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#21 Lee

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 02:42 PM

There was a time when I really believed the right people where in the right places to revitalise the SoMSR but I soon realised there are to many cynical people in the world who just won't let go and admit they are the wrong people for the job.

You can't put a wise head on old shoulders, but if you listen to the young folk, they have fresh "current" ideas that together you can steer a great pathway with. My sons been heavily involved with my business this year, at 14 he knows all the answers. By listening and acting on a small percentage of those answers my business is flourishing like never before and I'm sure it's down to new energy.

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 02:52 PM

The problem is not just isolated to our Trade, ALL industries have lost numerous 'Associations' as their use and therefore their influence has diminished.  All that SOMSR offers is available to most using the internet.  Nowadays, tradesmen want instant fixes that enables their business to be more efficient and cost effective.

 

The Forum offers that, SOMSR doesn't! They need to wake up and either 'embrace the NEW World' or cease to exist, my opinion of course ;-)


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Posted 10 July 2017 - 03:19 PM

So here's what I've just obtained from the SOMSR website:

 

Total Membership            158

 

Shoecare(now sold)          41

 

James Shoecare               10

 

Remove 9 Shoecare      

(They are one Company)

 

 

Total                                107      

 

Why should SOMSR be saved?

 

Who will benefit?

 

What will  the revenue be from the membership?

 

How will it be used?

 

What happened to the £20k put in by Cutting Edge 2 years ago?

 

I could go on!

 

Good luck to the NEW guys running it, I shall refrain from making them public until SOMSR choose to. 

 

Let it go, as the song says       


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