Blog posts in the category Business Blog
Posted by Chris on Thursday May 2 14:30 2013
Royal Mail are no longer the de facto postage and courier service for the UK, albeit obviously still a big deal for many. Over recent years there has been a rise in the use of alternative courier services available to the public.
So I set out on a little journey to find some of the best. Before starting I took a look at the Create Community's reactions to Royal Mail, to see what was causing some people heartache, and it seemed like the recently-announced smaller-sized parcels and packages were a popular topic.
Posted by Candi on Wednesday May 1 14:00 2013
Put yourself in your customers' shoes: it's the start of the month and you've decided to scout the internet for bargains - after all, everyone deserves a treat! You stumble across the perfect watch, made just for you, and you immediately click “Add to Basket”.
You then pop straight through to the checkout, only to find the postage cost takes your order to more than you would like.
With a sigh of disappointment you abandon your purchase, hopeful that another website will offer a better postage option.
Posted by Jamie on Wednesday Apr 3 11:30 2013
Posted by Lauren on Thursday Feb 14 10:15 2013
Not only can you update your site with a fresh, new romantic look thanks to our seasonal freebie graphics and get your gift fix from our Valentine's Day Pinterest Board but below I've prepared some of my top tips on showing your customers a bit of love and providing them with the best service and satisfaction you can.
Posted by Jamie on Tuesday Dec 11 12:00 2012
Posted by Adam on Monday Nov 26 15:00 2012
Page performance is one of those subjects you can't avoid reading about on the web. Fast and optimised pages lead to higher visitor engagement, retention and conversions. Faster websites can also have a beneficial effect on search engine rankings since services such as Google use page speed as a factor in their ranking algorithm.
There's also the little fact that when site visitors don’t have to wait for your content to load, they stick around longer.
Posted by Jamie on Monday Nov 5 15:00 2012
Each day we'll be covering a different topic on promoting your website, from SEO to branding and plenty more besides.
Posted by Jamie on Tuesday Sep 25 11:30 2012
Posted by Jamie on Friday Aug 31 11:00 2012
Posted by Lindsay on Wednesday Nov 2 04:16 2011
(sorry about the pun)
Posted by Create on Thursday Sep 8 05:20 2011
Optimise for search engine TRAFFIC not search engine ROBOTS.
Google and other search engines are becoming increasingly more sophisticated at working out which sites are popular and which sites are genuinely providing value to the user.
A lot of people make the mistake of optimising a site for the search engine robots in an effort to manipulate where their site ranks for certain keyword(s). This practice can actually have a negative effect as the search listing becomes unattractive to the human eye.
Posted by Create on Wednesday Aug 24 03:52 2011
Are you scratching your head at the thought of "Keywords", "Meta tags" and "H tags"? .... Well here's a useful post for all you newbie “SEO-ers” out there that will make SEO insanely simple.
For those of you who don't know, SEO is short for “Search Engine Optimisation”, which in a nutshell, is the process of optimising your site so that it starts to climb up the Search Engine rankings.
Posted by Lauren on Friday Aug 12 05:03 2011
There’s often a misconception that when something is on the internet it is free to be used and has entered the public domain, generally all images, photos and text is copyrighted to the person who created the content.
No one likes to think that someone will be out there copying their ideas, and using their text and images which they have spent hours working on, but it does happen and often it is simply an innocent mistake.
Posted by Lauren on Thursday Jun 16 10:01 2011
An excellent way of promoting your business is to regularly blog! Search Engines love new content and blogging can really improve your sites ranking. Below are a few ideas for things you could blog about if you don’t know where to start!
- Write about any news you have about new product and services, an up-and-coming sale, or an event you are going to.
- If you haven’t already, write about yourself, how and why you started your business, and where you see your business going.
Posted by Rebecca on Wednesday May 11 04:48 2011
These tips was originally published in the Business Mum's Journal.. Enjoy!
1. Create a great first impression! Visitors will decide within just seconds whether they like the look of your business or service simply from the way your website looks. Having a professional looking logo, design and complimentary colour scheme are vital in building trust with your customers.
Posted by Rebecca on Tuesday Mar 29 12:35 2011
Yesterday saw the launch of the independent business initiative StartupBritain. Sadly it's been receiving a bit of a mauling as people complain about it taking business to foreign companies, merely offering introductory offers that people could get anyway, and being a waste of tax payers money, despite the only government involvement being David Cameron offering a speech of endorsement at the launch event.
Posted by Create on Tuesday Jan 4 04:44 2011
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Posted by Guest Blogger on Wednesday Dec 1 04:06 2010
In business, being small has its advantages. You can move quicker, adapt and pass savings onto your customers. But it's often a challenge to get yourself noticed amongst 'the big guys'. Proving that size doesn't matter, here are five ways to 'big up' your small business...
Posted by Guest Blogger on Tuesday Nov 23 03:01 2010
I am a business owner and a stress management consultant...and the former gives me plenty of opportunity to practice the latter. Running a business can be incredibly stressful - long hours, financial insecurity, doing something close to your heart, finding it hard to switch off...these are all common concerns. Last month I spent two weeks in Sierra Leone working with the military on peace and trauma work. This was the longest I have spent away from my business since starting it three years ago and it actually felt like a holiday!