Published on January 16th, 2012 | by Tom Wake0
Review: Local Business Marketing Guild
Where Sophie and I live in Hackney there’s a great little network of grocers and independent shops… but recently Tescos have started swooping in.
I don’t have a problem with that and know supermarkets are necessary in the modern world. As much as we’d all love to pick berries from organic farms that run on goodwill and unicorn farts, in reality we’re not set up for it yet. The costs are too prohibitive.
But do we really need mini or ‘local’ versions taking over every street?
In 24 months 4 Tesco Locals have been built in our area, all within about 500 metres of the main shop. It feels like an encirclement campaign… and it’s swallowing up trade from the perfectly good local shops that were already there.
I’m not blaming Tescos. All the others would do the same here given half the chance – it’s good business sense and they’d be mad not to.
It just makes me angry that we’ll lose great quality shops run by locals for locals. These are shops run by familiar faces that offer the same convenience and in many cases fresher produce and a more diverse set of brands.
That’s why I love this innovative 3-5 hour a week business opportunity…
I’ve come across a very new, very clever business opportunity which champions local business – and could make you a very decent income.
I’ve not seen anything quite like this before. It’s called Local Business Marketing Guild and you can see it here:
In my opinion the timing couldn’t be any better because there’s been a real rise in the ‘support your local’ movement.
A lot of people are fed up over-run by brands and are actively trying to support local businesses.
They’re coming up with increasingly clever ways to drum up interest. For example where I live you can get discounts at the local bookshop and butchers if you just sign up to a ‘support our local shops’ scheme.
There are television programmes promoting this sort of thing as well. The People’s Supermarket was a Channel 4 documentary about one man’s crusade to take on the big chains by getting communities involved in the running of the shops.
The point is ‘going local’ is right in the popular consciousness – now more than ever at a time when people are distrustful of big banks, big brands and government promises.
That’s why opportunity is perfectly pitched right now – and I think could be a real income generator.
This could make you £1,000 – £1,600 a month by solving a problem that you’ll find on virtually every high street
The problem with most local businesses is that they get left behind and people write them off. Too many aren’t keeping up with how people like to shop. If I want to find a local tailor or fishmongers in my area I like to be able find out exactly where they are online – I want to be able to read reviews if possible and get a sense that they actually exist.
It’s not difficult to set this up for a business – in fact it’s very easy. The problem is most businesses don’t know where to start. They don’t have the know how or the time.
That’s what this opportunity is all about – it shows you how to set this up for them quickly and easily.
It’s a simple way to promote local businesses online and it’s something that anyone could get involved in – there’s nothing overly technical here.
It’s a win win situation (sorry, I hate that expression) because most businesses are happy to pay to have someone to do this for them so that they can focus on running their business. In terms of time and return it’s estimated that you need to spare between 3-5 hours a week – and with that you’d be looking to make £1,000 – £1,600 a month.
That might not sound like a life changer, but I think that’s an excellent return in the current climate – this is an honest business opportunity that provides a valuable service
The good news is that there’s a very generous 3 month risk-free trial period so that you can really put it through it’s paces and excellent support on offer.
This a real, workable and innovative home business, unlike a lot of the old rehashed claptrap that we’re often subjected to.
Everything you need to know is in the report. I’ve had requests for more reviews of real, workable home businesses – well they’re hard to come by but I think this is hidden gem.