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PC Pitstop is so very proud to be inducted into the Port Macquarie Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame.

This is a rare feat shared only by a handful of other local standout businesses who recognise the importance of putting their teams and customers first at every possible opportunity.

We love Port Macquarie! We love building businesses in Port Macquarie - We love supporting local other local businesses and love supporting local jobs.

It makes winning prestigious awards like this even more enjoyable.

Over the years, PC Pitstop has won a variety of Awards across both the Business Choice and Judged categories.

PC Pitstop were announced the winners of the following awards:

* Environmentally Sustainable Award in 2010 (Judged)
* Embracing technology in 2011 (Judged)
* Employer of Choice 2013 (Judged)
* Young Entrepreneur 2013 - Samantha Clark (Judged)
* Employer of Choice 2014 (Judged)
* Professional & Business Services 5 employees or less in 2014(Popular Business Choice)

Through service we grow. We look forward to many more years of community involvement and service!

 

 

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NSW Fair Trading’s popular I love my local business competition is back for 2014. 

In its work to promote a fair marketplace, Fair Trading recognises that the vast majority of local businesses do the right thing and play a critical role in the local community. That is why NSW consumers are being encouraged to nominate their favourite local business by telling Fair Trading, in 60 words or less, what they love about them and why. There are six prizes of $250 to be won!

Consumers can nominate a local business which goes out of their way to do the right thing by their customers. It might be because of their excellent customer service, or the fact they proudly sponsor charitable and community causes; it might simply be that they are really good on the tools or have the funkiest retail shop in town!

All shortlisted entries will be promoted on Fair Tradings Facebook page, which has close to 40,000 followers. Shortlisted and winning entries may attract local media interest.

We have also created some resources for businesses to use to help them promote the competition to their customers, including a downloadable poster, web images and more. Go to the I love my local business page on the Fair Trading website to find out more. 

The competition runs from Monday 13 October – Sunday 9 November 2014.

For more information and to enter go to Fair Trading’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FairTradingNSW

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Thank you for your ongoing support and stay tuned for the results at next Friday night's Gala Dinner.

  • Young Entrepreneur
  • Excellence in Small Business
  • Excellence in Workplace Health and Safety
  • Employer of ChoiceProfessional & Business Services (less than 5 employees)
    & Young Business Executive for our Store Manager Tristan Piper!

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Getting people to like you is a concept that was around long before the internet – anyone that spent more than a couple of hours in the playground at school can tell you that. In many ways, asking someone to click the Like button on Facebook isn’t so different from those shy moments by the bubblers at school when you’re hoping these new-found people you are talking to are going to like you.

For starters, you have to put yourself out there for strangers to even know you exist. You also have to have something to offer or something interesting to add to an existing conversation in order to get anywhere. A packet of Burger Rings might have cut it at recess, but you’re going to have to try a little harder on Facebook.

Read on >>> http://nett.com.au/technology/getting-more-facebook-likes/

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E-Waste and Recycling

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With awareness about the environmental impacts of sending electronic waste (e-waste) to landfill increasing, many households and businesses are keen to dispose of their unwanted electronic equipment in a responsible way.

Computers and other e-waste contain non-renewable resources such as tin, nickel, zinc aluminium and copper, as well as hazardous materials such as lead and mercury. Sending these products to landfill means the resources they contain are potentially lost and there is a risk that the hazardous substances may be released into the environment.

What can you do? Almost 99% of the components that make up a PC can be recycled. By recycling we can avoid serious toxins, chemicals and heavy metals from going to landfill and polluting our environment.

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Talk to your nearest PC Pitstop team about the best recycling option for your equipment in your area.

* Port Macquarie residents can recycle monitors at the local council tip. Laptop computers and desktops however, can be recycled at PC Pitstop, Bay St, Port Macquarie.

 

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Your Winning Team

We work hard to hone our skills for you – THE CUSTOMER – and we’ve been rewarded for it!

Keep providing feedback of the services you receive at PC Pitstop. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or complete the Feedback Survey to WIN a FREE midweek escape at The Observatory hotel in Port Macquarie!

We hear you – and it keeps us WINNING FOR YOU!

  • Employer of Choice

  • Young Entrepreneur 18-35yrs

  • Excellence in Small Business

  • Best Employer for Training & Support

  • Embracing Technology

  • Environmentally Sustainable

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PC Pitstop Computer Manual & Service Planner :: Making IT Easy for YOU

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We are so excited to finally have our PC Pitstop Computer Manual & Service Planner in store for everyone who receives any service from PC Pitstop! So many of you have been wanting something like this and it will definately make life easier for a lot of businesses and families! We've been working on this handy guide for 12mths and it's jammed packed with over 30years experience in computer repairs, computer builds and everything in between.

It features an entire section dedicated to Customer Care Guides - 22 simple 'How-To' guides for navigating your computer, your devices and the internet. The Preventative Maintainence Schedule at the back of the booklet details exactly what service is recommended for your computer at various points in it's life and can even be stamp certified that you were looked after by a PC Pitstop Trained Technician.

We love providing extra value and this Manual is the perfect tech-education and tracking tool for all our customers!

Pick yours up after your next service today.

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TAKE IT FROM THE PEOPLE - They come from far and wide and are home users, business users, beginners and pros!

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Today we thought we'd share a newsletter from our favourite team building guru - Sam Parker from GiveMore.

We've been signed up to his posts for over a year now and have implemented and purchased some of his useful, innovative and fun policies. Subtle reminders around PC Pitstop HQ that life is good.

My mousemat is my fave :)

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>>> CHECK HIM OUT FOR YOURSELF <<<

Thanks for watching our video. If you've not seen all of them and need something to kick off or support an upcoming meeting or development effort, maybe one or two of the videos below (based on my books) would be helpful tools.

For each, we also created different meeting packages (with detailed Leader's Guides that can help you easily deliver & discuss the material), posters, wristbands, and other fun things that can help you keep the messages going with everyone.

 

Inspire extra effort and attention.
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Encourage high trust and accountability.
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Encourage better attitudes and service.
(watch the 3-minute Smile & Move video)

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Inspire commitment, focus, and resilience.
(watch the 4.5-minute Cross The Line video)

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All of them work well on their own or can easily be used to support any meeting, project, or initiative you may already have going.

To introduce a message and discuss it as a team, our Video Discussion Packages, PowerPoint® presentation packages or go even deeper by combining them both. Each includes an in-depth Leader's Guide that makes it simple and easy for you to have a great meeting or event (however formal or informal you'd like).


Everything is at www.GiveMore.com.

Please call or email if you need anything at all.

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It's the time of year when we all start thinking back on the year past and what we can do to take us over the line at our local, state or national business awards.

Whether entering as a soloist, an SMB, or a corporate conglomerate; or as a male or female - we all need to consider INNOVATION. How are we been innovative? Are we using innovation to grow, to change, to lead, to create amazing experiences for our audiences?

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We're done some searching on those very questions and narrowed down our Top 3 Resources to Help your Business Race into Awards Season:

1. Australian Businesswomen's Network INNOVATION THROUGH TECHNOLOGY - The Innovation Secrets of 10 Women-Owned Small Businesses. >>> Get the eBook HERE >>>

"Apps have allowed us to deliver fresh and exciting concepts to the Lorna Jane consumer to support and enhance our monthly campaigns. "

2. Flying Solo CROWD-FUNDING FOR SMALL BUSINESS - An Introduction. >>> Read How it's Done HERE >>>


"It is this principle of rewards and perks that motivates most people to contribute to campaigns. The remainder of contributors consist of friends, family or fans who simply want show their support by way of a contribution."

3. Forbes 6 TIPS FOR BUILDING INNOVATION INTO YOUR COMPANY DNA. >>> Start Right, Right HERE >>>


"Value the lessons taken from failure as much as your successes, and apply those lessons toward each new attempt. This makes it safe for everyone to innovate."

But, of course, it's not all for a trophy or your name in lights - innovation has a big impact on your bottom line. Small Businesses that Embrace Technology Reap Real Rewards and this infographic makes it clear to see!

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All the best this awards season and as always, give us a call or drop us an email if you have a question, comment or feedback. Have we made understanding innovation and embracing technology any easier?

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Tell us about your business: Port Macquarie Day Spa is located in the heart of the Cbd forming part of the Rydges Complex. We offer an escape from the real world with beautiful pampering treatments and attentive staff in an oasis of tranquillity. At Port Day Spa we cater for all, we also provide results driven treatments such as Permanent Hair Reduction, Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels.

What's been your most outstanding achievement? We have been nominated each year in the Commonwealth Business awards and were announced winners in 2011 and finalists in 2012.

How do you WOW your clients? We take great care in delivering a tranquil environment with soothing music, the ambient glow of burning candles and our caring professional therapist. All is attuned to provide you with the relaxed atmosphere you deserve.

What are your top 3 technology tips? My first tip would be Convenience- At Port Day Spa; we offer an online booking system as well as our all new online store and gift vouchers purchases. Meaning you can jump online at any time and make your next booking or purchase, without leaving the house or office. Plus we provide Free delivery on all product purchases.

Simplicity- I believe that technology should be simple to use, all our online systems are easy and quick to use.

Backup- If you have ever had your computer crash you will know all too well what it feels like to lose your work. I have thankfully always been very big on backing up regularly and this has certainly saved me in the past.

What can't you live without? I couldn’t live without my phone, usually the first thing I pick up before my wallet! The ability to check emails on the run, do the banking and access social sites is so convenient. Bust mostly I couldn’t live without my 2 beautiful boys (puppies that is!) and wonderful husband.

What value and benefit have you or your business gained by being a client of PC Pitstop? PC Pitstop exudes professionalism with helpful, friendly, attentive staff. Nothing is ever a problem, they take the time to explain processes and give helpful advice on enhancing website features. 

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Here at PC Pitstop we are passionate about Sustainability - even winning an Environmentally Sustainable Business Award in 2010 for our efforts.

One fun and effective way of getting the message across and reminding our team to think of the environement before they act is the use of strategically placed laminted signs. Like these...

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PC Pitstop is always proud to be a part of the Greater Port Macquarie Business Awards and thanks the local community for nominating us each and every year. This year's gala dinner was held at Port Macquarie Panthers on Friday the 3rd of September and attended by over 1000 local business representatives. The night was a great success not only for winning local businesses but also for showcasing the excellent standards and variety of businesses the Hastings area really has to offer. PC Pitstop was chosen as one of three finalists for the Environmentally Sustainable Business Practices category and took out the prize on the night. Our entry was a standout winner for the category and judges informed us they sent a copy to everyone in their office as an excellent example of how each person can do more to make big environmental changes.

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We hope to use the momentum of this great achievement to further promote our recycling/ sustainability policies and services and hopefully inspire other businesses and individuals to implement them as well. Pop into one of our two stores and see what small things you can do to make a difference.

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