Marketing, advertising & sales, are three of the most important aspects of any business, whether you are based in
or anywhere else in the word!
Without customers, there is no income, and therefore no business! However, there is plenty that you can do (and without spending a fortune) to make sure that your business has the best chance of success.
You will need to think about design, print, marketing materials, marketing strategy, advertising, how to find customers and how to keep them. This site is designed to help by highlighting the companies locally who can assist with your planning (see list of
firms below) and by providing the business information that you need.
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A Marketing Tip From Einstein
At some time or other youve probably come across this quote from Albert Einstein: Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Of course you need to have a knowledge of your trade, and obtain any required qualifications, but often you find that your competitors also have an equal knowledge of the trade, some even being more qualified than you! The secret here is not to announce how much more knowledgeable you are. Instead, with imagination be DIFFERENT.
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Free Marketing Resources
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How to Write Your First Marketing Plan
Having a great business is not enough if nobody knows that it exists. This easy to follow guide will help you consider how you are going to reach your market.
200 Guerilla Marketing Weapons
Use this extensive list to help you choose from the many marketing channels that are available to you and keep track of which have been tackled.
Beginners Guide to Public Relations and Checklist
Public Relations (PR) can be an invaluable weapon for startups... if handled correctly. This introductory guide should set you off in the right direction.
Maverick Marketing is a book written by business growth expert Andrew Ludlam, owner of Maverick Marketing Consultancy.
Based on Andrew's experience working with professional service firms, Maverick Marketing provides the methodology, mindset and motivation to help you generate more leads and ultimately more clients. There's no theory, just practical 'road-tested' marketing strategies and tactics that any business owner can now profit from. For more details, please
Marketest are the start-up and small business market research experts, providing cost effective and efficient expert research.
With 12 years experience and almost 1 million international panelists to survey worldwide we have the resources and capabilities to enhance your business plan, whether starting a new business, launching a new product or service or simply adding value to your business.
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Looking for Mailing Lists in
At Selectabase we can supply you with accurate mailing lists of businesses or consumers in the
area, for use in direct mail and telemarketing campaigns.
You can even choose from specialist lists like new start up businesses, new home movers and local consumers about to celebrate a birthday.
All our data is fully verified from reputable sources, and available at affordable prices. Order online now at
or call 01304 382211 for more information and a free count.
If you run your own business in
and would like to learn more about
marketing, we have compiled a library of useful resources and frequently asked questions which we hope that you will find both interesting and useful.
If you can help new business start ups or existing small businesses in the
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Learn what every business should do BEFORE spending money on communications!
The main way we help businesses is by running short, affordable training courses. These courses focus on explaining the essentials of marketing strategy, with the small or startup business in mind. Contact us to find out more.
Frog Marketing is based in Wallingford and offers a professional, flexible and reliable service to local business.
Frog offer a comprehensive range of marketing services including; copy writing, graphic design, Website design, search engine optimisation, email marketing and direct marketing.
Operating across Oxfordshire and Berkshire Frog Marketing can offer marketing and communications support through out the Thames Valley reign.
The company offers a range of marketing services to business in the local area. The philosophy at Frog Marketing is to offer creative design solutions at affordable prices. Frog Marketing seeks to build partnerships with all its clients, offering a personalised ongoing service. Advice is offered freely and client satisfaction is of paramount importance.
Frog Marketing has a variety of clients, situated around Wallingford and throughout Oxford and Berkshire. Clients include electric companies, tack shops, competition livery yards, Oak framed builders, gardening companies and more.
Got Marketing: The small business guide to practical, commonsense, effective marketing is a new book written by Denzil Lee in a no-nonsense, jargon free way so that any business owner can understand and, more importantly, use a range of effective marketing tools and techniques. For start-ups it covers everything they need to first launch and then actively promote their new business. Each chapter covers the different marketing tools a small business should be using to effectively promote their business, that is:
Flashlight is a marketing consultancy that is innovative yet practical. No matter where you are with your business, we can help you light up your marketing
Established in 1987 Focal Point has a proven 20 year track record and we firmly believe we have the team and knowledge to provide you with a positive experience you will not forget. Whether you need us to work with you on a one off campaign, or you want to become one of our long term happy happy customers, we look forward to working with you.
Have you ever needed the skills of a seasoned commercial executive to help your business grow? Have you ever wished that you could tap into that resource whenever you wanted to for as long as you liked - but only pay by the day? Henley Interim meets these needs by offering you a commercial resource, highly skilled and experienced in Marketing, Planning and Business Development, on a contract basis flexible to your needs.
We never under-estimate the power of great graphic design and its effectiveness in competive marketing. Knowing the product, who it is aimed at, designing and presenting the message in a way that it motivates the target market is the essence of marketing.
Theme Group is a creative design agency with more than 15 years experience in delivering effective marketing collateral and creating inspiring brand identities. We specialise in both on-screen and on-paper design, and our extensive client portfolio includes top universities, luxury brands, international companies, leading charities, sport governing bodies and national leisure and tourism groups.