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Quick Tips for better E-mail Marketing.
Posted 22 May 2019 | Business, e-mail, MailChimp, marketing, Small Business, Small Business Advice

Quick Tips for better E-mail Marketing.

I’ve very briefly touched on this subject before in my blog ‘Marketing Ideas to Help You Grow’, but wanted to take the time to give some quick tips to help improve those open rates for you!

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7 Questions Agencies Are Tired of Clients Asking
Posted 15 May 2019 | Business, Established SMEs, marketing, Passion, Pricing, Small Business, Small Business Advice, SME, Why

7 Questions Agencies Are Tired of Clients Asking

Here at Blue Strawberry Elephant, we believe that design should be accessible to all business owners whatever their level of understanding because it’s essential to their business growth. We want to make it clear; in our studio, there are no stupid questions.

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Social Media & E-commerce Business Enterprises
Posted 8 May 2019 | Business, E-commerce, Established SMEs, marketing, Small Business Advice

Social Media & E-commerce Business Enterprises

The current figures estimate 90% of businesses will be using some form of social media for customer service by 2020 and people spend up to as much as 40% more with companies that they have engaged with on social platforms.

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A Beginner’s Guide: Facebook for Businesses
Posted 25 April 2019 | Business, marketing, Small Business, Small Business Advice, Startups

A Beginner’s Guide: Facebook for Businesses

If you take care of the following, even if you go no further, at least you will look professional to your potential customers.

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Marketing ideas to help you grow
Posted 17 April 2019 | Business, e-mail, MailChimp, marketing, Small Business, Small Business Advice, SME

Marketing ideas to help you grow

If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed with options for planning the year ahead, swamped by conflicting information and lost in a sea of voices telling you how to take your business ‘to the next level’; this one is for you.

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CYCLING SHEFFIELD 2019 team launch at Ambulo.
Posted 10 April 2019 | Business, Events, Networking, Passion

CYCLING SHEFFIELD 2019 team launch at Ambulo.

Cycling Sheffield is something very close to our hearts and a team we are incredibly proud to support, as rather like us- they’ve built a reputation for punching above their weight.

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You Can’t Be Everybody’s Cup of Tea.
Posted 28 March 2019 | Branding, Business, Consultancy, Passion, Small Business, Small Business Advice, SME, Why

You Can’t Be Everybody’s Cup of Tea.

Without being pedantic, about brand awareness and word of mouth – those conversations between non-customers and their friends who may become customers – if you aren’t pushing the right buttons with people who need what you do, you can bet your bottom quid your competitors will be.

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Circles – How to develop ideas
Posted 9 January 2019 | Branding, Business, Consultancy

Circles – How to develop ideas

Who is this for? The Growers, The Ambitious, The Brave
What is it About? How to Develop Ideas
Reading Time 5 Minutes

How many ideas have you had that got no further?

How many ideas have been brought to you that you thought too risky, or expensive or ridiculous?

How many times has a really big bold idea been brought to you that you got really excited about only to allow yourself to be talked out of it?

When you bring an idea to the table you should be able to explain where you think it might benefit the business, but possibly not much more, the discussion that follows between you and your partners, co-directors or trusted employees could whirl out of control achieving nothing except the inevitable “but we have paying work to do…”

Explain, ask for initial thoughts (to drip into your circle) and then keep the Circle solid by getting a development plan…

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It’s Emotional
Posted 4 December 2018 | Business, Passion, Pricing, Why

It’s Emotional

Who is this for? SMEs, Startups, Established Businesses
What is it About? Finding the right business relationships
Reading Time 3 Minutes

Let’s say you are buying a car – you’ve had a lottery win and the World is yours – no more bus pass for you!!You get down to a choice between two – both of a similar size, same power unit, same top speed, same levels of comfort and same gadgetry. You have a choice of very similar colours for each – so why did you choose that one?Come to that, why did you choose the most expensive of the two?A couple of decades ago I was introduced to a Marketing Director; he was in the process of gathering three proposals for a re-branding and product catalogue.

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