.
  • Reports : See each of your team analytics.

If you require more information about Handesk or Virtual Office please use the form below to contact me.

2018 Price List and Rate Card Launched


My Price List and Rate Card for 2018 is below.

Item Qty Rate Notes
Consultancy  – From* Per Hour £35.00 Additional travel expenses may also be billed with prior agreement. See Travel Below
Brokerage – Upto £50,000 % of deal 5% Additional travel expenses may also be billed with prior agreement. See Travel Below
Brokerage – Over £50,000 % of deal 2%
Blogvertorial advertising per month £19.95
Weekly Deals advertising Per issue £9.95
Business Finder – From Per Deal £395
Franchisee Recruitment Per Franchise 9%
Personal Cloud Solution – From Per Unit/ Per month £3.00 *Additional fees for bandwith and disk may apply
Virtual Office Solution – From Per User/ Per Month £3.00
Personal Cloud and Virtual Office – Additional Storage or bandwidth Per GB/Per Month £0.50
Personal Cloud and Virtual Office – Additional apps Per app/Per user/Per month £0.95
Virtual Office Setup Fee Per Office £35.00
Virtual Office – Custom Development  – From Per piece £295.00
Virtual Office – Custom Branding – From Per App £29.99
WordPress Hosting Per Site/ Per month £11.95
Late Payment Admin Fee Per Late Payment £95.00 *Applicable to all payments over due by more than 7 days
Late Payment Interest Rates See Website *See here for up to date rates: https://courtguinness.com/category/all/aged-debt/
Non Executive Director – From Per Month £1,000.00
Emergency Call Out Fee Per Call £90.00
Monitoring  – Monthly Plan – From Per month £350.00
Prospectus Creation – From Per Document £135.00
Presentations and talks Please Call Me
Joint Venture Finder and Recruitment – From Per Resource/Per hour £30.00
Mileage Per mile £0.38
Overnight Travel where billed Per Night £135.00

If you have queries about pricing, please use the form below to contact me.

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Update 18/02/2017


Well the usual health related stuff has actually kept me out of hospital since my last update. Things have been reasonably busy too, I shall be sharing a lot more about some business developments in the next few weeks. I am also finally managing to change some working methods for the better so it does not matter if I am only able to work 2 days in a week or 4. 5 day /40 hour plus working has not been possible for a while but things are stitching together nicely.  My February pilgrimage to Birmingham did not go according to plan and I found Spring Fair far too quiet for my liking with a brought on decent leads to be had. This is down to the unpredictable way things are in the world right now. It is disappointing to have what feels like a wasted trip though.

My main trip to Ireland was cancelled for a number of reason, however I did manage to get a “flying” visit of 24 hours in to Dublin to sort out some issues and “bang some heads together. I should be heading out for a week during March 2017.

The weekly deals newsletters are now going from strength to strength with readership growing every week.

Thats all for now folks! 🙂