3 ways your customers can grow your business!

January 22, 2018 by  

Loyalty Cards

By using a loyalty program, you not only improve customer appreciation of your business, but you also increase the chances that existing clients will share this joy with those close to them. The more a customer feels appreciated by a business, the more he or she is likely to support that company and recommend it to others.

A loyalty scheme can be in the form of a simple card which rewards your customers for returning to you and using your services.The perks could be for example, a Hair stylist may offer a discount on a 4th visit or a coffee shop may reward the customer with a free cup of coffee after 5 have been purchased.

The card can also be used as a business card so you customer will always have your details at hand.

Referrals

Word of mouth for any business remains one the most powerful ways to grow your business. One way to encourage customer referrals is again to reward them, by offering them a discount or freebies as above.

This can also be in the form of a card for them to pass onto their friends and family.

Google/Social Media Reviews

If you haven’t claimed your business on Google I highly recommend you do this and keep it updated, this will make your business rank higher in Google searches. Use this link to find out how to do this https://goo.gl/tkdG61

A social media presence will also help make it easier for your customers to leave reviews.

The best way to get Google/social media reviews is simply to ask you customers, most of your customers will gladly leave reviews if they are happy with the service they receive. You can leave reminders for you customers to leave reviews in your workplace by way of posters or mentioning it on your loyalty cards.

As you can probably work out, once you have these schemes setup all the work is being done by your customers! All you need to do is ensure you are giving your existing and new customers a great service!

If you would like to get your customers working for you contact us now to find out how we can help you achieve this!

T: 01563 550750

E: kilmarnock@minutemanpress.com

2-4 Old Mill Road, Kilmarnock, KA1 3AN

Can you reduce your print costs?

January 16, 2018 by  

We think we can.

Print technology has change dramatically over the past ten years.

Not only has the emphasis switched entirely from mono print to vibrant colour, your company should also be spending less on their annual print budget.

It makes no difference whether you are a sole proprietor or a multi-national business, your print and marketing costs should be regarded as an overhead.

With a PRINT AUDIT from Minuteman Press Kilmarnock we are confident we can reduce that overhead. Our experience has shown there is not a company on the planet that does not have ‘Savings Potential’, our challenge is to identify and quantify these savings.

Reducing costs does not have to mean sacrificing quality or service.

In Kilmarnock we have invested heavily in the latest digital technology, a strategy which allows us to guarantee a high quality product along with the quick turnaround necessary in today’s high pressure business environment.

The process is simple.

We would look at your annual print requirements and assess where the savings can be made. We would then produce a detailed report for perusal and discussion.

THE AUDIT IS ABSOLUTELY FREE

You are under no obligation and we will give you 10% off your first order following the audit.

For full details or to arrange a preliminary discussion please contact:

Gary McSkimming

T: 01563 550750

E: kilmarnock@minutemanpress.com

2-4 Old Mill Road, Kilmarnock, KA1 3AN

Jimmy Osmond set to perform in Kilmarnock

January 16, 2018 by  

One of the top pop starts of the 1970s is set to play a concert in Kilmarnock next month, giving fans in the area a chance to indulge in a little nostalgia.

Jimmy Osmond – who was known as Little Jimmy Osmond during his heyday – is a member of the famous [Read more]

New Kilmarnock Business Hub

January 8, 2018 by  

An ambitious £4.8 million town centre business hub will open in Kilmarnock at the end of January.

Work at the Ingram Enterprise Centre, at the corner of John Finnie Street and Dunlop Street, is close to completion after two years of work.

Formerly the infamous Blue Triangle site, the building was a source of repeated complaints for years – however, having been completely renovated by East Ayrshire Council it is now hoped the hub can be an innovative centre to encourage enterprise.

A spokeswoman for the council said this week: “It is anticipated that the project will be completed by the end of January.

“In the New Year, there will be a launch of a brochure which will promote the new centre and there will be a visit by the first tenant.”

Built in 1895, the grade B listed Ballochmyle sandstone building is named after its architect Robert Ingram.

Services there will include secure superfast broadband, a staffed reception during normal office hours, 24hour access, video and telephone conferencing facilities, meeting rooms and breakout space to provide maximum flexibility.

The overhaul was made possible thanks to funding from the Scottish Government, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the council’s Town Centre Regeneration Fund.

It is expected the Ingram Enterprise Centre will provide a base for graduates from the Entrepreneurial Spark West Coast Hatchery at Dundonald, new businesses created from the start-up grants administered by Youth Business Scotland, and young entrepreneurs developing from the council’s School Business Enterprise Project.

New businesses will be moving into the business hub will need new business stationery ( letterheads, business cards etc ) showing the new address. Minuteman Press in Kilmarnock can help companies have everything in place for moving in!

Gig in Kilmarnock for The View singer

December 15, 2017 by  

The lead vocalist from one of the most popular bands in Scotland is set to play a solo show in Kilmarnock in the days before Christmas.

Kyle Falconer made his name as the frontman of ‘The View’, with the group establishing itself among [Read more]

Date announced for switching on of Christmas lights

November 20, 2017 by  

The official date for the switching on of the Kilmarnock’s Christmas lights has been announced, marking the start of the holiday season for many residents.

This year’s event seems set to be the biggest and best yet, as a fun-packed variety of activities are [Read more]

Kilmarnock Town Centre Transformation

October 31, 2017 by  

Members of the public are being invited to have their say in the transformation of Kilmarnock’s town centre.

East Ayrshire Council have announced plans that could see the transformation of various parts of the town centre.

And the local authority are asking the public to share their opinions on the ambitious new ideas for the town, this weekend.

A public engagement event will take place this Saturday, October 28, in the Citizens Advice Bureau in the Foregate.

On display will be proposals for the future of four key areas, The Foregate, Sandbed Street, the main shopping area and the John Finnie Street Embankment.

And the Council are keen to get everyone’s input, with a chance to vote on what you see as high, medium or low priority for future actions in the town centre.

The event will run from 2pm to 4.30pm and will be manned by the council’s planning team and TGP landscape architects, who will be further developing any ideas which come to the fore, and who will be on hand to explain and discuss the proposals, illustrated by an exhibition with concept drawings.

Plans to redevelop centre of Kilmarnock announced

October 18, 2017 by  

Proposals that could potentially bring about a major transformation of the town centre in Kilmarnock have been announced by East Ayrshire Council, with the aim of gauging the thoughts of those living there.

The council is providing residents with the chance to [Read more]

Legendary punk band coming to Kilmarnock

September 26, 2017 by  

One of the longest running and most successful bands to emerge from the punk rock music era of the 1970s have announced that they will be coming to Kilmarnock next year for a concert.

The Stranglers had a number of chart hits during [Read more]

Connect for Growth B2B Exhibition

September 12, 2017 by  

The Chamber business to business trade event continues to be the highlight of the Ayrshire business calendar and, during Business Week, offers a unique, cost effective vehicle to showcase your products and services to other business exhibitors and prospective customers. Featuring over 100 stands, The Connect for Growth trade exhibition enables you to reach out and build links, source products, network with a wide audience and win new business.

Minuteman Press Kilmarnock will have a stand at the exhibition. Drop in and visit us and find out what we can do for your business.

The exhibition will be held at the Park Hotel, Kilmarnock on the 10th October 2017 doors open at 9am.

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