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The top 15 hashtags to use for your business

For small business owners entering the digital world can be very difficult, particularly when promoting content via social media. Here are the top 15 hashtags you can use to gain some traction on Twitter.

1. #jobs

This hashtag will help you promote job listings and information about job searches. It’s great if you need a new employee at short notice.

2. #smallbusiness and #SMEs

This is obviously a big one. A hashtag that tracks conversations, articles debates and so much more about SMEs.

3. #retail

A hashtag that the world of retail will be using. Keep up to date on all retail news while at the same time promoting any new deals or discounts you may have on offer.

4. #business

A catchall hashtag for business-related conversations. Good for keeping up with business news and resources.

5. #sales

For SMEs who love to sell stuff. Keep up with the competition and find out the best sales techniques by using this hashtag.

6. #marketing

A hashtag for marketing news, best practices and resources. Also good places to find marketing experts for hire.

7. #networking

Become better connected on Twitter by using the networking hashtag. Here you’ll gain tips on how to network and all the best networking events in the UK.

8. #consumers

Want to know more about your audience and your customers? By using #consumers you will have access to a load of consumer information and advice that you can use to improve your SME.

9. #economy

Keep up to date on the latest UK business news through the economy hashtag. If you’re writing an article on how the economy is affecting your SME, use a hashtag like this to pick up more page views.

10. #entrepreneurs

2015 is looking like a record breaking year for new entrepreneurs, so connect with them all by using this hashtag.

11. #socialmedia

Of course, this hashtag is very meta, but follow the stream that accompanies this hashtag and you’ll find tonnes of info on how to best market your product vis social media. You’ll find insights, advice and resources for navigating the Wild, Wild, West of the social media world.

12. #tax

Everyone hates tax, but you have to keep on track of the latest tax requirements for your business. Read or even give out helpful SME tax information via Twitter.

13. #SmallBusinessSaturday

One of the biggest events of the year for UK SMEs, get the latest information on Small Business Saturday. Let your customers know that you’re celebrating on the day too.

14. #shoplocal

A hashtag that encourages consumers to do business with local merchants, retailers and service providers.

15. #start-ups

This hashtag is a great way to keep track of emerging companies you might not otherwise hear about, as well as gaining the latest new and interviews with start-up’s in the UK.