AS I AM SURE YOU KNOW BY NOW, I’M A GIRL THAT DOESN’T LIKE TO STAND STILL TOO LONG. I’M THAT BUSY PERSON THAT PEOPLE LIKE TO ASK FOR HELP BECAUSE A: I’M A DOER . B: I HAVE A HUGE RESERVOIR OF ENERGY C: MY KNOWLEDGE & ENTHUSIAM FOR THIS PROJECT IS VAST.
So what is it - this new project?
It’s a culmination of skills. A coming together of independent solo workers that share a mission to do something good on this planet.
It’s called Square Up Studio and I guess we are in essence a web agency (much as I wince at that term)
What does it do?
We pledge to hold hands with others wanting to launch exciting projects and boost themselves or their businesses online.
Our strapline states that we offer ‘Human 2 Human Help With Your Online Existence’. At the very nub of our project is a will to help other people that work for themselves or have small/medium-sized business, improving their online presence, and harvesting the returns.
What makes you different? There are loads of people offering this…
We hear you. The great thing about Square Up is that we walk the talk, we use systems we implement daily for our own businesses, (Squarespace). We know they work and will show you how. We also state that once we have completed the process of designing and building your website and online channels, we want to watch you flourish in confidence at using your new systems of communication.
By using your website everyday. Let’s say that you rented a shop or an office space, you would use it daily. Your website should be no different. A large part of our process of working with clients is by showing them what it can do, what you can offer and how having a clear concise online home can draw new people to your workplace.
Apart from our own skills-sets: brand & identity photography, film-making for websites, marketeering for sme’s, etc, you can read more here We are about community.
What does that mean?
Because Square Up is a passion project, we are not about simply chasing the pounds. Our mission to come together supporting sister-businesses is to over-deliver, not only to the client but to our wider community.
How does that work?
Simply put we have decided that for every client we finish a sizeable project for, we deliver another of our services to a local Social Enterprise, Charity or Social Mission free of charge.
This isn’t a full website build, it’s the offering of one of our services for free. Examples of this might be a 1min film, some help with raising awareness of a forthcoming campaign or perhaps it might mean us helping to dig the garden of their premises! Looking at our menu, they get to choose how to spend their time with us.
Other options are delivering free workshops in tech to our local community. We are particularly interested in reaching people over 50’s whose confidence in tech has waned significantly.
Why would you do this?
Because we are lucky and we are in the situation to do so, Having our own individual businesses gives us the freedom to be more fluid with Square Up. It’s equally a passion-project, a service to others and a way for us to deliver our skills to those outfits that will benefit too.
If I hire you to complete a sizeable project for me, can I choose which Social Enterprise/cause I’d like to benefit from your freebie?
Yes indeed, as long as they are local to us. We are conscious of our footprint and keen not to travel in person if we can avoid doing so. Here, Skype and Zoom come into play - the web world is our oyster.
Sounds interesting - are you up and running yet?
Are you going to become a Social Enterprise yourself?
It’s very possible that we will do so. Square Up is currently in chats with Community Action Suffolk and The School For Social Entrepreneurs about this. It may well be that becoming a CIC isn’t the right way forward for us, but research is key. We will keep you in the loop.
Hopefully the above breakdown will give you a proper feel for our outfit.
Now we need customers! Not gazillions as we have projects on at the moment but we are ALWAYS open for chats.