Blog and News from Keep Your Fork

19 July 2018

If young people are not given the key skills to flourish, how can we ever be a united society?

“Our country’s been through some difficult moments recently in terms of its unity. “Sport has the power to unite people and football is the biggest sport.” So said Gareth Southgate in the build-up to the World Cup semi-final.

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28 June 2018

Top Tips for Entering Business Awards

It is important to ensure the category you go for aligns with your achievements in the last 12 – 18 months, that is the category you will be happy to promote as a key asset to your business marketing

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13 June 2018

Not just 1 but 15 top tips on what works best on social media

It is crucial that when posting out on social media you make the most out of your posts. With any business, social media has to bring a return on investment and time otherwise it’s a waste of a business’s resources. Therefore, it’s time to think more carefully about what, when, how and why you are posting on your various platforms.

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24 May 2018

8 tips to help you bid for public sector contracts

Securing public sector contracts may be part of your growth strategy, whether you run a business or a social enterprise. And it can involve a considerable amount of time to put in a bid or respond to an invitation to tender.

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10 May 2018

How to read the press to win friends and gain business

We often say, if businesses want to appear in the press, then they need to BUY the press. We all know newspaper circulation is declining in the face of online competition- and they are fighting back with their own online platforms- but the maxim ‘use it or lose it’ still holds true.

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3 May 2018

Why professional photos are a must for your business

Professional photography is often overlooked when it comes to your business. Whether you’re just starting out or established, you probably don’t consider the pictures you have on your websites or social media as a way of attracting new business. The cost of professional photography might prompt you to wonder if you might be able to get away without it. After all, you could just take some pictures yourself, or use stock photos you found for free on the internet..…

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26 April 2018

Supporting a return to work with a brilliant CV

The prospect of returning to work after having taken time out to start a family can be more than a little daunting. There is plenty that you can do to prepare yourself for the re-launch of your career, not the least of which is ensuring that you have an up-to-date CV, one that will persuasively get you that first foot in the door to a new job. Where to begin?

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19 April 2018

How your powerful personal story provides unprecedented PR

Ruth was already doing a great job of her own PR when she asked Keep Your Fork to get her further, faster. She had made some valuable connections with the right people- in her case food editors in the local media- and had a flair for copy writing, a huge asset. What Ruth recognised she missed however, was that all- important impartial ‘birds-eye view’ of their own business, and a fuller appreciation of the wider profile opportunities in the food press, business press and of course, those all- important personal contacts in the media.

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9 April 2018

Want more clients coming to you? How to use LinkedIn to make it easy for your target to find you

LinkedIn is effectively one big database where professionals and business people congregate, making it a great place to get noticed and attract new potential clients to you. The question is can your target audience actually find you when they are searching for solutions in their hour of need? If you’ve heard of people who are successfully using LinkedIn to find new clients, but you’ve not yet found the LinkedIn holy grail for your business, here are some tips to help you get found.

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5 April 2018

Social Media MUSTS for your business

Do you want your business to thrive in today’s market? Then having an active and strong online presence is a must. In 2017 there were 2.46 billion social network users with this number predicted to grow to 2.62 billion users in 2018 (Statista 2017). If your business isn’t using social media platforms then I hope these figures make you have a rethink.

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