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Social media tips from indie businesses who have successfully diversified their proposition

14 Apr 2021

Maybe* take a look at how two independent businesses have used social media tactics to drive their businesses forwards.
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High street footfall rises 174% in England & Wales post-lockdown

14 Apr 2021

High streets across England and Wales have witnessed an immediate comeback in footfall as non-essential retailers reopened on Monday for the first time in over three months.
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New 18 million Bikeability funding coincides with Local Bike Shop Day aims

13 Apr 2021

The DfT has announced £18 million for Bikeability cycling proficiency training scheme, which fits in well with Local Bike Shop Day's aims of encouraging children to cycle back to schoolRead more…

'Optimism is in the air' according to BRC Economic Briefing Report

8 Apr 2021

The latest UK economic data has been significantly better than expected; check out key insights from the new research.
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Leading industry bodies warn that plan for vacant shop-to-residential conversions will not save our high streets

7 Apr 2021

Despite warnings from leading industry bodies the MHCLG have now confirmed that the simplified planning process for retail to residential conversions will be going ahead
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How to grow your independent business using new social media techniques

7 Apr 2021

Maybe* take a look at how two independent businesses have used social media tactics to drive their businesses forwards.
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Minimum wage rises for two million workers

1 Apr 2021

The National Living Wage will rise 2.2% to £8.91, the equivalent of more than £345 a year for a full-time employee. Increased cash incentives for employers to hire new apprentices... Read more…

Indie Retail COVID-19 Reopening Resources and Guidance 2021

31 Mar 2021

Indie Retail have created an updated guidance document for shops that are now reopening after previously closing
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Local Bike Shop Day 2021 scheduled to take place August bank holiday weekend

30 Mar 2021

Following a survey completed by IBDs and key members of the cycling industry, there has been a majority agreement that Local Bike Shop Day should one again be delayed to late summer.
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Business rates appeals denied amid new 1.5bn relief package

26 Mar 2021

The government has said it will legislate to "rule out" business rates appeals related to the Covid-19 pandemic, as it unveiled a new £1.5 billion relief package.
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Facebook Shop features coming to UK in the latest social media news

Posted on in Business News, Cycles News

From new Facebook Shop features to Twitter ‘super groups', the world of social media moves at a rapid pace, so Maybe* have rounded up the latest new developments for you so you don't have to.

Maybe* has made a collection of recent social headlines to help you stay up-to-date.

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New Facebook Shop features are rolling out to the UK and Canada

The Facebook Shop roll out will enable UK businesses to provide their Facebook audience with in app purchase using in stream payment options. As explained by Facebook, "The Shop experience for consumers will feature curated collections, products and recent posts from businesses of all sizes. People will be able to see personalised content from brands within the News Feed, and through in-product notifications or small business favourites they follow." Look out for a new 'Shop' tab in your menu bar.

 

TikTok launches new Seller University

It's exciting to see the ecommerce visions of TikTok coming into focus as they launch their TikTok shop seller university in Indonesia as a test country. TikTok is working quickly to provide more monetisation options for creators, with new eCommerce and in-stream selling tools that users will eventually be able to incorporate into their profiles, videos and live-streams. 

 

Twitter tries again at warning prompts before replies.

Watch out for the new alerts as Twitter is asking people to ‘review replies with potentially harmful or offensive language'. You then have three large buttons below the prompt - you can either tweet it anyway, edit your response, or bin it instead. Have you spotted these alerts yet?

 

Twitter launches new ‘super follow' features

Twitter has announced plans for a new "super follow" feature which will enable account holders to charge for exclusive additional content.

This could take the form of extra tweets, joining a community group or receiving a newsletter, Twitter said.

 

Twitter publishes new trends report

Twitter has published a new, 33-page trends report, which highlights a range of rising topics based on overall tweet engagement over the past two years. Understand how people are using the platform and tap into the latest trends with this detailed report.

 

For more helpful updates such as these and to find out more about the platform get started with Maybe* now.

 

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