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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,
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Or have both!

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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”

The Startup Journey: My Lessons

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The Startup Journey: My Lessons
by christopherjanb

This time of year brings with it a lot of introspection; emotions are heightened and people become much more sensitized to their environment and the people that surround them.

Everyday my newsfeed contains at least two posts about inspiration and motivation. In many ways it’s helping me validate the road that I’ve chosen to take.

As someone who decided to make the leap into entrepreneurship a few years ago, the journey has been wrought with mixed experiences and emotions. Lately, I’ve taken the time to pause and reflect on..

where I’ve been,
where I’m going,
and why the heck I am going to make it.
Where I’ve been
Many of my close friends know this about me. I work…. a lot. I’m a workaholic. There, I’ve admitted it. In the past, I have denied it, and have tried to justify why I pour my mind, time and energy into my work. My husband can pinpoint the exact day that I changed; it was the day I started talking more about possibilities and how things could work if conceived of differently. I knew the advent of social media would fundamentally change how we observe, measure and predict human behaviour. It was the day I became enamored with figuring things out vs. remaining complacent and unsatisfied with the way they were. I was agitated and clearly frustrated as I internalized this struggle. I was hell bent on trying to fix what was clearly broken.

From that day forward I was different. It impacted my personal life – both as a wife and mother. Balancing the deliverables of my career with the needs of my family has always been a challenge. I continue to struggle with this daily; I am thankful I have a partner who gently reminds me and keeps me honest.

Conceptualizing is Exciting
We’ve all been down this road; the world is our oyster. “Imagine the day when… I am sure there is a way to…. If we could combine this with that, you could….”

I started theorizing and playing with possibilities. My thoughts were all-consuming and sometimes they overwhelmed me to a point where it seemed I’d lost my bearings. It’s an amazing feeling when what you conceive seems nearly within reach. The only thing you think about is making it happen.

Amy Tobin, my partner at ArCompany, has ventured down this path with me many a late night. We dreamt up new ways of doing things… carving out a path for ourselves that made us different and better than what was currently out there. Dreaming is exciting; implementing is twice the work… and twice the charm.

The Hard Lessons
The whirlwind of the last two years has not been without its challenges. Trying to realize your dream means you have to voluntarily go to some pretty dark places.

Getting up in the morning can be tough. There was a time when I had a purpose. A full-time job dictated that for me. I had a place to go. I had a paycheck to earn. That was my external motivator. While the excitement of a new business makes me jump out of bed most mornings, human emotion fluctuates in rhythm with the ebbs and flows of the business momentum. There are days I just want to crawl under a rock and hide from the disappointment. That’s when I muster up the energy to make it through the day and try to find a glimmer of hope. I have friends who have gone through similar experiences; their counsel gives me comfort.
Making mistakes is a good thing. Agility is imperative. This is the only way I’ve learned to be better. When we first conceived of ArCompany we knew that social would inevitably weave its way into the operations of business. As people who’ve lived and thrived in this environment both personally and professionally, we knew that positioning our brand to assist in the transformation would be easy. We were wrong. The market wasn’t ready for us or this social business concept. All of the work we had done to build our value proposition was not taking root. We had to go back to the drawing board and appeal to current market demand. We spent another few months conceptualizing the revised positioning. We decided to focus on the immediate impact of business intelligence and its direct influence on how a company could make better decisions. This seemed to resonate.
Sell your value no matter what. As a new company coming into a market doing something no one else did, our prospective clients expected us to prove our worth. Unless our solutions have been proven, prospects would be reticent to buy…. they wanted a less risky option. If it meant a sale… if it meant building a business case then ‘why not’? We realized that by acquiescing to a lower price we were, in essence, devaluing our service. Once it became clear that what we provided was indeed a valued service, we started fighting to keep the price associated with that value. In many respects, that meant we would need to be willing to walk away from potential clients who didn’t ‘get’ or value what we do.
The customer is not always right. I wrote about this earlier this year. It became clear that it was our job to force our customer to allow us to do our jobs properly so that they could be successful.
When things go wrong, someone needs to be blamed. The client will never take responsibility because they don’t have to. When a deliverable is late to market or when things go awry, this knee-jerk reaction to find the culprit always points the client in one direction: the onus is always on the agency to explain what has happened.

One thing I’ve learned, especially in this nascent space, is that our clients have come to us because we do something no one else does. It is extremely frustrating when our strategy is questioned before we get out of the gate. It is even more frustrating when the client changes things midstream. But once I began having transparent discussions about the client’s anxieties: investor expectations, and management pressures, I began to have full context into their world. And this changed things. The relationship became symbiotic as we worked together to manage those business anxieties and make the client look like a rock star in the process.

You don’t know everything. I had no trouble admitting to this. Becoming a freelancer was a piece of cake, but starting a company was an entirely different beast. It meant looking at the business longer-term and planning for it. Where was the market going? What resources would we require? What specific talents would we need to hire for? How would we scale the business? I’ve been fortunate to lean on a few advisors and a business coach. At least a few times a week, I turn to these trusted sources to provide some sage advice and be brutally honest in the process.
Not knowing everything also means hiring people who are smarter than you. I relish in my conversations with Susan Silver, who continues to impress me with her knowledge of human behaviour and data.

Joe Cardillo is also wise beyond his years. As we grow this company, his steadfast hand to make this company more streamlined, efficient and grown-up has not only changed the way we operate, it’s also made us much more productive.

Plan for scalability or else. Bob Jones, my partner, has used this crazy line that makes me smile every time I hear it:
At some point, the dog is going to catch the bumper of a cement truck

This is a good problem to have, however when the sh** hits the fan and there is no plan in place to resource properly, this will fail… and fail fast. At ArCompany, we’ve always been focused on the one thing that we do best. We’ve also realized there are aspects of our business that are extremely time-consuming and would not allow us to put the necessary resources into our prime offering. We’ve had to forsake revenue to ensure we deliver to client expectations, and it has been an internal struggle at times.

At the end of the day, growth means creating a system that delivers a properly executed end to end solution. Relying on partners who have succeeded in their respective arenas is important. It lends more credibility to the business and creates an engine that will able to accommodate more volume as required.

The things I’m thankful for:
I regrouped with my team last summer. It had been an exhausting and difficult road until that point, but we were able to move the business and gain positive momentum in just over a year. When I think about the successes we’ve had to date: the clients who we’ve had an impact on, and new clients that are coming our way because our approach to solutions is refreshing and different, I am reminded how we got here: Amy Tobin wrote this great post about team chemistry being “absolutely everything” in building a superb team:

We discussed how blessed we are to have a team that has inherent chemistry, but we also created it this way with intent. What’s more, we safeguard this chemistry when we bring on new hires. It is important to us that our team is positive, forward looking and able to be honest with each other. It’s essential that we have a ‘safe place’ to brainstorm and work through ideas. I believe this is the most overlooked element of any team, but we all know: if you love your job, you’ll work harder and longer at it. Loving your team is an essential part of that.

I couldn’t do this all myself. Having the vision is one thing, but executing on that vision means having partners who have bought into the same dream. I am blessed that both partners, Amy and Bob, have shared in that vision and have poured their hearts and souls into making this company great.

Many times, it’s these connections that solidify the team when the going gets tough. Today we are less fearful of what’s around the corner. Today, we are more confident about the value we bring to customers.

We look at new challenges and smile because doing something new and different is what drives us. I don’t fear the statement, “it’s never been done before” because, in reality, that should be a motivator not a stumbling block.

What I promise myself:
Perhaps this is an early New Years Resolution. In reality, these are promises I should make regardless of season.

First and foremost, family comes first. I do work hard but a wise man told me that if I can’t give my kids the same time I give my work, then I have to make sure every second I give to my family counts–quality over quantity.

I will be mindful. One day, Daniel Newman posted about the strength of mindfulness. He said it was something that he ascribed to each and every day. It reminded me of a time when I used to meditate: being present and being aware of everything. There are so many things racing through our minds simultaneously at any given moment. Unless I am truly present – that means not allowing myself to get distracted – I’m unable to neither focus, nor truly understand what the situation calls for. I recently took up this pursuit again to deal with stress, but to allow myself to really be in the moment and give the necessary attention to everything I needed to do. So far, so good.

I will be kind. I admit that my temper has a tendency to fall prey to teenage misdemeanors and I will react with occasional outbursts. This can crossover to my work. But I have to be relentless in nurturing an environment that allows everyone to thrive for the sake the company.

Last, but not least, I will sleep at least 8 hours a night. My friend Ryan Pannell, tells me this,

…it’s the difference between starting out every day with a sizeable lead over everyone else, and starting out jockeying for position with everyone else… Every massively successful person I know is an early riser. Biochemically your brain does not fire as well late at night (that’s a fact).

As I write this, I realize it’s 12:05 AM. Yes, I’m still awake. My mind is churning with a deluge of ideas and things to do this day. But this I know: tomorrow … er in 6 hours (sorry Ryan) I will awake with a view that this day will be better than the last.

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Hessie Jones
CEO at ArCompany
CEO at ArCompany, and a seasoned digital strategist having held management positions for top Ad Agencies including Ogilvy, Rapp Collins, and Isobar Digital. She also has extensive start-up experience with launch successes like Yahoo! Answers. Hessie is also an active blogger/writer for ArCompany, Huffington Post, Digital Journal and WhatsYourTech.ca
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The Startup Journey: My Lessons page was posted “By Mike Armstrong”

Special SME Web Marketing Package for Christmas…

Welcome to the new special offer web marketing package for SME’s for Christmas!

This special SME Web Marketing Package is available from now up until 31/12/14.

6 Months Web Marketing for £200 per month.

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That’s a total of just £1,200 (or you can buy the package for just £1,000 if paid for upfront in one payment!).

The Special SME Web Marketing package for Christmas would consist of:
6 Months of Local SEO services;
6 Months of Social Media Management;
& 6 Months of Advertising via the MA Consultancy & WelshBiz Websites, Blogs & Network of Social Media Accounts with over 200,000 followers.

To subscribe to the special SME Web Marketing package or to discuss your web marketing requirements further please call: 07517 024979 or email: maconsultancy1@gmail.com .

You might also like these other Christmas Marketing Offers.

The Special SME Web Marketing Package for Christmas page was written “By Mike Armstrong”

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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Robert Morris
Robert is a professional content writer from NYC.
The post 10 Bestest Tools To Run A Successful Startup appeared first on SteamFeed.

For more on this article or content marketing see:
http://omhub.wordpress.com/2014/11/24/10-bestest-tools-to-run-a-successful-startup/

The 10 Best Tools To Run A Successful Startup page was posted “By Mike Armstrong”

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.

Author information

Robert Morris
Robert is a professional content writer from NYC.
The post 10 Bestest Tools To Run A Successful Startup appeared first on SteamFeed.

For more on this article or content marketing see:
http://omhub.wordpress.com/2014/11/24/10-bestest-tools-to-run-a-successful-startup/

The 10 Best Tools To Run A Successful Startup page was posted “By Mike Armstrong”

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