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Silicon Beach Startup Stories - Part 4

Written by Aaron Charlie – Mon 24 Mar 2014

In Part 4 of our Startup Stories feature, we have three interesting new commerce businesses that have all spotted a gap in the market.

We will announce the final 3 from our shortlist on Wednesday and then the Top 5 chosen by our judging panel next week.

Don't forget to read about our other shortlisted startups in Part 1, Part 2Part 3.

Sweet Hangovers Bakery

Sweet Hangovers Bakery

What is the Sweet Hangovers Bakery?

"Sweet Hangovers Bakery is a bakery specialising in alcohol-infused sweet treats. We produce cakes, cupcakes, cake pops, bread, biscuits, tarts, pies and many more treats.

"All our goods are infused with premium alcohols from spirits, liquors to champagnes. Sweet Hangovers is currently run from a private home-based kitchen."

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Silicon Beach Startup Stories - Part 2

Written by Aaron Charlie – Fri 14 Mar 2014

Yesterday we announced our first 3 shortlisted startups, this is the second part of our Startup Stories series where we feature 3 of the best entries to our Startup Competition each day.

Today's featured startups are all hoping to revolutionise the travel industry with innovative new ideas.

Goat on a MopedGoat on a Moped

You can't help but remember the name (partly why they chose it!), Goat on a Moped want to create a better experience for finding out about travel destinations. I particularly like the map-based discovery engine - I often use Google Maps to research potential destinations anyway so combining that with personal blogs about areas and experiences would be great.

Find out more from David Matthews...

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New Course: Advanced SEO Training for Managers

Written by Aaron Charlie – Mon 03 Mar 2014

Learn the advanced SEO techniques required for planning strategy and managing clients & teams with our new Advanced SEO Strategy course.

Advanced SEO Training for Managers

We have been running SEO courses for over 10 years and although we update the content before every course to reflect the latest changes, it is time to launch a new course aimed at more senior SEO practitioners & managers.

Advanced SEO Training will give you the skills to actively plan, exectue and improve campaigns in an in-house or agency role.

Building on our Beginner - Intermediate SEO course, this course will teach you how to apply your skills directly to a website and make intelligent, informed decisions.

We believe this is the most up to date SEO course on the market and one of a handful that focuses on strategy.

You might already know what makes Google tick - but are you prepared for future changes? Do you have an agile strategy that is future-proofed against future updates?

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CLOSED - Silicon Beach Start-up Competition - Win £12,000 of Business Essentials!

Written by Aaron Charlie – Fri 28 Feb 2014

CLOSED - Please stay tuned for our shortlist announcement

Have you started a new business in the past 2 years? Do you need support to reach the next stage of development? Do you want to win a prize package of business essentials worth over £12,000? Then apply for the Silicon Beach Start-up Competition.

Silicon Beach Start-up Competition

Silicon Beach Start-up Prize

Silicon Beach is proud to announce our brand new Start-up Competition in conjunction with Crunch Accounting, Midnight Communications and Clear Business Development.

One start-up will win a top prize made up of the essentials for running a successful new business – Accounting, PR and Marketing, Strategy Consultation and Training.

This is an amazing opportunity to drive you business forward.

Develop any area of your company with our wide range of available training courses including Management Skills, Web Design, Digital Marketing and Project Management.

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How to Use Structured Data Markup

Written by Aaron Charlie – Thu 20 Feb 2014

New SEO Course - Advanced SEO Training for Managers​. Get hands-on with Structured Data Markup & Semantic Search.

Have you ever wondered where Google gets the information for search results like these?

Rich Snippets Recipe

This is an example of Rich Snippets generated by Structured Data.

Structured data markup helps search engines understand the context of a webpage through the use of HTML tags.

You identify an item (ie. recipe) and its properties (ingredients, preptime, nutrition etc.).

See which items and properties BBC Good Food has used with Google's Structured Data Testing Tool.

You can also check the page source to see how they have actually marked up the page:

Schema Recipe Markup Ingredients

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