The start of a new year is the perfect time to set goals and try out new ideas for growing your business. This year it’s an even more significant occasion – the beginning of a new decade. How about marking it by resolving to follow some of the suggestions in this article? We can help you build new networks, get a new look, reach new markets and free up time to start new projects in 2020.
Here are just a few ideas to help you kick-start the new year:
1. Join a networking group
If you aren’t already part of a networking group, you should definitely consider joining one. Face-to-face networking gives you the opportunity to:
- make useful connections and build trusting partnerships
- share good practice and tips
- keep on top of local business developments and trends
- raise your profile and enhance your reputation
Our GO Get Networking events, aimed specifically at smaller businesses, are held two or three times a year in central Bath. There’s no membership scheme, just a small entrance fee for each event, which covers refreshments and guarantees your place. The environment is relaxed, and we always finish off with a short talk on a useful topic.
The next GO Get Networking event takes place on Thursday 13 February 2020, at the Apex Hotel in Bath. Spaces are limited, so if you’d like to try it out, book now to reserve your place. For full details and online booking. For more about the benefits of networking, and some tips on how to approach it successfully, click here.
2. Makeover your website
Even the most basic websites need modifying from time to time. This job often gets pushed down the to-do list, but always remember that for many potential customers your website is their first impression of your business, so it’s vital to keep it in top condition.
There are several ways that we can help you spruce up your website in 2020:
Give it a new look – perhaps it’s time to tweak your layout, try out a different colour palette or commission a new logo? Our skilled designers can advise on the best way forward, depending on your budget and objectives.
Start a blog – you have a wealth of expertise, so why not showcase it? A blog is the perfect place to do it, as well as being a useful space to highlight news, events and so on. Adding a blog section to your site is very straightforward, and if you need some help with planning, editing or ghostwriting your posts, we have a team of expert writers on hand.
Refresh your content – it’s important to keep your site updated, and that includes revisiting existing pages as well as adding new content. Our web editors can check your whole site for accuracy and readability, and identify areas for improvement.
Of course, if you decide to start from scratch and build a completely new website, our experienced web team can help with that whole process too.
3. Try a new marketing tool
With so many marketing tools available, it can be tricky deciding which will work best for you. But the great thing about working with GO Get Organised is that you gain access to an expert team with niche skills at affordable prices – on a flexible basis – so it’s a very low-risk way of trying something new.
Here are just a few options to consider:
Search engine optimisation (SEO) – our SEO package is designed to help boost your search rankings, increase traffic and give you the edge over your competitors.
Pay per click (PPC) – our PPC experts can design a campaign tailored specifically to your requirements and budget, that will help you reach your target audience.
Social media – effective use of social media can have a huge impact, but it can also be quite time consuming. We have a range of packages designed to suit all budgets.
If you’re not sure where to start, and would like some help with your marketing strategy, then our marketing experts can work with you to create and implement a bespoke plan
4. Free up time to start a new project
For many small business owners, there just aren’t enough hours in the day. You might have all kinds of bright ideas for new projects, but without dedicated development time, they will keep getting moved down the list. This new year, why not free yourself up to concentrate on what you do best, by outsourcing a job that could easily be done by someone else?
Our virtual assistants can help with all kinds of administrative support work, such as diary management, mailbox management, typing and so on. These services are available on an hourly basis, so you can buy in as much or as little help as you want, whenever you need it, and we’ll take care to match you with someone who fits your business in terms of skills and personality.
This blog has been provided by GO Get Organised.
GO Get Organised offers access to flexible, affordable business support, provided by a team of professionals with expertise in a wide range of fields including marketing, design, websites, social media and admin. Our pay-as-you-go approach is a low-risk option for smaller businesses who are keen to try something new, outsource some work or get a fresh perspective, but don’t want to make a big financial commitment.