10 easy steps to simplify your small business

Simplify your business - Liz Hall Design

Two things have prompted the idea for this blog, both different but both related.

The first is the fact that I’m on maternity, I’ve added to my brood and I need a business that fits my changed circumstances. I need my business to be easy to run.

The other is my ‘word of the year’, I chose Simplify. My house started to overflow with stuff and I got tired of searching for stuff and tripping over stuff. Stuff I don’t actually need or even want.

As I’ve been sorting through the house, I’ve been going through my office, and it clicked that I needed to simplify my business too. Much of what I’ve been doing in my home life also applies to my business life.

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10 ways to promote your small business with stickers

promote your small business with stickers - Liz Hall Design - logo design, graphic design. Bradford

I absolutely love stickers but they are an overlooked marketing tool. Cost effective to print, they can be used in any number of ways to promote your brand, quickly and easily.

They come in a range of shapes and sizes and used well, can really enhance your brand. Print a generic design and it will work on a large range of marketing for a number of years, or print a small run for a specific campaign or event.

You can provide clients with extra information about your business, prices, information on products and services, direct them towards your social media, or even tempt them with special offers.

Just think creatively how you can use them to market your small business and raise your brand awareness.

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10 creative ways to help your business stay visible over Christmas

Christmas marketing - Liz Hall Design - graphic design, logo design, Bradford

For some businesses the Christmas period is so busy and their perfect time of year. For others, it’s more of a tough slog. They get forgotten about, they’re not really appropriate for Christmas, and business can really slow down or halt altogether.

If this sounds like you (and I’m one of those people), there are lots of things you can do throughout December to keep your business visible and get your customers ready to spend with you when Christmas isn’t all consuming and they have the money to spend again.

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10 creative ideas for social media posts

10 creative ideas for social media posts by Liz Hall Design - logo designer, graphic designer, Bradford, Shipley

Coming up with ideas for social media posts can be time consuming and frustrating. We’ve all been there, sat at the computer wracking our brains for some thing interesting, funny or useful to post to our followers. And the more we think about it, the harder it seems to get!

To make things a little easier, and get the creative juices flowing, I’ve come up with 10 ideas for your social media posts. And these will work for any type of business, just adapt them for what you need.

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10 reasons to use case studies in your marketing

Liz Hall Design blog - 10 reasons to use case studies in your marketing - Logo design, graphic design

What’s the best way to show your customers how you can solve their problem?

By showing them how you solved the problem for someone else.

And not only are you showing how you can solve a problem, you’re also giving customers an insight into your little world, how you work and what they can expect from you. Whether it’s a particular way of working or a process you use, they can get to know more about your business and hopefully want to work with you.

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10 things to do with your blog after you hit publish

10 things to do with your blog after you hit publish - Liz Hall Design, logo designer, graphic designer

Blogs are simply the best.

They can help drive traffic to your website and improve your SEO.

People are more likely to trust the information they read on a blog.

And they’re free! (unless you’re super busy then you can pay an expert to write for you)

However, once you’ve spent the time researching and writing and have finally hit the publish button, what next?

Even if you’ve only been blogging a short while, you’ll have very quickly built up a wealth of information that you shouldn’t just forget about.

Let’s see what you can do with it.

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