Business Opportunities

Does My Small Business Need to be Big to be A Brand?

Does My Small Business Need to be Big to be A Brand?

If you’re a small business it can be easy to believe that branding just isn’t right for you and should be left for much larger companies with a much larger budget. However, when it comes to building your brand no business is too big or too small, in fact even the smallest businesses should be considering their branding from the get go in order to get ahead.
Whilst you might think that building your brand is low on the list of your priorities, whilst your still trying to market yo[..]

Categories: Business Opportunities, Brand identity

5 Traditional industries that can benefit from an online presence!

5 Traditional industries that can benefit from an online presence!

These days being active online is essential for online businesses, no long can a business continue to generate new audiences and attract new leads through traditional methods such as flyers, newspaper ads and through the phone book.
Even the most traditional of industries need an online presence, from banking and property businesses to hotels and restaurants, these days without having a digital presence it’s more difficult than ever to fully establish your business. Here’s 5 tradi[..]

Categories: Websites, Business Opportunities

5 essential tips for achieving your ecommerce goals!

5 essential tips for achieving your ecommerce goals!

In the spirit of the Euros kicking off, it makes sense to focus on goals..well maybe not those goals, but your ecommerce goals. Setting and achieving goals is a necessity in business and if you aren’t achieving your goals, you aren’t moving ahead. Admittedly, reaching these goals can be difficult and requires planning, persistence, hard work and maybe a little help, so here’s how you can achieve your business goals, in 5 simple steps.
Know where you want to be
The firs[..]

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Should I show my prices? The benefits of showing your prices online

Should I show my prices? The benefits of showing your prices online

One of the most important and often controversial decisions in business is whether or not to post pricing information on your website. There are many business owners out there who are willing to do whatever they can to keep pricing information off their websites, however maybe it’s time to change that line of thought. There are many reasons why business owners may be hesitant to include pricing on their website but why we explain why this is a bad idea, here are the top 4 reasons why price[..]

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What BHS can teach retailers about failure to adapt

What BHS can teach retailers about failure to adapt

With up to 11000 jobs and 164 shops currently at risk, the downfall of BHS shows that even the most established brands need to adapt in order to stay on top. Whilst there are a number of complex factors which have resulted in the closure of BHS, it’s an unfortunate reminder of how retailers need to keep up to date in order to stay ahead of the competition, no matter how large a company you are. Not unlike Woolworths, BHS have been unable to keep up with the changing pace of retail, the [..]

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4 Reasons your business isn't growing!

4 Reasons your business isn't growing!

As a business owner surely there’s nothing more you want than to keep your business as small as possible? Why would you want to reach out to new customers, encourage sales and expand your small business into a brand, when you can just stay how you are.. right? Realistically, businesses are usually looking for the opportunity to grow and it’s important that you keep expanding in order to keep ahead of your competition and become a well established, well trusted brand. In order to gr[..]

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Exciting business opportunities with Canny Buy!

Exciting business opportunities with Canny Buy!

If you’re looking to generate more business in a new and exciting way then we have the perfect opportunity for you. Canny Buy works with businesses across the North East of England to offer your customers some great deals and promotions, bringing traffic to your website and ultimately helping drive sales. Exclusive to Discovery Design customers, Canny Buy has a host of benefits for your business such as the chance to feature 12 promotions a year, links back to your website as well as be[..]

Categories: Canny Buy, Business Opportunities

5 easy ways you can build and maintain customer relationships

5 easy ways you can build and maintain customer relationships

Your customers are the key to your success, without customers there’d be no sales and ultimately there’d be no business, so it’s essential that you build a strong relationship with your customers. Whilst often overlooked, when done properly building and maintaining a relationship with your customers can be one of the most rewarding parts of running a business.
Communicate with your customers
Just like with friendships, it’s important that you keep in touch with y[..]

Categories: Business Opportunities, Customer Service

Live chat for your website - The pros and cons

Live chat for your website - The pros and cons

In recent months the addition of live chat functions to websites seem to have become more prominent, it’s quite common to hear the little chiming sound as a live chat pop up appears at the bottom of the screen. With hundreds of websites now featuring live chat support it can be tempting to feature one on your website as a way to keep up with the competition. However there are a few considerations you should make before you decide to incorporate live chat support into your website.
Pr[..]

Categories: Business Opportunities, Website Design

How giveaways and contests can boost your business!

How giveaways and contests can boost your business!

To many it may seem counter productive for a company to give away their products or services for free, but surprisingly an organised, well executed giveaway can actually benefit businesses greatly rather than harm them. Giveaways offer a number of benefits for you and your customer, in fact a giveaway could be one of your best, low cost tools in marketing your company.
Why giveaways work
Giveaways work for a multitude of reasons, most importantly, the idea of getting something free can en[..]

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