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5 tips every online start-up business should follow!

Starting up an online business has many advantages over bricks and mortar. It cuts the overhead costs of leasing out a shop front or office space, allows you to pass this on as competitive pricing and offers the freedom of working anywhere in the world.

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Business Tips and Trends

 

Bartercard Australia CEO Clive van Deventer talks about the business trends that experts tip as the biggest areas shaping business at the moment. 

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Tips on Promoting your Business via Facebook

Nearly everyone uses Facebook as a
way of searching for local businesses.

With more than a billion active users, it is certainly one area your business shouldn’t forget. Facebook has realised the potential it has to help foster great business relationships and encourage small business growth and has slowly been implementing changes that make it even easier for you to promote your services on this platform. A great presence on Facebook can engage your existing followers and help to generate more leads and new customers.

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8 small business marketing mistakes and how to fix them

Being in business can be one of the biggest roller coaster rides of your life.  Some people don't make it past the first revolution.  Others manage to navigate the highs, lows, tight corners and the many twists and turns.

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3 hot tips to reach your customers online

Still wrapping your head around social media in your business?

In this week’s blog we list three essentials when it comes to tapping into your market online and leveraging your brand socially.   

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3 tips to build a brand presence on Facebook

Did you know that if Facebook was a country, it would be the third largest country in the world?  With more than 1.3 billion active profiles on Facebook you can’t afford not have a presence in this space.  

The latest statistics also show that more than 83% of active Facebook users access their account on a mobile device (wearesocial.com) meaning consumers are so ingrained in the digital platform, they are virtually taking it with them everywhere they go.  

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2016 Top Food + Hospitality Trends

2016 Top Food + Hospitality Trends
2015 left consumers spoilt for choice when it came to new dining styles, flavours and combinations in the kitchen, and no lid was left unturned for chefs looking to flex their culinary creativity. From cuisine served out of a shipping container that changed location daily to concept style menus adding a new dimension to dining, 2016 promises a new set of directions to shape the culinary scene. So if you love food, what can you expect?

New spins on old favourites
2015 saw the rise of American-style diners that gave way to a resurgence of old favourites like burgers and fries. In 2016, variation will put a new spin on traditional recipes - expect to see ingredients like lobster, crab, duck and truffles make new iterations of classic recipes.

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7 referral tips to fast-track new business

In today’s world of instant information, many businesses have shifted their attention to what’s being said about them in the digital space.

While online review sites like Yelp and social platforms like Facebook are a fast way of sharing positive (and equally negative) experiences, it’s easy to forget about the power of referrals. This simple concept costing a fraction of your expenditure can break through the clutter and quickly fast track new business.

So, do you have a customer referral program in place, and if so, are you using it in the most effective way? 

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Feeding the beast…how to develop content for social media

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8 ways to attract new customers

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