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What is Google My Business and why should you have it?
Whether you have a physical location or you serve a certain area Google My Business is a must for your business. What is a Google My Business Listing? If you’ve ever Googled a business and seen their business listing looking like the left—with a phone number, opening hours, address, website etc.—you might wonder how you do this for your business. The answer is simple: Google My Business. To set this up you start by going to Google.com/Business. You can then control the exact information that people see when they Google your business, and add in special opening times like bank...
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Opps, What happened?
Okay, so since February 2019 I haven't written a blog, I didnt have lots of views, but the odd few! This wasn't on purpose, a huge business lesson has been learnt. I have spent the last 12 months working within The Marketing Barn and not on it the way I would of liked, so over December and January I have been taken the business a bit steadier, working on my own marketing plan and redoing my own website to hopefully simplify and define my niche and what I really want to achieve. My personal networking spill on the business is......
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4 Reasons to use a Small Marketing Company
There are many many reasons why you would want to use a smaller marketing company for your marketing, but I have narrowed it down to just 4. Cost With a small marketing company, you’re usually not paying for big office space and fancy furniture, in fact, Sarah and I both have an office in our home. We have both previously worked for a big agency and your fees help cover their overheads and that will be reflected in their pricing. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not dissing the service they offer or the vibe/brand they create; but it’s not for...
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5 Favourite Apps Right Now
Mobile apps can make a world of difference in your personal and business life. Here are my top 5 favourite mobile apps on my phone right now. Slack – Since Sarah and I have been working together communication is key, we don’t always work right next to each other but we are constantly communicating. Slack is a modern, convenient as it is cloud-based and syncs across all devices (web, desktop and mobile) in real-time, tool but the user interface is what I love the most because it makes it incredibly simple to stay on top of conversations. Using Twitter-like hashtags...
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Are you still not sure about social media for your business?
Are you still not sure about social media for your business? We understand times are changing and it’s hard to keep up, with not enough hours in the day to do everything something has to give. But it is important that your business maintains a presence on social media to avoid disconnecting with customers. Here’s why…1. Increased TrafficBusinesses have survived without social media in the past so why do we need it now? Because technology and the internet have evolved, meaning most companies have at least one website for their customers because it is the quickest and easiest way to...
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Does your social media take a back seat when life gets hectic? Ours too!
Wow, hasn’t it been a fantastic summer so far? It’s amazing how small businesses can grow to become very hectic in such a short period of time and it so easy for social media to take a back step. But wait! Social media isn’t about overnight success, it's about providing a steady flow of information to your audience, building a strong personal brand and developing a loyal following. We wanted to write an honest blog about how it seems ironic that when we became busy we forgot these fundamental principles! Read on to hear our experience to avoid the mistakes...
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Responsive Design – Why it is so important?
Following a recent meeting, I decided to write a quick blog about why having a responsive website is so important. We have come across a few clients lately whos websites are not currently responsive. So What is Responsive Design? It’s a way of laying out and coding a website so that the websites provide a perfect viewing experience based on the size of the device or screen accessing the content. The navigation and text should be easier to read with little need for panning and zooming. Why is Responsive Web Design important? With so many people owning a smartphone or...
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5 Reasons why you should outsource your marketing
I wanted to talk a little bit about the service we offer called an Hours Bank. This is definitely our most popular service as it means your business can feel like they have their own marketing department.  An hours bank is a package where our clients can buy as many hours a month as they want to be used by us to work on: Social Media Graphic Design Website Amends We have made a list of 5 reasons outsourcing your marketing could give your business the boost it needs! 1. Time This is one of the prominent reasons why it...
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Logo design, tears & tantrums!
As this is our first blog we thought we would tell you all about our logo design, tears & tantrums! Your brand is a representation of who you are and what it says about you, that’s why it is so exciting designing a logo because you are starting the process of branding.   We were so looking forward to starting our business; we had been friends for a long time and had spent some time working together. The most important thing we needed to do was to come up with ‘the brand’. We needed a company name and logo. You’d...
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