Although my customer base is not solely based in the Garforth/Kippax/Leeds area, I believe strongly that it is important to support local initiatives which has been evident in the past by me becoming a Garforth Town AFC sponsor, as well as by building the website for The Main Deal, Garforth's digital high street.
I have now extended this by becoming a sponsor of Garforth In Bloom, the group of local residents that strive so hard to ensure that Garforth is a beautiful place to live.
For those who are from the local area and who want to keep an eye out for our signs, we have sponsored a flower bed outside The Gaping Goose on Selby Road, as well as a tub outside The Original Factory Shop on Main Street.
So next time you're passing through Garforth, be sure to keep an eye out for LS25 Web Design and if you're looking for an affordable web designer or reliable web hosting with fantastic customer service, be sure to get in touch.
It's time to put another of my customers in the spotlight again to let them tell you some more about their business and what they offer.
You may remember that last up was Cheeky Little Monkeyz but this time it's the turn of Jonathan Fallas of Fallas Insurance Brokers Limited.
I sat down with Jonathan and asked him to tell me more about him and his business:
What is your background and how did the business come about?
I previously worked with AXA Insurance as a Direct Business Executive for 13 years offering face to face insurance solutions for SME’s. In October 2014 AXA decided to no longer offer a face to face service and made 35 direct Business Executives throughout the UK redundant. I set up the business in January 2015 after been made redundant from AXA Insurance with the aim of offering a similar Insurance solution to SME’s.
What locations does Fallas Insurance cover?
I can offer an insurance quotation to anybody in the UK and have some customers as far a field as London, however for obvious logistical reasons I can only really offer a face to face service for customers closer to home. In the main most of my customers are based in North Yorkshire, Humberside and the Leeds area.
What types of insurance do you offer?
We can provide a full Insurance Service for just about any Business Insurance requirement, ranging from Buildings and Contents through to Professional Indemnity and Liability covers. We also offer Domestic Insurance services for some of our larger customers.
Is there anything that sets you apart from your competitors?
The fact we will offer a face to face service for any customers regardless of size and business type means we offer what most Insurance Brokers can’t or don’t offer. In my opinion Business Insurance is unique to the Business needs of the customer, and no 2 businesses are the same and simply do not fit into the “tick box” system a lot of Commercial Brokers and Insurers use. Visiting the customer, seeing their business operate and discussing their needs means we get a much better overall of the needs of the customer, enabling us to get the correct cover at the correct price, and ensuring the customer understands their policy covers.
What size of businesses do you provide insurance for?
We offer Insurance for any size of business from sole traders working from home requiring simple Public Liability covers, to multi-tenure, multi million pound turnover businesses requiring the most complex of Insurance portfolios.
Do all businesses need some insurance of some sort?
Almost all Businesses require some kind of insurance cover. If you employ anybody (even part time, temporary or casual) you will require Employers Liability Cover by law. If you visit your own customers you should hold some Public Liability cover and if you offer any advice you may require Professional Indemnity cover. In addition to the usual “Material” Insurance covers such as Buildings, Contents and Vehicles insurance covers, almost every business has an insurance requirement even if you are not certain we can point you in the right direction.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
In my opinion all Businesses are different in some shape or form and having the right kind of insurance cover could be the difference between surviving an incident or accident or shutting down the business. Thanks to my experience I can usually identify the main business insurance requirements within a 20-30 minute meeting and potential save the business money. All my initial services and visits are completely free and we do not charge any fees for our reviews and quotations so you really have nothing to lose by getting a personal review of your insurance portfolio.
Thanks to Jonathan for telling us more about his business and sharing his insights here. If you would like to find out more about Fallas Insurance Brokers Limited and what they can do for your business, head over to their website, connect with them on Twitter or visit their Facebook page.
Alternatively, give them a call on 0113 286 4114 or 07403 080085.
It's my passion at LS25 Web Design to help customers to grow their businesses and be successful but I don't have all the answers and I firmly believe that we can achieve more together than we can on our own.
This is the reasoning behind my decision to provide a customer community which all my customers are invited to participate in.
I have a wide range of customers that I work with, ranging from plumbers to children's clothes retailers, all of which could have valuable ideas and tips they could share about running businesses.
This, alongside specialists in the field of business marketing or providers of key business services such as Unlikely Genius who specialise in graphic design and branding, CopyBox who our my copywriting partner, social media consultants Social Media Solutions and business insurance specialists Fallas Insurance, gives us a great foundation for building a community of like minded business owners, working together to:
This is a completely free service that I am offering to all my customers and as engagement within the community increases, I hope that the members will see this as a huge value add service to the already great, affordable services that I pride myself in offering.
Do you know those times where you struggle to find a convenient time for that important meeting? Numerous emails are sent to eventually settle on a date. I got to thinking, what if I could just embed my availability into my website to allow my customers to select a convenient time from this?
This would make it much more efficient and convenient for my customers to arrange a time for us to meet.
Cue this great application called Appointlet.
Appointlet is online scheduling software that integrates with your Google Calendar. You simply embed it into your website, hook it up to your Google Calendar and then tell it the times when you're available each week.
Aren't there a number of similar applications available? The answer to this is "Yes" and, believe me I have tried most of them. For me, the huge difference and driver that led me to choose Appointlet was the seamless way that it integrates with your website.
The user interface of their scheduling wizard and the fact that it is embedded in your website (meaning that when your customer clicks the button to make a booking, it opens within your website rather than opening in place of your website or as a separate tab), is such that it just looks as if it was custom made for your website.
This, alongside fantastic support from the guys at Appointlet was the reason I chose this option.
So now my customers (prospective and existing), can easily schedule a call with me at times that are convenient for both of us, without playing email tennis, all thanks to Appointlet.
If you're an existing LS25 Web Design customer or you are someone who is looking to have a website built, and if you feel you could benefit from an online scheduling application, don't hesitate to get in touch.
You can contact us via our Contact Form, via Live Chat, by calling 0113 320 1131 or of course you could always schedule a call with us at a time that is convenient by clicking the button below: