Time to prune the Northamptonshire Business Directory

Late autumn pruning of the Northamptonshire Directory

The Northamptonshire Business Directory was created in 2014 as a solution to the dominance of large retailers in the town and online. Plus groups of national businesses of all types. The typical town has many of the same companies, and not just in Northamptonshire but across the country. Little space for the small local family business.

To all existing members.

We will be sending an email shortly to all members, requesting confirmation the business is still trading, and we have the right contact details. We understand the Corvid-19 Pandemic has taken a terrible toll on many Northamptonshire business, but we are forced to take this step to make the Directory relevant to local customers.

We have now sent out our newsletter, if you did not receive your copy, maybe it is in your spam folder,…

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Northamptonshire Business Directory is now open again.

We have been undertaking some major restructuring of the Directory, with better search facilities, higher levels of security and increased marketing of all businesses.

The majority of companies now have a website, but are companies ready for the online sales that lockdown customers are making? There are many solutions to making sure that your business is found before your competitors.

Make certain the main company website is operating correctly and any enquiries are actioned quickly. Have the site independently verified. Then build links back to the website. The best way for companies based in the county is to create a free listing in the local Business Directory for Northamptonshire.

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Are you ready for the challenges ahead?

Covid or Brexit, are you prepared?

Nobody could have prepared for the devastating effect that the Corvid Pandemic has had on the UK, and the effect on nearly every type of local business. Customers have disappeared from the high street, and from many business parks. Many purchases are now made online. This loss of normal income is adding to the pressure.

Many local companies have already laid off staff under furlough, and the future is not looking very good. But there are some things that can be done, in the hope that the business can survive.

A business may already have plans or started to make plans for all the changes that will come in just a few months time with, the final departure of the UK from the European Union. But staff cutbacks and reduced financial resources, have added to the pressure.

There are so…

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New version of the popular local Northamptonshire Business Directory coming shortly.

We have been working on a more modern up to date version of the Northampton Business Directory. The Directory started in 2014 and has been through many updates. This all new version will be ready by the end of August.

All existing member information, and listings will remain. One of the challenges has been to improve the Directory, but not lose any existing information. It is expected many companies will take the chance to upgrade their information and provide new images.

Security has been increased, listing made faster, and it is easier to find where customers are located, and travel information.

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Local Services really do matter.

Local Suppliers really do matter. Not just the Business Directory, but local public services as well.

It is a well known fact that local Government services are better for the population than those arranged from central Government. Local people know what is needed and where. An interesting article on Local Government is here. Both Northampton and Northamptonshire are mentioned.

Locally grown vegetables taste better and help local farmers.

That is why a local Business Directory will always be better than national or international Directories if your customers are based within 40 miles. For hotels, restaurants, local facilities, transport, small businesses, this makes sense. See our article on the benefits of using local companies.

Whether the UK stays in the European Union or mak…

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Not all Business Directories are equal

Choose Business Directories with care.

There are many types of Business Directories, from specialised ones, national and local ones, and dead ones. What separates them is, if they work for a business.

Our research has shown that specialised ones and local Directories can work . The specialised Directories are directly targeting the type of customers your business needs. Local Business Directories are aimed at the local customer where most customers are located.

Free or paid for.

Here a business needs to do some research. Start local and check out every type of Directory that matches your companies customers. If you cannot find the Directory in the top 100 Google listings, forget them. They are not promoting their Directory and you will have little benefits.

Check if many other companies from your town are already listed, and importantl…

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