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Steve.Richardson

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Hello from Ashford (Kent) 23rd June 2017 1:26 PM

Hi Clair welcome aboard

Now I read that as a child photographer and thought wow she's a talented child  Then the penny dropped 

Removal company advertising advice 23rd June 2017 1:23 PM

Some great advice.

Hi Dan

Only just joined this forum myself, (literally 10 mins ago).  ”

 

Welcome aboard Keith and with contributions like that, your just the sort of member we are looking for 

SIA ABS SECURITY LIMITED 22nd June 2017 4:51 PM

Welcome aboard

Removal company advertising advice 22nd June 2017 4:51 PM

Hi Dan, welcome aboard and sounds like you are about to embark on an exciting adventure!

Marketing strategy wise is always going to be dependant on your type  of business, and what works for one may not work for another.

But leaflets are a great inexpensive way of getting your name out locally. Personally I'd be peeved having to open an envelope to look at junk mail. If I'm in the market for a removals firm I'll keep your flyer, if not it will go in the recycling. I would imagine most people would google a removals company so a fast professional looking website is a must. Also don't forget Google My Business listing, which will give you a right hand panel in the Google search results.

Directories are ten a penny and we all want your cash  Down to you if you see perceived value. But even free listings do have value, as long as all your details are correct. Google and the other search engines use these as "citation" references, ie you are who you say you are and offer a little bit of help for your own website.

Most decent directories also have customer review facilities, so as soon as you get genuine customers (please don't fake them!), having  reviews about your business on multiple sources builds credibility and a positive web presence.

Likewise ensure you have a Facebook business page and LinkedIn. Don't be salesy, be social. Facebook marketing can be very powerful, cost effective and very targeted. Google PPC is also very powerful. But it's easy to burn through money if inexperienced and people will try and fleece you are 20% of your budget to manage it for you. Works for some, not for others so maybe some trial and error.

Another good way for credibility is industry associations, so maybe research BAR membership and see if it viable for you. BAR are part of the Chartered Trading Standards Institute Consumer Code, so it means you can put a nice Trading Standards and BAR logo on your wagons, website and marketing literature.

There's a starter for 10, but very best of luck, let us know how you get on and feel free to ask any questions 

Welcome aboard, fantastic intro, one of the best I've seen in a long time 

Sounds like an interesting and fun business. I guess you're biggest enemy is the weather?

What a fuss over her the choice of outfit for the Queens  Speech. Social Media and news channels seemed to be on a bit of a frenzy analysing the fact her Hat looked like the EU flag and the speech was all about Brexit.

I just think she's got a wicked sense of humour, good on you ma'am 

Image from social media, credit unknown.

Hello from Clean Care 21st June 2017 12:21 PM

Welcome to the forum , don't be shy and feel free to dive into any discussions or start a new one 

Great stuff Lief, that's the kind of story you need to shout about.

Sounds like you are on the case and it's a work in progress. Will keep an eye on how you are getting on and happy to give you a shout out. Have you got any social media channels up and running yet?

Welcome aboard 

I've been looking at your website with interest, very smart, always a fan of anyone who wants to fly the flag and big Britain up, particularly during the current climate. But the one thing that confused me was a lack of your story? 

Are you a non-profit? Are you supported by the Government? Or is this a  business?

There's no obvious about us page that tells your story, why you are doing it, who is behind it and what your vision is? What weight will showing the logo carry? Is it endorsed by any industries or championed by anyone we have heard of? What checks are done that companies are genuinely eligible and who by?

I was a startup champion for startupbritain.org when it first began, one of Camerons initiatives, but the campaign seemed disjointed and confusing, while the website was plagued with problems and bad decisions. It's now been handed over to a third party who seemed to be making a better job of it.

It looks like you could have lots of natural synergy with Start Up Britain, maybe more promotion?

Homestyle Interiors 19th June 2017 5:43 PM

Hi Michael welcome to the forums 

I've merged your business listing and forum account so your listing details show on your forum posts. You can login to the forum with the same credentials  as your business listing, ie not the NTL email.

Thank you again for your kind words on Facebook. Let us know if you have any problems, and feel free to dive into any forum discussions.