Wed 01 / 04 / 20
How to use the Brighton Chamber website to boost your business
In this video, Head of Member Engagement, Amy Lishman, talks us through the Chamber website and explores the exciting features that can help boost your business. Thank you to Vicky King from Plus Accounting for participating and for sharing their online Chamber experience.
Members have a media rich profile to showcase your business that is listed in the member directory.
You can embed videos and add images to help show off your ethos, values and clients. Your profile includes a link to your own website, which is great for SEO, and you can also link through to all your social channels. By giving people insight to all aspects of your business, you can reach a wider audience.
You can add tags to make your page more searchable.
The more information you put on your profile about what you offer, who you work with and how you help businesses, the easier it is for someone to work out whether they can work or collaborate with you. Having information like this also helps the Chamber team make purposeful and useful recommendations for people looking for your services or products.
Anyone in your business or team can have a profile and editing your profile is quick and easy.
Make sure to keep it updated so that your online presence is relevant and accurate.
Action: Log in to your Chamber profile, go through the profile wizard and create your 5-star profile.
This is the interactive area of the website where members can share what they’re up to and what they offer and where you can find out what’s happening in the Brighton business community.
Browse through news, offers and vacancies on the noticeboard – or post your own. Content will sit here for up to 30 days. We pick up on these as much as we can and promote on social.
You can also find out what’s happening in the city and post your events on the Member Event Calendar. Lots of our members run brilliant training, networking and learning events. One of the benefits of membership is listing those events on our website getting your events known.
Head to the Chamber events calendar to see what we’ve got coming up in the next three months or so. You can filter by Networking, Learning or Topical events, and also click on ‘About our events’ to find out more about what we offer. Reading up on our different event series will help you identify what’s right for you, and by knowing what to expect you’ll hopefully feel less daunted before coming along.
Member hours are your chance to access free, personalised help for your business across all sorts of topics. Need some help on social media marketing? Or a chat about pricing? Members can offer a member hour (they don’t have to be an hour, actually) covering different topics, generously sharing their expertise for free. Post a member hour and accessing a member hour is a great way to meet people and build your network, while getting valuable advice and support.
Action: Think about the challenges you’re facing in your business and where you might like some help. Log in to the Chamber website to browse through the available Member Hours and see if someone is offering the support that you need.
The Chamber blog page is filled with curated content and useful information for businesses.
Members can contribute to the Chamber blog. It’s an opportunity to showcase your expertise and it’s great for SEO, too! By offering content that informs, educates and/or inspires, you can enjoy the search benefits and raise your profile.
To contribute, send us a blog. We ask for about 600 words of original content (it can’t appear on another website, but LinkedIn is fine – for SEO) with images and a catchy title.
We find top tips offering practical business takeaways work well or thought pieces relevant for businesses in Brighton and beyond.
We’ll review, upload to our blog page, send you link, and share around our network via LinkedIn, Twitter and a link to your blog in our monthly newsletter.
If you’ve got some exciting content to share, send it to Kieron - firstname.lastname@example.org . Feel free to bounce some ideas around with us too.
Explore the website yourself and make the most of your membership – let us know if you have any questions!
If you want to contribute to the Chamber blog, contact us on email@example.com