How to take your car dealership’s social media to the next level

How to take your car dealership’s social media to the next level

With such a wealth of automotive content online, making your dealership stand out on social media can feel like a daunting task, but we’re here to tell you that it really doesn’t need to be. With regular content, tantalising offers, building up your brand identity and...
Social media post ideas for vets

Social media post ideas for vets

With the UK veterinary market worth around £2.5 billion per year, it’s little wonder why the industry is slowly being consolidated by chains. Vets4Pets is perhaps the largest player, owned by pet supplies company Pets at Home, though other brands include Independent...
Social media post ideas for nurseries

Social media post ideas for nurseries

There is no denying that social media is the place to be right now. What was once just a place for you to share photos and messages with friends and family is now also somewhere where you can harness the power of the online masses and spread the word about your...
The benefits of scheduling content for social media

The benefits of scheduling content for social media

As a small business owner, it’s vital that you have a presence on social networking sites. Not only will it help you find new customers, but it will allow you to maintain a relationship with existing patrons and ensure your business isn’t forgotten about. Especially...
How your competitors can help you climb higher on social media

How your competitors can help you climb higher on social media

As a small business owner, building a strong social media presence is important. Not only does it help you to reach more customers and drive traffic back to your website, but it can boost brand awareness and ultimately lead to an increase in sales. But with the...
Why you should respond to negative comments on social media

Why you should respond to negative comments on social media

Though most of us would like 100% of our customers to be happy, 100% of the time, the truth is that we can’t always get it right. Whether it’s a late delivery, an incorrect order, or a disappointing in-store experience, customers aren’t afraid of airing their...
Social media post ideas during coronavirus pandemic

Social media post ideas during coronavirus pandemic

As a small business owner, the chances are that you have been affected by the coronavirus. Though some industries are booming – particularly those in ecommerce, healthcare, and groceries – others are feeling the pinch, having to furlough or permanently...
The benefits of using custom graphics on social media

The benefits of using custom graphics on social media

As a small business owner, you’ll know that it can be tough to stand out on social media. It seems like there are a million and one startups offering similar products or services to your own, and many have endless hours to spend on ramping up their social media...
5 tips when switching social media management companies

5 tips when switching social media management companies

There are lots of reasons why you might be unhappy with your current social media management company. Perhaps they’re too expensive and you’re trying to make some savings in these highly-uncertain times. Maybe the quality of the content they post is sub-par, leading...
Coronavirus: How to respond on social media

Coronavirus: How to respond on social media

A lot has changed since we wrote this in early March. We’ve put together a new guide to social media post ideas during the coronavirus crisis.   With the COVID-19 coronavirus causing chaos around the world, knowing how to respond on social media can be...
5 awesome social media post ideas for food businesses

5 awesome social media post ideas for food businesses

As we edge further into the 21st century, more and more things are moving online. From businesses being based completely on the internet, to people building empires off the back of a YouTube account, it seems as though every aspect of life is now online thanks to the...
Why build a personal brand on social media?

Why build a personal brand on social media?

As a busy entrepreneur, the chances are that you don’t have enough hours in the day to get everything on your to-do list done, never mind think about posting on LinkedIn and Twitter.  However, building a personal brand on social networking sites can offer a whole host...
Social media post ideas for driving instructors 🚙

Social media post ideas for driving instructors 🚙

Beep beep! As a driving instructor, you’ll know it can be tough to find new clients in today’s uber-competitive industry, especially with so many changes and franchises eating away at your margins. If you have any chance of succeeding and standing out from the crowd,...
Should you pay for social media management?

Should you pay for social media management?

As a small business owner, the idea of paying a company to take control of your Facebook and Instagram pages can seem alien, especially if you’ve been running them successfully on your own. Indeed, you’re used to doing everything on your own and cutting costs wherever...
99social review: 10 clients share their thoughts

99social review: 10 clients share their thoughts

At 99social, we’re passionate about helping small business owners get more for their money, which is why we offer social media management packages from as little as £99 per month. In fact, we think every small business who wants to improve their social media presence...
How to cut costs and increase the profitability of your business

How to cut costs and increase the profitability of your business

As a small or medium-sized business owner, it can be tough to make ends meet, particularly if you’re a seasonal business and generate most of your income in a few short months of the year. One of the best ways to overcome this is to cut costs and save money as and...
Social media post ideas for  🌯 restaurants and cafes

Social media post ideas for 🌯 restaurants and cafes

Working in the restaurant industry is big business. In the UK alone, the average consumer eats out twice a week and spends more than £280,000 at restaurants and food stores in a lifetime. For businesses like yours, that’s great news, put getting bums on seats can be...
Social media post ideas for solicitors and law firms

Social media post ideas for solicitors and law firms

As a lawyer or a solicitor, it can be easy to think that social media is not for you. Sure, some of your competitors might have an account on Twitter and Facebook but are they really generating a return on their investment and finding new clients? Well, in answer to...
Social media post ideas for doctors and dentists

Social media post ideas for doctors and dentists

No one likes to visit the doctor or the dentist, so getting your patients to follow you on social media can be pretty tough. Whether you run an NHS-funded doctors or dentists surgery, or you run a private business, it’s important that you build and maintain a strong...
Social media post ideas for retail businesses

Social media post ideas for retail businesses

In the United Kingdom, retail is one of our most important sectors. In 2017, retail sales were worth an incredible £366 billion, employing almost three million people. Latest figures show that there are more than 294,280 retail outlets in England, Scotland, Wales and...
Scaling your social media agency in 2020

Scaling your social media agency in 2020

As a marketing agency in the United Kingdom, you’ll know how competitive the industry can be. It seems like there’s a new “world class” agency opening its doors every day of the week, and with business owners becoming savvier and fussier with their marketing budget,...
Social media post ideas for hotels and B&Bs

Social media post ideas for hotels and B&Bs

Running a hotel or bed and breakfast can be hard work, especially if you’re going at it on your own and you don’t have the money for a cleaner, a receptionist and a marketer. Whilst there’s no getting away from the long hours you’ll have to endure in your role, there...
What to look for in a social media company

What to look for in a social media company

If you’re looking for an affordable social media company to look after your Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts, then there are lots of things you need to bear in mind. Indeed, as a small business owner, every penny you spend needs to be accountable and needs to...
Social media misconceptions you must stop believing

Social media misconceptions you must stop believing

As a business owner operating in the United Kingdom, it can be easy to read things online or see what our American cousins are doing and attempt to follow them when promoting your products and services. You’ll likely get your information about the best strategies to...
Social media post ideas for manufacturing companies

Social media post ideas for manufacturing companies

If you’re a company that manufactures goods and services to sell under your own branding or to sell to other businesses, then you may be wondering whether you need a presence on social media at all. Indeed, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn are some of the...
How time management apps can help to improve productivity

How time management apps can help to improve productivity

Whether you’re starting a new business and want to ensure that your staffers are productive, or you run an established company and are looking for an organiser app to keep employees on the ball at all times, then there are many options to take into consideration. The...
Social media post ideas for recruitment companies

Social media post ideas for recruitment companies

In the United Kingdom alone, recruitment is worth an eye-watering £32.2 billion. If you help to find staff out of the country, then the industry could be even more lucrative for businesses like yours. As such, it’s important to have a strong social media strategy to...
Infographic: How to sell more pizzas using social media 🍕

Infographic: How to sell more pizzas using social media 🍕

Whether you’ve only just opened a pizzeria or you’ve been working in the takeaway industry for years, it’s important to work hard to find new customers, and keep existing ones coming back rather than turning to a major high street chain like...
How international businesses can use social media to sell to the UK

How international businesses can use social media to sell to the UK

If you’re an international entrepreneur and want to sell your products and services to a UK audience, then there are lots of marketing techniques that you could try out. Search engine optimisation, for example, should be a priority, and pay-per-click advertising can...
ASDA social media case study: 5 things the supermarket does right

ASDA social media case study: 5 things the supermarket does right

In a new series, we’re taking a closer look at some of the UK’s biggest brands, and analysing their social media presence to give small business owners food for thought. The companies have no connection to 99social; the studies are designed purely for educational...
Social media post ideas for Valentine’s Day

Social media post ideas for Valentine’s Day

Last year, we Brits spent an incredible £850 million on Valentine’s Day, buying gifts for our loved ones, whether that be chocolates, romantic nights away in luxury hotels, or something more extravagant. As a small or medium-sized business owner, it’s important that...
Social media post ideas for events businesses 🎫

Social media post ideas for events businesses 🎫

Running an events business can be hard work. Whether you develop your own events, like business networking events or community events, or you offer events as a service to your clients, finding ways to grow your audience and get more people to buy from you can be...
Social media post ideas for charities

Social media post ideas for charities

Running a charity can be hard work. As well as managing staff and trying to fundraise, you’ll likely be responsible for your public relations and marketing your charity. One of the best ways to raise funds and shout about what you’re doing is to have an active...
Social media post ideas for hair salons 💇‍♀️

Social media post ideas for hair salons 💇‍♀️

Running your own hair salon can be great fun. Not only do you get to have a good old chinwag with your favourite customers, but you get to put your creativity to the test and experiment with new styles. If you offer other services, like manicures and massages, you can...
Infographic: Social media tips for dog walking businesses

Infographic: Social media tips for dog walking businesses

Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been running a dog walking business for a while, you’ll know it can be tough to find new clients. Recommendations and word of mouth from friends and family is often the best starting point, but if...
How to set up a business on a shoestring budget 🥾💰

How to set up a business on a shoestring budget 🥾💰

Across the United Kingdom, there are more than 5.6 million small businesses, accounting for 99.3% of the country’s private sector. Last year, SMEs turned over an eye-watering £2 trillion – that’s 52% of all private sector turnover – demonstrating just how...
Social media post ideas for estate agents

Social media post ideas for estate agents

Estate agency is becoming an increasingly competitive industry, in part thanks to the rise of sites like Rightmove. As such, you must do everything in your power to stand out from the competition and promote your estate agency online, both to encourage sellers to list...
5 reasons why you should bill your customers using Direct Debit

5 reasons why you should bill your customers using Direct Debit

As a small business owner, you’ll know first hand that taking payments from your customers can be hard work. Whether you’re spending too long putting together invoices or you are growing increasingly frustrated by customers who are late paying their bills, you’ll no...
5 ways to make your online business more environmentally friendly

5 ways to make your online business more environmentally friendly

We all need to do more to protect the environment and reduce our carbon emissions, but as a digital business, it can be tough to know how to make a difference. If you don’t have an office, then you can’t save the world by going paperless or asking staff to work from...
Infographic: Social media tips for bars and pubs

Infographic: Social media tips for bars and pubs

2018 was a strong year for UK bars and pubs, with consumers spending an eye-watering £18.1 billion thanks to the World Cup and the warm summer. But with the number of UK pubs on the decline, it’s important that you work hard to stand out and buck the downward...
Social media post ideas for caterers 👩‍🍳

Social media post ideas for caterers 👩‍🍳

The catering industry is big business, with catering contributing more than £32 billion per year to the UK economy. If you run your own catering business, then you’ll no doubt be busy preparing food and finding clients to worry about social media, but having a...
How to increase the size of your blog post font on Divi

How to increase the size of your blog post font on Divi

At 99social, we’re avid fans of the Divi WordPress theme. It’s one of the most customisable, versatile themes on the market, and we’re proud to use it on our website. But the truth is that the theme isn’t perfect, and sometimes you need to make...
Social media post ideas for schools and colleges

Social media post ideas for schools and colleges

Whether you’re a headmaster, a school secretary or a teacher, running social media accounts for your school or college can be hard work. You’ll naturally want to promote your establishment in the best possible light, encourage discussions with parents and share...
Social media post ideas for convenience stores and supermarkets

Social media post ideas for convenience stores and supermarkets

If you run your own convenience store or supermarket, finding ways to come up with fresh content for your social media accounts can be tough. You’ll no doubt be facing competition from major supermarkets like Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s, as well as the German...
5 social media blogs all UK business owners need to follow

5 social media blogs all UK business owners need to follow

As a small business owner in the UK, it’s easy to feel lost or overwhelmed when researching social media – and the fact that the majority of social media marketers and bloggers are from outside of the UK makes it harder to know what works and what doesn’t for UK...
How to persuade your boss to pay for social media management

How to persuade your boss to pay for social media management

If you’ve been handed the responsibility of social media in the office but you’re just too busy to make a success of it, then you should ask your boss whether you can outsource. There are so many reasons why you should consider doing so – it’ll save you time,...

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