See great local Forest of Dean Businesses below

  • A R Website Design, based in The Forest of Dean offers bespoke, simplistic and easy-to-use websites. With over 4 years experience, contact us today for help with your website, SEO & Social Media. Website Design packages start from just £850.00.

    07564 920055

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  • Lansdown Insurance Brokers have been established in Cheltenham for over 50 years and our locally based staff have built up a reputation for excellent customer service. We can take the worry away with our expertise to make sure you have the right insurance cover whatever the type of business.

    0345 8734943

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  • A 5* home from home day & holiday dog boarding service licensed under Animal Welfare Regulations 2018 standards in the beautiful Forest of Dean. Pet sitting, dog walking and wedding services available. Fully insured and police checked. Providing a professional & reliable service.

    01594 563707
    07582 784417

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  • Based in the picturesque Forest of Dean, JB Leasing offer industry leading service as well as competitive pricing on both business and personal contract hire vehicles. Whether you‘re looking for a Peugeot or a Porsche, get in touch for a friendly, no obligation chat today.

    01594 369088

  • Crossroads is a charity supporting unpaid carers, people living with a disability or in social isolation. We aim to improve health and wellbeing of service users and promote their independence, empowering them to remain living safely at home.

    01594 823414

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  • Honey Bee Collection and Removal Services
    Professional and Ethical Bee Collection or Removal at Its Best.
    24/7. Call Now! on 07840 874567 or 07483 242141.
    Best Advice and Survey for all Bee Problems.

    07895 677123

  • Peachy Impressions design and create both luxury handmade and cost effective e-mailable/printable wedding and party invitations. All of our work is printed in-house using professional printers, high quality materials and assembled and finished by hand.

    07870 681752

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Blogging Is Too Scary! - 17/02/2014

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Blogging is a new concept of Business exposure and it can work brilliantly if you get it right. However, surely exposing some of the ways you do things to the public can leave you open to ‘copycats’? That was my fear and the reason I and many have put off starting for as long as possible.

Success comes from finding what works with your Business. Surely blogging these details will lead to people using them for their own gain?

If we‘re honest, it could. HOWEVER surely thinking about it, this is the exact information I and others give out anyway when someone asks for example “How do you work? How can you promote us?” In response to those questions, I, in my case explain that we use the Website, social media, trade stands, exhibitions, networking groups and personal recommendations. If I‘m telling them this, the secret to what works is already out!

We, for example give out our visitor numbers and Google search figures with enquiries so everyone can access that information anyway whether they are genuine enquirers or a ‘copycat’.

Thinking about it rationally and logically, blogging our details can give us better exposure as people are not having to personally enquire for it - it is all laid out for them to decide if they want to speak to us or not.

My fear of blogging has been cured - simply by looking at it from a different angle! How about yours?


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