S & E Trusted Online Directories founder shares a business tip with small businesses in Saskatoon and beyond. How to do advertising effectively and why to advertise period!
S & E Trusted Online Directories was a finalist for Marketing for the prestigious Saskatchewan Chamber of commerce ABEX Awards 2012, and it was their innovative marketing strategies they use to advertise www.trustedsaskatoon.com and www.trustedregina.com that saw them recognized across the province after less than 18months in business.
The Trusted group of local directories www.trustedsaskatoon.com and www.trustedregina.com really are the smart and simple choice.
So what is Sara Wheelwrights, our founders background?
Here she shares some of her story and some big goals!
" I've been immersed in the wonderful world of marketing, advertising and business since 1992. I persuaded business owners to buy Yellow pages, Internet, Pharmaceuticals and Radio over the years, very succesfully, before I decided to take the leap and start my own marketing/ advertising company. I founded S & E Trusted Online Directories in 2011 after thinking about the idea for years.
At Trusted we ONLY promote and do business with trustworthy locally accountable businesses. I am confident that before I created the Trusted concept, that these wonderful local businesses had no where to turn to in the advertising world that really understood how great they are, and truly valued the really important qualities of honesty amd integrity above the endless quest for MORE SALES and advertising revenue.
My primary goal is to ensure that all the Trusted partners are well represented by my Trusted team, and that the public in the cities we service are informed about and directed to Trusted businesses as the preferred choice! My company communicates daily to the public via many platforms and we help them understand why and how the TRUSTED businesses stand apart from their local competition by being Trusted. We commit to always assisting the public in the cities we serve, by providing quick and easy access to great retail and service providers.
I aim to take Trusted nationwide within 3 years, I never think small it would be a disservice to my 3 children, my supporters, my clients and to the concept of 'being' Trusted "
www.trustedsaskatoon.com and www.trustedregina.com are more than just the best Regina Directory and the Best Saskatoon Directory they are a growing resource library of Tips ..some provided by our Trusted Partners who really are THE LOCAL EXPERTS in their industries in Saskatoon...and some consumer and business tips provided by us here at Trusted S ! Lets face it ...if you can deal with the experts that share their knowledge freely...why would you go anywhere else? Trusted is here to work for you the consumer ...we want to save you TIME, STRESS and MONEY..Trusted does the research for the consumers ( probably much more thoroughly), so they don't have to..
www.trustedregina.com has now been launched to the public for over 3months and it is clear that the Regina Public appreciate the service....as the numbers for the first quarter show 1000's more people have been to the Regina directory than vistited the Saskatoon directory in its first quarter..
www.trustedsaskatoon.com has had over 30,000 unique visitors to the directory since it went live and over 90% of the visits have come from Saskatchewan...truly impressive numbers...active buyers looking for Trusted Businesses!
In the same period Regina has had nearly 10,000 visitors with 87% from Saskatchewan the majority from Regina..in fact in the last 30days alone we have seen a 27% increase in visits to www.trustedregina.com ..in the Sumnmer ..which is the slowest time on the internet in Saskatchewan..so this indicates that www.trustedregina.com is going to set a new record for visitor numbers and beat www.trustedsaskatoon.com 's impressive 1st year ...
A major reason why is the added value we offer the public with the Trusted Tips ..and the social media engagement ..we now have over 440 Trusted Regina Facebook fans , over 1200 Trusted Saskatoon Facebook Fans and over 1250 Twitter Followers , and growing daily!
The ever growing list of Trusted Regina businesses on the REGINA DIRECTORY and Trusted Saskatoon businesses on the Saskatoon Directory is an impressive list...and we are proud to feature and promote them to the Saskatchewan public ( and beyond)
The Trusted Partners on board are forward thinkers, innovators and experts in the city and they understand that to make a difference in your business that offering ' just good service' doesn't cut it anymore..they offer remarkable service and they do that as standard.
The Trusted partners have made a commitment to share their expertise with the public , and make Trusted Regina and Trusted Saskatoon not just the best place to source local businesses when you have a need...but also a place that is becoming a growing library of tips and resources over more than just the 40 categories we reach....Type ' Trusted Tips Regina' or ' Trusted Tips Saskatoon' into Google and you will see what we mean...or go to our 'Trusted Tips ' Library on the Regina directory or Trusted Tips on the Saskatoon Directory to read the well written, interesting and helpful tips our Trusted Partners have provided....or simply ' Choose a category ' from the list on the left of the the Blog page....we are more than just another Directory..we are THE Smart & Simple Choice ....and we work for YOU!
The SASKATOON DIRECTORY and REGINA DIRECTORY of Trusted businesses..the smart & simple choice!
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