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Identity - Inspired Marketing and Support for SMEs

by Identity Creative Consultants in Accrington, England, United Kingdom

Identity - Inspired Marketing and Support for SMEs
We did it
On 18th September 2020 we successfully raised £3,012 with 14 supporters in 28 days

Creating bespoke marketing and business solutions to nuture and grow SMEs. Launched in a pandemic. Grown through a passion for business.

by Identity Creative Consultants in Accrington, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Raising additional funds would be incredible and would secure the business for many months.  It would afford me the opportunity to network face to face (when we are able), build a strong portfolio based on my current clients and enhance the reputation of Identity.  I would be able to invest in additional marketing for Identity to drive awareness of the brand and also to further expand my knowledge with courses to keep me up to speed with the ever changing world of digital trends.  I am currently embarking on a course endorsed by the Open University and would love to do more so I offer the best services to my clients.

Ultimately, more pledges means more SMEs are supported and more inspring stories can be shared!


About Identity Creative Consultants

1597784242_logo_-_hi_res_-_transparent.pngCreated during a global pandemic in a small town in Lancashire, Identity was inspired by working with small businesses who often don’t have the resources to market their business. These SMEs are exciting companies, who have fabulous products and great ideas but limited funds to grow. There's a huge satisfaction from supporting these entrepreneurs and start-ups on their journey.

Why now?

2020 has hit businesses hard and like many others I was made redundant.  Not a time to be disheartened but a time to adjust and find new focus.  Then came the lightbulb moment (hence the logo)!

I'm Sarah; proud mum, business owner and optimist!  I have over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing in retail, wholesale, hospitality, services and manufacturing across food, domestic appliances, engineering, telecoms and clothing.  From content creation for industry leading brands to press releases for product launches, I have a wealth of knowledge and realised I could provide my insights to help grow other businesses.

Using all my past experiences and doing what I never thought possible, I decided to live the dream and go for it with my own business.  I've worked with many small companies along the way and know how much hard work and effort goes into making a success of an idea.  I am really passionate about what I do and have so much to offer to these SMEs so I brought all my thoughts together and on 1st August 2020, Identity Creative Consultants was born!

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What Do We Do?

  • Content Creation
  • Social Media
  • Design
  • Business Solutions

Not another Marketing Agency?

Not at all!  I want to do things differently.  Costs to clients are kept to a minimum due to low overheads, environmentally friendly ways of working and a targeted approach.  Every project is tailored to the business I am working with and is totally bespoke.  From one off pieces of content to long term social media projects, I have found that the flexibility is well received by business owners.

I've met some great people along my journey to becoming a single 'mumpreneur' and am pleased to be able work in partnership with other freelancers to deliver website builds, detailed graphics or even print solutions.  This means many people are benefiting from the low-cost services Identity can provide.  I hope to build on this in the future and be able to offer longer term work to the creative people around me.

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Click on the image above or here to read the blog about Identity.

I've worked with lots of sectors, written for local and national companies and have experienced some wonderful times on my adventures to this point.  You can read more on the Identity website.

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To achieve my dream and help as many small businesses as possible is the simple answer!  I have no financial backing, but big hopes, lots of ideas and clients already starting to use my services (and sending testimonials) which is the most incredible feeling!

The funds will allow me to fully set up the business with items that are crucial for delivering the best service to the SMEs.  I would like to purchase essential software to deliver and manage the social media and content aspects as a priority.  At the moment I have a laptop and a mouse so would like some basic equipment such as a printer to run the business.  Also to drive the long term success of the company I need to fund the marketing of Identity itself through traditional and digital methods.  Most of this can be done in house but paid advertising is an additional cost and the pledges will allow me to create targeted activity to really make Identity stand out to the SMEs.            

Identity Creative Consultants has been accepted onto the NatWest Back Her Business program, which means that you can receive amazing rewards while supporting a small business and NatWest will match fund, allowing my vision to become a reality.

How will it help Identity?

Your Crowdfunder UK campaign pledge will help Identity to reach out to more businesses, actively network and support as many SMEs as possible. Offering my expertise to small companies and start-ups is at the heart of what I do and with your help I can make that happen now and in the future.

In return for your generous pledge, I'll be investing my time in the content, social media and marketing that the businesses need to make their way into the competitive worlds in which they exist.  Armed with the right support I can help them thrive and make their online and offline presence a success.

All the work I do for clients is completely bespoke and that personal touch is so important to me.  That's why all the rewards I am offering for the pledges are personal too.  My ideas have come when I have felt relaxed and inspired so going back to that pen and paper, there is a writing set for you to create your own moments, or even a spa day for the much needed relaxation we all crave at the moment. 

From a business perspective, I'll also be offering my time to create some content for your company.  

1597855471_cropped_logo.jpgIf you don't own a business, I invite you to gift the reward to an organisation close to me.  I work with Great Harwood and Rishton Rotary Club and would love to be able to do more for them and they would benefit from some additional input to their endeavours.

Every single pledge will receive a personal letter of thanks from me as it really will help and will be hugely appreciated!  Let's hope I will need to buy some more branded pens and paper to write them all!

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Thank you

All that's left for me to say is thank you for visiting Identity Creative Consultants Crowdfunding UK page.  I have the most incredibly supportive son who is driving me to make this a success for us both and your pledges will make my start-up aspirations a success story to be proud of.  As the title says, Identity is all about 'Inspired thinking for SMEs'.  I've been inspired to create this business and hope you have been inspired to pledge.

Feel free to share my story and keep up to date with the latest news on our social media and thank you again for supporting Identity Creative Consultants.

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Reward Ts & Cs

The quantity of each reward is as specified in the campaign and no alternatives are available.  Featured business rewards will be scheduled in an agreed month, and subject to the number of rewards claimed, this could be any time within 2020-2021.  Time rewards do not include additional costs such as, but not limited to, print, image purchase or social media ads.  The work will be carried out within an agreed period in 2020 and can not be extended beyond this.  The branded writing set and relaxation kit will be posted recorded delivery to the name of the person making the pledge.  The Spa Day will be in the form of a voucher with specific terms and conditions as specified by the provider over which Identity Creative Consultants have no control.  Identity Creative Consultants has the sole discretion to change or modify these terms and conditions which will be effective immediately from the time of posting to this webpage.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

Thank you shout out!

As a thank you for your pledge, we'll pop your name or business on our website supporter's page and share across social media.

£50 or more

Featured Business Package

We'd love to support you in return so would feature your business for one month across our social media as well as add your company logo and link on our website for ever more! All this plus a thank you on our supporter's page.

£100 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Enhanced Featured Business Package

Appear as a featured business for a month, receive a shout out thanks plus an Identity branded writing set for your inspirational moments.

£150 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Creative Package

A 500 word blog created for your business or organisation for you to use as you please. Not forgetting we'll feature and thank you across our social media and send you a branded writing set.

£250 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Time Out Package

Inspirational moments come from being calm and 'in the zone'. So enjoy a pampering with a relaxation set to indulge in some you time. We'll create the blog, the featured business and shout out whilst you refocus ready for your next project!

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Feel Inspired Package

This would be a huge achievement so as a thank you we would give you a chance to feel good and inspired with the blog, pamper and writing sets, shout outs and a featured business opportunity plus an hour of our time. This could be for more content, social media or even some graphics.

£1,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

The ultimate package!

The ultimate package as a huge thank you! Everything from the other packages as well as another hour for use as you please across content, social media or graphics, PLUS a spa day to truly reinvigorate yourself and feel inspired.


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