Over the past month or so we’ve come across a fair few companies who have their business set up as a profile on Facebook instead of having a Business Page. You do have to have a Facebook Profile to be able to have a fully-functioning Facebook Page however the question today is; “Does it matter […]Continue Reading


We work with a number of businesses in the hospitality and catering industry. It’s in their interest to be on TripAdvisor so that they can be found and tried out by new customers. Sometimes a venue isn’t what the customer was looking for (too small, too large, not child friendly, overrun with children). Sometimes there’s […]Continue Reading


Last week, Esther did her first ever vblog (video blog) which is a simple introduction to what we do here at Social Progress. Here at Social Progress we proved social media training and support for businesses and their employees. From social media strategy planning, 1:1 training and content management we have a range of services […]Continue Reading


Back in June 2015, Esther attended a Video Planning and Filming Workshop organised and run by Liquid Lens. The half day workshop, called “Shoot Yourself!” was presented by Darren and Jackie Cox at The Castle Rooms in Halifax. Here’s Esther’s review… After a warm welcome and a good cup of tea (a good brew is […]Continue Reading


Here at Social Progress we often do social media “health-checks” for businesses to review their existing social media accounts. Most companies start with setting up a Facebook Page, Twitter account and either an Instagram or Pinterest account – depending on the type of business it is. Esther’s background is in graphic design so she’s very […]Continue Reading


Last month (July 2015) we wrote about the LEP Funding for Business Programme which “has launched a service that provides skills support to small and medium sized businesses. The LEP skills service helps businesses to identify their skills needs based on their business growth objectives and then find the right training solution.” – LEP skills service Earlier in […]Continue Reading


We’ve put together a new season of Social Media and Content Marketing Workshops for Businesses covering Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Social Media Strategy, Content Marketing, Effective Blogging and Video Marketing. There are ample dates across 2016 to be hosted at Social Progress HQ in Honley, Holmfirth. These workshops will be jam-packed with info and demonstrations to help, encourage and […]Continue Reading


Start and Grow Scheme This new funded support scheme is especially for new pre-start and start-up businesses whether in the planning process or initial set-up. Funding is available through the Start and Grow Scheme is to help businesses find their feet and give them the vital support they need in the first few years of […]Continue Reading


“GrowthAccelerator is now part of the Business Growth Service, a government-backed service offering support to businesses with the potential to improve and grow.” The main purpose of this service, is to give existing, thriving businesses the essential support they need to get to the next level. So if you know where you want to go next, […]Continue Reading


You may or may not have heard that Social Progress were 1 of 40 exhibitors at the Wakefield Business Conference 2015 during Wakefield Business Week! Janet and Esther were buzzing at the business event meeting lots of new people and catching up with familiar faces too! We took along a load of business cards, leaflets […]Continue Reading