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Tips to get your business on the right track

Does “making money costs money” still apply in this day and age? While there’s certainly an amount of truth to it, there is no need to spend beyond your means on marketing and promotion. Faced with the challenge of finding free or affordable methods to promote your business, here's a couple of services we offer to get you started. FREE business networking Get your business noticed FREE

Business networking. Even the word itself can send shivers down a spine. Networking sounds scary but it is one of the most effective tools you can carry with you your entire business life. Developing and maintaining a strong network of connections will not only serve you well, it can help raise awareness of your business. You don't need to be on social media to attend business networking events. DON'T PAY TO NETWORK, LOOK FOR FREE NETWORKING EVENTS IN YOUR AREA.

Find free events here

Having an Online Presence helps potential new customers learn about your business

The internet is a business fact of life. The main reason that it is important for businesses to have a website is how people are likely to find you. These days most people will go online and research products and companies before they make a purchase, if you don't have a website you are missing out on all of this potential business. Even if people don't buy your product online they are still likely to research it online so you have to have a website so these people can learn about your business.

Keeping your content fresh gives your visitors a reason to keep clicking...

Don't have a website?

Contact jo@handpickedlocal..co.uk and see how we can help you build a cost effective online presence.

Join a Business Membership

and tap into a stronger business community network

Handpicked Local is brought to you from the popular networking hour #wetherbyhour. We want you to succeed without breaking the bank! Let's face it times are hard for independently owned businesses. We bring you cost effective advertising that is proven to work!


All our members are SME's and we are a proven way to gain more new business. With an audience of 2.5 million and growing every week, we provide you with a great chance for a Return on Investment.

Enter/Sponsor Awards

and raise your business profile

Business awards can be an overlooked tool in your marketing toolbox. Sponsoring or being shortlisted can improve brand awareness and promote your business to new customers. Research awards for your sector and get entering.

The Yorkshire Choice Awards covers a wide range of backgrounds and skill sets, but you need to be quick as nominations close on 31st October 2015 before public votes commence.