What Musicians Can Teach Business Owners About Social Media?

what can musicians teach business ownersFrom the time my son, Toby, was 10 years old, he knew he wanted to be an Irish folk musician.

Being a young man from Essex, this was rather a niche ambition.

He had been taken to a Kate Rusby concert in London by his dad and a neighbour. After the performance, Glen took Toby backstage to meet the band. Neither his dad nor I would ever have done that!

The band members welcomed Toby with open arms and let him try all their instruments. His hands were so small that he couldn’t reach the holes on any of the Irish low whistles but he loved the sound. Continue reading What Musicians Can Teach Business Owners About Social Media?

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Game Of Thrones – Social Media Teasers

We’re loving the Game of Thrones Social Media Teasers to promote the release date of the final season of the show on TV. It’s 14th April 2019!

The finale of season 7 left us all reeling and desperate to know more about what will happen to the inhabitants of Westeros.

But, whilst Daenerys Targaryan, Jon Snow and the rest have had to cope with a more mystical type of scumbag, they can still teach us all some valuable house security tips for autumn and winter security in Essex homes.

Great Essex home security sites:
MTS Security, Burnham-on-Crouch
Blake Fire & Security Systems, Essex
Eastern Security, Southend-on-Sea

Great Bucks home security sites:
Falcon Fire & Security Systems, High Wycombe

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South East Business Boost- Growth Grants & Workshops Funded By The EU

Don’t be held back by a lack of funds! South East Business Boost launched the last tranche of EU funding that will be available to businesses in the South East back in October.

And Lollipop Local’s digital marketing experts are proud to be helping to promote this with a new website and social media campaign. There’s £2.5m to give away!

Growth Grants

south-east-business-boost-1env-growth-grantSouth East Business Boost has experienced Business Advisors primed and ready to help start-ups to find their feet and ambitious SMEs take their business to the next level. If you’re a small to medium sized business based in Essex, Kent or East Sussex you could receive a grant of between £1,000 and £10,000. A grant is not a loan! They don’t have to be paid back.

Register your interest here and take the quiz to find out if you are eligible.

From new equipment and machinery to new technology and processes, if it helps your business to GROW then you could reclaim 30% of the total cost up to a maximum grant of £10,000.

Case Studies – Growth Grants In Action

Here’s how 1env solutions, E. Christian & Co and Hoppily found the process.

Free Business Support

boost-your-south-east-business-take-offThere is also FREE one to one support and advice on how to GROW both fledgeling and established businesses. This is ideal for your business if you:

  • are not eligible for the SEBB Capital Grant
  • need advice prior to applying for the grant
  • need a business coach/consultant, mentoring or just a fresh pair of eyes

Tailored to your circumstances, this training has an average value of £1,000 and contributes CIPD points for your staff development.

Popular workshops include:

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Finance for non-finance managers
  • HR for non-HR managers

Complete the form on this page to find out more

The South East Business Boost Programme has been part funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020. It is a Partnership between Essex County Council, Kent County Council, East Sussex County Council, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, and Thurrock Council.

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Podiatrists & Masseurs Get Menu URL On Google Maplistings

This new development was reported to us from across the country by Surrey podiatrist, Waverley Foot Clinic, and massage therapist, The Ark in Essex.

If you’re a therapist, you now have the option to add the URL of the page that displays your services on your Google My Business maplisting.

Just go into your Google My Business map listing and click Edit at the top right of the main dashboard OR Info in the left hand sidebar.

Now scroll down until you see the field marked Menu URL.

Add in the URL of the services page.

You now have a second URL showing up on your map listing for Products/Services as well as the website button that goes to your home page.

The only downside seems to be that, once uploaded, it is not possible to edit this URL.

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Social Media and HolidayMakers – A Home Security Checklist

Loving this great infographic from Spy Alarms.

As everyone starts talking about skiing, snowboarding or lying in the sun somewhere exotic, the countdowns to departure appear on Facebook.

Then, once they’re on foreign soil, the photographic updates keep us all informed about the jolly time that is being had.

Sadly, it’s not only their friends who are being alerted to the fact that their home is empty.

A survey by one of the big insurance companies a couple of years ago showed that for the average Facebook user, 66 strangers were actually viewing their status updates because they had agreed to become friends with all sorts of people that they didn’t actually know at all.

Make your Facebook profiles private, people, and then see this infographic for ways to look out for your home security whilst you’re away. Continue reading Social Media and HolidayMakers – A Home Security Checklist

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