UK New Business: Are you Using ?

UK New Business: Are you Using ?

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This is blogpost number 338. Each week I receive quite a few invitations to trial a new software or sign up to a new website. I do consider all proposals and suggestions and always keep an open mind especially if they relate to UK new business. I have the same approach with regard to the many ‘join-this-new-networking-opportunity’ messages that I receive too.  Before I reject anything I remember the Blockbuster CEO who turned down the chance to buy Netflix for $50 million. One of the most direct and effective approaches that I have received recently was from the Bark Team. My first thought was, what is the Bark Team? It was probably yours too. is a website that matches people looking for professional services and those who can provide those services.

UK New Business

What was particularly effective about their approach was that they have sent three business referrals my way for free and I did not even have a profile on their site! Bark is focused on matching local businesses and for our business that is other businesses in the central London area. It seems to be a great source of UK new business referrals for professional services businesses. I had imagined that sites like were really for finding a local plumber or a wedding photographer ( yes, they do those too) rather than a Content Marketing Agency but the referrals I have received were for Social Media and Content Creation. Before I go any further I should point out that this is not a sponsored post. I was impressed with the fact that they sent actuals referrals to me unnannounced after reviewing our website and online presence.

How Does Bark Work?

Here’s Nick Hewer to explain. I think you’ll recognise him from his time working with Lord Sugar on The Apprentice.  

If you’re a regular reader of this blog you’ll know that I am happy to share great information for the benefit of my audience.  My recommendation is that you sign up to Bark and open up another possible revenue stream for your business.

2018 Update

The video with Nick Hewer from the Apprentice explaining how works has been removed from YouTube so I removed the link on this page. I did a quick search online and found this discussion forum.

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This is blog post number 338.

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