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A guide to getting started with marketing for your small business

Are you a new business and unsure what marketing you should be doing?

Don’t worry, and most of all, don’t start dishing out the pennies to anyone else to do it for you just yet. You need a basic understanding of what you need to be doing for your business before you outsource to anywhere else.

You can either do the research yourself and try a few things to get an idea first, or you can hire someone like me, a marketing consultant who will take the time to get to know your business, what you want to achieve and the steps you can take to get there.

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A Basic Overview of Marketing and General Data Protection Regulation

We’re getting closer to the 25th May, and I think there are few small business owners out there that haven’t heard of GDPR. Something that hasn’t been discussed too widely regarding the update to Data Protection is the impact that GDPR will have on our marketing efforts.

I will say that I’m not a GDPR expert, and I’m certainly not a lawyer, so this is only my interpretation based on current ICO guidance and that of data protection lawyers sharing their expertise. I would recommend that you do your own research, ask the ICO questions and get as much knowledge as you can before making any decisions for your own business. Read more

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When was the last time you were Smart with your Marketing Strategy?

It doesn’t matter where you are in your business right now, or how far into a new year we happen to be, there’s never a better time to look at your business goals, marketing objectives and combine both into a strategy than ‘now’.

A SWOT analysis is a fantastic way of evaluating where you are and planning where you want to be.

Identifying your strengths, weaknesses, threats to your business and the opportunities available is a great way of seeing your market position at a glance. Read more