Category: Startup Advice

The Next Caerphilly Business Networking Event at Caerphilly RFC in Conjunction with Constructaquote.com is Tuesday 17th January 2017….

The next Caerphilly Business Networking Event at the Caerphilly RFC club in conjunction with Stadium Sponsors Constructaquote.com is to be held on Tuesday 17th of January 2017. The first Caerphilly Business Networking event which was held recently on Tuesday 29th of November was a great event with approx 40 local businesses from the CF […]

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Welsh Web Design Agency launches new Business Startup Packages….

333 Websites have been providing a Website & Logo Package, ideal for Startups and SME’s for over a year now for just £430. However they have now just added to this package and are offering Business Cards & Pop Up Banners along with the Websites & Logo at prices that are amazing and ideal […]

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Remaining Business Networking Events in Cardiff for 2016 including two this week…

Please find a list of the remaining Introbiz Business Networking Events in Cardiff, South Wales for 2016… Ladies Networking Lunch at Dirty Martini, in Cardiff City Centre, South Wales Maserati Levante Car Launch & VIP Business Networking Event in Cardiff Introbiz Cocktail Xmas Party at Ten MillLane Cardiff, South Wales. Want to find out […]

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5 Top Tips why Networking is so Important for Startup Businesses.                             #IntrobizNetworkingTip

Hi Everyone, Why Networking is So Important for Startups Businesses. Networking is an essential part of business. Unless you work hard at building relationships with customers and your fellow business professionals, it will be difficult to grow a sustainable business. Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs don’t understand the importance of business networking. They assume that their brilliant […]

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Last chance to sign up to today’s Free Caerphilly Networking Event in South Wales – 5pm to 7pm

If you are a business in the Caerphilly, Cardiff or wider CF Region and you like to go business networking then this is a great South Wales networking event for you: Caerphilly Business Networking Event – Hosted by Caerphilly RFC & Constructaquote.com  You can register for FREE to attend this South Wales business networking event […]

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Proof that Gavin Preston can help you to double your business…

As the Gavin Preston team sat down for their months review, they had good news to share with Jane and George…

“You’ve done it! 

I’ve just finished the numbers and I’m delighted to tell you your business has not only grown, it’s doubled since we started to work together. 

AND it’s only taken you 11 months!”

You should have seen the look on their faces (and mine to be honest).

The sheer delight and sense of pride was palpable!

Yet, it all started less than a year before, when an overworked and frankly demoralised couple called me to ask for help. 

Jane and George had taken over a business his mother had set up 20 years previously and in the two years they’d been running it, they’d hit absolute rock bottom. 

The poor things were working six days a week (starting at 3 am and often only finishing at gone 9 at night). 

The staff were demotivated and obstructive, with very low morale. 

Customers were continually complaining and causing trouble. 

The business was barely breaking even. In fact, it lost money almost every month.

George was particularly worried about Jane.

She had dark grey bags beneath her eyes, was utterly exhausted from months of struggle and disappointment. She was completely worn out and it was beginning to affect hear health.

George wasn’t much better, though together they just soldiered on.

However 

Together, they had a dream.

They knew deep in their hearts their business had potential. If only they could take the right actions to bring it out. 

They wanted to create employment opportunities for local people – as the business was in a close-knit rural area. 

They had great products and they wanted to exploit its WOW factor. 

They desperately wanted to give their children a great start in life and provide them with the best education possible. 

What’s more, they had total clarity on what they wanted to achieve.

So… 

Over the next few months we devised a thorough plan of how we could overhaul staff issues, streamline production and sales, boost customer satisfaction to create regular repeat business and most importantly significantly increase profits and personal income.

The result, in under 12 months, Jane and George have a happy and motivated team dedicated to the business. 

They regularly take time out and family holidays together.

The children are receiving the education their parents had dreamed they could have.

Jane and George are happy, excited, more relaxed and now highly rewarded.

AND… 

The business has doubled in turnover and profits. 

But that’s not all
We continued to work together. Jane and George have gone on to double their business not once, but twice again

AND, we’re currently working to do this for a FOURTH time 

Now, you may be wondering… 

What’s the secret?

Are Jane and George exceptional super-humans?

Well, frankly, no. They’re not! They’re just like you.

But they have done a few things differently to most people.

First they’ve used just a few of my strategies and then gone and taken fast, effective and meaningful action.

And to help you do the same I have set up two Double Your Business Business Training Workshops in Bristol and Cardiff for November & December.

To register on to one of our next two Double Your Business Events, in either Bristol or Cardiff in order to find out how this business growth can be achieved, please click the link to the business growth event that’s in the area best for you!

   Cardiff Business Event in December – Double Your Business
Bristol Business Event in November – Double Your Business  

P.S. Important: This proves you can double your business and repeat that success with just two things. The right mind-set and the right tools.

Best wishes

Gavin Preston
Gavin Preston Ltd

www.gavinpreston.com | info@gavinpreston.com

Gavin Preston Ltd, Connaught House, Riverside Business Park, Conwy, LL32 8UB, United Kingdom 0845 468 0271

New Seminar announced for #IntrobizExpo 2016 – Gavin Preston – Double Your Business: How to scale with certainty…

We are proud to announce a new seminar agreed for the Introbiz Expo 2016 in November.    Gavin Preston will be presenting – “Double Your Business: How to scale with certainty” In the Seminar you can learn the strategy and theories about how you can quickly double your business. About Gavin Preston    Gavin Preston: […]

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Have you signed up to our record breaking breakfast networking event sponsored by Enterprise CarClub yet?

Record Breaking Pre Expo Networking Breakfast Sponsored by Enterprise CarClub… Come and join us for a record breaking pre expo breakfast networking event in Cardiff, South Wales at the Introbiz Expo in Cardiff at the Motorpoint Arena, this November. We are happy to announce that Enterprise Car Club are sponsoring the record breaking pre expo breakfast networking event. Opening […]

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Top 5 Web Marketing Tips for New Business Startups and SME’s

1. Twitter Marketing

Set up a Twitter Account and Follow up to 5,000 of your target audience.

A large proportion will follow you back and those that don’t can be unfollowed so that you can follow some more.

This could be a particular niche or businesses / consumers in a certain geographical location. Whilst you are building followers and when you have thousands of followers, send out information, tips, offers, competitions and advice that would be useful and of interest to your target audience.

2. Facebook Marketing, Facebook Pages and Facebook Group Marketing

Use your personal Facebook account to connect with potential customers and partners, also create a Facebook Page and get your friends, potential partners and target audience (clients etc) to like and share your page. Whilst you are building likers & followers and when you have thousands of followers, send out information, tips, offers, competitions and advice that would be useful and of interest to your target audience.

You can also set up groups for your target audiences and get some of those to join your group where you can also share information, tips, offers, competitions and advice that would be useful and of interest to your target audience.

3. LinkedIn Marketing and LinkedIn Company Pages

Make sure you have a good LinkedIn profile page that covers everything that you do including all of your skills and which links to your company website, blog and Facebook page etc. Also add links to any video that you might have etc.

Also create a Company page on LinkedIn (you need an email address on a registered domain to do this) and regularly post information, tips, offers, competitions and advice that would be useful and of interest to your target audience via your LinkedIn company page and your regular posts facility on LinkedIn.

Finally on LinkedIn regularly connect with lots of people in your target audience on LinkedIn (but not to many all at once though as LinkedIn can block you). Also join lots of groups full of your target audience and connect with them via the group (Something linkedin allows you to do more aggressively than just connecting with people).

4. Blogging

Create a blog or ideally add a blog to your existing website or get a new website with a blog already included and start blogging regularly about your business, products and services etc.

This can help to improve the Seo of your website and get it associated with more keywords to help you get indexed more regularly the search engines and helping you to appear higher up and more often in the internet page ranks.

5. Keyword Content Marketing via content pages on your website

You should have an existing website or get a new website and create great keyword written landing pages for your business, as well as every single product and service and geographical area covered etc.
This will help to improve the Seo of your website and get it associated with more keywords to help you appear higher up and more often in the internet search engine page ranks helping you to get more enquiries.

If you need any help with any of the above please call: 07517 024979 or email: maconsultancy1@gmail.com

Affordable Web Design Wales

Affordable Web Design Wales The affordable web design service from 333 Websites will produce a professional WordPress business website for your business for just £333 and £33 per month. Their affordable web design Wales service is extremely cost effective so can also be referred to as a cheap web design services (and they offer affordable […]

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New FREE Social Media / Online Business Networking Platform for Businesses in Wales

Business Network Wales has launched a new online business networking and business support platform for the Welsh Business Community.

 New Online Social Networking Platform
The new Business Network Wales Business Networking and Business Support platform has being launched to the welsh business community in February 2016 and this platform will change the way that businesses in the Welsh business community, and beyond Wales, will do business with each other.

Business Networking / Social Networking Platform for Businesses in Wales

The new innovative Business Network Wales platform will offer it’s members the ability to network with each other in an open networking forum as well as to market, advertise and do business with each other.

Business Support Community Platform for Businesses in Wales

Members will also be able to learn from one another as well as use the various business support and business growth documents and integrated business support services in order to help improve their own businesses.

How to Join Business Network Wales?

To join the Business Network Wales business community system there are three different levels of subscription membership with the first level being FREE (with some restricted access) for business startups and those thinking about getting in to business.  The second level is an Enterprise level for just £150 per year and the third level is a Business level (with unrestricted access) for just £250 per year (to see what you get in each level please follow the link to the Business Network Wales plan comparison page).

More info…

As already mentioned the two main purposes of the Business Network Wales platform is to provide open business networking online as well as to provide online business support to businesses at any level including startups and SME’s as well as large companies and group corporate companies:

Online Business Networking 

The Business Network Wales platform has been specifically designed with business networking and online business networking in mind so it does not come with the usual contact restrictions and limitations of rival social media and contact/connection building platform systems such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.  Some of these other platforms restrict the building up of contacts and connections beyond the people that you already know or have met in the “Real World” however the Business Network Wales platform actively encourages you to connect and more importantly do business with new people that you meet within the new business social networking system.  The only restriction on our business networking system is that you can only contact and connect with businesses at the same level of access to the system and below.

Online Business Support including Business Support Documentation

The Business Network Wales platform has again specifically been built and design with business support in mind so it has many elements inbuilt which can help with supporting your business.  The main areas of business support are the many business support documents contained within the cutting edge document vault (including business startup support  documents, business growth support documents and business improvement documents) as well as the many negotiated business support services and the many business advertising opportunities.

Business Support Document Vaults

Free Online Business Support Documents inc. Startup guides

The business support document vaults contains over 5,000 Crown produced “Business Support Documents”.  These documents are Free to download and save on the standard PDF document system.  Access to the documents is restricted to the level of access you have to the system.  If you have the top “Business Level” that you can access all 5,000 business support documents, with the “Enterprise level access members being restricted to just over 2,000 of the documents, whilst entry level “FREE” members have access to 500 of the business support documents.  The majority of the documents at all levels are aimed at business growth and business support whilst a large proportion of the 500 documents aimed at the entry level “FREE” membership level are business startup documents ideal for business startups, new businesses and people thinking about starting a business.

Business Support Services

The owners of the Business Network Wales system, Private Social Platforms, have negotiated a number of business support services aimed at helping all levels of businesses to improve their business.

These business support services offer excellent opportunities to help and support all types of businesses in many different areas from Business Marketing and Business Cost Reduction Services to Raising Business Funds and Business Financing.

Example Business Support Service

Business Cost Reduction Services

Members of the Business Network Wales community platform can benefit from the support services already negotiated and available as well as the opportunity to put forward your business as a potential partner to the system if you feel that you may have a business support service suitable to be considered.

Business Advertising Opportunities

The purpose built system has a number of built in business advertising opportunities including the ability to “offer business services” and “reply to people requesting business services” via the “Business Exchange” section as well as “Banner Advertising” via every page on the system.

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Other Business Support Services

In addition to the business support document vaults and the business support services and business advertising services the Business Network Wales platform also allows business to raise funds via a “Crowd Funding” feature, sell tickets and market events via the “Event” feature and set up and join (open or closed) groups to allow better interaction and communication via the “Group” feature.

If you are part of the Welsh business community or you are someone looking for online business support or online business networking then this new Business Network Wales “Welsh business community platform” is for you.

So what are you waiting for.  Sign up today and start benefiting from the many features and benefits available to you from within the system and whilst your at it, invite all your friends, colleagues, partners, customers and suppliers to join you on the system for the benefit of being able to connect with them online as well as to help reduce your own subscription fee, via the inbuilt discount referral scheme.

Happy Networking and Business Running,
The Business Network Wales Team
“Business Network Wales” is one of the many Private Social Media Platforms run by “Private Social Platforms” and “FioFro” software.
Branded Social Media Platforms for UK Business & Organisations

In addition to Launching  the Business Network Wales Platform for 2016 they have also partnered with Wales’ Leading Professional Business Network, Introbiz, to offer the Introbiz.Wales online business community platform.

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Website Reseller Opportunity for Cardiff & South Wales…

About our Website Reseller Business Opportunity for Cardiff & South Wales:

Do you or anyone you know need a self employed job or a secondary income?

Cardiff Web Design & Development Company 333 websites is currently looking for Self Employed / Entrepreneurial Website Resellers.

You could build your own business reselling websites completely from scratch or add an additional revenue stream to an existing business and gain an initial revenue from the sale of the new WordPress website as well as regular income from the hosting, support & management of that WordPress website, whilst you can also build up a portfolio of clients (with good stickability that web customers offer), in order to provide yourself with great up-sell opportunities for synergy services such as Graphic Design, Content Writing, SEO, Marketing, Photography etc.

How the website reseller opportunity in Cardiff & South Wales works?

We would build you a white labelled WordPress website for you to sell your new websites from (branded as your own and similar to our website; www.333websites.co.uk), and we will make this fully automated for taking payments and providing us with the creative specification that we require etc.  We can also provide you with branded business cards and brochures etc. to help you with the sales and marketing of the websites.

Our experienced web design & development team then works with the design specification and the customer to build the required website.
You just have to account manage the client and provide great customer service (we can help you with that).

Who this Website Reseller opportunity in Cardiff & South Wales would be ideal for?

The website reseller opportunity in the Cardiff & South Wales area would be ideally suited to:

  • People looking for “Work from home opportunities in Wales”
  • Self Employed Sales Agents
  • Unemployed Sales Agents
  • Unemployed Telesales Staff
  • Self Employed Telesales Staff
  • Unemployed Marketers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Photographers
  • SEO People
  • Marketers
  • Content Writers
  • Social Media Managers

If you are interested in discussing this Website Reseller opportunity in Cardiff & South Wales further please call: 07517 024979 or email: info@333websites.co.uk .

Regards,

Mike Armstrong 

MD – 333 Websites

  
 

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Business Consultancy Cardiff & Newport, South Wales

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Our Business Consultancy Cardiff & Newport, South Wales services include:

  • Sales Consultancy Cardiff & Newport, South Wales (Telesales Consultancy Cardiff & Newport, South Wales, Call Centre Consultancy Cardiff & Newport, South Wales, Field Sales Consultancy Cardiff & Newport, South Wales, Solutions Sales & E-commerce Sales Consultancy Cardiff & Newport, South Wales),
  • Marketing Consultancy Cardiff & Newport, South Wales (SEO Consultancy Cardiff & Newport, South Wales, Email Marketing Consultancy Cardiff & Newport, South Wales, Web Marketing Consultancy Cardiff & Newport, South Wales, Social Media Consultancy Cardiff & Newport, South Wales, Exhibitions Consultancy Cardiff & Newport, South Wales),
  • Sales & Marketing Consultancy Cardiff & Newport, South Wales (all of the above),
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  • Website Consultancy Cardiff & Newport, South Wales (Website Construction, Web Design, Onsite Optimisation, Offsite Optimisation, E-commerce & SEO Consultancy in Cardiff & Newport, South Wales),
  • SEO Consultancy Cardiff & Newport, South Wales / Search Engine Consultancy Cardiff & Newport, South Wales (Link Building, Blogging, Onsite Optimisation, Social Media, Content Marketing, Content Writing),
  • Social Media Consultancy Cardiff & Newport, South Wales (Blogs, Google+ & Facebook Pages, Multiple Twiter Accounts, Video Marketing, Picture Marketing, Staff engagement with Social Profiles etc.),
  • Web Marketing Consultancy Cardiff & Newport, South Wales (Adwords, SEO, Online Lead Generation, Social Media Marketing),
  • E-commerce Consultancy Cardiff & Newport, South Wales (Online Shop Development, Pricing, Marketing Strategy, Competitor Analysis),
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  • Exhibition Consultancy Cardiff & Newport, South Wales (Exhibition Planning & Exhibition Strategy),

All Business Consultancy Cardiff & Newport, South Wales Enquiries to: 07517 024979 or email: maconsultancy1@gmail.com

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10 Best Tools To Run A Successful Startup

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10 Best Tools To Run A Successful Startup
by christopherjanb

If you just started a business, you should be aware of the advantages of the Digital Age. There are limitless opportunities, tools, apps and services that you can use to make significant progress and attract more customers. Business models are being revolutionized with the application of apps and tools that help them grow faster and more effectively. In the continuation, you will find the best tools that will help you get through just about any challenging phase on your way to success.

1. Optimizely

The success of your business is founded upon testing. Optimizely is a priceless tool that enables online business owners to test and compare web pages and get insight into important data about the visits and clicks you get, as well as the number of conversions within a given period of time. You can easily integrate Optimizely with Google Analytics or other similar programs.

2. NinjaEssays

If you have ever been to a workshop focused on business startups, then you must be aware of the importance of content marketing. The online content related to your business can make or break its success. If you cannot write successful content, then you can hire writers and editors at custom writing service NinjaEssays.com. This website offers custom-tailored writing assistance that will make your business more attractive for your target audience.

3. MailChimp

There are plenty of reasons why you should focus on building an email marketing list. With the help of MailChimp – all-inclusive email marketing platform, you will be able to start sending better emails and manage multiple lists. The other key features of this platform include: mobile-friendly opt-in forms, revenue reporting, social integration, autoresponders, and list segmentation.

4. Google Apps for Work

This is an incredibly useful set of programs that enable cloud-based storage for easy access. With the help of Google Apps for Work, you will get an opportunity to create shared calendars, professional email, video meetings, and much more. The automatic syncing feature provides you with freedom to work from anywhere. The enhanced security and control features of the apps will help you control and safely manage the company’s devices and data.

5. Prezi

The easiest way to explain the key aspects of your business is by making a captivating presentation that conveys its essence. Although the tool is very easy to use, it still results with a sophisticated, complex 3D story that includes plans, concepts, sketches and other content. You can use Prezi offline or in the cloud, and you can also download it as a mobile app for your iOS device.

6. Xero

Since you just started the business, saving money is an important part of your plan. Instead of paying an actual accountant to take care of the finances, you can easily keep track of the expenses and revenues with the help of Xero. You can work together with other users and manage your finances through teamwork, get mobile access at any time, calculate the payroll and pay staff through the effective features of this software.

7. Enloop

You still don’t have a detailed business plan? Then it’s about time to create it. Although it seems like a challenging task, writing a business plan can be made easy if you use the right tool. Enloop enables its users to write customized business plans, prove their ideas and forecast the success of their startups through efficient automated software. You can also use this tool for industry comparison and scoring, as well as for automated projections.

8. Highrise HQ

The success of every business startup is dependent upon following up with leads. Highrise is a simple and effective tool that gives you insight into the interests of your customers and enables you to track contacts, notes and tasks in one place. This tool enables you to keep track of all conversations and categorize each contact in the appropriate group.

9. SlideShare

Besides being a great place for promoting your business materials and exposing your brand to a relevant target group, SlideShare is also a great source of inspiration. You can find useful information on how to market your new business and manage it effectively. SlideShare can be used for locating and sharing content in different formats, such as PDF files, videos, webinars, slides and more.

10. GoToMeeting

Business meetings are already an important part of your life, so you need to find a way to make them more effective. GoToMeeting allows you to organize and attend an unlimited number of online meetings for up to 3, 25 or 100 attendees, depending on the plan you choose. This is one of the most efficient video conferencing tools currently available online.

Time to make your startup more successful! Use the right tools!
Having the right ideas is only part of the journey. When you find your business goals, the matter of implementing them into practice will complicate your life in ways you never thought possible. With the help of the right tools and commitment to succeed, every obstacle you face can be surpassed.

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