On behalf of the bfa, HSBC and express newspapers I am delighted that your entry for the Franchise of the year has been successfully been shortlisted for the Awards to be held on the 30th September NEC in Birmingham.
These awards highlight the outstanding business acumen, passion and achievement of franchise businesses across the UK.
I received this news last Saturday…
I entered my business because i think i have formulated an effective modus operandi involving networking sites the main two being Facebook and Twitter. Putting a face to the business using these sites was the first step and then the rest grew from that. We regularly visit the sites and update them with jobs recently done using pictures and words from the customers. This is helpful for two reasons, new customers can visit the sites and hopefully be inspired by what they see and also have faith in what we do.
has that not been done before?
This is how we use it.. Customer calls or visits our shop we make an appointment we mention our sites and how to find them.. on our arrival we find that the customers who have looked at our active updated networking sites, find it much easier to make the choice of blind that will suit them. Also the customer has trust in the products and service we provide.
Why can’t they do that looking at our website!!
I feel as good as our website is.. there is nothing to beat an active and regularly updated networking site. Its the only place where you can put your passion and personality about your business over to potential customers. the amount of people who join our facebook and twitter site are usually recommended to us and the feedback tells us that.
Mr and Mrs Dawes of Lesmahagow are delighted with there new blinds. Mrs Dawes said “we are excited about these blinds our neighbors and friends will be too!”
description of their product with pictures.
INTU is also available as a Pleated blind with over 90 colours to choose from, many of which have ASC coating to give extra protection from the glare and heat of the sun. The range contains not just the single pleat fabrics but also 11 cellular fabrics that offer additional insulation properties for increased energy saving, and in addition give a sleek, modern look to the blind…
Mr Parker who joined our facebook site read this and looked at the pictures of the finished job… “I call them six of the best!” most of the featured jobs, i upload six pictures. He emailed our store straight from the facebook site and an order for the same blinds was taken.
We have managed to double our business in the last two quarters with this simple Modus Operandi. And its on this basis that we have became finalists in this years BFA awards.
We can be found on… facebook … and on… twitter
will you be wishing me good luck?