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Five Reasons to Advertise Your Business on Facebook

The sheer number of sites and content on the web can be overwhelming for consumers, there is so much choice. Recent studies have found that users are now limiting themselves to a select number of places they visit, particularly on their phones: “Consumers spend 85% of their time using apps on their smartphones, however the […]


Nine Social Media Competitions To Boost Your Following

Everybody loves a social media competition, especially one that requires minimal effort to enter. The great thing for you as a business is it can be a very cost effective way to garner interest and engagement – all you need to run one is some giveaway products or offerings. Social media is one of the […]


15 Ways to Drive Website Visits from Social Media

It’s a quandary that a lot of modern business owners have asked at some point. “I have a decent social media following, but those followers don’t seem to translate into actual visits to my website – what gives?” Turning every single social follower into a regular visitor to your site may be little more than a […]


Using Facebook Live To Boost Business Engagement

Facebook Live has been fully available worldwide for almost 12 months, yet it seems many business are still ‘on the fence’ in terms of its usefulness. Some find technology a bit challenging e.g using your mobile or iPad the correct way, responding to questions, keeping up with the feed etc and for others, I expect […]


7 Facebook Business Page Basics For Local Business

For many local businesses, used correctly, Facebook can be a goldmine for finding leads or reaching new customers. Here are a few basic tips for those of you who have just started your Facebook business page journey and perhaps need a little guidance to take your page to the next level. 1)      Have You Set […]


Social Media Tips for: Domestic Services

If you have a domestic services business – such as cleaning, gardening, laundry services or window cleaning – a great way to attract new customers is via social media. You will most likely want to connect with customers in your local area and so you need to use channels that make it easy for people nearby […]


Social Media Tips for: Tradespeople

As a tradesperson – such as a plumber, electrician, carpet fitter, central heating engineer, builder, or carpenter – your most likely audience will be from your local area. So the best social media channel for you is one that customers nearby can find your business easily. Trust is also important for customers hiring a tradesperson, so you’ll see a […]


Be Proud to Own a Small Business and Shout About It!

I am a big advocate of small businesses, they are the backbone of the UK’s economy. At the start of 2015 they accounted for a massive 99.3% of all private sector businesses (source: Dept for Business Innovation & Skills). There are so many positives to owning a small business, but it can be easy for owners to get intimidated […]


How Will The New Facebook Reactions Like Buttons Affect Business?

Following positive feedback during testing, Facebook has today, Wednesday 24th February 2016, announced the global roll-out of their new Facebook Reactions ‘Like’ Buttons. Why has Facebook made such a radical change? Facebook’s Product Manager Sammi Krug said in today’s press release: ‘We understand that this is a big change, and want to be thoughtful about […]


The Ultimate Social Media Jargon Buster

Social media can seem like a minefield to the uninitiated, but is becoming more and more crucial for businesses of all kinds. This handy social media jargon buster should help you understand some of the most common networks and terms. Want some practical advice on getting started on social? Take a look at my previous […]


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