When times are tough, one of the first things that often gets cut is marketing. However, this is often a big mistake. Marketing is what lets people know about your business and here are a few of the reasons why marketing is essential for your business. Engaging your customers Marketing is no longer just billboards…

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Thanks to the great response to my previous blog which offered some advice on starting a business in a recession (click here to read) and a fair bit more free time on my hands, I thought I would write another which looks at some businesses which surprisingly were started in times of dire economic conditions.…

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There are many ways to promote your business. Social media, broadcast media, print and trade shows can all be beneficial. But one area people often forget is email marketing. Used in the correct way, it can be a smart platform to direct your message to your potential customers. More personal An email can be more…

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Whether you are a small business or a multi-national, you have to consider how you promote your business. Word of mouth can be strong, but generating it can be difficult. One thing that companies need to consider is a simple question- is advertising on social media worthwhile? Reaching your customers The fact is pretty much…

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A website is often compared to a shop window. But it can also be like a shop- if it’s hard to open the door or the items are hard to find on the shelf, then people are less likely to use it. This is one of a few reasons why you should have a user-friendly…

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Whether you are a new business looking to spread the word or an established name trying to find new markets, marketing is an important part of your business. However, sometimes, it can be hard for businesses to promote themselves, or they may not always be able to do so effectively alongside other parts of their…

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Whether you are a sole trader or a multinational, how you present your business is crucial. While you may feel confident that you can promote yourself, you may find that you have hit a wall in terms of converting promotion into footfall and sales. This is just one reason you should consider getting someone to…

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Social media can sometimes be dismissed, with people feeling that it is a distraction. However, this is often a misconception. As with any medium, social media has ways, it is not only beneficial but is essential for your business, and here are five reasons why. Customer service It is often said that one disgruntled customer…

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Social media platforms can offer massive benefits to your business. They give you the chance to interact quickly with customers, providing vital feedback and a relatively low-cost way to advertise your products and services. One aspect that some people may be concerned about is the cost of paid social media posts, and whether or not…

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