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What you need to know when choosing a website designer

20/08/2019
Do you need a new website?  Are you confused about how the process works and the options available to you?  In this digital age, every company could benefit from having an online presence.  Some businesses only require a simple information website for potential customers whilst others need the functionality to buy or book online.  There are so many website developers out there . . .

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Why you should support independent, local businesses

13/08/2019
Small and independent businesses are at the heart of our community, so it is important that we give them our support.  What are the advantages of using an independent, local business rather than a larger corporation? You can create a good relationship with a business Small business owners are often more accessible to the customer.  You can put a face to a name and have greater acce . . .

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Arts & Craft Media Shop Opening

02/08/2019
The Spenic™ shop is open to retail and trade customers who wish to come and browse the wide range of specialist print and arts media we have available for sale. If you are on the lookout for a media that you haven’t used before or are looking for some inspiration please drop in and see us and we will be happy to help. You will find the full range of media from specialist Tyvek&re . . .

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Why you should always shop around for goods and services

16/07/2019
Sometimes it is easier to just stick with what you know.  The thought of the hassle involved in switching suppliers or investigating lots of different options can feel like too much work.  However, a little investigation and shopping around can pay dividends when you are trying to find the best deal.  This isn’t always necessarily about finding the cheapest option but more abo . . .

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Why you need a Unique Selling Point (USP)

18/06/2019
Consumers are bombarded with marketing noise every day, from Facebook, to emails to pop up ads.   It is more important than ever to be heard above the noise.  Every business needs to promote and communicate what makes them stand out from the rest.  If you don’t develop an effective differentiation, getting customers to pay attention to you will be difficult.  Being a . . .

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Why get your carpet professionally cleaned?

13/06/2019
Our carpets face a lot of use every day.  Although it is easy to give them a quick vacuum, a build-up of dirt, debris and hair is inevitable.  Regularly deep cleaning your carpets and upholstery is important for several reasons.  You can prolong the life of your carpets Professionally cleaning your carpets and upholstery will extend the life of these items.  As they are a . . .

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What are your consumer rights?

28/05/2019
The Consumer Rights Act 2015 is a huge document running to over one hundred pages, but what are the headline rights your need to be aware of when buying goods and services? When are you entitled to a refund? If goods are faulty and they were purchased from a UK based seller then you have a right to ask for it to be repaired or receive a full refund.  You can get that refund up to 30 day . . .

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Ways to make your business more efficient

15/05/2019
Every business aims to be efficient and keep costs to minimum.  Often over time business processes can become outdated and inefficient.  So how can businesses stop wasting time and money? Review your processes Look at your current processes.  Look at all the steps in turn and evaluate their necessity.  What is its purpose and how is it working now?  Are there any unn . . .

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Ways to grow your business without breaking the bank

16/04/2019
Most small businesses don’t have huge marketing budgets.  How can you get your business name out there without spending a massive amount of money? Create great content Update your website blog or news page regularly.  Let people know what your business is up to.  This keeps your company fresh in people’s minds so they think to call you.  You can share advice a . . .

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Starting your own business – Tips for success

04/04/2019
Have you always wanted to run your own business but not sure where to start?  Here are some tips on how to make a go of being your own boss.  Build a business on your passion If you are lucky enough to base a business on something you love it won’t feel so much like work! This can give you motivation when times are tough.  Have a business plan Fail to plan, plan to . . .

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