Breakfast boost for Business in Thurrock

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More than 150 local business people were at Orsett Hall this week for a special Breakfast Briefing organised by Thurrock Council in partnership with Essex FSB (Federation of Small Businesses). Leader of Thurrock Borough Council, Councillor John Kent, said: “At the Thurrock Business Conference last November the business people attending said they wanted more opportunities to hear from the council about what is happening in the borough and this breakfast briefing is the first in a series of such events being delivered in partnership with Essex FSB. “There is no doubt it […]

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Feb, 2012

5 things that stop an increase in sales

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We wouldn’t do anything to prevent an increase in sales – Would we? What is stopping you increasing your sales? A good thing to do during your daily 5 minute focus on your business is to review if anything is STOPPING you doing business. What barriers are in the way that are preventing your customers buying your products or services? What can you do to remove them? Take a step back and look hard at all areas of your business – what is stopping you getting an increase in sales? Here are […]

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Feb, 2012

Know social media so know how to use it for your business?

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Been using Facebook for years as a personal user? Tweeting for as long as you can remember? Got hundreds of LinkedIn connections? Have uploaded more YouTube videos than anyone you know? It’s easy to make the assumption that you know how to use social media, so you know how to use it for your business! However, there are so many different ways to use social media to promote your business, to engage with your target market, to do market research, and to provide customer service, so it’s worth investigating ALL that social […]

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How to hide your LinkedIn Connections

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How to hide your LinkedIn Connections so that your contacts don’t harvest them! Have you ever noticed that the more shall we say “pushy” of your contacts seem to connect to everyone that you know? Whilst we know that LinkedIn is great for lead generation and business development, there is the RIGHT way to do it, and the WRONG way to do it. The right way is to connect to your target audience directly, with a personalised message, letting them know why you’d like to connect, and asking a question […]

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Feb, 2012

Using Facebook for business – what to share

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  If you’re using Facebook for business – what should you share? This is a question that I am asked often! I also hear, “I don’t have anything to say” or “I only want to tell my customer’s about special offers”, but if you want to promote your business, you really do need to engage with your target audience. Here are a few suggestions to get you started – once you’re in the habit, it gets easier and easier: Share status updates that are engaging. It’s a great place to […]

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