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How to use Bonfire Night to promote your business

As Bonfire Night is just around the corner, what could you do as a business to promote yourself there to get your brand name more known. Using events to promote your business is a great idea as it can reach a huge audience at one time. You can also use specific events...

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Debbie Gilbert

Business Networking Expert

Debbie Gilbert started her business in 1998 and is a multi-award winning entrepreneur and owner of Viva Business Support,an events and marketing agency. Her portfolio of businesses includes The 3 Counties Expo, The Best Business Women Awards and Mums UnLtd Business Networking and Viva Business Networking.

She is also the author of best selling book The Successful Mumpreneur.

An organiser of networking events for over 12 years, Debbie coaches people on networking skills, runs workshops and wants to ensure business owners are the best networkers they can be.

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Marina Gask

Press & Copywriting Expert

Marina Gask has been a self-employed for 12 years as a journalist, blogger, press consultant and copywriter. A BSME award-winning editor of teen mag Sugar, she also edited More! and Top Sante and held senior positions at Glamour, SHE and Cosmopolitan. Her free-lance journalism portfolio includes writing for glossies, broadsheets and digital platforms, visiting journalism tutor at Goldsmiths University and writing three books for teenagers, published by Piccadilly Press. Marina also helps businesses with web content, blogs, press strategy and business books. Last year Marina co-launched Audrey Online, a digital platform for Generation Restart, midlife women who want or need to self reinvent and give their lives a reboot.

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The social media secrets in getting more clients

The social media secrets in getting more clients

Want to utilise the holy grail of marketing that is social media? Then carry on reading and let us tell you our top 5 tips to getting more clients through social media. Social media is a place of opportunity, a big wide online world full of places for businesses to...

How to reconnect with lost clients

How to reconnect with lost clients

To gain new clients sometimes the best way is to reconnect with old or lost clients. Repeat customers is an important factor to any business. A lost customer means lost revenue; this is something you want to avoid. In this blog we will list the good ways to reconnect...

How to gain new clients through marketing

How to gain new clients through marketing

Gaining new clients is hot on most recruiter’s mind and we want to share some of our tips to getting some new clients aboard your business. Marketing is such an important part of every business and ensuring your marketing is going in the correct direction to gain full...

Are you getting the most out of your networking meetings?

Are you getting the most out of your networking meetings?

Networking is a great way of meeting new people; it will help you to immerse yourself in the world of business. To gain your full potential out of networking you need to ensure that you are following up from these meetings. You will be met by sometimes 30 new people...

Want to know more about networking?

Want to know more about networking?

Networking can be a totally new concept to many new business owners, many of whom have never attended a networking meeting before (or perhaps haven't even heard of networking before!) Even if you have never attended a networking meeting before, don't be put off by the...

Boost your networking in 12 steps

Boost your networking in 12 steps

1.Review your networking What have you been doing for the past 12 months? Check how effective it has been. Cost it out including your petrol, your time, and event fee and work out how much business you have had. Arrange 2 one to one appointments per month. Once you...

A Beginner’s Guide to Networking

A Beginner’s Guide to Networking

What is business networking? Networking forms part of your marketing and it’s important to have a strategy. Building a network of business contacts takes time. Networking is cheaper than advertising and done correctly is far more effective and productive in gaining...

THE 6 BEST SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIES FOR THE TOURISM SECTOR

THE 6 BEST SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIES FOR THE TOURISM SECTOR

The use of social media platforms (such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), blogs, forums, etc are now becoming our way of life. This makes social media marketing a go-to area for every business that aspires to reach out to a more targeted range of customers. Social...

GETTING YOUR BUSINESS MESSAGE RIGHT

GETTING YOUR BUSINESS MESSAGE RIGHT

The dream for many is a double page spread in a national magazine or newspaper, all about you or your products or services. A glossy photo shoot that shows you from your best side, with your website address and logo emblazoned all over it, with a shareable digital...

Exhibiting or visiting: our Business Expo top tips

Exhibiting or visiting: our Business Expo top tips

We have been attending and organising expos for many years and here are our top tips for exhibiting and visiting: Exhibiting vs Visiting When you exhibit this can put you straight in front of your ideal client but if you don’t prepare properly it can be ineffective....

Buying in words – finding a (good) copywriter

Buying in words – finding a (good) copywriter

You are here because you are looking to outsource or you provide outsourced services. There really is a freelancer for every job, someone you can buy in to fulfil a specific business need as and when you need it. I’m here to talk about buying in copywriting expertise....

The #1 simple yet powerful tool to get more local business

The #1 simple yet powerful tool to get more local business

Google reports that 80% of online searches contain a local element. In other words, 8 out of 10 people are searching online for a local business. I.e. they will include their specific locality or the words “near me” in the search bar. To make this type of search a...

Networking: the key to making a difference in your business

Networking: the key to making a difference in your business

Whether you’ve recently set up a new business or you’re looking to make new contacts for your existing business, networking really is key. When I became self employed and set up my first business in 2009, I didn’t realise networking would be ‘the difference that made...

Joined our Directory yet?

Joined our Directory yet?

We have recently set up this new website "The Outsourcing Way". It is a platform created to connect businesses and customers, as well as to provide outsourcing information and advice. Our business directory allows service providers to be discovered easily by...

How do you rate

How do you rate

So, your business doesn’t rate highly. This may be because you haven’t been up and running for very long, or perhaps you’ve just had a few tricky clients. Your rating determines your present business success, but it doesn’t determine your future! There are a couple of simple steps you can take to transform from a 1-star to a 5-star business.

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