Two local businesswomen are collaborating to help small and new businesses get up and running online.
Jo Smyth, of PR consultancy Word Worker, and Rose Somerset, of Snowballworks, which specialises in website content, are offering a cost-effective package to businesses which will give them a simple website, text, bespoke photography and a press release about their business to send out to the media.
Word Worker and Snowballworks are both based near Swindon, and are aiming to help companies in and around the town. The website copy and press release will be written by Jo, while Rose, who is a professional photographer, will take the pictures and build the site. Businesses will also be given training on how to use their websites, so they can manage it themselves.
“We came up with this idea because we could see so many businesses out there needing to raise their profile with a website, original photography and really good copy, but there wasn’t one place they could get all of that within their budget,” said Jo.
“At Word Worker, my services include copy and press release writing. Through Snowballworks, Rose offers fantastic photos and simple websites. By putting the two together, we can offer a start-up or small business a complete package to get going online and create awareness.”
The Get-You-Going online package starts at £549.
“The package is perfect for businesses that need to show what they can do,” said Rose. “For example, if you are a florist or a carpenter you’ll want to show real images of your work on your website. Stock images just won’t do the job, but until now professional bespoke photography may have seemed too costly an option.”
Pictured: Jo Smyth (left) and Rose Somerset