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Think like Google or Think with Google’s new interactive tool

Did you know that patio heaters are the top trending retail Google search for this month in NSW and nationwide? Would you love to understand the fast-rising retail categories and how you can use this to your business’ advantage? While we all know COVID-19 is presenting new challenges to businesses, having access to insightful data…

Empowering small business owners with crucial insights

As we navigate the obstacles of the current pandemic, it’s obvious that we can no longer operate the way we used to. The last few months are a testament to the fact that we need to change the way we think to survive. To support small business owners on this journey of navigating the path…

Create, Connect and Convert in Cessnock

Cessnock City Council in partnership with the Hunter Region Business Hub (HUB), Australian Small Business Advisory Service and the Digital Solutions Program under the Advance Greater Cessnock banner is delighted to bring the Create, Connect and Convert webinar to our businesses. The workshop is the ultimate digital marketing guide for small businesses and is being…

Can you buy consumers trust and loyalty?

Gaining the trust of buyers and consumers is becoming even tougher than it once was. With more businesses empowered with marketing and digital innovation techniques, people are being inundated with online advertising and marketing Communications. Thus, leaving consumers finding it difficult to know what product to put their trust in. Survey Monkey conducted a study…

Play here, Stay here campaign launch!

Australian Golf Digest has announced that it has launched an initiative encouraging golfers across the country to ‘Play here, stay here’. Nick Cutler, Managing Director of Australian Golf Digest said “We have heard directly from the courses themselves and tourism bodies how the bushfires have directly impacted traffic, and now the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak it’s…

Introducing a series of digital workshops

The digital age is changing the way businesses communicate with their consumers. To coincide with the evolving digital world, a series of digitally focused workshops will be delivered to the community in the upcoming year. Cessnock City Council has partnered with Hunter Region Business Hub and Australian Small Business Advisory Service’s Digital Solutions Program under…

Small business and technology, work smarter not harder

The digital age is changing the nature of business. Take advantage and come along to the inaugural Hub Digital Forum being held on Wednesday 19 February at TAFE NSW Kurri Kurri. The full day event will see leading digital experts covering core themes of technology and marketing, security and law; all of which is relevant…

Instagram has changed how the LIKE system works

What do Instagram changes mean for business?

Instagram has become a popular place to do business, with many retailers relying on the platform as their largest online customer engagement tool. This has also led to Influencers building followings which they then monetise through brand partnerships.     It is therefore still unsure how businesses will be affected by Instagram’s trial update in…

Dealing with negative reviews is part of getting important feedback for your business

Dealing with negative online reviews

Everyone likes to be liked. So what should you do when someone goes online to say they don’t like your business, product or customer service? How do you deal with negative online reviews?   According to a survey by Bright Local, reading a negative review stops 40% of consumers wanting to do business with your…

From the chambers – Digital Training

Hunter Region Business Hub will be running the first of its 2019 workshops for digital business skills next week, Tuesday 12 February, 10am-12pm. Entitled ‘make Google fall in love with your website’ it is designed to give you the skills to attract more customers to your website and ultimately to your business. The HUB will…

cyber crime grants

Grants for SME cyber health check

Cyber crime has become more prevalent. Even big players like Facebook and the Federal Government have been affected. But before you decide that your small business is too small to be of interest to hackers, or that you don’t do much on-line business think about the following.   Do you have a website or Facebook…

Digital Marketing in Cessnock

Digital marketing for tourism and service industries

NetStripes are running a new digital marketing workshop in Cessnock for small businesses in March. It’s tailored specifically for the tourism and services Industries, although it does have wider appeal.   After they ran two successful Bootcamps in 2018, netStripes asked Cessnock businesses to tell them what they wanted to learn next. Many of you…