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Year End Actions for SME Businesses

November 25, 2020 by Alison Page 0 Comments

We have a good understanding of the Covid vaccine, the Christmas restrictions have been announced, and the markets are up. But what’s next on the agenda for business owners and SME’s…  What’s next on your Business Agenda? With President Trump finally conceding that the transition of office to Joe Biden must begin, and very welcome […]

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Attracting New Customers on a Limited Budget

November 4, 2020 by Alison Page 0 Comments

This year, like no other, we have all had to adapt. To remain relevant and generate an income many small businesses and entrepreneurs have had to embrace online sales for the first time. So… you’ve told all your existing customers that they can buy from you online and you’ve directed them to your page, but […]

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How well do you know your own brand?

October 26, 2020 by Alison Page 0 Comments

Identifying your USP and working on your brand positioning statement are both important factors in a marketing strategy, especially if you’re a new business, launching new products or services or are reviewing your position in the wake of Covid-19… Have you identified your USP (unique selling proposition)? Ideally, your USP is something that will be […]

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Learning from Lockdown – a marketing perspective

September 24, 2020 by Alison Page 0 Comments

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a major effect on all business sectors, but whether your business has suffered or benefited during lockdown, there are some valuable lessons to be learned that will in turn affect your marketing strategy… Learning from lockdown They say there’s always a silver lining, and while it might be hard to […]

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Without trust we have nothing

August 24, 2020 by Alison Page 0 Comments

Building trust is important for any healthy relationship, and it’s something that should be at the core of your brand and its values. Any relationship counsellor will tell you that without trust, the relationship is bound to fail. As a company, you should view your relationship with your staff and your customers in the same […]

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Getting your Covid-safe Message out there

July 27, 2020 by Alison Page 0 Comments

It is one thing businesses, shops, pubs and restaurants re-opening, it’s another thing entirely persuading the mainstream population to visit them. Now is the time for your business to ‘show and tell’ and convince people that it is safe to venture out. So, as the world starts to get back to this new kind of […]

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Coming out the other side – marketing after COVID-19

June 22, 2020 by Alison Page 0 Comments

As lockdown eases and retail, business and tourism begins to reopen, we consider what your marketing and business strategy should look like. Our survive and thrive article at the start of lockdown talked about what to do then, this is a new article for right now. Marketing Strategy Post COVID As the UK slowly begins […]

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Why you need to understand your ideal client

May 20, 2020 by Alison Page 0 Comments

Identifying your target client is hugely important for SMEs and delving deeper and really understanding what they need and what they want can make a huge difference when planning your marketing strategy. We explain why… Knowing your Ideal Client To have an effective marketing strategy, you need to know who your target audience is. Identifying […]

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Let’s talk – how conversation is the most powerful marketing tool

April 14, 2020 by Alison Page 0 Comments

Are you missing out on a simple way to get your business in front of the right people? Conversation Marketing Elvis wanted ‘A Little Less Conversation’, but if you’re in business – and especially in marketing – what you need is MORE conversation! Conversation and engaging with people are both vital if you want your […]

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Surviving Now and Planning for the Future

March 25, 2020 by Alison Page 0 Comments

Your business may have been hit hard already by the Coronavirus crisis, but spending time investing in your business now will mean you are ready when things begin to get back to normal. A positive mental attitude is as important in business as it is in life… Plan now for the new normal Many businesses […]