The Business Greenhouse launches its first Google Helpout

The Business Greenhouse has been approved as one of the early deliverers the recently launched Google Helpouts.

Launched late last year, Google designed its Helpouts to deliver ‘real help from real people in real time’.  Recognising the marketing expertise she offers, Google invited The Business Greenhouse’s Director, Lynda Wookey, to become an early deliverer of their Google Helpouts.

‘Here at The Business Greenhouse we find many business owners are keen to chat about their marketing efforts – what’s working, what’s not and what they can do to win more customers or clients.  Google Helpouts seems to be a fun platform over which to have these type of conversations so I thought we’d try it out.  The Business Greenhouse’s ‘The Small Business Marketing Helpline‘ was born,’ said Lynda.

So what is a Google Helpout?

‘The Small Business Marketing Helpline’ Google Helpout offers business owners and managers the chance to book a 15 minute live discussion over video link.

“Helpouts—a new way to get and give help over live video. Our goal is simple: help people help each other. We want to use the convenience and efficiency of the web to enable everyone, no matter where they are or what time it is, to easily connect with someone who can help.” – Google

‘Be reassured that we know what it’s like running your own business, so we won’t mind if you ‘turn up’ to the chat in jeans and a t-shirt.  It’s a great advantage of Google Helpouts that you don’t have to leave your desk in order to travel to a meeting,’ added Lynda.


What does ‘The Small Business Marketing Helpline’ offer?

The Business Greenhouses’ Google Helpout is particularly designed for business owners and managers who understand that great marketing is crucial for the success of their business, but who do not have in-house marketing expertise.

The Small Business Marketing Helpline

The Small Business Marketing Helpline could help you with:

  • Identifying marketing priorities for your business
  • Reviewing the marketing activity you’re doing now
  • Identifying ways to promote your business to your target audience
And answer questions such as:
  • How do you find profitable customers?
  • What do your clients want to know before they buy?
  • How can you avoid common marketing mistakes?

‘I’m anticipating an array of questions from ‘how do I decide what marketing activity to do?’, and ‘is social media the way forward for me?’, to ‘ how can I find profitable customers?’, but I know that isn’t an exhaustive list!’, said Lynda.


The first bookable sessions with The Small Business Marketing Helpline are available on Friday 2nd May.  The 15 minute slots are initially free of charge on a first come, first serve basis.  More slots will be made available once these sessions have been completed.  To book your free 15 minute chat click here.


Postscript: The Business Greenhouse was one of the first organisations to offer Google Helpouts. However, Google decided to withdraw Helpouts so the offer in this format no longer exists.  However, if you’re reading this and think a Small Business Marketing Helpout would be of use, please contact us and we will be happy to arrange one over the phone, via Skype or Google Hangout.

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