Business Helper

Top tips for marketing on a shoestring

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Charlie Mullins offers his top tips. (Read more…)

  

Top 10 ways to advertise your business for free

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As a small business you will recognise the need to promote your business.

With a bit of creativity and some work on your part there are a number of ways to advertise your business for free. (Read more…)

  

Top tips for young people starting up in business

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In the current climate it is tough for young people to get a job.  More and more people are using the opportunity to start out in business.

We asked a couple of seasoned campaigners for their tips for starting in business. (Read more…)

  

How to recruit the right sales people into your business

group of sales people with handshake in front of themFinding and keeping quality sales people is not the easiest task for any company. Before you hire any new staff you need to first discover what motivates sales people to succeed within your organisation so that you can ensure their intentions are aligned to your company.    (Read more…)

  

9 Easy Ways to Boost Online Sales

website spider chartIt may not be sexy, but often it pays to go back to basics with your e-commerce store and make sure that the simple things are in place and work properly.  Chris Barling looks at 9 ways of improving your online sales.

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How to create a low-cost website

website pagesAny new business needs a website. Whatever industry sector a company operates in, its website will be one of the main places people go to find information on its products and services. The web is far too big to ignore. If you don’t have a web presence, you’re missing out on free advertising and potential customers. (Read more…)

  

How good is your website?

thumb down in front of computer screenA total of 46 per cent of British consumers have cancelled plans to spend with a small business after finding a poor quality website, according to research.

From a study conducted by 1&1 Internet Ltd,  of more than 1,800 UK adults, 37 per cent have walked away completely whilst a further 9 per cent have opted to spend less as a direct result.  (Read more…)

  

Top tips for choosing an accountant

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A good accountant will not only handle your financial and operational data but will offer professional business advice on a number of other topics too, leaving you free to focus on maintaining and expanding your business. (Read more…)

  

Top tips for Pay Per Click advertising

clicking a mousePay Per Click advertising (PPC) such as Google Adwords is a very useful way of bringing prospective customers to your website.

Paying for traffic is the most effective method of increasing visitors to your site. PPC complements other marketing methods and the big advantage is that it will reach your target market much quicker. (Read more…)

  

Best ways to advertise a local business

Best ways to advertise local business

This week we look at the best ways to advertise your business locally. We look at what works well, what’s free and what costs.

There is also the opportunity for you to add your own experiences. (Read more…)

  
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