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Managing your customers

This page was last updated on 27 April 2022.

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Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, one of the main challenges reported by small businesses across Greater Manchester was experiencing a significant downturn in sales.

To ensure long-term resilience, businesses will need to rethink how they acquire new clients and retain existing ones in a post COVID-19 setting.

Our guide contains a series of resources designed to help you redefine your marketing strategy, maximise existing opportunities and gain access to new domestic and international markets.


Marketing your business in a pandemic Marketing your business in a pandemic

Our guide can help businesses redefine their marketing strategy and finetune their promotional activities in a COVID-19 setting

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Growing domestic sales markets Growing domestic sales markets

Julie Cook, Business Growth Advisor considers how a renewed focus and strategy can be key to sustaining growth and securing your business' future.

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Choosing the right ecommerce platform Choosing the right ecommerce platform

Our guide provides an overview of the five main ecommerce platforms available, detailing what you need to consider when choosing the platform for your business.

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Quick guide to virtual event networking Quick guide to virtual event networking

Simple steps you can take to maximise your opportunity to form meaningful connections online

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The information provided is meant as a general guide only rather than advice or assurance. GC Business Growth Hub does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information and professional guidance should be sought on all aspects of business planning and responses to the coronavirus. Use of this guide and toolkit are entirely at the risk of the user. Any hyperlinks from this document are to external resources not connected to the GC Business Growth Hub and The Growth Company is not responsible for the content within any hyperlinked site.