Monday, 29 September 2008

Coming soon - Stallholder Feature

We will be featuring one of our stallholders who has an interesting story to tell about their business, how they got started, what advice they'd give anyone else looking to start their own business etc. This will be a regular feature and will give you the chance to promote yourself, and your business in more detail. If you would like the chance to be featured, please contact Gail

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Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Welsh County Lists Updated

Thanks to everyone who pointed out that our county list for Wales was out of date. We've made the following changes:

Added: Monmouthshire, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Wrexham, Flintshire, Denbighshire, Conwy, Anglesey, Pembrokeshire, South Wales*

* We could have added each of the South Wales cities and county boroughs separately, but decided it was probably better to group them under "South Wales" so that Stallholders and Events would be more easily found.

Removed: Cardiff, Clwyd, Dyfed, Gwent, Glamorgan (Mid, South, and West)We hope this makes navigating by county in Wales much easier to use and welcome any feedback.

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Sunday, 14 September 2008

New Partnership with Greenfinder

We recently received a business listing from Greenfinder. Greenfinder is a directory of businesses with strong eco-credentials, and also an events diary for green events nationwide. As we're both Warwickshire based "finder" websites, we've agreed to work together to benefit members of both our sites.

If you have already listed your green business on Stallfinder, you are now eligible for a discount of 10% on your business listing at Greenfinder. To find out more, please visit our Partners or Special Offers pages.

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Facebook and StumbleUpon

The biggest challenge any new website faces is trying to get lots of visitors to come to the site. Stallfinder has grown steadily every single month, in terms of visitors, page views, events and listings and we want to keep things moving in the right direction. The more people who come to the site, the more successful your businesses and events will become. To help achieve this, we're using as many of the networking sites as possible on the internet and we'd urge you to support this. Two ways you can do so are:

1. Facebook - Come and visit the Stallfinder Facebook page and become a fan

or come and join the Stallfinder Group

2. StumbleUpon - This is a really great way to find sites on the internet that you'll love but you never knew existed. Also, if you give the thumbs up to a site you like using StumbleUpon, lots of other Stumblers will get to know about that site. So please, Stumble Stallfinder!

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Mumpreneur Semi-Finalist on Stallfinder

Congratulations to Alison Rothwell of Arabella Miller who has made it into the Semi-Finals of This Morning's Mumpreneur competition. Alison and her company have been working with us since shortly after she launched her agent programme in April and we're delighted she's doing so well. You can read more about the competition on the ITV website...

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Hundreds of New Events Added

We've been working really hard throughout the Summer to add more events to our database. As of today, there are now 480 events on Stallfinder and many of the new events we've added are for 2009 so you should be able to contact the event organisers early and hopefully book a space.

Even so, we're still looking to add more events, especially outside of England. In spite of a big effort, we still need lots more events in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, so please spread the word that events can be added to Stallfinder free of charge.

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Stallfinder on The Start Line

Stallfinder has been included in The Start Line, a new initiative by Business Zone aimed at showcasing the UK's newest entrepreneurial talent.

" is always keen to support new entrepreneurial talent which is why we've launched The Start Line. This regularly updated section profiles the UK's newest and most exciting businesses"

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