However, getting yourself seen in a crowded market can be a challenge for many small businesses. A listing in the local business directory www.tradednetwork.co.uk can be a great solution to this problem.
Norwich based company Traded Network provides a local business directory that is currently being listed in over 85,000 online search results every month. Why should a business bother?
Well, according various sources:
• 85% of internet users search for local businesses online.
• 61% of local searches result in a phone call.
• 9 out 10 people call or visit a business they find in a local search.
Jonathan White, Managing Director, explains “We have a range of plans available within our directory and any business can list themselves for free. We also have 4 paid for plans levels where we provide ongoing marketing support to a business.”
There were over 5 million SMEs in the UK in 2015 – making up 99% of all businesses.
However, according to a report by domain supplier GoDaddy last year, many small and micro-businesses are lagging behind in the digital race.
They found 60% of UK businesses with five employees or less don’t have an online presence and the main reason given was that they thought they were too small to warrant a website.
MD Jonathan said “With our directory appearing in such a large number of search results, it provides an excellent platform for businesses of all sizes to reach a wider customer audience.
From regular targeted social media activity to website content and SEO. With over 89% of the UK population having internet access, it has never been as important for a business to be seen online.”
To get started please go to: www.tradednetwork.co.uk/registration and claim your business listing.