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Start Up Edge partners with AFA

Start Up Edge is delighted to announce it’s partnership with the Approved Franchise Association ( AFA ).  The AFA, founded in 2012 is a fast growing UK based franchise association providing help and advice to existing and new franchisors and people interested in seeking self employment via franchising.

Claire Robinson has been a member of the AFA’s board since its inception in 2012 and was named Chief Executive Officer in March 2015. She is also the Managing Director of Extra Help, a national home-help and domestic services franchise network. Claire has been self-employed for eighteen years, during which time she was involved in the creation and management of several successful businesses.

Start Up Edge has tailored digital marketing packages specifically for franchisee’s and franchisors which include;

  • Brand compliant website design
  • Paid search marketing – Pay Per Click ( PPC )
  • Local Search Engine Optimisation ( SEO )
  • SMS marketing
  • B2B Mailing Lists
  • Email marketing

Joel Bissitt, Managing Director of Start Up Edge comments “I am delighted we are now an approved Partner of the Approved Franchise Association. We have worked hard to put together some great packages of digital marketing services for franchise businesses. We look forward to a long and successful working partnership with Claire and her team.”

To find out more about the digital marketing services for franchisors and franchise businesses we provide click here (more…)

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We know being found amongst the billions of websites on the internet can be a tough task for franchise businesses

A great way to increase traffic, boost your search rankings and to generate leads is by listing on free business listings sites. The problem with most sites however is that they are national sites so again you end up in a position where by to get any real advertising exposure and chance of any leads to need to buy an “upgrade”!

That’s why almost 2 years ago we starting building our end directories, not nationally but locally. 2 years on so far we have built 42 local directories to help small businesses generate leads, improve their SEO and promote entrepreneurship in the UK including two new sites, one a free london business directory and the other a free kent business directory

Each site makes it very simple to add your listing but not just a naff looking text advert with a single image but you can create very attractive adverts with a map, multiple images and even links to your website & social media free, yes that’s right completely free!

To find out more about our local directories and free business advertising please visit https://freeads.me.uk

PS – For all you writers out there we are also seeking blog posts. Posts must be a min 500 words, unique to our site, at least one image and business orientated but we also provide these free. To find out more please get in touch.