Stay local, shop local, good for everybody

Stay local can mean big savings

Shopping for anything can mean big savings if you stay local. Whether you are a business or a customer, shopping locally has many benefits. This Directory supports all companies with a grade one free listing service. For customers, only local companies are listed, which helps the local economy.

This site is basically in two parts. For customers, and for Northamptonshire businesses with an address in the county. As a customer, it is easy to find a listed business, either by visiting the Categories in the search box or by typing in the main search area what you are looking for. This could be a product, service or business by name.

If the search results return a nothing found message, then the business has not taken advantage of the full free listing service available. Or it could be they are listed but have supplied very…

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Local Marketing in Northamptonshire

Local marketing of a website really matters

Local marketing matters. One definition of online marketing is on Wikipedia. This explains in clear terms what it is about, and what it is meant to achieve. This post explains how the local Northamptonshire Business Directory can help all local companies, large and small.

Customers will struggle to find your business online, unless you tell them you exist. This is done by marketing the website. The very first step is to make sure your business is found by Google which has about 94%, of the search engine market.

A sitemap of a website is vital

Everything depends on if you built your website, a website designer or a marketing company created it. If the site is based on WordPress there is a very good chance there is a sitemap already. Do a quick test. Type your website address in your browser and ad…

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How to create a free listing

A free listing made simple

The Internet can be easy to use if you are searching and looking at websites. But what if you need to create a free listing to promote your business?

Part of our mission is to help Northamptonshire businesses prosper and survive the Covid pandemic, and bring wealth into the county. This can only happen if you make the effort.

Two ways to have a free listing

First is registration which must be completed. Don't worry, we do not sell your details. Then comes the two options.


Proceed to the selection of the free option, the listing form is then available for completion. We have provided lots of help to smooth the work. You have 48 hours to complete the listing. After that time, your account will be deleted.

All applications a…

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Covid in Northamptonshire. Business Solutions

Never stop marketing your business

Sorry, we are closed. If you have recently walked down any local high street or town centre lately, you will have seen Covid in Northamptonshire signs everywhere on doors and windows "Sorry we are closed", and nothing else. What ever the weather, people will go out now it is possible. Time to start promoting again.

Most shops and business premises show they are sorry and have to remain closed due to Covid in Northamptonshire restrictions. This is a huge missed opportunity to market your business. All marketeers are opportunists, so what can you do?

What you don't see is the business website address.

Every business premise should show their website address, and show they are ready to open when possible.

Fresh flowers in the shop windows and pubs, budgerigars in a larg…

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Fascinating housework results for the Directory

Sizeable results now show some local companies do care.

We have been using this time during the Covid lockdown, to check out every single member's website. The results were very surprising.

A large number of websites had not been updated for a long time, although the businesses are still operating. There could be many reasons, lack of funds could be a major factor, and somebody to do updates. Unfortunately there were a number of dead websites, due to all sorts of reasons.

When was the last time you visited your site?

Possibly not for a long time as results show. There is a website, customers can find the site. The results show that unless action is taken to spread the website address on social media, different types of Directories and a Blog, you will be hard to find.

Do you have a secure https:// or a http:// website?

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Staying at home

Staying at home in Northamptonshire

We have published an article with ideas, solutions and contacts to help manage your time and benefit from staying at home.

Corvid is everywhere, on the TV, on the radio, and online. Most people just switch off. There are many lockdown ideas to be shared.

For the elderly there is Age UK. Child support is available at UK Government guidance. Ideas for couples

Staying at home

By now, everything has been cleaned and washed. The trips to the supermarket become the highlight of the week, and you are steadily going crazy. Maybe Money is getting short. How is this all going to end?

It is hard to accept that this situation is likely to continue for many months. Time to face facts, the outside world will be different and changed for …

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Things to do during UK Lockdown

There are many things to do, only if you want to make the effort

Time has never been more available to staff and companies due to the UK Lockdown. The topic of this post is to bring ideas that may not have been consider, and to use time productively.

I am so sad, I don't understand what lockdown means, I just don't go out as much now. Hope I don't get stolen.

If you are a business owner in Northamptonshire, there are many steps you can take right now to ensure there is a future for your business.

If you are an employee, self employed or on furlough. there is a lot you can do, that will help you face the future with confidence, and help pass the time.

Creating work is not normal

Work is something most of us have to do, but this is not normal times. Jus…

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Local Directories.

Local Directories mean business.

We have written an article about the benefits of local Business Directories for businesses of all sizes. The information is too much to show in a post. Here is the full article.

Every business with a website, has the problem of how to be found if the business is not already well known. Some business names are nothing like their website name. People search for what they think are the right words to find a business, not always what the company is known for.

Don't use Google to search for your business

If you do, you will nearly always come out near the top. Why? Because Google understands people very well, and also understands interests and recent search words. If you frequently ask Google about your company, it remembers your interest, and provides information matching those words.

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Franklin’s Gardens

Home of the Northampton Saints

Franklinโ€™s Gardens, is located in Northampton, and is also known as the โ€œHome of the Northampton Saintsโ€ a top class local rugby club.

About an hour away from London, Birmingham, Oxford, and Cambridge, and near to the M1 and a number of major airports.

Franklinโ€™s Gardens

Franklinโ€™s Gardens is an ideal location to host a conference or event.

Whether guests are travelling locally, or even internationally. It can be a good choice of venue for your next event.

A party or wedding, it does not matter where the guests arrive from. Offering beautiful, comfortable and first class settings for all types events.


Franklinโ€™s Gardens offers modern facilities and includes compli…

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