CUSTOMER SATISFACTION TIPS TO IMPROVE HOW YOU DO BUSINESS

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...

HOW TO WRITE CONTENT THAT GRABS ATTENTION ON A CLUTTERED INTERNET

There are billions of websites online today. To say there’s a lot of competition on the internet is an understatement. Here’s how you can write content that grabs attention when there are so many other distractions that can occupy your customer’s time:   Keep ‘Em...

How to Know Your Worth and Get Better Jobs

How to Know Your Worth and Get Better Jobs

When I first graduated from college, it was 2008 and the economy had taken a turn. Lots of my fellow graduates were struggling to find work, and as an entertainment industry hopeful, my chances were even bleaker. I also lived in the Midwest far from any lights of...

4 UNUSUAL WAYS TO MAKE BUSINESS CONNECTIONS

4 UNUSUAL WAYS TO MAKE BUSINESS CONNECTIONS

The notion of networking and business connections is coming up a lot in my world lately. I admit that I have a knack for networking, so sometimes I forget other people find it difficult. Fortunately, the Universe seems to be reminding me of this because for the last...

Multitasking: Why It Doesn’t Work and What You Can Do About It

Multitasking: Why It Doesn’t Work and What You Can Do About It

Many people believe themselves to be multitasking masters, but could it all be in their heads? Learn why multitasking is hurting your brain. Our Brains weren’t Built to Multitask Our brains are designed to focus on one thing at a time, and bombarding them with...

These 6 Things Will Improve Your Retail Customer Experience

These 6 Things Will Improve Your Retail Customer Experience

If you’re looking for repeat business as a retail company, one of the areas you absolutely need to focus on is customer experience. How a customer feels — not only when she is in your store, but also when she interacts with your brand online or after the sale— will...

2 WAYS YOU ARE WASTING TIME IN YOUR BUSINESS AND DIDN’T EVEN KNOW IT

A common theme I see with business owners is how wasting time leads to a struggling business. And by wasting time, I don’t just mean wasting time on tasks. I also mean wasting time by taking too long to make decisions. I once heard an excellent quote on a podcast that...

Learn how to make your very own Website

Learn how to make your very own Website

Ever fancied learning how to create your own website? Well now you can! Our next Website Marketing Masterclass is on Thursday 26th April where you will be given help to create your very own Wordpress website. The topics you will learning include: Introduction to...

6 Tricks to Boost Your Share of Voice on Social Media

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...

8 Critical Tests to Run Before Launching Your New Website

8 Critical Tests to Run Before Launching Your New Website

rag and drop website builders like Wix and Weebly have many people thinking that publishing a website is as simple as pressing a button and basking in the gloriousness of your perfect live site. Of course, most serious web developers scoff at these beginner website...

Writing Website Content: Addressing the Elephant in the Room

Writing Website Content: Addressing the Elephant in the Room

Whether you’ve just spent thousands of dollars on a custom website build or you’re using an off-the-shelf stock website theme, you’ll ultimately have to address the elephant in the room. Your elephant, my friend, is writing website content. It’s the one thing,...

4 day working weeks – the working future?

4 day working weeks – the working future?

I’m sure that if you are reading this article you would have already heard most of the benefits and studies that are circling around, stating why a four-day week is great for staff morale and the overall running of your business. Many companies are taking to the...

How to Retarget Messenger Bot Subscribers With Facebook Ads

How to Retarget Messenger Bot Subscribers With Facebook Ads

Do you have a Facebook Messenger bot? Have you thought about retargeting your bot subscribers with Facebook ads? In this article, you’ll learn how to create custom and lookalike bot audiences for Facebook ad targeting. Why Retarget Messenger Bot Subscribers? There is...

How going green can keep you out of the red

In today’s eco-conscious consumer market, becoming more environmentally friendly can be a bonus to businesses. Alison Brinkworth looks at how SMEs are using innovative ideas to meet the green agenda and boost their success and reputation. The rise of the green agenda...

Social media packages to suit you

Social media packages to suit you

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...

Website Content is a Key Part of Website Design

Begin With Website Content Developing a new website? Updating an existing site? I want to suggest something that might be a radical departure from traditional thinking: get your website content figured out before you talk to a web designer. More often than not,...

Forget the Algorithm: 16 Ways to Get Your Business to the Top of Search

Forget the Algorithm: 16 Ways to Get Your Business to the Top of Search

Getting your website ranked higher through search engine optimization (SEO) is pretty important, but how does it really work? So many of us focus on “beating the algorithm” to get the coveted high rankings, even though they change all the time. What does it take to...

6 Quick Small Business Marketing Tips for 2019

6 Quick Small Business Marketing Tips for 2019

As a budget constrained small business, marketing your products and services effectively can be a challenge. From email marketing and social media campaigns to pricing, branding, and strategy, it’s quite demanding for many small business owners to excel at marketing...

Do You Feel Under Water? Dealing with Change Saturation

Do You Feel Under Water? Dealing with Change Saturation

Do you ever feel like you and/or your team are ‘under water’ and don’t know why? You may be experiencing change saturation. Change saturation occurs when the threshold between capacity for change and the demands of implementing change is crossed. When this happens,...

5 Tips to Improve Gender Diversity in Your Recruiting Pipeline

Getting a nice even balance of male and female applicants should be a given. However, this isn’t always the case with gender diversity still a real issue in many industries. While Gender Insights Report reveals that women are just as open to new...

Digital transformation starts by focusing on audience

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...

The Importance of SEO in Recruitment

The Importance of SEO in Recruitment

Wondering what’s the importance of SEO in recruitment? Think about it, where do candidates search for a job? If your answer is “job boards”, you are sort of right. However, a vast majority of professionals use Google to search for career opportunities nowadays. As a...

How to Set Up a Small Business Advertising Campaign – A Checklist

How to Set Up a Small Business Advertising Campaign – A Checklist

Want to know how to set up a small business advertising campaign? In this article, we’ve identified nine essential steps. The 9 steps to set up an advertising campaign are: Define your advertising goals Pick what you want to promote Identify your target audience...

5 Reasons You May Be Struggling With Cash Flow

5 Reasons You May Be Struggling With Cash Flow

Cash flow can be a problem for many small business owners. I know because I’m one of those who struggles with it. I also have conversations with my colleagues about how they struggle with it. Granted, many of us aren’t struggling with cash flow as much as we used to....

Weekly Group to help you get back to work!

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...

5 Brilliant Social Media Branding Tips Every Business Should Know

5 Brilliant Social Media Branding Tips Every Business Should Know

Want to increase your brand awareness today? A strong social media presence is a great way to boost brand awareness. But with so many platforms out there, it can be hard to know where to start. Don’t worry, help is here! Read on for five smart social media branding...

10 Pro Tricks to Master Local Search Marketing

10 Pro Tricks to Master Local Search Marketing

A successful local marketing strategy requires more than just choosing a few general keywords and setting up pages on Facebook and Yelp. Small businesses and consumers are constantly getting smarter. So if you want to stay ahead of the competition and make sure local...

WATCH FOR THESE 5 TECHNOLOGY TRENDS IN 2018

WATCH FOR THESE 5 TECHNOLOGY TRENDS IN 2018

Technology is a huge help in business and in our lives. Without technology, many of us wouldn’t be able to run flexible businesses from anywhere. Of course, it’s not just about using technology to improve business outcomes and enjoy life more. It’s important to stay...

Take Advantage of AI, Read These 6 Tips for Small Businesses

Take Advantage of AI, Read These 6 Tips for Small Businesses

But artificial intelligence (AI) technology is no longer just for consumers. With its zero-user interface, it can help transform the way a small business works. How is AI Helping Small Businesses? Here are six innovative ways artificial intelligence can make a...

Helping you to reach your goal

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...

Helping you to reach your goal

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...

The core elements of successful brand management.

The core elements of successful brand management.

With brands operating in both tangible and intangible forms, the ability to manage your brand has never been more important. Before looking at how to manage your brand, let’s unpick what “brand management” means. Many would suggest it’s the ability to analyse and...

How is your communication working for you?

How is your communication working for you?

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...

Being your own boss: The Benefits

It takes some courage to drop your steady-paying job in favour of going it alone, but it’s these types of risks that can be rewarded greatly in business. But although you may be starting off alone, a daunting experience in any industry, there are advantages of...

Watch Out! These 9 Tips May Boost Your Creativity as an Entrepreneur

Creativity is like a muscle. It must be stretched, challenged, and occasionally pushed past its comfort zone. Now it’s time to stretch your creative muscles again. Advertisement Ways to Boost Creativity Here are nine ways you can dramatically improve your creativity....

5 Essential Habits to Be a Successful Woman Entrepreneur

5 Essential Habits to Be a Successful Woman Entrepreneur

To be a successful woman entrepreneur, you need to be more than just a good leader. You also need to be a good business person, and you need to be able to build a strong team. The list goes on and on, but at the heart of all of the things you should know to be a...

HOW FREELANCERS CAN CREATE THEIR OWN BENEFITS PACKAGE

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...

3 Valuable Tips for Designing an Innovative Volunteer Program

3 Valuable Tips for Designing an Innovative Volunteer Program

Designing a new volunteer program for a worthy cause is an exciting undertaking, but it takes a lot of time, resources, and dedication to make it work. You need a plan for assessment, a solid vision for your program, and a touch of creativity. So how do you craft a...

How to Monitor Your Online Reputation

How to Monitor Your Online Reputation

People buy from businesses and brands they trust. Okay, let’s back up and take it from the top. According to a study by Zignal Labs and PR Week, 52% of public relations and reputation managers believe that half of a company’s value is directly related to its...

How to develop new skills while out of employment

How to develop new skills while out of employment

When you’re looking for a job, or thinking about changing jobs as a way to shake things up a little bit, you may be interested in signing up to a Recruitment agency  in Essex. However, before you do this, you will need to make sure that you actually have the...

How to you communicate with your clients?

How to you communicate with your clients?

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...

How to Use Facebook and Twitter Ad Transparency Tools

How to Use Facebook and Twitter Ad Transparency Tools

Wondering what your competitors’ social media ads look like? Have you heard of the ad transparency tools for Facebook and Twitter? In this article, you’ll discover four ways social media marketers can use Facebook and Twitter ad transparency tools. Access the Ad...

Emerging technology: the key to unlocking SME business growth

Emerging technology: the key to unlocking SME business growth

By, Jonathon Clark, business and technology manager, Activate With upwards of five million SMEs in the UK, competition is ripe. The businesses staying ahead of the curve are the ones implementing emerging technology quickly and effectively to serve new markets...

These 5 Things Will Keep You from Achieving Work-Life Balance

These 5 Things Will Keep You from Achieving Work-Life Balance

“If you’re interested in ‘balancing’ work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead make your work more pleasurable.” — Donald Trump We all have “stuff” to deal with in our everyday lives. Some of us work from home, others make the dreaded commute each day....

Three Free Home Office Hacks to stay Sane

Three Free Home Office Hacks to stay Sane

Working from home is a great lifestyle, but it can also come with challenges. Your home and work life can start to blend- is the couch for working or for snuggling with your kids? When you bring your computer into your bedroom, your brain finds it harder to sleep. To...

Need Some Productivity Hacks? Here are 11 to Consider

Need Some Productivity Hacks? Here are 11 to Consider

Most of the time, being more productive means striking a better work-life balance and learning to mitigate the little stressors that eat away at efficiency and the psyche. Work Productivity Hacks These work productivity hacks will help you maximize your...

3 Marketing Myths That Are Keeping You Broke

3 Marketing Myths That Are Keeping You Broke

Lately, I’m noting a lot of marketing myths coming through during consultations with potential clients. To be honest, this isn’t entirely unexpected in the age of the internet. Google “marketing” and you’ll get millions of hits with different people’s opinions....

How are you getting your message out?

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...

4 Top Tips to Up Your Interview Game

4 Top Tips to Up Your Interview Game

Searching for ways to up your interview game? It’s not only candidates who feel the heat during an interview. If you’re new to the process or you’re not the most confident person, don’t worry, as you’re not alone. The reality is, top professionals are judging you and...

5 Ways Volunteering Can Help Your Small Business Grow

5 Ways Volunteering Can Help Your Small Business Grow

Customers are the backbone of your business. Customers are more important than consultants, trainers, senior managers, and executives. Without paying customers, a business goes bankrupt. Therefore, reaching as many people in your market as possible is paramount....

Investing in the Right Measurement Tools Makes a Big Business Impact

Investing in the Right Measurement Tools Makes a Big Business Impact

It’s no secret that organizations that invest heavily in measurement and attribution technology tend to see better campaign results than those that don’t prioritize these areas. But a new study from marketing platform provider Neustar found that investing in...

The 10 Most Significant Obstacles Preventing Debt Elimination

The 10 Most Significant Obstacles Preventing Debt Elimination

Debt continues to be a problem among Americans of all ages and walks of life. In 2017, the total consumer debt among Americans rose 8.8 percent, to $3.827 trillion, setting a new record. The average household has a credit card balance of $15,654, and with total debts...

Getting Rid of Your Business Cards? Here are 4 Reasons to Reconsider

Getting Rid of Your Business Cards? Here are 4 Reasons to Reconsider

Business cards may seem old fashioned especially for Generation Y and Z. However, it is still essential to actually carry a business card because it provides an easy way of letting other people get in touch with you and is more personal compared to a digital contact...