Community Introductions & Networking [no links please]

Discussion in 'Yorkshire & Humberside' started by Henry Osadzinski, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. Paul_Rosser

    Paul_Rosser UKBF Big Shot Full Member - Verified Business

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    Hi Darren and welcome to UKBF.
     
    Posted: Dec 26, 2012 By: Paul_Rosser Member since: Jul 5, 2012
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  2. Mossvalleybs

    Mossvalleybs UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    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.

    Regards

    MBS
     
    Posted: Jan 2, 2013 By: Mossvalleybs Member since: Jan 2, 2013
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  3. SuperAirCon

    SuperAirCon UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi guys,

    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.

    Cheers, Dan
     
    Posted: Jan 7, 2013 By: SuperAirCon Member since: Dec 14, 2012
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  4. Gurj

    Gurj UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    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.
     
    Posted: Feb 3, 2013 By: Gurj Member since: Jan 28, 2013
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  5. SalinaRoy

    SalinaRoy UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    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.
     
    Posted: Feb 17, 2013 By: SalinaRoy Member since: Feb 17, 2013
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  6. PamperedPooches

    PamperedPooches UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi,

    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?
     
    Posted: Apr 13, 2013 By: PamperedPooches Member since: Apr 11, 2013
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  7. amphis software

    amphis software UKBF Regular Full Member

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    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.

    Tom
     
    Posted: Apr 13, 2013 By: amphis software Member since: Mar 13, 2008
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  8. simon field

    simon field UKBF Big Shot Full Member - Verified Business

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    Have a dabble with google adwords and see what happens.
     
    Posted: Apr 13, 2013 By: simon field Member since: Feb 4, 2011
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  9. ITsoldUK

    ITsoldUK UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    Indeed.

    Cast your net wide and you can then trim the keywords out that arent working...

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using UK Business Forums
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2013
    Posted: Apr 13, 2013 By: ITsoldUK Member since: Sep 15, 2011
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  10. BusinessTeam

    BusinessTeam UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    Hi,

    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

    Richard
     
    Posted: Apr 14, 2013 By: BusinessTeam Member since: May 19, 2012
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  11. Berkshire Business

    Berkshire Business UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    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.
     
    Posted: Apr 14, 2013 By: Berkshire Business Member since: Feb 26, 2013
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  12. Rich Best

    Rich Best UKBF Contributor Full Member

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    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.
     
    Posted: Apr 15, 2013 By: Rich Best Member since: Sep 16, 2010
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  13. PawsPlaza

    PawsPlaza UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    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

    :)
     
    Posted: Apr 15, 2013 By: PawsPlaza Member since: Feb 19, 2013
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  14. Conrad Emmett

    Conrad Emmett UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi

    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.

    Conrad
     
    Posted: Apr 17, 2013 By: Conrad Emmett Member since: Apr 9, 2013
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  15. Conrad Emmett

    Conrad Emmett UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    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.
     
    Posted: Apr 17, 2013 By: Conrad Emmett Member since: Apr 9, 2013
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  16. Quickpacksupplies

    Quickpacksupplies UKBF Regular Free Member

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    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.
     
    Posted: Apr 17, 2013 By: Quickpacksupplies Member since: Sep 17, 2012
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  17. LMDServicesUK

    LMDServicesUK Barking Mad - Home Boarding for Dogs Full Member - Verified Business

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    Hi everyone,

    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 !

    Happy posting..:D
     
    Posted: Apr 18, 2013 By: LMDServicesUK Member since: Apr 18, 2013
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  18. lisa-giselle

    lisa-giselle UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    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 :)
     
    Posted: Apr 22, 2013 By: lisa-giselle Member since: Jan 5, 2013
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  19. BusyBeesCleaning

    BusyBeesCleaning UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    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!!
     
    Posted: Apr 24, 2013 By: BusyBeesCleaning Member since: Apr 24, 2013
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  20. chrisleadley

    chrisleadley UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    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 :)

    Chris
     
    Posted: May 29, 2013 By: chrisleadley Member since: May 29, 2013
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