names.co.uk support local charities

Over the last few weeks our staff have rallied around to show their support for two very worthy causes, the ‘Toys for Tots’ scheme and the Worcester Foodbank. Together we were able to collect and donate a huge selection of non-perishable food items and new toys to help those most in need over the Christmas period. The “Toys for Tots” scheme was set up by the Worcester Community Trust in collaboration with the H&W Chamber of Commerce and the Worcestershire Ambassadors. Each year, they ask local companies like ourselves to buy an extra gift each for disadvantaged children in Worcestershire. […]

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Why you should have a website

Like many small to medium business owners you may believe there’s little to be gained from investing in a professional website. Such an important milestone is often overlooked due to the upfront costs or time needed to create your own. Take a look at our top 3 reasons why it’s essential to get yourself a cracking website in time for the New Year. Credibility Now more than ever people associate a strong web presence with a credible business. For example, if you’re a plumber with nowhere online to shout about all the great work you’ve done, people are less likely […]

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Starting your online business

Find your niche A successful business starts out with you finding a gap in the market and filling it, or improving on what’s already there. The internet is the perfect place to begin your market research. You can start out by performing keyword research. This helps you to target the sorts of keywords people are searching for, but for which many sites aren’t competing. If you have a general idea of a business in mind, start looking at your closest competitors. Visit their sites, take note of what works and what doesn’t. Then improve on what already exists. Captivate your […]

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Top tips to get your online shop ready for Christmas

Gareth Phoenix, owner of new business Gentlemen’s Practice shares his secrets on how to get your website festive ready this Christmas! Offer free delivery to your customers when approaching this special time of the year. Offering free delivery on your website is a great way of reeling in customers. Make sure you advertise this offer consistently on your website and send emails to any of your subscribers so your customers can take full advantage. With the general expense of Christmas, not having to pay for delivery is an amazing way to get your products noticed! Make sure you have a […]

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