A note to employers for Mental Health Awareness Week Copy

The focus for Mental Health Awareness Week is about having a healthy workplace where everyone feels valued and supported. Very few employers however focus on the mental health of their employees and we'd like to write a note to them. The pressure of increasing...

5 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR BUSINESS FROM BECOMING STAGNANT

When you are a new business owner you have an energy and enthusiasm level that is hard for anyone else to match. You are excited about your new adventure and have tons of plans and projects you can’t wait to dive into. But after the shiny wears off, what you are left...

4 OBSTACLES EVERY STARTUP MUST OVERCOME

It’s estimated that nine out of ten startups will fail in their first year of business. Despite failure being so common we keep pushing on. So what is it that’s so enticing about launching a startup? Truthfully everyone has different reasons. Some have unwavering...

Helping you to reach your goal

At Helen Owen Marketing Enterprises (HOME) CIC we love to help you reach your goals.  That could be having a new job, setting up a new business, losing weight or learning a new skill. We recently celebrated Justin Futers new goal as we have helped him set up his...

Easy 7 Step Formula for Social Media Success

Social media can seem complex, but in reality the steps to successfully harness it for marketing are not hard to master. Here are seven steps to follow for social media success: Social Media Success Formula 1. Plan Start with a plan — define a few (not too many)...

HOW TO KEEP YOUR BUSINESS ORGANIZED

The other day I walked into my apartment when my roommate asked, “How are you so freaking organized in your business?” Now, at this point, my roommate knows I juggle a lot of projects. On the one hand, I kind of thrive off of challenges. I’ve come to terms with the...

Master the Art of Networking with these 8 Tips

Business networking is perhaps the most effective way to build relationships and expand your customer base. And thanks to sites like LinkedIn, connecting with the right people has become a lot easier. But networking is more than business cards and LinkedIn profiles....

Love & Fashion courses

Love & Fashion provides an exciting and diverse range of classes and workshop, starting with the absolute beginners to gaining accredited qualifications. Always ensuring a fresh creative experience for all. View the courses...

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION TIPS TO IMPROVE HOW YOU DO BUSINESS

Some people use questionnaires to gauge what types of products and services people would like to see in the future. Other times, people ask questions to gather information about clients to better understand the goal of a project. In one of my last articles, I...

Event Marketing Masterclass coming soon

We had such a busy and great time at our Email Marketing Masterclass that we forgot to take photographs of everyone learning how to create email marketing campaigns in Mailchimp. Well done for everyone taking part and being so good in helping and supporting each...

Digital transformation starts by focusing on audience

ne of the biggest changes digital culture has brought to communications is the move from broadcast (pushing messages out into the market) towards engagement (encouraging a two-way exchange with audiences over time). However, even if you’re ready to have a two-way...

3 Reasons to Know the Ins & Outs of Your Leads

Feeling on cloud nine after getting leads from your last event? Great! But don’t let your head get caught up in the clouds. The most important part about getting a lead is making sure it can become an opportunity. So, how can you increase the quality and quantity of...

Volunteering Opportunities at HOME

Come and volunteer with us! We are looking for volunteers to come and help us! We have volunteering opportunities in a range of areas. All designed to help you get into work: - Administration - Child Play - Event Management - Marketing - Budgeting and Finance - IT...

Weekly Group to help you get back to work!

If you need help getting into work then come along to the Seaside Community Hub every Thursday morning from 10am to 12noon. You can receive help in several ways such as: Confidence Skills CV Writing Interview Techniques Using Social Media for Work Job Searches And so...

How are you getting your message out?

If you have a message that you would like to share with others then contact us today at Helen Owen Marketing Enterprises (HOME) CIC as we can help you get you get heard. We have a social media PR package that has been designed around you. We can use a range of social...

HERE’S WHY YOU NEED TO SCHEDULE MORE LUNCH MEETINGS

When it comes to scheduling meetings you typically have plenty of options. Phone, Skype, their office, the coffee shop, the list goes on. When you finally get in touch with that potential client it’s up to you to win them over in that first meeting. If possible you...

New website for the Pelham

The Pelham is a community hub for all located in Bexhill tha tprovides a range of facilities and rooms for hire, run by a team of volunteers. Over the last few months we have been building their new website and we are really excited to announce that it's now ready for...

10 Social Media and Other Tips Aimed at Growing Your Small Business

Social media has undoubtedly changed the way a lot of small businesses communicate with customers. And those social media channels are constantly changing with new features. So if you’re looking for new ways to utilize social media and other business tools and...

Knowing These 5 Tips Will Make Cold Calling More Effective

Cold calling can seem overwhelming and scary. When you’re just picking up the phone and calling someone out of the blue, it can be a challenge to make a connection and land a sale. With the high chance of rejection, it can feel like there is no point to even trying....

9 BEST BLOGS TO ACTUALLY LEARN HOW TO RUN AN ONLINE BUSINESS FOR FREE

If you want to build an online business but don’t know your way around the business world, you have a few options to move forward. You could go to business school, which takes years and tens of thousands of dollars. You could try to figure things out as you go, which...

How to Get Your Clients to Come Back for More

When you are a freelancer your clients are your bread and butter. Therefore, it is important to keep them happy and wanting to come back for more. Here are a few simple ways you can make sure your clients become repeat customers and continue to come back for more. Ask...

You have a website, now what?

Websites shouldn't be a static thing and if you want to make the most out of your site you have to keep telling people about it. And do it on a regular basis! You have more chance of your website being found on search engines like Google if you update it on a regular...

How do you talk to your customers?

If you have a message that you would like to share with others then contact us today at Helen Owen Marketing Enterprises (HOME) CIC as we can help you get you get heard. We have a social media PR package that has been designed around you. We can use a range of social...

3 WAYS TO STAY MOTIVATED AS YOU START A BUSINESS

One question that keeps coming through my inbox has to do with how to stay motivated. It seems as if many beginning business owners are fired up one day and then lose their drive the next. The result is this sort of jerking back and forth between progress and...

4 KEY STEPS TO MARKET ONLINE AND ATTRACT MORE CLIENTS

  There are many ways to market online. According to Entrepreneur.com, when you’re looking to get started with marketing on social media, deciding your goals, taking your resources into account, knowing your audience and creating stellar content are some of the...

5 REASONS TO MAKE CUSTOMERS BUY FROM YOU

Every small business owner knows the disappointment of receiving compliments instead of sales. By learning about what motivates purchases, you can improve your bottom line while helping shoppers get what they really want. Consumer buying behavior is not rational....

6 Tricks to Boost Your Share of Voice on Social Media

Is your brand seen as a leader in your industry? When people talk about the type of products you sell, does your company come up in the conversation? If the answer to either of those questions is no, then you might have issues with your brand’s share of voice. With...

Looking past labels and focusing on digital goals

Humans are a funny bunch. Since we picked up tools, set fire to things, multiplied and eventually evolved into the society we are today, we owe a lot of that success to being good at forming social groups. We’ve managed to survive by grouping together with people we...

HOW TO KEEP BUSINESS MOMENTUM GOING

Have you built up some business momentum in the last few weeks? Maybe you’ve landed a big new client, or you set a new years resolution that you’ve been sticking to diligently. That’s great for you and your business, and you want to keep moving in this direction. In...

5 Business Ideas You Can Launch From Your Living Room

Being a successful entrepreneur today is all about generating multiple sources of income. The title, “serial entrepreneur,” is tossed around with ease because the internet has created an avenue through which we can find endless ways to make a living. Those who...

Pros and Cons of DIY Website Builders Versus Custom Websites

A website is your place of business on the internet. And simply by being on the internet, you give your business the opportunity to grow. But some business owners may still ask the question, “Does my business really need a website?” The answer in most cases is yes. A...

11 Amazing Sales Hacks Any Small Business Can Us

The sales profession is a fast-paced, constantly adapting industry with an onslaught of new competitors and niches. As a result, it’s vital for sales professionals to strive for continuous improvement. Tips to Increase Sales Productivity and Performance Eleven ways to...

4 Chatbots You Could Use in Your Business

It’s impossible to know when the concept of automation first began. Was it when the first factory was created, or does it go back further? I believe automation was born when the first person in history created something to make lives easier and reduce workloads....

Weekly Group to help you get back to work!

If you need help getting into work then come along to the Seaside Community Hub every Thursday morning from 10am to 12noon. You can receive help in several ways such as: Confidence Skills CV Writing Interview Techniques Using Social Media for Work Job Searches And so...

WHAT DO DIGITAL WALLETS MEAN FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS?

When Apple Pay was initially released in 2014 there was hype surrounding digital wallets and mobile payments. People were predicting that Apple Pay was going to replace your credit cards especially within your small business. Of course, that hasn’t exactly been the...

Don’t Get Fooled Again: 6 Ways to Detect Lies In Job Interviews

Have you ever hired a job candidate who lied on their resume? Chances are, yes you have. In the latest Employment Screening Benchmark Report from HireRight, a whopping 85 percent of hiring managers report having found lies or misrepresentations on job applications and...

Why having a great website is so important

Having a great website is so important if you're looking to grow your business! We have noticed a trend in recent years for new businesses to skip having a website and just create a Facebook page however you could be missing out. Think about your website being your...

HOW FREELANCERS CAN CREATE THEIR OWN BENEFITS PACKAGE

Do you do ‘gigs’ and contract work rather than a full-time job? Whether you call yourself a freelancer, contractor, or sole proprietor, you can probably agree that one of the clear downsides of your work situation is the fact that you don’t receive any employee...

Two-Factor Authentication: Protecting your WordPress Website

Online security is nothing to joke about, especially when you wake up one morning to find that the WordPress website you’ve spent so much of your time on has been compromised. So, let’s talk about digital protection and what you can achieve with Two-Factor...

10 Reasons Why Your Restaurant Should Use Locally Sourced Food

“Buying local” is a major trend of the moment. But it’s more than just a fad. For businesses like local restaurants, using locally sourced food can be a major selling point and benefit. Here are ten reasons why your restaurant should consider using locally sourced...

How to Start a Landscaping Business

Landscaping is an $82 billion industry, making it an attractive option for aspiring entrepreneurs. In addition, it offers the opportunity for people to work outside, improve the look of homes and local businesses, and even improve the environment. If you’re interested...

How to Keep Users on Your WordPress Site in 7 Steps

What is it about a website that attracts people to it? In this digital age of billions of web pages, this is an important question with a complex answer. It’s very important for your business that your WordPress site attracts and keeps users on your page. There are a...

10 Best Online Ordering Systems for Small Restaurants

As demand for online ordering grows among restaurant consumers, so has the need for independent restaurants to find solutions that let customers browse their menus, select options and pay for their carryout or delivery orders online. There are several restaurant...

The State of B2B Ecommerce (and the 3 Vital Trends to Follow

The world of Ecommerce is always evolving, and to stay competitive businesses must follow and modify their tactics to match new trends as they arise. In particular, the B2B market is expected to grow radically, with a recent study from Forrester projecting that B2B...

Where Can You Advertise for Free?

You’ve heard the old saying. “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” And some would argue the same thing goes for small business advertising. But is it possible to advertise for free?   What about free social media and other sites where your business can get listed...

A 10 Step Facebook Marketing Strategy

There are 2 billion people connecting  on Facebook every month. What’s more, 800 million people like something on the social media site monthly. Those are two good reasons to adopt this 10 step Facebook marketing strategy. Remember, your Facebook Ads will be the...

Social Media Tips

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You have a website, now what?

Websites shouldn't be a static thing and if you want to make the most out of your site you have to keep telling people about it. And do it on a regular basis! You have more chance of your website being found on search engines like Google if you update it on a regular...

A note to employers for Mental Health Awareness Week Copy

The focus for Mental Health Awareness Week is about having a healthy workplace where everyone feels valued and supported. Very few employers however focus on the mental health of their employees and we'd like to write a note to them. The pressure of increasing...

Facebook Giving Businesses the Ability to Post to Crisis Response

Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) has announced businesses and organizations can now post on its Community Helpfeature, designed to make it easier to ask for and give help during a crisis. Facebook Community Help for Businesses By enabling businesses to post on Community Help...

5 Tips to Help Improve Your Sales Skills

No matter what industry you are in, or what job title you hold, the art of the sale is an essential skill every professional needs in their toolkit. Even if you are not working in “sales,” you are selling things every day; whether it’s a pitch in a meeting, or...

3 WAYS TO BUILD AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIPS WHEN NETWORKING

The idea of networking makes some people’s skin crawl. They imagine a bad event in a hotel conference room where everyone has a name tag and a pitch. This alone makes it difficult to build authentic relationships. They may also feel fears about being judged or...

New website launched for Bumble Bee Cupcakes

We're really excited to launch a brand new website for one of our volunteers Bryony. And the reason we're so excited about this is because Bryony has 22q11.2 deletion syndrome which is a chromosome disorder that causes a lot of health problems such as a heart...

How to Be a Business Leader: 5 Tips from These TED Talks

Companies spend a crazy amount of money each year training their employees — on average, $1,208 per employee, as of 2013. A lot of time and resources are sunk into developing better leaders within organizations. But does it have to be such a process? Not always....

THE BEST APPS TO WRITE BLOG POSTS, BOOKS, AND MORE

As a freelance writer, I spend most of my work hours staring at a word processing application. There are so many writing apps these days, but most of us go with the default options we grew up with or that our employers prefer. As such, I was a dedicated Microsoft Word...

Time Wasters are Your Business’s Worst Enemies, Here are 4 to Watch

There are only eight hours in the traditional work day, and for your business to remain as profitable as possible, you need to make the most of those hours. Productivity is typically defined as how much work, or how many tasks, you and your employees can do within a...

Love & Fashion courses

Love & Fashion provides an exciting and diverse range of classes and workshop, starting with the absolute beginners to gaining accredited qualifications. Always ensuring a fresh creative experience for all. View the courses...

How to Start a Home Painting Business

House painting is a $37 billion per year industry. But starting a house painting business can be relatively inexpensive — in some cases just $500. So it’s an option entrepreneurs with he aptitude should consider. How to Start a Painting Business Brandon Lewis is the...

Marketing Masterclasses

Our Marketing Masterclasses are on the fourth Thursday of every month and are geared towards helping job seekers gain some skills to help them find and stay into work. Our Masterclasses are all at 10am until 12pm however you're welcome to stay around for some...

10 Tips for Stepping Up Your Content Marketing Game

Content marketing has become an incredibly popular strategy for small businesses — and for good reason. But creating great content isn’t enough. You need to take some extra steps in order to make a real impact. In order to accomplish that goal, check out these tips...

Mums Employability

If you're out of work then come along and join us for our weekly support group every Thursday morning (10am-12) at the Seaside Community Hub. It's been designed around you so please come along and let us know how we can help! Book your free place...

Learn how to build a new WordPress website

Would you like to learn how to build a new Wordpress website? Then come along to our next Marketing Masterclass on Thursday 26th October at 10am. The training will last 2 hours and by the end of it you will learn how to build your own online portfolio which you can...

You are invited to our Marketing Masterclass

Our Marketing Masterclasses are on the fourth Thursday of every month and you can can learn a variety of skills, including: Promoting Events Online Email Marketing Social Media Marketing Website Marketing And so much more... These are ideal tools for any small...

A note to employers for Mental Health Awareness Week Copy

The focus for Mental Health Awareness Week is about having a healthy workplace where everyone feels valued and supported. Very few employers however focus on the mental health of their employees and we'd like to write a note to them. The pressure of increasing...

5 Ways Small Business Owners Can Protect Data

You read the headlines and hear how cybercrime has become a real threat to consumers and businesses. For example, CSO recently reported the biggest data breaches of the 21st century, and the companies impacted were huge: Equifax, Yahoo, Home Depot, and Target, just to...

When was the last time you got on your soapbox?

If you have a message that you would like to share with others then contact us today at Helen Owen Marketing Enterprises (HOME) CIC as we can help you get you get heard. We have a social media PR package that has been designed around you. We can use a range of social...

8 Amazing Tricks to Get the Most Out of Instagram (INFOGRAPHIC)

Businesses today prefer Instagram for several reasons. A visual platform to showcase products, Instagram is also a vastly popular social channel. For small businesses, it is therefore the perfect place to reach customers. But how can you use it to grow your business?...

Teenpreneurs, Master the Art of Instagram with These Simple Tips

Today’s teenagers have grown up with social media and mobile apps. So business tools like Instagram seem to come pretty naturally to them. For this new generation of entrepreneurs, Instagram is proving to be invaluable. And even business owners who are well past their...

What is Competitive Advantage?

If your business doesn’t seem to be flourishing or can’t seem to distinguish itself from the may competitors out there, you may be suffering from a very simple problem. But to get ahead of your competitors once and for all and distinguish yourself from everyone else...

7 Steps to Improve Heart Health While Building Your Business

Work-related stress has been found to increase the risk of heart problems. Researchers from the University College London have associated stress at work with a 23 percent increase in the risk of heart attack. And Harvard researchers say women whose work is highly...

What is a Content Management System and How Can it Help Your Business?

A content management system (CMS) is software designed to create, edit, organize and publish digital content. If you’re a small business, you can gain a lot from using CMS technology to create and manage content without much technical know-how or a hefty budget. Take...