Consulting Cumbria: Your Internet Marketing Local Business Solution
Do you feel like your current marketing just isn’t doing it for your local business? Did the last lot of fliers bomb when you took them round the Stanwix side of Carlisle? Is this the week that NO new faces came through the door? And… you’re paying £1500 a month just to have a front door where it’s busy! And… those are Cumbria prices – hardly big city rates, but they chew a massive hole in your cashflow.
Local Business Feels the Pinch
There are a lot of business owners who are in that quandary right now. Business is slowing down and the traditional marketing mix just doesn’t seem to attract the response it did a few years ago.
What Kind of Answer is Internet Marketing for My Little Shop?
You sort of “knew” you had to get involved in Internet marketing and you had a new website built a couple of years ago, but it just doesn’t generate any phone calls. In fact, when you look for carpet shops Kendal; your site doesn’t show up online, till 5 pages down the results for even that little town. Ouch!
The only way you get to see it is if you type your business name and town in – that’s hardly searching! How will it generate the new business that you need to survive or thrive? How on Earth are you going to be taken seriously when people look for your service – and you don’t show up online in a little town like Dumfries?
Do those questions sound contrived? Well they aren’t! They are from conversations with individual business owners I have spoken to around Cumbria and up into Dumfries and Galloway who have bemoaned their lack of fresh leads but seem totally afraid to commit to being seen online. When I ask them what they are going to do; they suddenly retract the woes of 2 minutes previously and say that they get enough business by word of mouth. The prospect of investing more than their teenage kid’s time into building their single most valuable marketing asset seems to fill them with fear.
You’ve Got to be Seen to be Seen! It’s a Local Search Thing.
It’s a truism in business that you (the seller) have to be where your buyers are! And now even in wayward Cumbria and the Borders, that’s online. That’s where more and more, of the people who still have money to spend, are doing their pre shopping research. It simply doesn’t matter whether you are a B2C or a B2B setup you have got to show up when your potential customers are looking for answers, and if they don’t know about you yet… then you jolly well need to be on the first page of those search results and preferably at the top of the pile!
We Are Your Local Search Solution
Don’t know where to start? That’s where Consulting Cumbria comes in. While you carry on running your driving school, your consultancy, your joinery business or your venue; we can assemble the components of a successful online marketing campaign that will let you get ahead of the local competitors who are rubbing your face in the dirt!
We deliver a mixture of Search Engine Optimisation, Social Media and Offline marketing strategies tailored to your market and your competitors that will get you to the most prominent position possible within your budget.
Online needs to be a central part of every single business in this day and age: take the plunge today with Consulting Cumbria to guide you forward.
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