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7 May 2021

Based at Activate Learning's Bracknell & Wokingham College campus this brand new workshop is the latest addition to their expanding number of Cytech training workshops across the country.

7 May 2021

Pennine Cycles, shortlisted last year for two awards in the Best Small Shops competition, have now been nominated in the BikeBiz Awards

6 May 2021

Maybe* take examples from successful businesses that used social media to flourish despite the pandemic

5 May 2021

The Government has agreed an amendment to the Financial Services Bill which will enable shops to offer cashback to customers without making a purchase.

29 Apr 2021

Armed with research data from Maybe*, a panel of retail industry expertshave collaborated to create this whitepaper with one goal - to help businesses thrive in this new era of uncertainty.

28 Apr 2021

The Bank of England has released free training materials for retailers with the aim of refreshing awareness of how to check banknotes.

28 Apr 2021

ACT members can receive excellent benefits with NearSt, a powerful platform that encouragers more shoppers through the doors of specialist cycle shops

27 Apr 2021

Defra has just confirmed that the amendments to the Single Use Carrier Bags Charges (England) Order 2015 will not be coming into force on 30th April 2021 as originally...

26 Apr 2021

A summary of what each party's manifesto will mean for small shops ahead of the Welsh Parliamentary elections on 6th May.

23 Apr 2021

A summary of what each party's manifesto will mean for small shops ahead of the Scottish Parliamentary elections on 6th May.

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How to grow your independent business using new social media techniques

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

Every week Maybe* bring you social media tactics and top tips to drive your social media strategy forwards.

They introduce you to real life businesses like The Old Dairy Brewery and My Tiny Little Fairy Studio in Ashford. Both these businesses are independents who are growing their business using social media so you can learn from and replicate their success using new techniques.

 

How using tutorials on social media can drive sales

My Tiny Little Studio is a children's fair accessories and activity business just outside of Ashford. Anneli Woolis creates fairy accessories and activity packs kids for children. Having previously done workshops and kids parties during the pandemic she was forced onto zoom and has thrived. Her Etsy business has boomed and she thinks this is down to her online tutorials and connecting with what customers really want through her shop and instagram.

By using tutorials she has shown how versatile her products are, how you can really get creative and if you are feeling less creative she literally shows you how it's done.

Top tip: Put yourself out there, find your niche and show people what you can do. Making something super easy for someone can really help you sell more and get better testimonials.

 

 

How collaborating within your place through social media keeps you going

Old Dairy Brewery is a Microbrewery based in Tenterden, Ashford. Born in 2010, moved to larger premises in 2014 to brew a range of beers, English bitters and pale ales across the UK mainly to pubs and farm shops and some South Eastern Co-Ops. Having to build their online shop up almost from scratch selling to consumers rather than their main business- pubs, was tough for the team but they used Linked In and collaborated with their local area to stay relevant and focused on keeping afloat.

They found some other breweries and other businesses and monitored them to see how they were keeping people informed to get some ideas. They also found a local Italian food van through social media and teamed up to create more of an experience in their garden.

Top tip: Collaborate within your area. Use the maybe platform to find businesses in your area you can support and perhaps work with. We all need to invite people back right now. Give it a go.

 

With the Maybe* platform, you don't have to be a social media pro to increase traffic and sales. 

Sign up to Maybe* and join the conversation, it's free to get started.


 

 

 

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