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What’s YOUR Story? Support for small businesses and entrepreneurs launches

By Sarah Edwards at

Entrepreneurs and small businesses in the Cherwell Valley can now take advantage of a new service that has been created to help them tell their story and promote what they do to new audiences.

What’s YOUR Story? is a coaching package that unravels the stories behind businesses and enterprises so that business owners can use the information to attract new customers and raise their profile. It launches on Monday (June 10) and is a four week programme designed to inspire local businesses to shout about what they do and celebrate their achievements.

The package, created by Cherwell Valley Today, includes help with creating content for websites, blogs and social media, as well as Interview Confidence coaching sessions to make sure business owners can take advantage of any media opportunities that come their way. Your business will also be featured on our website AND you can take advantage of a totally FREE advertising campaign as well.

There are thousands of small businesses and solopreneurs working hard across the Cherwell area to promote what they do, but it’s competitive out there and all too easy to give up when the going gets tough. Perhaps you KNOW you have a great story to tell but you just don’t know where to start? Perhaps you think the media is a scary place and that everyone else’s stories are more interesting than yours? Perhaps you work alone and need extra support to get your story out there?

WE CAN HELP!

Cherwell Valley Today has always been keen to support as many local businesses as possible, and we have created this support package to help you even more and give you the confidence to tell YOUR business story.

Over four sessions working together we will unravel and write your personal and business stories for you. This is how we can help you:

Session 1: We will have an initial meeting or phone call and then schedule in a time for us to interview you-you will have a bit of home work to do ready for the interview!

Session 2: One of the Cherwell Valley Today team will interview you-in person if you are reasonably local to us or over the phone. Cherwell Valley Today is owned by a  journalist who has more than 30 years of experience in the industry so we know what makes a good story!

Session 3: Following the interview we will send you a draft document of YOUR STORY and provide you with coaching so that you can fill in the gaps and fine tune it until you are 100 % happy.

Session 4: You will have your media coaching session. We will discuss YOUR STORY in detail, look at potential publications that you could approach and have an INTERVIEW CONFIDENCE coaching session to make sure you make the most of every opportunity that comes your way!

Your business story will then appear on the Cherwell Valley Today website and we will run a month long FREE advertising campaign for you. To say thank you for signing up for the package we will also offer you a FREE ad design service as well.

To find out more and book you place please contact us here bicester@hyperlocaltoday.co.uk

We are really looking forward to hearing from you and finding out more about YOUR story!