OH has recently opened a small shop repairing PC's, laptops and mobile phones.
It is in a good position, location wise as it is situated in East London near 2 train stations (1 is a very large, busy station with a large bus station) and is a few hundred yards from the town centre and large supermarket.
The problem with the location is that the actual shop itself is located just on a side road so is not really visible from the main road.
I think that this is the main reason why the shop has not been nearly as busy as it should be for the area.
Being our first business, from scratch, we haven't really got any experience as what to do with advertising. The shop is on yell.com (hard to find on there, though) and he advertises on Gumtree daily. He distributed leaflets door-to-door but not much has come of that.
Really hoping some of you kind HUKD'ers could give us some pointers as to what we could do to try and make the shop more well known in the area. Can't afford to spend out loads and want to aim for local advertising.
OH also wants a basic website set up, could anyone give us an idea in terms of cost and how to find someone to do it.
I would REALLY appreciate any advice you can offer, thanks