With the platform’s 10 year anniversary making an appearance in 2020, it’s impossible not to reflect on the incredible journey that Instagram has been on; from its humble beginnings as a simple photo-sharing application, to now standing as a global entity that serves as a source of income for many businesses.

With COVID-19 still affecting how the world conducts business in a face-to-face setting, developing your own focussed and effective digital marketing strategy is more important than ever.

With the majority of businesses in the North East now working remotely – we’ve joined forces with Digital Allies to look at tips to help you run your business from your phone.

Here’s why we think you should consider joining the world’s biggest professional network. LinkedIn is the world’s leading professional social network, figures released in June 2019 stated that there were more than 650m members on the platform. As a result, its influence on the business world cannot be ignored. It remains one of the best places online to connect with likeminded business people and share updates about your professional achievements.

PR and Social Media are both critical components of the marketing plan of all small businesses. They are both looking for independent people to make comments about your business, and as a result, help you to increase sales.


Register your business as an NBSL provider and stay up to date with the latest funding information.

If you provide business support services like marketing, business planning, human resources or financial planning find out how you could register with us to offer a grant of up to £3200 to your clients for work that you do for them.

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