Useful Stuff for Retailers & Independents

Helpful Plugin :: Yoast Local SEO for WordPress

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Got a WordPress site but don’t know anything about Local SEO?

If you aren’t tech savvy and can’t afford to pay someone to configure your website’s Seach Engine Optimisation [SEO] there is a a WordPress plugin by Yoast that you can use. It will help make sure that the basics of your local SEO is set up correctly.

My Business is Google’s one-stop shop to manage how your business will look and perform in the search engine. It is an essential tool to adjust how your site shows in search results. According to the 2020 edition of Whitespark’s Local Search Ranking Factors Survey, Google My Business continues to be the biggest driver of local SEO success, with reviews coming in second place…

Planning for Business After Furlough

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This is a Swindon & Wiltshire Growth Hub event. Furlough is changing and is planned to end in September, but it need not be a negative for your business or employees. The ‘new normal’ is a fantastic opportunity to review the positive options available to you and your team, your business and your customers. In this interactive webinar, Kathryn Roynon, HR expert from KR HR & Training Consultancy Ltd will outline how to: Manage the changes and planning needed now Consider the options available for you and your team Maximise opportunities Minimise redundancies Manage the ‘new normal’ Plan for the future View the Event: Planning for the road ahead – Business after Furlough

Redundancy & running a small business

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Growth Hub :: Swindon & Wiltshire Growth

Many businesses are facing difficult decisions, and individuals are facing the prospect of possible redundancy and may be thinking of starting a small business but need some help along the way.

Wiltshire Council, Swindon Borough Council and Swindon & Wiltshire Growth (SWLEP) recognise this and have been running a number of events to support those that may be facing this challenge.

SWELP Events →

SWELP Resources for Small Businesses →

Rethinking Retail in 2021 ~ Think with Google

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View the Rethinking Retail Report 2021

Whether you love it or hate it, Google can have a massive impact on your business so it’s useful to have some insights into what is happening in retail and what the search engine expects you to act.

No matter how small you are, this is an interesting read! This report may help you can adapt your business model to meet the radical changes that are taking place during the Pandemic.