Have We Got Business News For You – Volume 5

On our travels we come across interesting articles and advice that we feel might be of interest to business owners.

GDPR for small businesses
With the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) effective date pinned at 25/05/18, the UK is gearing up for tougher fines and stricter regulations, across all industries. GDPR regulation for small businesses is a hot topic, but are you prepared for the changes?
https://www.simplybusiness.co.uk/knowledge/articles/2017/11/what-is-gdpr-for-small-business/

The small business guide to Self Assessment tax returns
If you’re self-employed, you’ll usually need to fill in a Self Assessment tax return each year. Check out our guide to make the process as easy as possible.
https://www.simplybusiness.co.uk/knowledge/articles/2017/12/self-assessment-tax-returns-a-guide-for-small-businesses/

15 Tips for Growing Your YouTube Channel
Want to produce algorithm-friendly YouTube content? Wondering how to attract viewers and keep them watching? Find 15 tips and tactics for optimizing your YouTube video content at every stage of the video production process.
https://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/15-tips-growing-youtube-channel/

Twitter Renaissance: Is It Time to Reconsider Twitter?
Wondering if you should be active on Twitter? Interested in whether Twitter is still important for marketers? Explore how Twitter has changed and discover examples of how to use Twitter well.
https://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/twitter-renaissance-is-it-time-to-reconsider-twitter-mark-schaefer/

A guide to government support for small businesses in 2018
http://www.ukbusinessforums.co.uk/articles/a-guide-to-government-support-for-small-businesses-in-2018.752/

Everybody knows about Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter ads. But you may be overlooking places online to buy inexpensive ads…
https://blog.hootsuite.com/places-to-buy-cheap-ads-online/

Want to get better at social marketing? Learn from these smart YouTubers.
https://blog.hootsuite.com/youtube-channels-business-learn/

It’s time to start improving your image quality. These editing apps will help you step up your game

From Terrible to Shareable: The Best Photo Editing Apps, Chosen by You

Government launches SME complaint handling service
The government has launched its new complaint handling service for small businesses in a bid to ensure fair payment practices
http://economia.icaew.com/en/news/december-2017/government-launches-sme-complaint-handling-service

The Facebook Algorithm: What You Need to Know to Boost Organic Reach
If you’re a marketer on Facebook then you’ll be doing yourself a favor by learning about how the algorithm works.
https://blog.hootsuite.com/facebook-algorithm

3 Easy Ways to Create Instagram Ads
Learn how to use Instagram stories and posts to design ads that show on Instagram and Facebook.
https://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/3-ways-to-create-instagram-ads/

6 Ways Brands Are Using Messenger Apps to Reach their Audience
https://blog.hootsuite.com/brands-using-messenger-reach-audience

Plusnet are on a mission to help small businesses grow. They chatted to some of the UK’s leading entrepreneurs to uncover key issues on marketing and funding.
https://community.plus.net/t5/Plusnet-Blogs/How-do-you-get-customers-and-investors-to-love-your-brand/ba-p/1502786
#PlusnetPioneers

You need a lot of followers to be successful on social media.
That’s not necessarily true…and neither are these 4 other myths.
https://blog.hootsuite.com/social-media-marketing-myths/

Discover how to create a Facebook group and connect it with your business page.
https://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/how-to-set-up-facebook-groups-for-pages/

Find seven tips to take the performance of your next advertising campaign to a higher level.
https://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/7-tips-optimize-facebook-ad-campaigns/

Behind the scenes at Dragons’ Den: Tips for pitching the TV investors
The brothers behind Mo Bro’s, who secured £150,000 funding on the Boxing Day episode of Dragons’ Den, share insights into the experience.
https://enterprisenation.com/blog/posts/behind-the-scenes-at-dragons-den-tips-for-pitching-the-tv-investors-from-one-of-the-show-s-success-stories

Tips for a great elevator pitch
An elevator pitch is your chance to make a great first impression and generate interest in your company. Here are some tips to help you nail it.
https://enterprisenation.com/blog/posts/tips-for-a-great-elevator-pitch

Bedroom business to world domination: Meet the Mentors with Trunki’s Rob Law – podcast
the designer of the award-winning kids’ luggage brand shares his top tips for global expansion with a furniture maker from Blackburn
https://www.theguardian.com/small-business-network/audio/2018/jan/10/bedroom-business-to-world-domination-meet-the-mentors-with-trunkis-rob-law-podcast

GDPR for small businesses
find out more about the new data protection legislation at eses free event in Liverpool
http://capacitylab.co.uk/events/
Take a GDPR “Health Check” here http://capacitylab.co.uk/gdpr

Facebook algorithm changes ahead: This is going to be a game-changer for Facebook pages.
https://www.facebook.com/smexaminer/videos/10156042221879383

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