“Unity is strength ...when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can happen.” - Mattie Stepanek

MEMBERSHIP & OPPORTUNITIES

WORK WITH US

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 service needs.

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.

different?

WHAT MAKES US

and growing!

BUSINESS MEMBERS

200+

MAILING LIST SUBSCRIBERS

750

MOST SHARED BLOG POST

17k

SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWERS

10k

MONTHLY IMPRESSIONS

30k

WEBSITE VIEWS

50k+

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.

BY THE NUMBERS

- 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.

PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP - £16 / MONTH

PASSIVE BENEFITS 
- 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. 

SELF-PROMOTION OPPORTUNITIES
- 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.

STANDARD MEMBERSHIP - £8 / MONTH

MEMBERSHIP

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.

IMAGE USAGE

We offer one-to-one business mentoring for many aspects of your business - find out more.

BUSINESS MENTORING

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.

WRITE FOR US

Advertise in our fortnightly Newsletter. Prices start at £50. Get in touch for more details.

NEWSLETTER ADVERTISING

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

REVIEW

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.

EVENT LISTINGS

OTHER WAYS TO WORK WITH US

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.

Are we paid by all the businesses we feature?

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.

Does joining the Directory guarantee new business?

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.

Does joining the website mean you'll post anything we ask you to?

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.

What areas do you cover?

F.A.Q's