We are the first locally based blog combined with a business directory and business community. Our purpose is to provide
interesting content for our followers, whilst helping them to choose local independent businesses for their product and
We throw in support and community for our businesses too - as we truly believe that small is mighty, but we are stronger than ever if we work together.
MAILING LIST SUBSCRIBERS
MOST SHARED BLOG POST
SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWERS
Building a community is about so much more than numbers, it’s about the intention of our followers and their dedication to
support local businesses. However, we know if you’re thinking of joining us you might like to understand a little more about
our audience and reach, so here’s the nitty gritty.
- All of the above benefits.
- Featured listing above others in your category.
- A longer description and image gallery to fully showcase your services or products, and links to social media.
- 50% off advertising in our newsletter.
- Image based directory listing with a link to your website.
- SEO advantages of being connected to a highly visited site, combined with a Directory that has advanced search engine capabilities.
- Welcome post on our popular Instagram & Facebook feeds.
- Access to “The Community” Facebook group to network, knowledge share, and self-promote.
- Support in promoting your big news online.
- Four free event listings on our Events page per month.
- Opportunities to be featured in blogs that are shared in our newsletters and on our social media.
If we have photographed your business or event, we are
very happy for you to share our images on your social media with credit/tags, but we regret we cannot give away images for marketing use for free. If you are interested in purchasing any imagery please get in touch.
We offer one-to-one business mentoring for many aspects of your business - find out more.
If you’d like to write a guest blog or review a local business or event, we will post it for free (subject to availability). Please get in touch to discuss our requirements.
Advertise in our fortnightly Newsletter. Prices start at £50. Get in touch for more details.
Invite us to review your business or event. Reviews are shared on our website, blog & social media. All reviews are subject to availability. Price on application - get in touch.
Got an event you'd like to promote? Non-members can add 1 event per month free of charge to our Events Calendar, members can add up to 4 events per month.
We also offer a paid 'Featured' event listing. Featured events are pinned to the top of the events feed for maximum visibility.
We talk about local businesses we come across in our daily lives or sometimes businesses that ask us to review. We provide content we think our followers will like, whether it's from members or not.
Unfortunately it doesn’t - it is luck what our followers might be searching
for. However we do experience a high volume of regular traffic, so we like to think there is a good chance you will be found on our site or Google search. We achieve this through regular blogs, newsletters, social media content, as well as continual Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) of all of our content. Our Directory and Events pages have their own advanced search engine capabilities for people to find exactly what they are after, and we also like to give our businesses plenty of opportunities to self-promote - for example with guest blogs, so you can support your own discovery.
We need to ensure our social feeds are filled with variety and high quality content and images for our followers, so we don't post exclusively for members. However, if you have a big event or announcement for your business, let us know and we will help you as much as possible! We curate our feed, and our followers love independent businesses, so we will from time to time choose content from our members - especially if we a doing a specific feature.
We're open to anyone, but our followers are from the counties of Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, and Buckinghamsire as that’s where we regularly blog from. We are all about keeping it local, so if you think that might be your customer base, you'd be so welcome to join.