Why Join Honley Business Association?

by | Aug 16, 2022 | News

Tough Times Ahead

Do you own a business and find yourself worrying about tough times ahead?

With a national financial crisis upon us, many business owners may be worrying about what the future holds for them.

Can I keep my doors open in an ever-toughening financial market? How can I stay ahead of the competition? Can I even stay in the game? What can I do to attract new customers? How can I retain the ones I already have?

People are having to make tough financial decisions as to where they can afford to spend their money. Which of life’s little luxuries will they drop?

Difficult decisions such as where to shop, whether to go out for a cup of coffee / pint or stop at home, whether to book a hair / beauty treatment or to leave it a little longer, are having to be made.

Be Visible to Be Viable

Now more than ever, we need to make ourselves more visible to become more viable.

We live in a huge online world. Within it, you need to make your business stand out from the crowd.

Did you know that Honley Business Association (HBA) has an online platform dedicated to showcasing Honley businesses?

You’ve Got to Be In It to Win It

By signing up to our full website membership, for £120 a year – just £10 a month – your business is given a professional online profile that thousands of people will see.

In the last three months (May – July 2022), there has been on average 2,740 visitors per month to our website Honley Info. Average page views for the same period are around 5,822 per month.

Did you know that our business listings are given prime spot on our social media platforms? They include our Honley Community Facebook group, Instagram and Twitter, as well as our What’s Happening Around Honley Facebook page.

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What’s in it for Me?

Do you want your business to hit thousands of screens and potentially lead to new clients?

By becoming a full member, you get so much more than your subscription fee.

Words are written by a professional copywriter, photos are taken by an expert photographer and the website is run by social media experts, who all just happen to be local businesses in Honley and who have seen the value in becoming a member of HBA by joining themselves.

As a member, you are invited to post news, updates and offers once a week free of charge to our Facebook group Honley Community which has amassed 8,600 members. Our What’s Happening Around Honley page has nearly 3,600 followers.

That means thousands of people will see your post, many of whom could potentially be new clients or customers. They could like and share your post with their family and friends and further increase engagement with your brand.

Why not use our online news page? HBA members can share their business-related stories with our copywriter that will feature on our website and social media platforms for thousands of people to see.

If it’s an event in Honley you are looking to advertise, you can list it for free here.

You will also be invited to join our private Honley Business Association Facebook and WhatsApp groups, set up to support one another, network and pass on business related information.

We’re Stronger Together

There are currently 67 business listings on our Honley Info website. Is yours one of them?

HBA secretary June McLean and owner of Zebra Jewellery and Gifts said: “I used to spend a fortune advertising my business locally, without any noticeable results.

“Since becoming a member of HBA, I have noticed much better results. Now, with a recession imminent, I realise the importance of marketing my own business.

“By all our members liking and sharing each other’s posts, that support for each other in times of hardship can only help our Honley businesses to continue to thrive.”

To see the variety of businesses Honley has to offer and how your business could feature on our online community platform click here.

HBA recognises that Honley has a lot to offer. From the butcher, the baker to the candlestick maker, no matter how big or small your business is, we are here to support you in the challenging months ahead. Join us today.

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