Ask the Expert

How can we help you?

Welcome to The Local Business Clinic!

Covering all of Essex, we’re here to support local businesses and our community.

Ask the Expert

Our Ask the Expert column gives you the ability to ask a question on a specific topic. Keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook page for when we ask for suggestions. It can be on anything you want – decorating your house, getting the kids to eat more vegetables, or how to register as self employed.

This week...

Websites - DIY vs professionally made and costs

This week, Katie is looking at getting a website and wants to know the key elements to make one, options for DIY or giving to a company, and approximate costs. Adele from AB Marketing Services answers her questions.

Registering with HMRC and what you can claim

Kevin is looking to become self-employed but isn’t sure how to tell HMRC and what counts as a business expense. Misha from MR Books helps him out.

Contact Form

Facebook Posts

SHOUTOUT: Looking for a new outfit ladies?! For those with the fuller figure, local Essex shop Polly Plus Size can help. Pop along to their Facebook page on www.facebook.com/pollyplussizeclothing ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

SHOUTOUT: Need doors for your house or business premises? Perhaps one for your garage? The helpful team at Doors 4 You can help - visit www.doors-4-you.co.uk/ today ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

SHOUTOUT: Do your accounts have you all confused? Are you in need of an affordable bookkeeper to do the hard work for you? Have a chat with Misha from MR Books - www.mrbooksessex.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

SHOUTOUT: Does your business need more sales? Give it a marketing boost with affordable websites, graphic design, telemarketing, social media management and more. We're your friendly, flexible marketing department for small local businesses ranging from tradespeople to accountants and fashion businesses. Check out our reviews at www.facebook.com/abmarketingservices1/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

SHOUTOUT: Going on a night out? Need to go shopping? Want to go somewhere but don't have a car? A2B Taxis go the extra mile to provide an excellent taxi and minibus service across Southminster and the surrounding area. Give them a call on 01621 773421 to book your taxi - with a 24 hour service available on advance bookings! www.facebook.com/A2B-TAXIS-156001017897069/?fref=ts ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

SHOUTOUT: LBP Solutions Ltd can help you with all of your oil boiler and plumbing needs! From supply to install and maintenance, for domestic and commercial customers. Whether it's a dripping tap or a full bathroom we can sort it out! www.facebook.com/LBP-Solutions-Ltd-164197640338663/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

SHOUTOUT: Getting all confused over mortgages and life insurance? Want some clear help from friendly local advisers? Advance Mortgages and Protection in Mayland offer a free initial consultation - contact them on their website www.advancemortgagesandprotection.co.uk/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

SHOUTOUT: Want to make your home cosy, toasty warm and safe? Log burners and chimney sweeping available from Mr Sweep! Go to www.mrsweep.net to find out more ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

SHOUTOUT: Want to transform your garden? Replace fences or put in a patio? CJ Landscaping can do this affordably, reliably and professionally. Have a look at their latest work at www.facebook.com/cjlandscapingessex ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

SHOUTOUT: Want to make your own kit car? Or want one made for you? Maybe you have one and need spare parts? DJC Kit Cars can do it all! Go to www.djckitcars.co.uk to see the models available ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Website and marketing courtesy of AB Marketing Services. Terms and Conditions here.