How do tradespeople get more business?

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For your local business to run smoothly, you need a steady stream of customers to keep that cashflow going. In this article, we look at the best ways you can promote your trade business: How can I promote my trade business? With a website Without business premises, your business website is the best tool in…

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How businesses benefit from giving back to the local community

We hear about it a lot. How giving back helps not just the community you are helping, but how it can help your business, too. Why is it important to give back to your community? You will probably find that your company’s employees enjoy giving some of their time to volunteer and support their community,…

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Facebook advertising vs printed advertising

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This article investigates the best marketing strategy for your local business – is print or digital the way forward? We all want value for money, and that is definitely true when marketing your business, you want the best value for the least money. These are some areas to consider when deciding where your marketing budget…

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FAQs: Food Hygiene Ratings for Northants Businesses

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Businesses in Northamptonshire who are in the hospitality and food sector abide by the Food Standards Agency food hygiene rating scheme. What is the food hygiene rating scheme? The food hygiene rating scheme helps consumers choose where to eat, based on a businesses’ food hygiene standards. The food hygiene rating scheme is run in conjunction…

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Advertise your business in Northampton

So you want to get your business seen and heard in Northamptonshire, and you know local advertising is the answer. We are here to give ideas on the different routes of advertising your business could take, for maximum exposure. A5 Business Directory Placing a business advert in a local Northampton magazine is a surefire way…

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How do you avoid rogue traders?

Choosing a trusted trader to undertake work in your home can be a daunting task. But it doesn’t need to be. We have all heard the horror stories of rogue traders – taking your deposit, and disappearing, without completing any work. So, how can you trust a local trader? A checklist of things to watch…

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Hire a handyman

Everyone needs to know a handyman. Preferably a local, reliable one. So how do you find one? Our online and print business directory includes listings for approved handymen (and women!), and this article covers some frequently asked questions about handymen. What services do handymen provide? Handymen typically carry out home repairs – which can range…

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Looking for a garden landscaper?

Now the weather is on the up, our thoughts naturally turn to being outside, and enjoying our gardens in the UK. But what if your outside space leaves little to be desired? And you feel it’s time for a garden do-over? There is lots to think about when it comes to enlisting the services of…

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4 Print Marketing Materials to Boost Your Profits

Check out the 4 ways you can use printed marketing materials to engage with your target customers, and increase revenue. Print as a marketing strategy is still very much active in 2021, especially as more and more consumers are getting overwhelmed with digital content! 1. Business Cards Business cards are so functional, and can be…

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Is leaflet distribution still effective?

You’d better believe it! As well as a website, social network platforms, advertising, and marketing strategies, distributing leaflets remains an integral part of today’s marketing. Leaflet distribution is undoubtedly one of the oldest forms of print advertising, however it is still used successfully today, thanks to the simplicity, and value for money. Advertising your business…

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