Latest News

15 Aug

Chamber appoints a new Chair to the Board of Directors

Trentbarton buses boss Ian Morgan OBE has been appointed Chair of the Board of Directors at East Midlands Chamber*

14 Aug

Impact of lost businesses felt in latest employment figures

The impact of a number of high-profile business closures earlier in the year has begun to filter through to the unemployment figures for the East Midlands.

14 Aug

Rural Community Awards Now Open

The Plunkett Foundation is welcoming applications for this year’s annual awards celebrating achievements of rural community businesses in tackling rural issues.

Marketing Your Business

Whether you are starting a business, or growing an established business, getting your sales and marketing strategy right is crucial to your success. It is a critical part of your business plan.

Forecast and plan your sales: this will help you identify problems and prevent cashflow issues.

Understand the market you are operating in: decide on a pricing, advertising and selling strategy, think about how you will manage your customers. These are just some of the things you should do on a continual basis to ensure the survival of your business.

Marketing material: think about your marketing material, including your logo, what to include on your letterhead setting up a website and your social media presence.

Strong logo: information on what makes a great logo and how to create your own logo.

You may find useful advice on the external site, the Marketing Donut.

 

 


 

 

Networking

There are a number of regular opportunities to network in the region provided by organisations offering business support locally, please see our business events listing.


Business Awards

Business awards provide the opportunity for companies to showcase their successes and raise their profile in the local or national business community.

Similarly, award sponsors receive prime position in the publicity branding and promotional materials associated with award schemes.
A range of awards are open throughout the year, some of which may be focused on a particular sector or geographical location or business type.

A range of awards are open throughout the year, some of which may be focussed on a particular sector or geographical location or business type.


Additional Resources to Help Market Your Business

Call the D2N2 Growth Hub team for guidance on support available near you 0333 006 9178.

If you need to find a marketing consultancy to support any aspect of developing your marketing strategy please search our Business Support Provider Directory or use a free index for example to find Derbyshire Marketing Companies or Nottinghamshire Marketing Companies.