Guides For New & First Time Business Owners
Wondering how to approach launching or growing your new small business? We've put together a series of posts aimed at people who want to avoid the notoriously difficult first few years of business ownership or management! Get expert guidance from our branding, web design and digital agency team, who have helped hundreds of companies find success with a combined 35+ years of experience.
Plan Your New Business The Right Way – Avoid Upset!
Did you know that almost 1,000,000 (1 million!) UK business closed in the last two years? Do you know why? They didn’t plan their businesses properly and failed to engage their customers in a meaningful way. These days businesses need to go beyond simply describing the products/services they offer, they need to connect with people on an emotional level – and that’s what this post is going to help you with.
10 Awful Mistakes to Avoid With a New Business
You’ve got a fantastic idea, a whole heap of energy and ambition and a driving desire to launch and run your own business. You’re not the first person to have gone down this road. Learn from the mistakes of others and increase the success you have with your new business!
The Dangers of DIY Projects & When To Hire Help
DIY projects can be great, but they can also cause real damage to your business. Learn how to make the right decisions by understanding the pros and cons of DIY projects and how they might impact on your ability to convert people into customers, clients and/or fans.
How to Start Growing a Successful Brand or Business
So you’ve got your business up and running, now what? To avoid stagnation your business needs to grow and start looking at ways to deliver more value to customers. Learn about the many ways of growing your business in our guide to business growth.
SEO & Digital Marketing – The Best Jargon Free Guide!
A Beginner’s Guide to SEO & digital marketing that won’t leave you brain dead for the next few days. We’re going to focus on helping you understand the different types of digital marketing and the basics of how to get results.
How Websites Can Help Your Business Growth Skyrocket
Websites are so much more powerful than many people realise. Don’t just use them to share contact details, you’re not creating a glorified Yellow Pages entry. Your website is a sales, marketing and branding powerhouse and we’re going to show you how to properly utilise it.
Logos & Brands – Why You Need to Know the Difference
Just because a company has a logo and have used a consistent design, it doesn’t mean they have a brand. It’s not about being a household name, either. You need to know the differences and how brands are used to grow businesses by appealing to the hearts and minds of their customers.
Why & How to Blog For Your New Business
Blogging. Confusing, complicated and time-consuming, right? It doesn’t have to be. This guide will help you understand the basics of blogging and what’s needed in order to actually start getting results.
10 Lessons From 10 Successful Business Owners
We share the life and business lessons learned by 10 successful business owners. This vital knowledge will help guide you down a more successful path and help you avoid the mistakes others have made.
What our clients say about us
I love my new website from Square One! Sean and the team worked closely with me to understand what I wanted and needed to happen with my website. The feedback I've had has been really great. The Square One team also did my logo which looks very smart (I even had someone who works in graphic design compliment me on it saying how much better than what I had before!). Sean is also very transparent about costs, so as a business owner I knew exactly what to expect.
I had been really badly let down by a previous company when I asked them to build our new website, it turns out they just wanted my money. Sean and the Square One team were a true breath of fresh air. They shared my passion, helped me understand what I needed, worked with my budget and gave me everything I was looking for. Communication was always open and clear, helping me to understand the pros and cons of each decision. They are now helping me to grow my business, looking at SEO, blog posts and continuous website development. It’s so great now that I’ve finally found a partner I can trust and know that they are working with my best interests at heart – THANK YOU I cannot recommend you guys enough!
Square One were keen to spend time and effort understanding every aspect of my project in order to create a brand and website and mobile app that reflected both my music and spirit. The Square One team listened, learned, developed ideas and ultimately created a website which for me, has clarity, vision, originality and a wonderfully uplifting feel. Whilst building my Sound Healing Cards App Sean and his team were empathetic, dedicated to creating high-quality work and tireless in their capacity to iron out technical problems and accommodate my requirements. Sean and his team are a delight to work with in every way.
I have hired Square One several times to design a number of branded items for my business, both online and off. Sean and his team are great listeners. Their work is precise, quick, clear and they have a high level of integrity towards the work. They have the expert knowledge to justify standing their ground and being absolutely right when it comes to how people connect with design and branding. If you need any kind of visual branding, Square One is your agency.
We were delighted with the branding work Sean and his team have done for our Events & Wedding Planning Business. When it came to layout ideas, helping us choose between different fonts and guiding the design process everything was spot on and we couldn't have been happier. Overall the work Sean and Square One Digital produced looked great, was cost effective and really helped us look like a much more professional business.
The Square One team are ambitious and very knowledgeable about creating great user interfaces. Sean and his team give unique and high quality feedback on user interfaces and are adept at applying their excellent working knowledge. When they start a task, they do it properly.
Sean and the team at Square One Digital are tremendously accessible and had many great ideas for improving my site, my professionalism, and my brand. They are clearly hard workers who are very knowledgeable about web design, SEO, and performance. They are also very flexible in terms of working with client schedules and changes to projects.
As organisers for Sussex Day we wanted to engage a young Sussex company for our branding and design so we could showcase their talent. Square One Digital had to deliver a visual style that didn't play to stereotypes and incorporated something unexpected without being complicated. Not easy! They really understood the brief, working quickly and effectively to come up with unique and creative concepts. If you're looking for business-like creativity, try Square One. You won't be disappointed.
We started working with Square One Digital on the initial design and work-flows of our new mobile app. Sean managed the project, he and his team were great to work with. It was our first time in the mobile app world and we were guided through the process of planning and design very professionally. Their collaborative nature and experience really helped us deliver a strong MVP to market, on time and on budget.
We deal with Sean regular here at Steadlands, he is nothing but a pleasure to work with and always goes above and beyond the call of duty to provide an excellent and comprehensive service.
Square One Digital know everything there is to know about hosting on Wordpress and are extremely reliable and professional. Most of all they are responsive. Sean responds to all queries and requests promptly and professionally, whatever time of the day or week, and really values his long term relationships between his agency and clients. He takes the time to go the extra distance. Their creative streak is not to go unnoticed either: they designed a series of illustrations for my website which have attracted numerous positive comments. Overall I recommend them very highly.