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Do you know how to promote yourself on Small Business Saturday?
Small Business Saturday is nearly here. Are you a business owner who has spent several hours thinking about how you should be promoting your business on what could be a very busy day?   A very busy day for those who plan, those who market their business and those who execute their social media strategy!   For those who literally sat and thought and didn't get very far it could be quite the opposite. After all who will know where you are and what you are doing on Small Business Saturday if you haven’t told them?   Don’t worry we know people often sit and think - think so hard they get themselves into a twist and then ditch it!   Yes the very thing you really wanted to do and tick off your to-do list has just been “ditched” and...
30/11/2017
Small Business Saturday | Celebrating SMN Film
How long have you been running your film Around 6    How did SMN Film start? Before we were SMN FIlm, We were Shropshire Media Network, (hence the abbreviation) and we offered a wider range of other creative services including graphic design, web design and educational packages. But we found the most job satisfaction in creativity was always in the film production projects, so we streamlined our services to be just film and content production.   Describe your business for us? SMN FIlm is a Film production company specialising in cinematic lifestyle     What are the challenges in running a small creative business? For us, it is being seen. As a creative...
28/11/2017
MICRO BUSINESS/SMALL BUSINESS TRAINING
Yes…..it IS out You’re a one or two person business.  You do EVERYTHING yourselves!  You make wonderful gifts, or you create wonderful foodstuffs, or you provide a wonderful service.  You’re a specialist in that field. YET – you also have to find customers, keep customers, build a brand, develop an online presence, manage the finances, buy supplies, sort out deliveries.  On, and on, and on.  It’s exhilarating, it’s exhausting and, possibly, it’s   Where do you turn when you realise you need to upskill?  How do you find the time?  How do you find the   Here at BUY-FROM we specialise in training and supporting micro and small businesses.  We understand you. And what are our...
04/04/2017
HELP YOURSELF TO SUCCESS 1
Are you a small business - perhaps in the field of Creative Arts, Food & Drink, Manufacturing?  Whatever your area of business you can do so much to help yourself grow and prosper.....including encouraging your loyal customers to join you on that Always try to have email contact details of your customers/clients.  Then ... how about surveying your customers?  As them what they think of your products or service;  what their favourite products are, what new products they would like you to offer.  Let your customers be your critical And don't forget the value of Testimonials.  Yet another satisfied customer?  Encourage them to sing your praises online and for you to use their positive feedback in your marketing Remember - your happy customers are...
30/01/2017