If you’re anything like us dragons, and you run your own local business or you’re self employed, you probably didn’t stop working completely this weekend. Many of our local distribution people took advantage of the fine weather and got on with their deliveries of the latest Dragon Directories. And catching up with accounts and payments were… Continue reading Back to work
Best wishes for a prosperous and happy New year. Advertise with the best of Anglesey and Gwynedd in Your Local Dragon and we’ll help you to grow your local business in 2013!!
Word of mouth is no longer enough. For many, the days are gone when builders had six month waiting lists for big jobs, and customers were queuing up to spend their money on home improvement. Less jobs = less word of mouth referrals. And when you have fewer jobs your van is stuck on your drive instead… Continue reading Local Advertising Secrets
It’s been a tense week… Thunderstorms affect all types of business. Including ours. Getting all the adverts in place across all 5 of the the Dragon Directories has been a bit of a struggle, with a number of computer & phone line shutdowns in lightening storms. Small businesses and self employed tradespeople of all types… Continue reading Compiling the Anglesey and Bangor directories
A very quick post. Richard Branson has taught us a big lesson. Even when it looks like you might have lost, don’t give up hope. If there’s a glimmer of hope – focus on it. And you could even get more free advertising!! Get the best advice you can, the support of as many people as possible… Continue reading Thanks to Richard Branson
Networking can be a great way to improve referrals from & connections to other local business owners. Book yourself onto the FREE Networking Evening at the Bulkeley Hotel in Beaumaris on 25th October 6pm. Organised by Sell2Wales these events are always really popular. People come away with new connections that can really help them to grow their businesses.… Continue reading Networking event on Anglesey
Whether you are self employed, run a small business or a huge corporation, cutting your spending in the WRONG places can seriously harm your business… Advertising. It’s an easy target. You might think cutting it won’t really affect your core business. After all, the people around Beaumaris, Menai Bridge, Llangefni, Bangor and Holyhead already know your… Continue reading The wrong way to save money
Richard Branson is in the news again – his way of doing business reflects the 5 rules he recommends to anyone running a business. “The five simple guidelines we followed when we started the magazine and then Virgin Music remain as valid and useful as they were in the late 1960s and early 1970s. 1.… Continue reading Richard Bransons 5 rules
Don’t get me wrong.. I LOVE Bank Holidays! But I’ve gone and done it again. After struggling for nearly 12 months on a makeshift ‘desk’ (a board across two filing cabinets) I went a bit mad this week and ordered myself a new (flat-packed) desk. And it’s just arrived. Two huge boxes of nuts, bolts and chipboard,… Continue reading Bank Holiday? Not when you’re self employed!!
When your advertising brings you new customers month after month you’re getting much more value for money than the cost of each new job… Click Here to find out about how advertising in a Your Local Dragon Directory can help you if you are self employed or run a small businesses on Anglesey or around the… Continue reading Dragon Newsletter 3 – Valuing your customers