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I noticed a slump during the last three months of the year with an unusual increase in enquiries in the two weeks leading up to xmas. This increase in enquiries has continued into the new year but I am getting more time wasters too, so no more business than usual.
[edited by: Essex_boy at 7:47 pm (utc) on Jan. 18, 2009]
"Not at the moment", he says. "I am going on a course with the Small Business Gateway where we will be building our own. I just wanted some information about SEO." Some people have a nerve.
Neccessity is the mother of invention. And invention is better than panic.
But the banking crash in the UK is going to test everyone to the limit over the next couple of years. RBS, sometime yesterday, was valued at only 4% of its value compared to its previous high. How can that be? It's staggering. The good ship UK looks to be in far more serious trouble than others.
Thanks for the reply's, so far, I'm a little unsure if those who responded with 'no real change' to my question about work slowing down are from the UK or elsewhere.
to: Nomis5, I hear you loud and clear regarding RBS, its staggering to think so few people making what seems like bad investments and poor loan handling for the last few years can get this country into the state its in now. The government intervention is right, BUT its so gonna come bak and bite is hard in the ass in a few years.
to: aspdaddy, If any of us whants to know just how these bankers and hedge fund people have got us into the state we are now in, I suggest reading a book called 'Who Runs Britain' its provides great insight into the fact that realisticly its not even the Priminister, or the government that make the financial decisions in this country, its the fat cat billionaire bankers, thats who.
Many small businesses are desperate to improve their marketing and up their custom to help them survive the recession. A clear, effective website is an essential marketing tool these days - and it you can build one at a reasonable price, you may be in high demand.
You don't need to be a professional web designer to make a bit on the side in this way. Perhaps you've built a couple of websites of your own?
Find out what the professions would charge and offer your services at a lower price to businesses in your area.
And this comes from what is supposed to be a reputable UK website. I note they don't remind people to pay their tax! How the **** are we supposed to compete with this nonsense?
I am going to raise this with the Federation of Small Businesses.