As the owner of a small local start up, I found it increasingly difficult to get my products out there so that the local people would know what I had to offer.
Like most small start-ups my budget for advertising was extremely limited.
I initially looked at the local papers and magazines but the price for a credit card sized advert that eventually ends up in the blue bin was not an ideal way to start.
So! I searched for any other methods of getting noticed by locals.
Facebook was one option that I signed up for and I placed an FB Advert on my business page.
It works to a degree but not ideal.
One of Troons Facebook pages is filled with people looking for services and products but business owners cant reply.
Posts appear most days with folks looking for a plumber to fix something or someone to fix a dent in their car. Bake a cake or cut the grass.
People are looking for products and services but have no single point of contact with local businesses who can offer a solution.
I’m not one to wait for someone else to do things, So I built Everything Troon Business directory.
It will take time to fill up and get noticed but its a start.
People will start to talk about it and this will benefit all local businesses.
Got to start somewhere,
Colin M Boyd