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Innovative Ecommerce Page Monitoring Platform, Hexowatch gives Ecommerce Businesses the Upper Hand


Hexact inc. known for its popular website health and performance monitoring platform, Hexometer launches Hexowatch – your AI sidekick to monitor website changes

WILMINGTON, DE, USA; 4 September, 2020 – Competitor and supplier monitoring is a time-consuming and costly exercise for many businesses, but a newly released platform called Hexowatch could help businesses save over 32 hours a month in manual monitoring and ensure they stay one step ahead of the competition at every turn.

Developed by Hexact Inc. the company known for its popular website health and performance monitoring platform, Hexometer, Hexowatch has been created specifically for the ecommerce and agency market, enabling businesses to automate monitoring of any website for visual, content, keyword, source code, technology, availability or price changes.

“Since launching, we have helped businesses save over 32 hours a month on average by automating time-consuming and repetitive, yet necessary tasks that weigh on businesses, to ensure they stay on top of their market and competitors,” explained Stepan Aslanyan, CEO of Hexact, Inc.

Hexowatch is a cloud-based platform that functions 24/7, using AI technology, and requires no programming skills or software to install.

Hexowatch helps eCommerce businesses stay ahead of the competition by monitoring their competitors for new product launches, tracking competing product prices, keeping an eye on suppliers or distributors for product availability as well as receiving alerts when logistics partners issue disruption warnings.

When a change is detected, a snapshot is recorded and a notification can be sent via email, Telegram, Slack, webhook,  Zapier or Pabbly connect. This enables Hexowatch alerts to connect with over 2000 different apps and services.

Hexowatch opens up opportunities for agencies to offer additional high-value services to their clients by using the platform to monitor various industry-related areas. Agencies can also benefit from Hexowatch by monitoring client pages for visual issues after deploying development updates, being notified when landing pages are updated, getting a heads up when a tracking code goes missing or monitor product pages for price or availability changes.

Hexowatch can even help freelancers or people looking for work by monitoring third-party recruitment or freelancing websites or HR departments for new vacancies.

“Ultimately, Hexowatch allows you to turn any website into your own private data-source, which means the possibilities are endless. Hexowatch is ideal for any situation where being first and having all the information can get you one step ahead of the competition. And this is just the beginning. We have a vision that far exceeds the current capabilities of this exciting platform,” says Aslanyan.

For further information of PR enquiries, please contact: Hexact, Inc.

Chris Closset – CMO & Co-founder
Email: press@hexowatch.com
Address: 24A Trolley Square PMB 2111
City: Wilmington
State: DE 19806
Country: United States
Website: https://hexowatch.com/
Media kit: https://hexowatch.com/media-kit
Company profile: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/hexact

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SEO Support for Small Businesses


Businesses of all types have suffered recently with the impact of the totally unprecedented Coronavirus pandemic. Sales have dropped dramatically on the high street with customers staying at home where possible.

This has driven sales online in most industries. Businesses who already trade primarily online have been given an advantage, while traditional high street shops with little or no online presence have struggled. These businesses have been forced to adapt their services to be able to take orders online or perhaps start a local delivery service to keep their customers.

Starting out online and marketing a website takes time to do yourself, which unfortunately some small businesses don’t have the luxury of. Digital marketing and search engine optimisation needs a strategy and a skilled approach to get businesses ranking high on Google and other search engines.

At Studio 36 Digital, we know the struggles small local businesses have been facing, and we want to help.

We have launched our new initiative to help small local businesses increase their web presence and bring new customers to their website.

On a limited basis, we will be offering Low Cost SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) services to small businesses, suffering from the COVID19 pandemic. This is available to UK and USA businesses only.

We hope this offer of help will enable more smaller businesses to continue trading through these tough times and beyond.

Please get in touch with us today if you feel we could help you.

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New Offshore Database Support Services from ONQU could save UK businesses 40%+ of support costs


BIRMINGHAM, UK, 14 August, 2020 – UK businesses that offer support services could stand to save themselves at least 40 percent of their related costs, simply by investing in a new offshore model.

ONQU 24*7 Support recently launched a new offshore database support service, investing in the provision of certified and secure offshore personnel to provide DBA and technical services that can significantly reduce support spend, particularly for businesses that operate on a 24/7 basis.

These organisations regularly overspend valuable budget, using internal or external support teams, but ONQU will allow them to cut costs and increase value by focusing on areas that benefit users and customers rather than having to resource teams that are under-utilised and simply waiting for support calls to come in.

ONQU Director Steve Priestnall says, ‘Having worked in the Managed Services sector for over 15 years, it became apparent to us that a lot of the larger service providers could offer competitive rates through utilising offshore resources and leveraging much lower costs. We investigated how we could leverage the same skills and expertise, whilst guaranteeing service delivery excellence by utilising already established networks and locally sourced consultants.’

In this way, ONQU has created a service selection model that ensures that its offshore team is certified, has excellent technical skills and can deliver 24*7 services effectively.

“Our competitive service is delivered at much lower levels of investment in comparison to other UK managed service providers so we can compete on both enhanced quality of service at significantly lower support costs.”

ONQU is a trusted provider of Enterprise Database Services, with over 50 Years of combined enterprise consultancy and resourcing experience, currently supporting Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL and associated configurations such as virtualisation and disaster recovery, whether on premise or in the cloud.

For businesses looking to find out more about lowering support costs whilst maintaining or increasing service value ONQU Support can help support you in finding a solution. The team will discuss, on a no obligation basis available services, delivery and operational procedures.

For further information or PR enquiries, please contact:
ONQU Support
Steve Priestnall
Birmingham, United Kingdom (UK)
07896606307
steve@onqusupport.co.uk
www.onqusupport.co.uk

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TOWIE star and top business coach to share Instagram Secrets with UK businesses


James Lock, star of The Only Way Is Essex and Celebs Go Dating, has used lockdown to help hundreds of UK businesses and influencers to boost their Instagram brands in collaboration with top social media and business coach Adam Stott

The reality TV star has joined forces with high profile business coach and speaker Adam Stott to create Instagram Secrets, a new program for entrepreneurs wanting to learn how to make an impact on the popular social media platform.

Together James and Adam, both from Essex, have nearly 1 million Instagram followers and are using their expertise to show firms how to grow their business and personal brands through the video and photo sharing social network giant, which has 26.9 million users worldwide.

Over the last few years, Adam has sold more than £50 million worth of products and services through social media and, in 2016, set up his own company – Big Business Events – to show other business owners how to use social media to develop and grow their business.

Adam Stott said: “I interviewed James at one of my live events and was really impressed with his detailed knowledge and commercial attitude to business. That led to a discussion about the valuable information we could share with business owners who want to become successful on Instagram quickly.  “When lockdown came into effect, it meant our schedules were a bit more relaxed and we pressed ahead to create and produce this great product that can help anyone regardless, of their experience.”

James added: “Business, fitness and travel are my passions and social media is such a huge part of business now that I wanted to share some of the lessons I’ve learned on my journey so that can help others. I’m careful about which projects I work on, but this is something I wanted to do because I’ve seen the impact Adam has at his events.”

Instagram Secrets is an online training program that covers: how to gain more likes, followers and engagement; what content works for your audience; how to approach brands and understand brand deals; time saving and content optimising apps that can help; and how to use Instagram to generate more sales.

For more information, visit: https://lockiesinstasecrets.com

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Outsourced Events launches DigitalAssist to support businesses in the “new normal” world of virtual


Outsourced Events, a leading UK event agency, announces the launch of their new service DigitalAssist – the support team for virtual events and webinars. The service has been created in response to numerous client requests and enquiries.

Alexandra Sibley, Commercial Director at Outsourced Events said, “In these unprecedented times, when all in-person events have either been cancelled or postponed due to Covid-19, we are seeing increasing pressure being put onto marketing teams to deliver the same leads in a virtual environment. This, coupled with a freeze on recruitment, is proving extremely challenging for those needing to scale quickly at short notice. Spotting this trend and following demand from clients, we have launched DigitalAssist.”

The London based events agency is an expert in the delivery of end-to-end event management services, both face-to-face and virtually, for the technology, associations, and professional services sectors. Specifically, this new tiered subscription service supports companies that are facing a shortage of resources or lack experience in running virtual events and webinars. DigitalAssist provides a cost-effective solution allowing companies to upscale instantly. It includes:

• Platform configuration
• Registration management
• Speaker liaison
• Branding
• Presentation upload and collateral management
• Session moderation
• Surveys, Q&A, polling management

Feedback on DigitalAssistfrom clients has been very positive, with one Outsourced Events client saying:

“I have been working with the Outsourced Events team to support the delivery of our webinar series – I am absolutely delighted with the results. Highly professional, extremely engaging and just great to work with”
DIGITAL MARKETING SPECIALIST, $2BILLION TECHNOLOGY COMPANY

Further information and pricing on DigitalAssist is available from Outsourced Events via info@outsourcedevents.com.

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Pierce offers advice to businesses as cyber criminals find new ways to exploit the Covid 19 crisis


Security experts warn that the emergence of Covid 19 related phishing scams is the worst they’ve seen in years; the tactics employed by cyber criminals have become increasingly sophisticated, and play on the confusion around government guidelines, in order to defraud businesses.

Lancashire based business advisory and accountancy group Pierce has published a series of articles to help guide businesses through the legislation, so that they can get the help they need to survive during these difficult times.

Lisa Kennery (Director) said “Pierce has been putting clients first for nearly 100 years. We feel that right now, it’s more important than ever to share our knowledge and expertise to help businesses to get through the current challenges.

“The underhanded tactics employed by cyber criminals play on confusion and fear. So, we are working to equip businesses with the knowledge they need.”

What is phishing?

Simply put, phishing is any fraudulent form of communication that attempts to persuade you to divulge sensitive data, that criminals can then use for financial gain.

Pierce has published a guide to some of the most recent phishing scams, and warning signs to look out for, to make it easier for you to protect yourself and your business.

Get the most up to date guidance

As government guidelines have been updated, and more information has become available, Pierce has continued to publish updated advice to reflect the evolving situation. Businesses can find advice and guidance on the website.

 

 

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LIAACC launches campaign to Rebuild Black Businesses in New York


African American Chamber of Commerce LIAACC launches campaign to Retool, Refocus, and Rebuild Black Business In New York State 

2019 New York District Office of the United States Small Business Administration 2019 Small Business Champion LIAACC (LI African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.) 

New York, New York – African American Chamber of Commerce LIAACC launches campaign to Retool, Refocus, and Rebuild Black Business in New York State.  As New York State’s largest African American Chamber of Commerce the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (LIAACC) has raised the bar for what it means to be a black chamber in New York State. The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. serves the counties of Kings, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk.

LI African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. President addressing attendees during National Small Business Week in NYC on the occasion of being named 2019 Small Business Champion

As the New York District Office of the United States Small Business Administration 2019 Small Business Champion for 14 counties in Downstate, New York we will be engaging in significant outreach to small business owners to join our chamber efforts to rebuild black businesses in New York.

Since it’s inception our chamber has actively provided a wide variety of programs and activities geared towards increasing our member’s capacity to grow their respective business enterprises to the next level.

The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. looks forward to chronicling the success of small business owners who will be the beneficiaries of our Retool, Refocus, and Rebuild Black Business Campaign in York State. 

Overview of Long Island African African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

“At the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. we believe our chamber will have a substantial impact on both the scope, size, and growth of small business owners in the region for many years into the future. 

One of our goals at the chamber is to do outreach to the communities in our region to provide them compelling information why small business owners should join the chamber.
It is a well-known fact throughout the United States that a chamber of commerce is one of the most recognizable and influential organization in markets across America.” Phil Andrews, President, Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

For more information regarding Membership, Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities, or to be placed on the email list of the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. email us today at info@liaacc.org or call us @ 347-475-7158.  Visit our chamber online at www.liaacc.org

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Conspicuous Crowdfunding workshops set to give businesses a boost


START-UPS, individuals, charities, and entrepreneurs are being offered a unique chance to master the art of crowdfunding.

Ian James, managing director at Conspicuous Marketing, and Dave Kelly, who heads up Graphene Business Solutions, are running ‘Conspicuous Crowdfunding’ workshops to share the best ways to access this alternative financing resource.

Crowdfunding is a way of raising money from multiple smaller investors rather than a large contribution from a single source, such as a traditional bank loan.

Keynote speakers from legal, financial, sales, marketing and video production sectors will come together on the workshops to guide attendees through every stage of the crowdfunding process, including the different types available. Attendees will also take part in Q & A sessions with business owners who have been through the procedure, sometimes more than once.

Ian said: “There is a misconception that crowdfunding is simple, all you have to do is set up a crowdfunding page, create a pitch video, add a £50,000 target and watch the money come in. This is just not the case.

“The strategy is the most important part of a campaign. Mapping out each stage of the process and ensuring you have built a marketing communication plan often starting months before the campaign even begins.

“Our workshops bring together leading experts to share their knowledge and experience, enabling businesses, charities and individuals to launch their own campaigns.

“People have seen how successful BrewDog and Monzo have been. Even during this pandemic, individuals and businesses are still investing when they see the right opportunity as shown with Captain Tom Moore’s campaign that raised over £32 million!

“As banks are being so cautious about who they lend money to, businesses and charities need to review their strategy to focus on driving their business in the new world after lockdown.”

Dave explained that it had been frustrating to meet so many inspirational people with fantastic businesses or ideas that could not realise their potential – simply due to a lack of funds.

The pair are currently in discussion with a company that had tried to raise £250,000 on its own but fell well short, securing just £450 in three and a half weeks. And while the proposition was “phenomenal”, the pitch, the introduction and the video were “so wrong” that only friends and family ended up giving cash.

Dave added: “Crowdfunding enables entrepreneurs to get access to much-needed funding without being limited because they do not fulfil the box-checking criteria most commercial lenders use.

“We are passionate about supporting these business leaders to harness those ideas and turn them into a reality as this can only foster positive implications for the community around them.”

Participants complete a questionnaire before the start of the course, allowing Ian, Dave and the team to offer tailored advice to individuals as the program goes on.

The main course takes place at over three half days (8.30am – 1.30pm) on the Zoom platform (June 16, 18 and 23), at a cost of £295 + VAT.

In addition, the founders of Conspicuous Crowdfunding, together with Tech Manchester, are offering a free 90-minute Q&A at 10.30am on June 30. The session which will give start-ups a taster of the crowdfunding process, with five key areas to build their strategy on.

Places for both courses are limited and can be booked on Eventbrite.


For more information, contact:

Ian James on 07971883093 or Dave Kelly on 07866149574

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Social Media Marketers host FREE Bounce Back Marketing Webinars for small businesses


Free events, networking, and mastermind with marketing expertsPeterborough, May 18th — From 2-4 June, DowSocial, a Peterborough based social media and marketing consultancy will be hosting a series of 15 FREE marketing webinars to help give small businesses the tools and expertise to bounce back from the negative impacts Covid19.

With 100’s over businesses across the UK already signed up this is a not to be missed event jam-packed with useful advice, insight and practical help and support for businesses ready to bounce-back.

The series will feature a range of expert speakers talking about marketing topics including social media, web design, email marketing, event management and marketing strategy.

Notable speakers include leading social media software company Sendible, who will be hosting a Q & A around effective ways to plan and schedule social media. There will be a charity networking event where business owners can network via Zoom and proceeds from the small attendance fee goes to charity.

The final event will be a marketing mastermind where business owners can share their challenges and get feedback and advice from peers and industry experts

Kristian Downer, Director of DowSocial said of this event: “Knowing how to market in a time efficient and cost effective way is more important than ever. We have designed these events to give small business owners the tools they need to survive and thrive in difficult market conditions”

To view the full schedule and to secure your place please visit: –

www.dowsocial.com/bounce-back-marketing-webinars

For more information:

Name: Kristian Downer
Position: Managing Director
Contact Details: kris@dowsocial.com 07747116155

About the Company. DowSocial is a Peterborough based social media marketing company providing marketing training and support across the UK and beyond. Lead trainer Kristian Downer is a Facebook accredited #shemeansbusiness trainer

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Is Crowdfunding the way forward for small businesses to survive


Banjaraa owner Ajay Sabharwal, famous for his orange horsebox at local events has been forced to close his business during the lockdown. Along with many other event & outside catering businesses, it is heartbreaking to see all the hard work and determination put into their business to be forced to close overnight and many of their summer events cancelled.

Banjaraa now in its second full year of business was set to have the best year yet, fully booked throughout summer. Events included Burghley fine food markets, St Botolph’s on the green, Baston car show, Bourne festival, Langtoft music festival, Rockingham festival, Oundle food festival, Cambridge festival and private bookings for weddings and corporate events.

Ajay spent many hours researching the Crowdfunding initiative and whether it could work for his business to get him through the lockdown and help towards keeping the company afloat. Crowdfunder is creating a new way of working for companies with 100% free crowdfunding during the coronavirus crisis as a part of their #payitforward campaign.

Ajay’s solution is to offer great rewards that people can use in the future, including fantastic offers on Banjaraa’s fat boy Indian wraps by rewarding people with savings on the regular price.

Ajay has also come up with a reward which can be used during this lockdown period where he will teach you how to make the perfect masala. There are some great options for prospective private and corporate clients too. Once this is all over, the corporates might want to thank their employees or customers. This is where Banjaraa can step in – bringing their horsebox to the workplace and serving awesome wraps and rice boxes.

Ajay said: “2020 was set to be our biggest year yet. We were fully booked across multiple events throughout the summer and had begun to scout locations for our new permanent base, the Banjaraa deli. The rapid spread and subsequent lockdown due to this crisis have decimated our income stream, and it’s just been heartbreaking! We are not looking for charity, but assistance to get us through this uncertain and difficult period. As soon as we are fully operational, we will share with you how we intend to pay forward the kindness we’ve received. This is going to be something extra from us and will involve food.”

So far, Banjaraa has had a great start with over 10% of the target already achieved on day one from his local fans and friends. May be crowdfunding with giving rewards is one of the solutions for small businesses who cannot get help exactly when it is needed and who have slipped through the support available.

Whichever reward people choose will directly contribute to Banjaraa weathering this storm. If people can help in purchasing rewards, this will help Ajay sustain Banjaraa over this period. There is no expiry date on the rewards Banjaraa will be paid forward.

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/banjaraa-needs-your-support

 www.banjaraa.co.uk

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