Jun 11
Posted 9:19 pm, 11th Jun 2008 No Comments

If you’re looking for some new window blinds to update the look of your home this summer then you’re in luck. It’s that time of year when looking good becomes more important than ever, and it’s not just getting your figure into shape in time for your hols or treating yourself to a brand new wardrobe that counts - giving your house or flat that much needed makeover is paramount!

Jun 5
Posted 11:28 am, 5th Jun 2008 2 Comments

A number of years ago, I had an idea. I wasn’t going to take the usual route of getting a good, formal education and then setting off on a long, winding career path for the next forty or fifty years of my life (maybe more as the state of pension schemes in this country go from worse to worse still). I didn’t fancy that.

I decided I’d rather be a multi-millionnaire by the time I was twenty, whose biggest concern in life would be where to moor up the yacht in Moncao harbour. How was I going to do it? I was going to start my own web design business. What I life I was going to have - jetting all over the world, first class, visiting my lucrative clients. That’s right; New York, Paris, Sydney - the world would be my oyster.

Of course, none of this actually happened. The closest I got to jetting off to the Big Apple was when visiting a small business in Coventry, courtesy of a standard fare GNER train ticket. The millionnaire thing never quite took off.

The reasons for this? Naivity was one, that’s for sure. More importantly, I had a distinct lack of understanding about how to win, deliver and ultimately keep business.

I ultimately failed in this episode of my life, and swiftly moved on. To tell you the truth, I’d almost forgotten all about it until I bumped in to a young man recently - he reminded me very much of myself all those years ago. With a little more experience and nouse under my belt these days, I thought I’d offer a few words of advice to anyone else who may find themselves in a similar position. Here goes…

Jun 3
Posted 10:24 pm, 3rd Jun 2008 No Comments

Admittedly, it’s been a while coming but now we’ve finally pressed the button; the Urbane Blinds blog is live. Of course, it goes without saying that a certain degree of focus will be specifically blinds-orientated, however I’ve also taken a view that in order to capture a larger audience it would be worth casting the net a little further afield.