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New business starting.

Post by jbes93 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:27 pm

Hi everyone,

I am testing the water to see if I could go full time offering my services.

If you could go on Facebook and like and share my page I would be so grateful.

I am a qualified engineer with many years experience with cars and aircraft.

I can do anything from a minor service (which I'm sure you can all do anyway!) to extensive welding repairs. Best of all I can do it all from your own driveway!

Here's the link, check it out! Needs some editing yet but any feedback would be great.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Beswick- ... 0401160958

Thank you all for your support,

James



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Re: New business starting.

Post by Coupe Racing » Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:28 pm

How about adding your location - that may arouse interest


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Re: New business starting.

Post by swoakes » Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:09 pm

I use Facebook to advertise our Physiotherapy Clinic Business. Paid adverts "target" people in an area of your choice and you can also target people with selected interests (cars for example).

I target a very small radius around our business (most people don't want to travel far) and my adverts where possible include links which encourage people to interact with the advert (link to an NHS web site about back pain for example). You can set your own daily budget.

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Re: New business starting.

Post by jbes93 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:32 pm

Thanks for the advice! I wasn't sure about paying for it, but if you think its a good idea I will definitely do it if I decide to go full time!

I am based in Devon!! I cover the South West.

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Post by swoakes » Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:45 pm

If you don't pay very few people will see it. You can taylor your budget to suit and I like that you can target an area of your choice.


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Re: New business starting.

Post by scimjim » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:44 pm

I wish you well and it's about time we saw some traders on here - perhaps a new section though as this one is for "Personal recommendations from forum users for parts and services".


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Re: New business starting.

Post by jbes93 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:38 am

Yeah that sounds like a good idea!

Thank you very much for your support.

Don't forget to check out my page!



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Post by PoshTwit » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:54 am

As someone who has recently done this I would say that FaceBook is an excellent showcase for a small business. Make sure you keep it regularly updated and ensure it directs people to your website.

Also get a Twitter account set up and link the two so your tweets show on FB too. If you are on LinkedIn you can post your status to Twitter which then posts to FB as well!

Competitions and questions along with interesting content is key to gaining "likes" and using the promote or boost post options you can quite finely tune your audience.

Just liked your page - would appreciate if you liked mine too - www.facebook.com/classicdetailsuk


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Re: New business starting.

Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:40 am

Firstly, on a personal level, I wish you good luck with your enterprise and I hope it's a success. There's always a need for people with knowledge and expertise, who can offer it to others who perhaps have the enthusiasm but not the ability, or the facilities, to actually do the job. :)

Secondly, wearing my moderator hat, I should point out that if you are intending to advertise your professional services on here, then as the site is paid for by the RSSOC, it is felt to be reasonable that you should support the RSSOC by joining the Club. This is catered for in the site guidelines here and the Club membership details can be accessed in the Club shop - here. Sorry if that sounds a bit officious, but it ensures that everyone plays on a level playing field :) (and if you've already done it, but it's still being processed, then feel free to ignore me! :lol: )


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Re: New business starting.

Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:06 pm

Also note, I've moved the thread to the "For Sale" section, as your services are being sold. I think though, as per Jim's suggestion earlier we perhaps need a section for "Member's Business Services" (or a similar title) for exactly this kind of thing. Sadly, as a mere mod, I can't create new sections, so I can only suggest that. :(


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Re: New business starting.

Post by erikscimitardemon » Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:24 pm

Now the first topic in a new forum :D


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Re: New business starting.

Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:40 pm

Thanks to Erik for his speedy service, :D

Enjoy! :)


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Re: New business starting.

Post by scimjim » Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:58 pm

So (reading the instructions for use) - James is a member or has paid for advertising?


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Re: New business starting.

Post by philhoward » Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:59 pm

Not yet ;)


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Re: New business starting.

Post by jbes93 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:56 am

How do I become a member? what is the cost?

Where do we generally hold meets?

James



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