Delighted this week to be hearing from Ashley Allen from We Know Business (aka Startup Portal) a fast growing Internet hub of information for Start up businesses!


Ashley Allen


We Know Business

More about me:

I’m a part qualified bookkeeper and qualified business administrator. In 2010, I founded We Know Business from my own home office. Focusing on the most up-to-date business and social media advice and news. I also do the odd bit of accounts, web design, social media work and admin work!

The types of Internet Marketing I use for my business are:

Our site, Twitter, Facebook, Digg, Google Buzz, RSS, daily emails and

I have a blog and write about:

The things I love….all things business and social media! I round up all the latest business and social media news and resources on the We Know Business.

I use forums such as:

4Networking, Plugged.It and our own forum.

My favourite form of Internet Marketing is:

Definitely Twitter – without this we wouldn’t have been able to launch We Know Business. All the content is provided by experts who I have become friends with on Twitter. It’s living proof that social media relationships work!

My best performing Internet Marketing strategy:

Making my presence known – don’t be afraid to step in and start conversations with people you don’t know. I tried it and look where it’s got me! I have over 620 followers and have built many great relationships on there, don’t worry if people ignore you, just try a different approach. They are over the internet so they can’t bite!

My Internet Marketing plans for the future are:

We need to carry on growing our Facebook page, we only have 28 fans compared to our 650 followers on Twitter. As for trying new platforms….we have a few new ones which we will be sharing over the next few months.




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