Business Name: BVPages
Support received: Start & Grow
Since the launch in April 2016, Colchester based BVPages is unique as it is the only online directory that features video as a standard listing.
Sandra Augusti is no stranger to business and is perfectly placed to understand the power of marketing in today’s business world. As a result, she decided to focus on a new start-up to offer video as a vehicle for other organisations to highlight their products and services.
Supported by the Start & Grow programme through Nwes, Sandra has made every opportunity count.
What was the inspiration for BVPages?
As a business owner I am fully aware that marketing budgets are often tight when starting out and growing your business. Marketing is really imperative and must be done however small your budget.
This means that all decisions about marketing are on the basis that it is going to be effective. In my experience, letting customers see the personality behind the business is a big attraction because people buy people.
What makes BVPages unique?
It is the only online directory that features video as a standard listing. The platform has been specifically designed so that clients can make more informed choices as well as discover something new.
When did you gain your first customer? How did this make you feel?
We gained our first customer in June 2016. I felt fantastic as it endorsed the fact that other people were buying into my vision for an online video directory. When we talk to people about the business, there is a lot of excitement and interest.