Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Alert: Don't join the CNET service and receive newsletters from them as they don't honour unsubscribe requests.

A few years ago I wrote a comment on the CNET site. Years later and without notice CNET decided to start sending newsletters.  I've unsubscribed a number of times but the newsletters keep coming. I've even written to CNET and received no response.

It is best not to get onto services like CNET when their systems don't let you unsubscribe.

Be careful when subscribing to sites requesting your email address. Some are annoying like CNET, but others I've heard from have experience unwanted spam which have meant they've had to change their email address.

In this case I'll end up discarding the unwanted emails at the mail server. An action that shouldn't be required but that's all part of being part of an internet connected community.

Kelvin Eldridge

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Small Business Victoria festival 2014 program

The Small Business Victoria festival for 2014 runs from the 1st of August to the 31st of August. If you're interested in the Small Business Victoria festival program for the events, the following is a link for the version you can download.

TIP: If you right click on the link you can usually select an option to save the PDF document to your computer.

Download Festival Program (PDF 7293.15 KB)

Kelvin Eldridge

Monday, July 14, 2014

Rowville Community Kitchen is a hidden gem your can find in Scoresby.

Isn't it interesting how you meet people in life. A complete stranger posts a request for help in a Facebook group and I offer my services. One thing leads to another and now I regularly hold business lunches enabling small business owners to get together at Rowville Community Kitchen.

I really didn't know what to expect at a community kitchen. What I saw was indeed unexpected. Christine Smith and her fellow chef use food as a vehicle to train and assist people. To me this was a person and group I wanted to help.

Much to my surprise I was able to sponsor a table for a two course lunch and coffee for roughly the same cost as paying for a breakfast at a networking meeting. That meant instead of just paying for myself I was able to shout a table for eight and enable seven others to connect. There was no expectation of anything happening from people connecting and if something happened from the connection that would be a bonus. At a minimum a group of like-minded people had the opportunity to get together, have a chat and simply enjoy themselves.

Thank you to Christine Smith and her team for providing the opportunity. Without Rowville Community Kitchen I wouldn't be able to bring a group of people together in such a way.

If you'd like to organise a business table on a Thursday at Rowville Community Kitchen contact Christine Smith. You can find details at

Rowville Community Kitchen is located in Scoresby. My next business lunch is on the 24th of July.

Kelvin Eldridge