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Welcome to the brand new website and blog for the UK Small Business Network.

Previously you could only find us on the popular social networks Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Pinterest. Although you’ll still find us on there too, we thought it was time we set up our very own home.

Whilst we think setting up on social networks are great, especially for startups wanting to test the waters to see if there is a requirement for what they are doing (it’s how we started), those pages you’ve set up on them aren’t really yours. They belong to the social network and they can delete your account for any reason and at any time, without notice. Think about it, where would that leave your business if that happened?

There are many benefits to having your own website and we’ll be talking more about that in future blog posts, so keep checking back regularly or subscribe to our newsletter at the bottom of the post so you don’t miss anything.

In our blog, you’ll find us posting and sharing lots of interesting articles about new internet technology and software that can be used for small business marketing. There is an abundance of online tools out there that small businesses can use, some charge a small fee, while others are free to use. We’ll be covering these tools in future blog posts by showing you how you could use them in your marketing to help you grow your small business and expand your network.

A lot of small businesses are just joining the digital revolution and are trying to understand which are the best channels to use and how best to use them to their advantage. In this day and age, small businesses can compete with larger businesses by applying social, local and mobile methodologies to their marketing mix. We’re seeing lots of household names crumbling and going out of business, simply because they haven’t kept up with technology and the way consumers are shopping these days. Keep up with the trends or prepare to fail, it is as simple as that!

We regularly keep up to date with news from all the major social networks and influencers in the marketing industry, so that we can in-turn, bring you the latest and most current news about what’s happening, such as new features being tested and rolled out by the social networks that you can use as part of your social media marketing strategy.

Over the coming months we’ll be adding more products and services to our website, so make sure you subscribe to our mailing list for our monthly newsletter and you’ll be one of the first to find out what is going on at the UK Small Business Network.