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Discussion in 'General Business Forum' started by Henry Osadzinski, Jul 13, 2012.
Hi Darren and welcome to UKBF.
Hello and happy new year
Thought we would pop and introduction in here too!
We are an bookkeeping and accounts service which also offers business advisory services.
Located in East Yorkshire but we do cover the whole of the UK, we are fully qualified bookkeepers and fully insured.
Looking forward to getting to know you better.
Ive recently started an air conditioning business called Flair Energy in Leeds. We cover all of Yorkshire. Business fascinates me and Im looking to share ideas with people about my business and their own.
Hi I'm Gurj and am here mainly due to the setting up of a new Convenience Store in Leeds which will be part time and hopefully bring me in some additional income.
I am also a Commercial manager for a engineering consultancy F/T
Am looking forward to meeting some like minded individuals as time goes on.
Hi everyone. Greeting to all members of this forum. I am Salina, 26 years old, new member of this forum. I have joined this forum to take part in discussion and to share my thoughts and knowledge regarding the different topics of the forum. I want to learn more about business and I Hope for your support and cooperation. You also enjoy my stay here.
I'm Freya, I am currently opening a new dog grooming business that offer unique services in comparison with other groomers.
I have tried a variety of ways of advertising my business which are bringing me in new customer, however I am still looking for new ways to bring in more clients and new ways of advertising. If anyone has any effective ideas?
I've seen some great dog grooming business vans with huge cartoon pictures of dogs on them which look great and are memorable. I think one had a dog in a bath. also some great number plates to match. you just need to drive around or park up somewhere that lots of people walk or drive past.
maybe park the van near a vets practice.
also get some t-shirts and hoodies with a great cartoon picture of a dog on them and wear them where lots of people walk their dogs.
Have a dabble with google adwords and see what happens.
Cast your net wide and you can then trim the keywords out that arent working...
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Might be worth looking at FaceBook ads as you can limit your budget to pay per click, target those who have an interest in dogs and specify a geographical area to promote your ads.
Well worth a try
Good luck with your business
Hi, I agree with trying all the above. It's best to advertise is many different ways to ensure you get the buisness. - Have you tried leaflets, business cards? Posting in the free ads or even advertising in shop windows. Good luck.
Dog grooming is a niche business so Facebook Ads may well be a great idea for a marketing strategy. Try and get the ad's target audience to be pretty specific so you're not spending lots of money on the wrong audience.
I wouldn't go for free-ads as I don't think that's the sort of place you target audience will be looking.
You could try doing a really targeted social media campaign, too. Join localised communities on Google+, use specific hashtags on Twitter and see if there are any similar business in your area and what they are doing to advertise.
Hi, I run an online Pet store, and if you have an web site, I would be interested in a reciprocal link to help with both our SEO?
Also, deffo do a FaceBook page, anything to do with cute doggies, you will get likes. I have found FaceBook ads very worthwhile. but it isn't order, so don't expect it to get you work for quite a while, but is good for brand awareness.
Let me know about the link
Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm a PR, journalist and copywriter operating across Yorkshire and Humber.
In terms of this site, I'm just hoping to see where I can help people and get some advice from time to time. If you think I can help you with any queries on the above fields please feel free to PM me.
If you work with animals you have an instant advantage - PR, which for you could be quick to do and easy. Best thing it will cost you nothing. Newspapers love a good pic to fill some space of animals, just look for reasons to get a pic (obviously with permission) - whether that's because you are doing a fundraiser, or introducing a new service, use the cutest dog to promote it and I will fall over in shock if you don't get in. I'd do that once every month or so. I'm sure a dog lover in the newsroom will eventually want to do a feature.
As Rich says, make sure you are all over Twitter, putting pet tips up, and use lots of dog and regional key words in your profile (as long as it reads okay and doesn't look like spam!) so dog lovers can find you.
What sort of products are you offering as an additional service?
We can supply you Oxo-biodegradable dog poop bags which are better than the standard bags people are buying at the moment as they are 100% more efficient for the earth. These bags actually degrade in landfill tips unlike normal biodegradable bags.
You could offer these and other products especially unique products to go along with your unique services. Make sure you're bright, bold and stand out from the competition. Internet is key today as well as traditional word of mouth so use these two options to source your customers.
Take a look at adwords for instant results.
Have finally signed up for this forum,
Have been doing business in the region for many years, and hope to be able to help out fellow businesses and generally learn from other contributors along the way..
We specialise in card solutions ranging from true PAYG to e-comms and lots in between, and are especially experienced in the dreaded PCI Compliance minefield..
So if we can offer some impartial but hopefully useful advice we will !
If anyone in here is looking to network in Yorkshire i suggest looking into events held by the Yorkshire Enterprise Network, they hold monthly free networking events and always have a really good turn out. Look at their website or find them on linkedin
Hi my name is Sarah & I run Busy Bees Cleaning, we are based in Leeds but we cover further afield.
We do office and domestic cleaning, oven cleaning & offer a pick up and drop off ironing service.
We've been going almost a year but we are hoping to expand so looking into websites and stuff!!
Hi, I'm Chris,
I am a business owner based in North East Lincolnshire. I have several businesses which have (and are still) served me well (operating in a range of sectors from IT to Debt Management).
Hopefully I can pass on some of my experience and knowledge on marketing and getting new clients to forum members (I'll be mostly checking out the marketing section)
Even though I have my businesses, I am mostly hands off, so now I help other small businesses with developing and carrying out marketing strategies to help them get more clients.
Hopefully my posts in the forums will help but if you need any advice etc in the meantime my profile has my contact details