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Yellow Pages Salesmen?

November 17, 2010 by  
Filed under Business, Village News

Do you have a home or small business? Are Yellow Pages Salesmen Driving You Crazy? Are you fed up with HIGH costs and diminishing returns?

This is the season for spending a lot of money on questionable yellow pages ads.  At one time not very long ago the Yellow Pages was essential for any business, now reports are coming in that it’s too expensive and infrequenctly used.  The key for smaller businesses is local advertising that targets your potential customers. 

If you are doing business in Histon and Impington and want to reach every household, every month for a year then our new Business Card advertising section will be of interest to you.  The cost is a flat £100 to put your business card in 12 issues of the HI Courier. That’s only £8.33 per month.  The card is in FULL colour and can be up to a standard card size of 85mm by 55mm.

If you offer services to the village this is a cost effective way to reach your target customers.  Plus you’ll be supporting the village newspaper which is run ENTIRELY by volunteers (no one gets paid!).  It’s a much better deal than the Yellow Pages!

For a booking form see our website and look in the HELP section at the top of the page.  Or call 07904 876445 for more info.  We still have space in our December Issue for your Busines Card.

Supporting Small Business in the Village

November 6, 2010 by  
Filed under Business, Village News

There are hundreds of small businesses operating from homes in Histon and Impington.  Most of the services we need for maintaining our homes can be provided by our neighbours.  How many do we know and call upon? 

The HI Courier is starting a special ‘Business Card’ section to make it easy to find these services when you need them. By keeping our services local we increase the amount of cash that stays within the village. That will make a big difference to local fund raising efforts. Times are tough and with government budget cuts it’s important for us to support one another.

Here’s a note from Martin Wilde to anyone who provides services from their home or small business:

“The Histon and Impington Courier – the excellent free paper delivered monthly to every home in the twin villages – is now doing a special ‘business card’ feature in which it will print – full size and in colour – your standard sized business card in the paper for a whole year for only £100.

“That’s an amazing £8.33 per issue for 12 issues!

“It’s very easy to sign up for this offer – just complete the attached form, clip a couple of business cards to it, pop in your cheque for £100, and send it to the Courier.

“The copy deadline for the next edition is fast approaching (22nd November) so please hurry if you want your business card to be seen in every household in the village over the Christmas period!

“If you have any queries, please contact me.”
- Martin Wilde 07952 635518 martin.wilde@ntlworld.com

Download our Business Card Advertising order form.

Local Business

February 20, 2009 by  
Filed under Business

This section is designed for local business news.  Let’s face it, there are a lot of small local businesses that are invisible.  Many of these are home businesses set up by some very talented people.  If that’s you then let us know who you are.  Make sure we have you listed in our online Directory.  You will find a link to it on the menu bar at the top of every HI Courier page.

And let’s not forget all of the ‘high street’  businesses that are deserving of our support.  ‘Shop Locally First’ needs to become our way of life.  It strengthens the local economy and brings us closer together as a community. 

So local business people, tell us who you are and what you do.

Hollyoak Vets Hours Extended

January 31, 2009 by  
Filed under Business

We are pleased to announce that we have extended hours on Tuesdays with appointments until 7:30pm and Saturdays with appointments until 1:30 pm.   Please call to make an appointment.