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Welcome to the independent mk blog where you can read the latest news and posts about local independent businesses in Milton Keynes and the local area.
The independent mk blog also offers information about independent business support which helps any businesses looking for help.
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Eat Out to Help Out Milton Keynes

We’ve put together a list of businesses taking part in the ‘Eat Out to Help Out Scheme’ in Milton Keynes so you can help support your local independents whilst enjoying some great grub with the family. How does the Eat Out to Help Out scheme in Milton Keynes work? During August, Monday to Wednesday, people can take advantage of 50% off their bill, up to a maximum of £10 per person, which includes kids. The...

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Independent Shops in Milton Keynes

Independent shops and businesses in Milton Keynes Welcome to the latest independent mk showcase article, which introduces some independent businesses from in and around Milton Keynes. We continue our quest to champion and highlight the local independent shops in Milton Keynes as well as the different independent businesses in our area offering services and products to the local community. Here are the latest showcase introductions below so take a moment to read all about them,...

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Using Google to help grow your independent business

An introduction to Google My Business This blog post is for any independent business owner looking to grow the digital presence of their business with the help of Google My Business (GMB), a free business profile tool. Google My Business is a great platform for any independent business. Whether you are just starting out or you have been around for years, having a Google My Business listing has so many benefits. I’ve been a fan...

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Wolverton Christmas Market Trail

Wondering what to do on the first day of December? We’ve got an idea for the lovely folks of Milton Keynes who are feeling festive. How about a Christmas market trail of Wolverton involving three great events taking place this Sunday (1st December)? You can start your Christmas market trail at Bar Bar Black Sheep, Wolverton Square where you can enjoy a couple of hours of browsing and buying some local handmade gifts on offer...

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Independent mk showcase

Showcasing local independents in and around Milton Keynes Hi everyone. We hope you have all had a good week and are looking forward to the weekend. First things first, we wanted to say thank you to everyone who has been following independent mk on Instagram. We hit 500 followers last weekend which is amazing. We never thought this would take off as well as it has, so thank you. Giving independent businesses in and around...

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Introducing independent mk

independent mk: our story Championing independent businesses in and around Milton Keynes is what this blog is all about. We want to celebrate, collaborate with and communicate to as many people as possible about all of the great independent businesses in our area. Hi! We are Stu and Becca, husband and wife, from Wolverton, Milton Keynes. We are both passionate about local independents which is why we decided to set up independent mk so we...

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How we write our content about businesses

How do we approach our editorial content about independent businesses? All blog posts about independent businesses on the independent mk website or posts featured on our social media channels are honest and impartial and therefore give a true reflection for the future development of a business whilst providing sound transparent insights for customer choice. It is imperative to highlight that the content on the independent mk website or any social media channels is written by...