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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

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Welsh Dragon’s Den Feature in the Mike Armstrong Podcast

Listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: Mike Armstrong’s Podcast – Welsh Dragons Den Feature – offering Business Growth Support to Startups https://anchor.fm/mike-armstrong9/episodes/Mike-Armstrongs-Podcast—Welsh-Dragons-Den-Feature—offering-Business-Growth-Support-to-Startups-edetfd

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Welsh Dragon’s Den Feature in the Mike Armstrong Podcast

Listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: Mike Armstrong’s Podcast – Welsh Dragons Den Feature – offering Business Growth Support to Startups https://anchor.fm/mike-armstrong9/episodes/Mike-Armstrongs-Podcast—Welsh-Dragons-Den-Feature—offering-Business-Growth-Support-to-Startups-edetfd

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Welsh Dragon’s Den Feature in the Mike Armstrong Podcast

Listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: Mike Armstrong’s Podcast – Welsh Dragons Den Feature – offering Business Growth Support to Startups https://anchor.fm/mike-armstrong9/episodes/Mike-Armstrongs-Podcast—Welsh-Dragons-Den-Feature—offering-Business-Growth-Support-to-Startups-edetfd

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

Welsh Dragon’s Den Feature in the Mike Armstrong Podcast

Listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: Mike Armstrong’s Podcast – Welsh Dragons Den Feature – offering Business Growth Support to Startups https://anchor.fm/mike-armstrong9/episodes/Mike-Armstrongs-Podcast—Welsh-Dragons-Den-Feature—offering-Business-Growth-Support-to-Startups-edetfd

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Top 10 Startup Mistakes…

Top 10 Startup Mistakes…

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How to Start a Restaurant Business Following a Profitable System

How to Start a Restaurant Business Following a Profitable System

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Entrepreneurship: What you Should Consider Before Starting a Business

Entrepreneurship: What you Should Consider Before Starting a Business

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Zero-waste shops and sustainable fashion: meet the new breed of small business owners | Business unlimited | The Guardian

Zero-waste shops and sustainable fashion: meet the new breed of small business owners | Business unlimited | The Guardian

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Where to Get Money to Start a Business

Where to Get Money to Start a Business

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How to Start a Business with No Money

How to Start a Business with No Money

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Free Business Networking in Newport, South Wales…

Free Business Networking in Newport Free Business Networking in Newport – Online Social Networking for Businesses in Newport… City Business Links – Newport are looking for some early adopters to join their online business networking platform for Newport Businesses to network, for FREE Online, with other Newport, Torfaen and Monmouthshire Businesses. If you are looking […]

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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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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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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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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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How to select good web designers in Wales

How to select good web designers in Wales: If you are looking for good web designer in Wales, then this post on, how to select good web designers in Wales, is for you? We have listed 5 easy steps to follow in order to help you to choose Good web designers in Wales. Follow these 5 Easy […]

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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

Introducing the Pub Hub – Stocktaking, Accountancy and HR for Pubs, Clubs, Rugby Clubs, Football Clubs and other Licenced Venues …

http://www.maconsultancycardiff.com “We would be more than happy to support you in bringing 25 years of licensed trade experience to your business.” We’ve made the accounts process extremely simple!  As a Pub Hub client you will be given online access to your accounts, enabling you to print reports, estimate your VAT liabilities and upload your purchase… […]

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Introducing the Pub Hub – Stocktaking, Accountancy and HR for Pubs, Clubs, Rugby Clubs, Football Clubs and other Licenced Venues …

“We would be more than happy to support you in bringing 25 years of licensed trade experience to your business.”

We’ve made the accounts process extremely simple! 

As a Pub Hub client you will be given online access to your accounts, enabling you to print reports, estimate your VAT liabilities and upload your purchase invoices and receipts direct to the system. 

This is cutting edge accounting providing you with real-time accounts information. 

To this end, I am pleased to provide an outline of our monthly support services:

Stocktaking Services for the Licensed Trade

• Monthly stock takes including report and onsite guidance

Accountancy Services for the Licensed Trade

• Monthly profit and loss statements – split by sales category (wet, dry, machine, etc.)
• Quarterly VAT returns
• Monthly payslips and employer summary
• Yearly accounts
• Corporation tax returns (if Limited Co)
• Annual Self-Assessment returns
 

HR Services for the Licensed Trade

• Employment contracts and offer letters
• TUPE advice and guidance
• Regular employment legislation updates and guidance on compliance
• Staff handbook containing up to date policies and procedures
• On-going advice and guidance in managing employee-related issues
 

For new business ventures, we can also assist in the start-up process:

 
• Company registration
• Incorporation
• VAT registration
• HMRC Online Filing set up
• PAYE registration
 

Our monthly fee is just £225+VAT per month (quoting MA Consultancy).
 

Payroll: 

From employment templates to payroll, we can assist you in every step of the lifecycle of an employee. Ask us to do your payroll and we will provide you with everything you need to get you started. Alternatively, if you already use a payroll provider, we will liaise with them to ensure a seamless handover.
 
We will send you a template with your staff records on, meaning that you simply update just before sending to us to produce weekly or monthly payslips, an employer payroll analysis and a P32 (showing how much you will need to pay the HMRC).
 
Our software is fully RTI compliant and therefore provides regular updates to the HMRC. We will also complete your year-end process at the end of each tax year.
 
We charge £2.50 per pay slip. Nothing more. That’s it. All included.
 
Have you received your pension staging date? Our system will provide your employees with compliance letters, processing and reporting meaning you need not worry. 
 

New client procedure:

 
Call us to discuss and we will email you out our sign up forms to assist us in setting up your business on to our systems and to register for services such as Payroll and VAT where required.

  • Then a professional courtesy request is forwarded to any previous/existing accountant in order to obtain year to date figures (for businesses already trading).
  • We will complete a Money Laundering check which is a legal requirement in order to communicate with the HMRC on your behalf, we will need to send them an authorising your agent form. 
  • They will send you a code which you will need to forward to us
  • We will set up a direct debit for you to enable our payments to operate as efficiently as the service you will receive
  • A new client welcome pack will be sent to you which includes mailing bags to send your paperwork to us

Areas covered for the Stocktaking, Accountancy and HR services:

We cover all of South Wales from Carmarthen, Swansea and Lanelli and Neath in South West Wales to Chepstow, Monmouth, Torfaen and Abergavenny in the South East Wales and everything in between including RCT, Vale of Glamorgan, Portalbot, Cardiff, Newport, Caerphilly, Merthyr etc.

We also cover the South West of England including Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Avon, Bristol, Somerset etc.

If you want to get set up or you have any questions please contact the Pub Hub (mentioning MA Consultancy).

Contact:

Marsha Ward, Managing Director, The Pub Hub on:

p: 0330 122 4972 e: marsha@thepubhub.co

a: Britannia House, Caerphilly Business Park, Van Road, Caerphilly CF83 3GG

Page posted “by Mike Armstrong” from Cardiff Marketing Company MA Consultancy – If you have something to promote please call: 07517 024979.

U.K. website affiliate programme!

Who is the UK Website Affiliate Programme for? U.K. Web Design Company 333 Websites offer a Website Affiliate Programme and Partnership Scheme suitable to Membership Organisations, Buying Groups, Associations, Startup Organisations and other groups of businesses. How does the Website Affiliate Programme work? The Website Affiliate Programme or Partnership Scheme allows the members of a membership […]

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UK Business News – UK Business Start-Ups Grow by 28% in a Year (29% in Cardiff)

  

UK Business Start-Ups Grow by 28% in a Year
This growth was fueled by the regions with the slowest growth in London.

The number of new business start-ups has grown by 28% across the UK over the past year, according to an analysis of Companies House data by Instant Offices.   

The increase in start-up businesses across the UK has been driven by the regional cities with Nottingham showing the highest concentration of new business registrations; 68% more companies were started in 2014/5 compared to the previous financial year in the city.   

  

London experienced some of the smallest proportional growth across the UK at just 21% but which, in totality, still demonstrates a significant increase in new start-ups.  

The increase in new companies appears to be particularly strong in the Midlands and North; cities in these areas increased proportionately faster than their southern counterparts, including the Capital. Key areas for growth include Bristol, which grew by 40% and Birmingham which grew by 39%. 
  
In the Welsh capital, Cardiff the growth was 29%.

Tim Rodber, CEO of Instant Offices says: “Demand for office space has been very strong in the regions for the past year but the aggressive growth of starts up in particular shows, in our view, a shift in the balance of the workforce and the way they are working.   

“The UK’s contingent workforce – those freelancers, consultants, and one-man companies – are acting as sources of growth and innovation across the country and this is symbolized by the increased demand for flexible office space. We can track this by the increase in demand for one to two desk requirements in offices across the country. Nottingham, for example, saw a 37 per cent increase in new office enquiries from 2014 to 2015, obviously driven by these increases in start-ups.”

 

“Start-up growth and demand for offices has been driven by London since 2010 but now the balance has shifted to the regions where, perhaps, renewed confidence in the economy is seeing growth in entrepreneurialism. I should be clear that London is, of course, the largest market for such growth, but the demand in smaller markets is remarkable and this is symbolized by growth in Nottingham, Leicester and ond similar sized cities.”

  • City Leaders 
  • % Increase / Decrease in Registrations
  • Number of Startups this year
  • Nottingham
  • 68%
  • 21676

 

  • Bristol
  • 40%
  • 21753

 

  • Birmingham
  • 39%
  • 168440

 

  • Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • 37%
  • 15734

 

  • Manchester 
  • 37%
  • 67,102

 

  • Coventry
  • 36%
  • 18785

 

  • Liverpool
  • 35%
  • 77246

 

  • Edinburgh
  • 33%
  • 20410

 

  • Leicester
  • 32%
  • 18260

 

  • Belfast
  • 32%
  • 17673

 

  • Brighton
  • 30%
  • 22345

 

  • Cardiff
  • 29%
  • 16423

 

  • Leeds
  • 33%
  • 18018

 

  • Glasgow
  • 30%
  • 49257

 

  • London
  • 21%
  • 593562

 

Instant has highlighted several sectors with key growth data. These are all available as heat maps to illustrate where these businesses are opening across the Capital.

About Companies House

Companies House is a Government organisation with which all limited companies need to register by law.

About the Instant Group

The Instant Group has been delivering innovative property solutions since 1999, redefining the property sector by putting our clients and their business strategy at the heart of everything we do. 

Our team of experts find, create and manage workspaces that help clients grow and thrive, leveraging our global network to procure the perfect serviced offices and to develop and deliver bespoke workspaces in a unique way. 

Every year The Instant Group sources flexible property solutions for over 7,000 businesses through our dedicated serviced office broking company, Instant Offices. 

With offices in London, Berlin, Dallas, New York and Sydney, The Instant Group employs more than 100 experts and has clients in 113 countries. 

For more information see:

www.instantoffices.com

The U.K. business startups news post was written “By Mike Armstrong”

Low cost Business App Development for SME’s

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Hi SME Business Owners,

If you are a Small Business owner, or SME Business owner with a regular customer base, and you want to regularly update your customers with information and offers about your business as well as manage appointments, then why not consider one of our new industry leading, feature packed but easy to use Low cost Business apps for SME’s?

Unique features of the Low Cost Business App:

The Low Cost Business App will allow you to:
Manage appointments,
Send offers and other marketing info to your customers for free via push notifications,
Send offers and other marketing info via low cost SMS messages,
Create & manage Referral Schemes,
Create & manage Loyalty Schemes,
Manage appointments & Customer Contact via your app,
Display Gallery pictures via your app.

All of these functions can be managed by the Business Owner or marketing manager via a very easy to use control panel / back office!

Low cost Business apps for SME’s and there Smart Phone Compatibility

Need a Low cost Business apps for SME’s to be iPhone compatible – we’ll build your app for iPhones,
Need Low cost Business app for SME’s a Low cost Business app for SME’s to be Android compatible – we’ll build your app for Androids,
Or have both!

Additional Design Service for your Low cost Business app for Sme’s

We also offer a Professional Design Service & Expert graphic design service as part of the Low cost Business app for SME’s build process!

What the new innovative Low cost Business apps for SME’s costs!

The Set Up Fee for the Low cost Business apps for SME’s is just £199 + VAT.

The monthly cost of the Low cost Business App for SME’s is £29 per month if billed annually or £39 per month on monthly billing and there is no contract involved with the Low cost Business apps for SME’s.

How to get in touch or for more info about the new Low cost Business apps for SME’s for your New, Small or SME Business:

If you would like a new Low cost Business app for SME’s for your small, new or SME business or you require more info please email: maconsultancy1@gmail.com or call: 07517 024979 .

The Low cost Business apps for SME’s page was posted “By Mike Armstrong”