Social media is here, and it's here to stay. It's an ever evolving medium which means you need to stay on top of your social media strategy so you can implement the newest techniques as soon as possible. If you've never written or maintained a social media strategy it can be daunting to know what you should be focusing on first which is why we have compiled the top three key elements for any business.

The thorny question of copyright for photographs on the internet has been around for a long time – and it's not going away. It's all too easy to pick up a picture from a website. Try it: right click with your mouse and "Save Image As". You now have a copy of an image which has probably been supplied in good faith by a struggling photographer, someone who expects and deserves some return for their work. What can they do about it?

With the amount of business that can be generated from having an online presence, it's not only in a small businesses' best interest to have a website and social media accounts, it's increasingly vital to a company's survival. However, a large proportion of small businesses still don't even have a website and thereby ignore the most obvious choice to utilise their small business internet marketing potential.

Developing a new website is an exciting venture. It allows you to review branding, find even better ways to promote the key elements of your business and set fresh goals to monitor your digital success.

As a service-based business owner do you ever feel like you could be helping so many more people, and could be doing so much more business, if only more people knew about you and what you offer?


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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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