Category: Startup News

Ignite Your Startup | Gychwyn eich Busnes Newydd Tickets, Tue 17 Nov 2020 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

Eventbrite – Hwb Menter Ffocws Drenewydd | Focus Newtown Enterprise Hub presents Ignite Your Startup | Gychwyn eich Busnes Newydd – Tuesday, 17 November 2020 – Find event and ticket information.
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Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

‘Things To Do In Cardiff’ business directory • Introbiz

During these extraordinary challenging times businesses face with Covid, more and more businesses have to rely on Online presence. Research shows that the vast majority of consumers (including the likes of pensioners , who previously never used the internet) are now shopping online for products and services… With this change in significant change in behaviour, even post Covid,  people will continue using online services….businesses without a website or without any online presence are suffering….. here is the solution!

Introbiz has secured a phenomenal opportunity for all businesses…. a fantastic new Online Business Advertising directory www.thingstodoincardiff.co.uk which offers inherent benefits of joining this unique directory for your business.

Check out: https://thingstodoincardiff.co.uk/ I’m sure you will agree the site looks fantastic,  a Massive increase in their SEO (search engine optimisation) getting found online above your competition, and can expect many more potential customers to find and see your products or services, we will promote your company on our social media platforms, and another bonus is all of our towns and cities link together for maximum exposure.

–  that every listing is via a unique one page website (Micro-Site) which will then link to your website and if you do not have a website then it’s a double bonus.

– Things To Do In has many thousands of page one Google search terms for businesses that list on our directory and we have thousands of visitors and business owners weekly to our sites.

– Now the really exciting bit especially in these troubled times prices are from just £1.00 per day and no contract to be tied into so no risk.

– We charge a one off fee of £100.00 for the building of the webpage.

Please have a look on www.thingstodoin.co.uk for more info:

Next step:
Sign-up for this unique business advertising directory here: https://forms.zohopublic.com/info84/form/CustomerAgreementAndDirectDebit/formperma/dX9ILx1-L9NgV2uwk938ZTzQpkeoOmEQKrmgecY7sjA
for your call to action, and if you recommend four businesses and the sign up you can have a year’s free listing.

Refer to the banner (attached) to show some of the benefits.
— Read on introbiz.co.uk/things-to-do-in-cardiff-business-directory/

Welsh Business News – Start-up grants for new businesses from £5m Welsh Government pot | #WelshBiz #WelshBizNews

A START-UP grant to support new businesses dealing with the severe impact of the coronavirus has been announced by First Minister Mark Drakeford.

The fund will be worth £5m initially, with flexibility for the future. It will support start-up firms, which fall outside the UK Government’s Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) as they only began trading in 2019.

Applications for this grant will open on Monday (June 29), at the same time as phase two of the Economic Resilience Fund opens to applications.

Mr Drakeford said that the announcement “will help to support new businesses in Wales which are currently falling through the gaps of existing financial assistance schemes.”

He added: “A number of people who have started a business in the last year don’t qualify for support from the UK Government’s Self Employment Income Support Scheme and it remains unclear if it will take steps to ensure they will change the criteria to help this group of people.

“This is why we have acted and set up a start-up grant. This has come from our work with Welsh Local Government Association and local authorities to look at what more support the business community needs at this time.”

The new start-up grant will support up to 2,000 businesses in Wales, with £2,500 each. This will provide crucial funding to people who established their businesses between 1 April 2019 and 1 March 2020, helping them to continue trading through the pandemic.

The Welsh Government is providing £1.7bn to support businesses in Wales, making it the most generous and comprehensive package of assistance in the UK.

— Read more on www.westerntelegraph.co.uk/news/18544963.start-up-grants-new-businesses-5m-welsh-government-pot/

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15 Top Business Startup Tips #Startups #MikeArmstrong

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When starting a business the strategy is to do some analysis on the Market Place and some market research (Google is a great place to do this).

1. Check what your competitors are doing and what markets they are aiming at and see if there’s a gap in the market.

2. Then once you see there is, think about what you story and message is and to what audience you are aiming it at.

3. Work on the branding so that it’s telling the right message to the right audience including the name very important.

4. Check the name is Free on Companies House / Registration, Google and all major social platforms.

5. Work on a content portfolio so that you can share the message and synergy messages as well as product and service info and other content, in many ways and to attract many different people in your target segment or segments, regularly with different messages without switching them off.

6. Set up all the things / assets a new business needs – well Optimised Website with Blog, Off-site Blog and a marketing / lead generation add on), Google and Bing Listings, Facebook Pages (for Company and target niches), Facebook Groups for Company and target niches).

LinkedIn Company Pages and Groups a format for profiles for all staff, Twitter Account or Accounts, Instagram, Directory Listings, Geographical and Niche Directories, Podcast, YouTube Channel, Tick Tock, Pinterest etc.!

7. Regularly post good content and squeeze good advertising messages in between with good offers and good call to actions, build up audiences and get them to visit part of your website, your online store, YouTube channel etc.

8. Add an email capture Form to your website for building a database to email too.

9.Go Networking

10. Add some landing pages and look at FB advertising and adwords etc.

11. Consider Selling on Amazon or Ebay,

12. Attend Events, Expos, maybe host some!

13. Consider trying Telesales and/or Field Sales / Solution sales etc.

14. Do some Organic SEO and link building strategies for your website and blog (podcast and YouTube channels etc.)

15. Do some Content Marketing in other sites and blogs and some PR etc.

#Success

#Marketing

#Sales

#WorkOnYou #Infinityx

#YourNetworkIsYouNetworth

#BeConfident

#BecomeAMillionaire

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

See what happens at #Introbiz & The Vale Resort Business Club in Hensol Castle Friday 3rd February 7.30am..

Hi Everyone,  Come and join us for the 1st Introbiz Networking Business Club of 2017! This event is sponsored by Business Doctors.  We’re very excited to announce the very 1st Business Club of 2017! Held at the stunning Hensol Castle in the Vale of Glamorgan, this is an event not to be missed. Taking place […]

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Sponsor an Event or some merchandise at #Wales Biggest Business Expo – One of the leading UK Business Exhibitions…

We have lots of different Sponsorship opportunities for Prices from just £1,995 + vat. For all the available sponsorship opportunities please see our sponsorship opportunities page on the main Introbiz website.

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Additional Business Networking Event that Introbiz members can attend for Free for this Tuesday…

The additional FREE Business Networking Event is a Caerphilly Business Networking Event at Caerphilly RFC in Conjunction with Constructaquote.com which is on this Tuesday 17th November from 5-7pm. Join 40+ others by signing up for #Free at this South Wales Business Networking Event link on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/caerphilly-business-networking-event-in-south-wales-by-caerphilly-rfc-constructaquotecom-tickets-29839500750?aff=erelexpmlt

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Exhibit at Wales’ Biggest Business Expo…

Want to exhibit with many of the biggest brands in Wales & UK, meet over 5,000 businesses at #IntrobizExpo in Motorpoint Arena #Cardiff this November. Stands prices start from only £600… We also offer Workshops & Seminars spaces…. For further details please visit here https://lnkd.in/dWy2xpm

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Breakfast Business Networking Event in Cardiff City Centre this Friday…

Hi Everyone, Come and join us for our 1st business networking breakfast event of 2017 at the Cardiff Marriott Hotel in Cardiff, South Wales. You are invited to join us for a networking breakfast at the Cardiff Marriott Hotel on Friday, 20th January from 7:30-9:30am.  This is the first business networking breakfast event of the […]

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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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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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Caerphilly Networking Event Review & Pics…

Tuesday night was the first of what will become a regular monthly Caerphilly Networking Event held at Caerphilly RFC in conjunction with Constructaquote.com   This is what happened at the Caerphilly Business Networking Event which took place on Tuesday 29th of November 2016, from 5pm to 7pm. Event Details: From 5pm to 5.30pm – We had […]

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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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35 days to go until our UK Business Conference…

There are now just 35 days to go until Introbiz Expo 2016 We are very excited to announce that the Introbiz Business Expo 2016 will be coming to you from the Motorpoint Arena, located in the heart of Cardiff on Wednesday, 9th November in just 35 days! Last year’s Introbiz Business Expo was massive, but 2016’s Introbiz […]

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Business Networking Events in Cardiff for October & November…

Introbiz Business Networking Events in Cardiff for October & November…. If you are looking for business networking events in Cardiff for October & November 2016, please take a look at the business networking events in Cardiff available from Introbiz via our Cardiff Business Networking Events Diary, available on our Introbiz website… About our business networking events […]

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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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FREE TICKETS to attend Seminars & Workshops #IntrobizExpo Wales Biggest 2016 Expo MotorpointArena Cardiff!

Hi Everyone, See all time slots of seminars & workshops at IntrobizExpo. Google Google Presents – “Tell Your Story Online” Learn how to make your website shine across all devices devices and improve your digital presence through social media, online video and Google My Business. Google Google Presents – “Reach New Customers Online” Learn how […]

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Exhibit at the Introbiz Expo in Cardiff this Nov from just £600

  

About the Introbiz Expo Stands and the Pricing

Introbiz offer stands to suit all manner of budgets and businesses. 

Exhibiting at the Introbiz Expo 2016 is an amazing opportunity for you to showcase your products and services to an audience of over 5,000 visitors. 

This year, for the very first time, there will be designated zones – a Digital Zone, Sustainability Zone, London and Bristol Business Zones, Property Zone, Business Travel Zone and Food Zone, Luxury Car Zone and a Start-Up Zone. We allow you to choose your stand after confirming everything – but you need to be quick. These stands are selling quickly so to get the best location, you need to get in touch with us. 

See what’s available below.

6ft Table Top Stands

Members £600 per 1.8mx2m space

Non members £700 per 1.8mx2m space 

Price includes: floor space, (6ft/1.8m) table and black table cloth

Shell Scheme Stands

Sizes available 

2m x 2m – Members £700 and Non-Members £770

3m x 2m – Members £1,050 and Non-Members £1,155

4m x 2m – Members £1,400 and Non-Members £1,540

5m x 2m – Members £1,750 and Non-Members £1,925

6m x 2m – Members £2,100 and Non-Members £2,310

8m x 2m – Members £2,800 and Non-Members £3,080

10m x 2m – Members £3,500 and Non-Members £3,850

Car space – Please get in touch with the team for these prices

Shell Scheme – Includes shell scheme stand, hard walls, ca rpet, fascia boards with company name and a (6ft/1.8m) table and table cloth if required.

Bespoke – Includes open floor space for customised bespoke stands and a (6ft/1.8m) table and table cloth if required.

Electricity – The price of electricity is NOT included in the stand pricing.

Electricity for your stand is supplied by Dimension8 and you can request their details whilst booking your stand.

Book your stand and reserve your location today!

Call the Introbiz team quoting MA Consultancy on 02920 291 002 or email info@introbiz.co.uk to book a stand or for more information!

  

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