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, cafes and eateries

Social media post ideas for 🌯 restaurants, cafes and eateries

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...
How to scale your social media agency in 2019 and beyond

How to scale your social media agency in 2019 and beyond

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 bed and breakfasts

Social media post ideas for hotels and bed and breakfasts

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 an affordable social media company

What to look for in an affordable 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,...
Social media post ideas for landlords and property companies

Social media post ideas for landlords and property companies

As a landlord or owner of a property company, finding new ways to promote your properties and find new tenants or clients can be hard work. The chances are that you have a website and promote your vacancies on sites like Rightmove, but what if there was an easier way...
Infographic: Social media tips for cycling businesses

Infographic: Social media tips for cycling businesses

Whether you run a local bike shop or a mountain biking experience track, there’s no doubting that the industry can be incredibly lucrative if you’re in the right place. According to data from The Value of the Cycling Sector to the British Economy, the UK...
Social media post ideas for  💸 accountants and bookkeepers

Social media post ideas for 💸 accountants and bookkeepers

Accounting and bookkeeping may not be the most vibrant of industries, and your working day will likely consist of sitting in front of a computer working on clients’ tax returns. Because of that, you may struggle to come up with unique ideas for your social media...
Social media post ideas for builders and construction businesses

Social media post ideas for builders and construction businesses

Whether you’re a self-employed builder working on conservatories or work for a construction business that’s responsible for new housing estates and commercial offices, the chances are that you’re not using social media to the best of its ability. Sites like Twitter,...
Social media post ideas for the tourism sector 🍦🎢🎠🎟

Social media post ideas for the tourism sector 🍦🎢🎠🎟

Whether you sell fish and chips on the seafront or you run a theme park in the middle of the countryside, you’ll know that the tourism sector can be tough. Whilst the industry is set to be worth £257 billion by 2025, finding new ways to get customers to keep coming...
Infographic: Tips for creating social media graphics

Infographic: Tips for creating social media graphics

At 99social, we think it’s important to create custom graphics when you’re working on a new social media campaign. Not only are images more likely to be shared and engaged with than links or text posts, but they look great and can boost your brand...
Questions to ask when taking on a new social media client

Questions to ask when taking on a new social media client

If you’re thinking about offering social media management as a service and want to outsource the actual management to a company like 99social, there are lots of things that you will need to take into consideration. Not only must you design a website that...
Infographic: Social media tips for health and medical companies

Infographic: Social media tips for health and medical companies

If you run a health or medical company or pharmacy, you’ll know that there are lots of ways to find new customers and ensure existing ones are equipped with the right information about your business. As well as sending out newsletters, updating your website and...
Social media post ideas for florists 💐

Social media post ideas for florists 💐

Working in floristry can be great fun. Not only do you get to be creative and design stunning bouquets for weddings, birthdays and other celebrations, but you get to work with great people and spend your time connecting with nature. The cut flowers industry is now...
How to adapt your social media strategy for Brexit

How to adapt your social media strategy for Brexit

With Brexit just around the corner, small business owners are bracing themselves for change – particularly those who have an international client base. Indeed, the way in which we trade with European countries could change dramatically over the coming years, and...
100 tips for bossing social media

100 tips for bossing social media

Boy, do we have an article for you today! We’ve spent some time putting together some top tips we think all small and medium-sized businesses should know when they’re starting their journey on social media and packaged them up into one ultra-long blog post for you to...
A quick guide to marketing your holiday park

A quick guide to marketing your holiday park

The holiday park industry can be a tricky one, with huge fluctuations in bookings around specific seasons and often being at the mercy of the weather too. This means that effectively marketing your park is hugely important, so here are some quick tips on how to...
A quick guide to choosing the best web design agency

A quick guide to choosing the best web design agency

When you’re looking to build a website for your business, choosing an agency to design it for you isn’t an easy task. There are so many people out there offering the service, that it can be tricky to know whether you’ve made the right call, or you may just feel...
ConnectSocial: Promoting Interaction and Security

ConnectSocial: Promoting Interaction and Security

Are you looking for a better way to interact, connect and get in touch with your loved ones in a secure and private way? Yes? Awesome. Connect Social is an Android/iOS app that does exactly that. It is a decentralized app that combines the sphere of social media with...

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