Simple Ways to Win More Business with Bidvine

Customers come to Bidvine every day looking for the right professional for their personal projects. As a professional using Bidvine, there are some things that you can do to stand out from the crowd. Here are the simple things you can do to help you win new customers on Bidvine: Build a Gold Profile When building your company profile on Bidvine, …

Why Do I Need A Website? Here Are The Top 7 Reasons

Why should a business have a website? More specifically, why do small businesses need a website? Surely for small business owners, there’s enough to be dealing with already! Ultimately, you need to be responding to how your customers are behaving. Before trying out a new business or service, many people now turn to the Internet to make an informed choice about …

How to Deal with Negative Reviews

No matter how good you are at your job there’s bound to be one negative review that slips through the cracks. Rating service professions is more difficult than rating products as the quality of the outcome can be more subjective and depending on taste, which makes it nigh on impossible to please everyone all of the time. Of course, there are ways to …

Tips for Keeping a Healthy Work-Life Balance

When you are your own boss it is easy to lose sight of what’s important. A new business can feel like a new baby and it’s understandable that you want to spend as much time nurturing it as possible. Add to this, the fact that working on your own business doesn’t feel like work, and the scales to the healthy work-life …

5 Types of Images to Include in Your Bidvine Portfolio

Images are one of the best ways to entice a customer on the web. Unlike words, you can relay your message within seconds. On Bidvine, we’ve made it easy for you to upload as many portfolio images as you need, and here are some ideas on what those images could be. 1. A picture of you. — Customers identify better with a professional if …

How To Save Money on Your Business Expenses

Many business expenses may be free from tax but they’re still an outlay that can cut into your profits. We’ve asked around and found some great ways you could save money on your business expenses. Clock your mileage. — The tax you can claim back for fuel may only be a few pennies a mile but it soon adds up. Many business …

How to Make Your Customers Feel Special

We’re a nation that loves the convenience of modern technology but at the same time still yearns for the old days. We loved it when we’d be recognised as we entered a shop on the high street and our regular purchases were waiting. We loved being known by name and having a small chat about our days but as technology …

6 Signs That It’s Time to Invest into Marketing

Marketing is a word so often bandied about the internet that it seems unsuitable for a small business or sole trader. Unlike 10 years ago, marketing now means everything from advertising locally to spreading the word on social media. Most businesses need some form of marketing in order to raise awareness and to win work. Although you may have initially invested in …

Following Up with Customers: 5 Tips on When and How

There’s an often-cited statistic in sales that customers need to interact three times with a brand or business before they make a purchase. If you are selling your services through a third-party website like Bidvine, although the interactions you have with the customer will be part of a bigger whole,  it’s still important to understand when and how should you follow …

Business Tasks To Do In The The Quiet Period

When working for yourself quiet times can seem very stressful. You inevitably wonder if there’s something that you are doing wrong, even if you’ve experienced lulls before. Unless there’s a significant reason for the quiet period, such as a dramatic increase in price or recent bad feedback, it’s best to use these times to regroup and to concentrate on areas of …