It takes passion, focus and a whole lot of perseverance to start your own business and make it a success.
And although some people have the right skills and energy levels to travel that journey alone, many others will need help and support beyond their own skillset to take their business to the next level.
That’s where Small Business Geek comes in.
Our menu of services has been designed to allow you to access the level of support you need, whether you are just starting out, or you have a well-established business that’s ready to grow.
From admin support to website development, we are happy to help in a way that suits you. Maybe you want to learn new skills so you can carry out tasks yourself going forward, or maybe you want us to take a job off your to do list so you can concentrate on other areas of your business – we will build a solution to meet your needs.
SBG’s Liz Smith, said: “Often people will joke that their business is like their baby but it makes sense that - especially at the start - you may feel a similar sort of connection. You may also feel a little protective when it comes to letting others in.
“We know how that feels and have tailored our services to help make it as easy as possible. For example, we promise to talk in plain English and not bombard you with jargon. We also pride ourselves on building a genuine understanding of the businesses we work with to ensure you get the very most out of the relationship, allowing your vision and enthusiasm to be reflected throughout.”
Small Business Geek has brought together a talented team to provide an array of services to help your business grow.
These range from admin support and business planning to design and web development, marketing and copywriting.
Building an online presence that works
SBG has really seen results in helping small businesses develop their online presence – an area of growing importance.
Whether you are a tradesperson looking to showcase your previous projects, a dog trainer who wants to offer online bookings or a clothing company keen to sell online, there is a web-based option to suit.
Taking the plunge and setting up a website can seem a little scary, but we are here to help keep the process simple and straightforward.
Liz continued: “Too often small businesses feel out of their depth when commissioning a website and end up signing up for something which doesn’t really meet their needs. We offer a whole range of options from a one-page site for those just starting out right up to more complex e-commerce sites which are perfect for small businesses looking to sell online. We always work with our clients to look at all the options to make sure they pick the right one for their business.”
And if you have an existing site that’s not working for you, it doesn’t necessarily mean you will have to start again from the beginning.
Liz continued: “There are plenty of small tweaks that can be made to really improve the performance of a website without having to return to square one. Things like decluttering your navigation, rewriting text, enhancing the look and feel of your site, or even just brushing up your Search Engine Optimisation can really improve your
online presence without the need for a big budget.”
Marketing your product or service
To make your product or service a success you need to tell the world about it and convince potential customers of the benefits your brand will bring to their lives.
That’s where our marketing services come in. We will help you to identify who you are trying to reach and what you want to achieve before coming up with a plan that will get results.
Liz continued: “If marketing isn’t your background, it can feel hard knowing where to begin, especially for small businesses just starting out. Tools such as Google Ads can be really tempting but to make them worth the investment it’s important to take a planned approach. We can look at the options available and help find a solution that works best for you and your budget.”
Taking the stress out of admin
Admin is something few relish but if you want your business to run smoothly it’s a necessary evil. That said, it doesn’t mean you have to do it all yourself!
Many of our clients, especially those who are sole traders, find as their venture grows, they spend more time on admin and less time working on the areas of the business where they excel.
That’s where we can help. From filtering email to setting up filing systems and from invoicing to diary management – we can take the weight off your shoulders so you can focus on the areas of your business that you love.
Helping your business to grow
For your business to succeed it’s vital that you regularly take stock of where you want to head and how you are going to get there.
Our Planning for Success sessions bring focus to your thoughts for the future of your business, helping you to set goals and explore how to make them happen. Follow up notes and a to do list are provided to help you achieve your goals.
Depending on your business needs we can either carry out a one-off session, or arrange to meet on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis to help you keep on track.
Get in touch
If you would like to find out more about how SBG can help your small business, please get in touch.