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    "Yell to sell" - online business presence imperative

    In this week’s edition of the Euro Weekly News, columnist Mike Walsh discusses how using social media can vastly improve your business. He points out that “if you don’t yell, you won’t sell” and that social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter are being utilised by businesses worldwide, from the biggest international corporations right down to the smallest family-run start-ups.

    Like it or not, social media strategy has come to play a huge part in the business world with the aforementioned sites connecting businesses with customers and potential customers through a strong online presence

    By joining up with our Online Business Directory you are promoting your business in your area and raising your internet profile above that of your competitors. You may not attract as many enquiries as the people looking to find out what love is, but the evidence is growing that your business needs to be online in 2015 and beyond.

    Nowadays it’s absolutely imperative to be online, particularly when it comes to promoting your business. A business owner simply cannot afford not to at least have a business webpage, but should also be utilising social media websites too. A perfect tool for informing the online community about your business – but also giving them vital access to your social media profiles – is the EWN Online Business Directory.  Our directory gives your business a summary profile and contains contact information, links to your social media pages, photos, logos, etc, to help inform web users exactly what your business offers. These days you really do have to “yell to sell”, and our Online Business Directory is the perfect platform from which to do that yelling.

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    139,344 NEW WEBSITES GO LIVE EVERY DAY!*

    It's hard to believe that just a few years ago, we lived without any notion of the worldwide web.  It is now a very real part of our everyday life – with many well-known companies and household names using its power to build business and attract new customers. 

    EWNGETSIT.com is Spain's newest professional online directory backed by half a million readers of the Euro Weekly News every month…….utilise its power to ensure your potential clients find you online as well as in print!

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    2015 the year to get online

     AS if we needed further proof that the internet is part and parcel of everyday life now, a new study reveals that the use of the internet in Europe has surged to sky-high levels. Figures published this week by the European Union (EU) reveal that the number of Europeans who regularly surf the net has doubled since 2006.

    The size of the European market is why many American tech giants are viewing the EU as one of their largest opportunities. Perhaps the biggest tech giant of them all, Google, has released its interesting info for 2014; a year that saw “what is love?” as the most asked question searched, and “who unfollowed me?” as the most asked question relating to social media. Among others of the trillions of searches for the year were “is Ebola airborne?” and “how to be an astronaut?”

    Interesting stuff, but even more interesting is the news that in 2015 the European Commission is planning a pan-European market for online and telecom services with the aim of reducing bureaucracy and helping companies sell their digital services across the region. This is great news for business owners who conduct much of their business online.

    Given the revealing internet statistics and the massive growth of internet use in Europe, business owners who aren’t online would be well advised to join the tech revolution. The internet is often the first stop for people searching for businesses and services in their area, and if yours isn’t online then you are missing out on a multitude of potential customers.

    By joining up with our Online Business Directory you are promoting your business in your area and raising your internet profile above that of your competitors. You may not attract as many enquiries as the people looking to find out what love is, but the evidence is growing that your business needs to be online in 2015 and beyond.

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    All I want for Xmas

    What a difference 20 years makes! In just two decades (how time flies!) children have become so married to technology that they are teaching their parents how to use mobile phones and helping them to book flights online.

    While 20 years ago a Rubik’s Cube would have kept a child entertained for hours, nowadays they would look at one as if presented with a jumper on Christmas morning and an expression clearly demanding to know what on earth they are supposed to do with it.

    The following is a short list of some of the most popular Christmas presents that kids had to have back in the early 90’s: 

    • Rubik’s Cubes 
    • Transformers toys
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle dolls
    • Cabbage Patch Kids

    Now take a look at what children’s lists to Santa today invariably include: 

    • iPads
    • Smart phones
    • Games consoles
    • Camera watches

    As technology has progressed, so too have the demands of children very much in tune with the times they live in. The people left behind are the parents, who may struggle with ever-evolving technology and gadgets. Those of you who remember Christmas 20 years ago will remember the internet’s gradual creeping into everyday life. It was around the mid 1990’s that the internet grew from something that people had vaguely heard about into something that every household very quickly couldn’t do without. 

    Businesses, of course, haven’t escaped the evolution of technology. Twenty years ago we used fax machines and phone directories. Back then, websites were things that technology geeks knew about, not business owners.

    But in today’s business climate, it is imperative that your business has a website and an online presence in order to attract custom. A further step in marketing your business is to join an online directory in order for potential customers to find out all about you, what you offer, and where you are.

    Join the EWN Online Directory today and utilise the power of technology to increase your client base. Otherwise, you may as well be left trying to figure out the Rubik’s Cube while all around you are recharging their iPads. 

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    An Apple a day...well 827,778 actually!

    TECH giant Apple has been having a good time of it recently. Profits are of course the raison d’etre for being in business and Apple has made some serious profit. In a week that smashed every previous profit-record in the books, Apple announced that during the first quarter of the 2015 fiscal year, the company sold a record 74.5 million iPhone handsets – that’s 575 iPhones sold every single minute (or 827,778 per day). And the result for the Apple bank account? A whopping $18 billion (€15.8 billion) in profits. That’s billion, not million. A record-breaker. The company is now worth $178 billion (€157 billion).

    How smartphones – of which the iPhone is the most popular – have taken over our lives is something that even only 10 years ago might have appeared like something out of a science fiction movie. Take a look around you wherever you are – in a café, on the train, waiting for a bus. The majority of people who aren’t on the move are gazing intently at the little black screen in their hands. They’re swiping and typing, tweeting and ‘like’-ing, and if we’d seen today’s everyday scenes of people glued to the little technological devices in their hands in a movie 10 years ago, we’d have thought: “what a strange vision of the future.”

    Apple are now the undisputed leaders in the marketplace. We’d all like similar profits but more modest companies have to be a bit more realistic (€15.8 billion in one fiscal quarter means we could all retire happily!) However, you can help boost your online presence (translating into profits) by joining the EWN Online Directory. The directory can help attract new customers to your business by promoting it in the relevant category thus putting you one step ahead of your competitors. Be more like Apple and watch those profits rise by signing up today.

    The Euro Weekly News Media Group is well-placed in the expat community to help you get the most out of promoting your business online. Our online Spanish Business Directory has great internet presence, and with us you can promote your website, Facebook and Twitter pages with ease.

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    An end to using passwords?

    According to a recent survey commissioned by MasterCard, 53% of online shoppers forget their all-important passwords at least once a week – which in turn leads to a loss of around 10 minutes whilst the passwords are reset. This has a knock-on effect for online retailers, who see transactions abandoned.

    As a result, MasterCard has started to roll out MasterCard Identity Check – new technology that will allow shoppers to make payments by placing a finger on the scanner on their smartphone or blinking into the selfie camera to prove their identity.

    MasterCard customers currently use a SecureCode when shopping online, but it is hoped that this new technology will really take off across all 210 countries where MasterCard operate.

    It would seem that consumers are keen to replace passwords – more than half the people surveyed would like the password replaced as on average, they enter passwords 8 times per day for the 10 different online accounts they regularly use. Despite the warnings from online security experts, 1 in 5 people use the same password for everything – hoping that it will help them to be more efficient online!

    MasterCard have said they expect it to take 3 to 5 years for passwords to die out completely, but that with modern technology being so widely available, the other options presented will be popular with consumers and retailers alike.

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    And the winner is.............

    Following months of literally hundreds of entries for our Win a Tablet competition, we finally reached the finishing line on Friday October 31.

    As the competition was sponsored by Spanish Property Choice, we thought it only fair that the owner, Sharon Garner, be the one to choose the lucky winner. With a great fanfare, she selected the winner of the tablet - many, many congratulations to Lorraine Cochrane from Murcia!

    A delighted Lorraine said: “I never win anything! I have entered loads of competitions, but this is the first time I have actually won anything. Thank you so much!”

    Commenting on the prize and the winner, Sharon said: “We are so pleased to have been part of this event and to have sponsored the prize. EWNGetsIt.com is a terrific tool for both businesses and customers – and the response to this competition just proves that! We are looking forward to being involved in future competitions.” 

    Thank you to all of our readers, and there were hundreds of you, for entering and sorry we only had one tablet to give away.

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    Another milestone for Facebook

    Last Monday (24th August) Facebook announced that it had reached 1 billion daily users. Or to put it another way, 1 in 7 people across the world used Facebook to connect with friends and family.

    The social network service, based in California, was started in 2004 and has shown phenomenal growth. It has allowed people to connect with each other to share news and photos. More latterly it has become a tool for companies to launch products, keep their customers posted about special offers and generally reinforce their brand. Indeed, many organisations include their Facebook URL (internet address) on promotional material, adverts and even email signatures – just to make sure their page can be found and “liked”.

    The top five most-liked companies on Facebook are

    Coca-Cola 47.6 Million likes

    Disney 37.8 Million likes

    Converse 32.7 Million likes

    Starbucks 31.3 Million likes

    Red Bull 29.6 Million likes

    There is another angle to the success of Facebook – and that is the profit made by shareholders. Bono, lead singer with U2, has reportedly made nearly £1 billion from shares bought through his investment group Elevation. The pop star bought a 2.3% share in the social media network back in 2009 and this venture has earned him more in the last six years than the whole of his music career.

    As a small or medium-sized business owner, the number of “likes” listed above may seem a million miles away, but your Facebook page needs to start somewhere. The benefits of a well-managed page with interesting and relevant posts cannot be underestimated and any way you can connect with potential customers online has to be an advantage.

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    Are electric cars ready to go mainstream?
     

    Back in January, the Tesla Design Studio in Hawthorne, California, was paid a visit in order to interview the firm's founder and chief executive, Elon Musk.

    According to the reporter, the design team were welcoming, but nervous about what was filmed - and in the background, as the interview took place, there were a number of cars draped in black sheets.

    One key reason for the secrecy was that Tesla was just a couple of months away from unveiling the product on which its entire future now depends. Perhaps the Model 3 was under one of those sheets.

    The importance of a car that would reach a wider public was underlined in the interview.

    "Unless there's an affordable car we will only have a small impact on the world," Mr Musk said.

    "We need to make a car that most people can afford in order to have a substantial impact. If we could have made an affordable car straight off the bat we definitely would have, it's just that it takes time to refine the technology."

    But building a car that most people can afford is not just about fulfilling Mr Musk's mission to create a more sustainable form of transport.

    The Model S and Model X have won rave reviews and are credited with transforming attitudes in the motor industry - and amongst drivers - to electric vehicles.

    But all the while, Tesla has stacked up huge losses. While its sales nearly doubled in 2015, its losses nearly tripled to $889m (£618m).

    They may continue to rise as the company gears up for the Model 3, which involves building one of the world's biggest buildings, the Gigafactory, and ramping up production tenfold.

    But what Tesla and its investors are betting on is that the car will sell in such numbers that the company can drive forward into the sunlit uplands, where revenues start leaping ahead of costs.

    The eager customers who have been queuing up outside Tesla showrooms to pre-order the car are a good sign, though early excitement may fade if the company is as slow in delivering the Model 3 as it has been with previous models.

    The other big question is whether there really is a mass market for electric cars, and if so whether Tesla is the company that will benefit.

    Two issues are holding back mass adoption of electric driving: cost and charging infrastructure.

    And they are linked. Wealthy owners of the current Tesla models are very likely to have a garage or drive where they can plug in to charge overnight.

    The motor industry analyst Jay Nagley has said the Model 3 could be a tipping point for electric vehicles, and that Tesla had done the whole industry a favour.

    "They've massively improved the image and made people feel they are the future," said the managing director of the Redspy consultancy.

    But he thinks progress will now be steady rather than spectacular.

    "The cost of batteries is coming down and the range is going up, but battery management systems - the technology around them - won't get much cheaper," he noted.

    "And charging in the big cities is still a pain."

    Others are also targeting the electric vehicle mass market.

    In the US, the Chevrolet Bolt - about the same price as Tesla's new car - is already in production and should be delivered by the end of this year, 12 months before the Model 3.

    In the UK, we have a quarter of Europe's electric vehicle production and a fifth of all sales.

    The production is mostly the Nissan Leaf, made in Sunderland - though at around £25,000 for a car with a range of around 100 miles (161km) it may begin to look expensive when the Tesla arrives.

    What Tesla has achieved is already remarkable, forcing the likes of BMW, Porsche and GM to move their electric vehicle efforts from sideshows into the mainstream.

    But now we will find out whether the pioneer can end up as the dominant carmaker of the electric age - or merely a footnote in its history.

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    Are you ready for Christmas?

    As more and more of us spend time online for either business or pleasure, it is no surprise that Father Christmas has his own website. To be more exact, he has several!

    So if you have excited children in your house – or are just an excited adult yourself – here are some sites you might like to visit.

    northpole.com – full of lots of free activities, this site has plenty to keep kids amused. You can even create and print personalised Christmas stories.

    santasgoodlist.org – by answering a series of questions, children (and adults!) can find out if they are on Santa's good list. Again this site is free to use and no matter how badly behaved you are, you can click on the "I promise to do my best" button at the end to make sure you are on his good list!

    WhyChristmas.com – provides the answers to all those questions such as why we have Christmas trees and other festive traditions. A real must-visit if you have questions about the history of this time of the year.

    portablenorthpole.com – this site has been around since 2008 and is a firm favourite. It allows you to create a free personalised message from Santa for your children or grandchildren. More than 100 million messages have been produced since its launch – amazing!

    emailSanta.com – does exactly what it says. Simply enter a few details and a wish-list and receive a personalised email back from Santa. It has lots of other activities too and is free – but you can make a donation at the end if you wish.

    This is just a small selection of the sites dedicated to Santa and Christmas – proving that the Internet is something that we ALL use regularly – to shop, to find out about services nearby or to research products we are interested in buying.

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    Back to the future?

    Oscar Wilde used the phrase “Life imitates art” way back in 1889. He could not have known that this was to be proved correct by a comic science fiction film in the late 80’s.

    Back to the Future Part II is a movie that many of us remember watching back in 1989. The film was praised, at the time, for its studio effects and digital compositing. The film went on to gross over $331 million worldwide – the third highest-grossing film of the year.

    The film also gave us half a dozen predictions, within its plot, that have now become a reality:

    Hoverboards – the Japanese company Lexus have unveiled a rideable hoverboard so we can emulate Marty (Michael J Fox).

    Technology that you wear – in the film, children are seen wearing headsets to make/receive calls and watch TV. Google Glass was introduced back in 2013 and a new product from Microsoft looks much like the goggles in the movie.

    Video calls – it seemed like something unbelievable at the time, but with Skype and FaceTime now readily available, video calls are part of everyday life, not just a business tool.

    Hands-free gaming – a scene in the film sees kids in the future mocking Marty for using his hands to play an arcade game. The Xbox Kinect-style gaming system proves how right they were!

    Tablet computers – Doc (Christopher Lloyd) is often seen using an iPad-style tablet in the film. Today, tablets are everywhere – 233 million units are expected to be sold this year – 8% up from 2014.

    Self-tying shoes - one of the weirdest parts of the film were Marty’s self-tying trainers. Designers at Nike have confirmed that a version of the shoe with self-tying laces will be ready for sale at the end of 2015.

    So more than a quarter of a century after the film was released, we are seeing technology catch up with science fiction.

    There are some things you don’t have to wait 25 years for – especially if you are a company based here in Spain. If you are looking for a modern solution to increasing your online presence then we have a product available NOW. The online directory – EWNGetsIt.com is Spain’s newest and brightest business directory in English.

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    Backlash over Windows 10 upgrade push.

    Microsoft is facing criticism from Chinese users about the way it is trying to persuade people to upgrade to its Windows 10 operating system.

    Chinese microblog site Weibo said users had now made more than 1.2 million posts complaining about Windows 10.

    The complaints in China follow criticism from IT experts who said Microsoft was using a "nasty trick" to make people upgrade.

    Microsoft has not yet responded to the reports about Chinese complaints.

    Boxing clever

    "The company has abused its dominant market position and broken the market order for fair play," Zhao Zhanling, a legal adviser for the Internet Society of China told the official Xinhua news agency.

    He said by forcing the upgrade, Microsoft had not respected the users' right to choose what they install on their computers. This was important, he said, because eventually Microsoft might profit from the "unwanted" upgrades.

    One Chinese man, Yang Shuo, who works at a Beijing-based PR firm, said the Windows 10 update interrupted him while he was working on a business plan. This meant he had to abandon the document which led to a meeting about a deal worth 3m yuan (£312,000) being cancelled.

    The outcry on Weibo has led Microsoft to post information on the site to help people revert to older versions of Windows.

    Earlier this week, Microsoft faced widespread criticism about changes it made to the pop-up box that regularly appears to encourage people using Windows 7 and 8 to upgrade.

    The box was changed so that closing the pop-up by clicking on the "x" in its top- right corner was taken as permission for the scheduled upgrade to start. Typically, clicking an "x" stops a pop-up taking any further action.

    The pop-up design change had been described as a "nasty trick" by some commentators.

    The outcry over the change forced Microsoft to issue an update to give people another chance to cancel the Windows 10 installation.

    Around 300 million devices have been updated to run the new system, according to figures from Microsoft, who said the free offer to install Windows 10 will end on 26 July.

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    Beating the queues

    HEALTH service users in Malaga Province have used Salud Responde mobile app to book a total of 582,366 doctors’ appointments so far this year. An estimated 105,000 people in the province have downloaded the free app.

     

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    Best Business Directory in Spain? There's No Contest with ewngetsit.com.

     

    In this day and age it is almost certain that you’ll feel the need to give your business more and more of an online presence. To remain one step ahead of your competitors, it is essential to provide your customers with online contact details, a quality website, and a constant flow of social media activity, including sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+. With customers facing an ever inceasing amount of variety and choice, how can you make your business stand out from the rest on the web?

     

    According to Tessa Wegert, writing for clickz.com, an increasing number of businesses and advertisers are turning to online contests and competitions for the answer. Research shows that the popularity of such contests is growing all the time, and somewhat surprisingly, competition participation is now the fifth most common online activity. With a little careful thought, you should be able to unlock the potential of this powerful marketing tool. 

    We at ewngetsit.com have already done it for you!

    You may have noticed that over the past couple of weeks, Euro Weekly News has been offering a fantastic competition to the users of our new Business Directory. Together with Spanish Property Choice, we are giving away a tablet: and all you have to do is find a make-believe company amongst the real businesses in our online directory. Simply go to www.ewngetsit.com and you will find yourself on the home page. Using the boxes, search all the cleaning companies until you find the one that sounds like a fairy tale then click on the blue CONTACT BUSINESS button to enter the competition.

     

    We have had a fantastic response to the competition, and it’s great to see our online community of businesses here in Southern Spain growing from strength to strength. Don’t miss out on becoming part of the Euro Weekly News Business Directory, the best business directory in Spain!

     

     

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    British Supermarkets in Spain

    There are British supermarkets all over Spain, for those lovely goodies you just can’t live without.  Friends and family can only do so much in keeping up with your tea fix so the great British Supermarket in Spain was born. According to these British supermarkets there is a trend in the favourite things of British expatriates in Spain. Here are the top 10 favourites:

    Marmite

    Love it or hate it, there is a definite trend within every supermarket in Spain, they all sell Marmite. There is no equivalent here in Spain and it seems we just can’t live without it.

    Branston Pickle

    A cheese sandwich just isn’t the same without a bit of pickle and there is nothing like it in Spain. It looks like the British supermarkets will need to keep importing it for some time to come.

    Fruit cordial

    For some reason you just can’t buy fruit cordial in Spain. You are limited to fizzy pop, fruit juice or water (plus alcohol, tea and coffee for adults) but there is nothing in concentrated form where you can just add water.

    Tea

    Whether it is PG Tips, Tetleys, Typhoo or Yorkshire tea, this survey proves that Britain is still a nation of tea drinkers and emigrating doesn’t change that!

    Pies

    Although easy to make, it seems the British expatriates still love a Fray Bentos pie in a tin! 

    Cheddar cheese

    Despite the abundance of cheese in Spanish shops, it seems that a good Cheddar/Lancashire/Wensleydale is extremely hard to come by and is still a popular item in British supermarkets in Spain.

    Crumpets

    This is a no-brainer, I have never come across the equivalent in Spain and while we can easily live without them, they are a popular indulgent treat for British supermarket shoppers. 

    Chocolate

    Not any old chocolate I hasten to add, it has to be Cadbury’s. While there is a huge range of Spanish chocolate, you just can’t get good old Cadbury’s here and there is nothing quite like it.

    Biscuits

    Jaffa Cakes, Jammie Dodgers, chocolate Digestives, Walkers shortbread, Hobnobs, Cadbury Fingers, I could go on, all still very popular in British supermarkets and not available in Spain…so far.

     

    Heinz baked beans

    The original and best, still as popular as ever but as some Spanish supermarkets are jumping on this bandwagon, Heinz beans may not be in the top 10 for much longer.

     

    We have a listing for British Supermarkets in our Spanish Business Directory so you can find one local to you, or for supermarket owners, you can list your business there. With a readership of over half a million English speakers a week, the Euro Weekly News English Newspaper directory, EWN Gets It! is a fabulous platform to showcase your great business.

     

    What items can you not live without? Let us know your favourite British items in Spain and tell us if there is anything you just can’t get hold of?


     

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    Bumper online sales during Amazon's Prime Day

    If we were in any doubt that online shopping is getting more popular all the time, then you need only look at the results of Amazon’s Prime Day last week (July 15th).

    Prior to the actual event, Amazon said it would offer deals to customers in the US, UK, Spain, Italy, Canada, France and Germany who signed up for their prime service. The service offers unlimited next-day delivery for £79 per year plus access to their TV streaming service.

    Over the 24 hours of the event, shoppers bought a whopping 398 items every second, and the most popular items purchased by country included:

    UK – Lenovo 10.1-inch touchscreen notebook

    Germany – Croc sandals!

    France – Monopoly board game

    Japan – Green smoothie mix

    US – Lord of the Rings Trilogy

    Spain – SSD (solid state drive) storage device

    Clearly, the British public are still keen to grab a bargain tablet and those customers in Spain are keen to improve the performance and storage capacity of their PCs.

    You could argue that Prime Day was bound to be a success with all the hype and pre-event marketing. That may be so, but it cannot be denied that browsing for goods online, looking for bargain prices before you buy and being kept informed of offers via email/Facebook is hugely important to modern consumers.

    Help your business by joining EWNGetsIt.com – and become part of the brightest directory in Spain. With links to your website and Facebook pages, ensure that your potential customers are aware of your special offers and events.

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    Business brain battle

    TWELVE business projects have reached the finals of the IV Marathon Entrepreneurship at the University Miguel Hernández (UMH).

    They have been selected from 70 projects submitted to the contest, which sees entrepreneurs competing for one of five prizes of €10,000 to help with their project development.

    Manager of the Scientific and Business Park of the UMH, Tonia Salinas, said: “This year we see many improvements over other issues and the objective is that students, teachers and citizens of our environment see entrepreneurship as a job opportunity.”

    Since the beginning of this fourth edition, entrepreneurs have attended workshops and seminars to grow their business ideas. In addition, a group of technicians from the Science Park of the UMH have supervised and advised the participants.

    Projects to have reached the final include ‘3DFils,’ which is based on the development and manufacturing filaments for 3D printing with lower cost alternative materials such as plastics and biodegradable materials.

    Another is ‘Instapadel,’ an app which manages booking and payment of virtual tracks as well as news and tips, while ‘Voice World’ is a technology company that offers artificial intelligence oriented Spanish speech recognition solutions.

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  • Why do we need a business directory in Spain? 

    For expatriates in Spain it can be difficult to find the right services or products for your needs. We don't have the same connections as we do in our home countries so, as an alternative, we need a source of reliable services that we can refer to. A business directory in Spain is the ideal source of information for people who are spread all across Spain.   

     

     

    How can a business directory in Spain benefit you the customer? 

    Save the business directory to your favourites or bookmarks for an easily accessible reference point to find the products or services you need. Customers can rate each business so everyone can see if they are recommended by others; word of mouth is the best recommendation a business can get! 

    How can a business directory in Spain benefit you the business owner? 

    Get your business listed to increase your possible audience and get your business seen. Most people are online these days and a huge number of those will use online searches to look for a product or service. If your business isn't easily accessible online then there will be plenty of your competitors who are, so make sure people can find you. 

    So why choose the EWN Business Directory? 

    The EWN Spanish Business Directory is part of the Euro Weekly News Newspaper group, which has half a million readers every week. It is an English Newspaper written by and aimed at expats just like you, so has great exposure in six huge regions of Spain.

    The EWN Business Directory has the same coverage and exposure as the newspapers so although a new part of the EWN group, it already has a head start on existing business directories in Spain. Listings are flexible and you can list your business in as many categories as it will fit into. Support is also available and with annual listings you get a great deal.

    It’s a no-brainer really! An extensive database of publicly recommended businesses to search for products or services in your local area. For businesses a chance to gain exposure to a huge expatriate audience, get your products and services seen by the masses and make your presence felt online.

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    Businessman or predictor of the future?

    Bill Gates is a name known to most of us – co-founder of Microsoft, business magnate, philanthropist and very wealthy individual.

    He is less well-known for a range of predictions he made back in 1995, many of which have come true. In a book titled 'Business @the Speed of Thought', his forecasts included:

    • Automated price comparison sites will be developed, making it easier to find the cheapest products for all industries – moneysupermarket.com and comparethemarket.com are two of the most well known.

    • People will carry around small devices that allow them to stay in touch and do electronic business, check news, see flights they have booked and just about anything else on these devices – the smartphone and now the smartwatch are part of everyday life.

    • People will pay their bills and take care of their finances online - PayPal has almost 175 million registered users worldwide (1st quarter of 2015).

    • Private websites for your friends and family will be common – allowing you to chat and plan events - Facebook, need we say more?

    • Software will recognise your activites online and suggest activities, discounts and special offers to you – Expedia will offer customers deals based on past purchases while Google Ads offers promotions based on the user's location and interests.

    Here at EWNGetsIt.com we do not pretend to be able to predict the future. What we can say with confidence is that if you want your business to be found online by the English-speaking community, then you need to be part of an online directory.

    It’s also a good way to build your website’s domain authority, because directory listings will increase the number of backlinks to your website—helping you show higher in search results, which can ultimately bring in new leads for your business. Contact the team at EWNGetsIt.com today – and ask about an annual listing in the best business directory in Spain.

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EWNGETSIT.com is the newest and brightest professional online business directory for any business based in Spain. Not only does this Spanish business directory attract clients to you, it is backed up by the power of the Euro Weekly News media group. 

EuroWeeklyNews, Spain´s biggest English newspaper, with six newspapers read by half a million people every week; together with the EuroWeeklyNews website packed full of Spanish news, point directly to this site, guaranteeing plenty of online interest for our clients.

We offer flexibility and can tailor listings to individual business needs. You may enter your business into several categories to increase your business opportunities.

We offer ongoing support ensuring you are always in control of the information in the listings for an annual fixed fee. Professional business listing service by EWN Group.

To make sure your business is listed into the best business directory Spain, and guarantee top search engine results, please contact us for more information.

 

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