Why your small business needs its own mobile app

Posted on 7:00 am, July 20, 2015 by

Internet technology has changed the way business is conducted. These days getting a loyal customer is a herculean task as the customers have many choices to suit their preferences and taste. If they feel that they are being offered a better deal by another firm, they will switch over very easily. Therefore, having a mobile strategy in place is no … Read more


Crowdsourcing for Small Businesses

Posted on 8:55 pm, July 10, 2015 by

Crowdsourcing is the concept of connecting many potential contributors with a particular project. Small businesses leverage crowdsourcing to survive and even thrive in the competitive market. So if you are a small business owner you can start using this strategy right away. Many small business owners make the mistake of thinking they have to do everything in their business on … Read more


How small businesses can make use of LinkedIn

Posted on 7:27 pm, June 16, 2015 by

Though there are several social media networks present on the Internet, LinkedIn is the most popular among businesses and professionals. It is a widespread misconception that LinkedIn is suitable only for big businesses. Small businesses can greatly benefit from the host of useful features that LinkedIn offers. The professional networking platform offers useful features for networking as well as finding … Read more


Are you using social media correctly?

Posted on 10:18 pm, June 5, 2015 by

Nearly everyone is on some kind of social media platform nowadays. Small businesses are increasingly leveraging social media as a potent marketing tool. We look at whether you are using social media correctly. You don’t update regularly – A social media account which is neglected and sparsely populated sends a wrong message to current and potential customers. It is recommended … Read more


Spread Word of Mouth Marketing

Posted on 6:29 pm, May 11, 2015 by

Small businesses do not have the enormous marketing resources of large businesses. Then how will they compete effectively in the market? The answer is word of mouth marketing, a potent tool for attracting new customers. We look at ways to get word of mouth publicity. Goal setting – Set concrete and tangible goals for word of mouth. Vague goals should … Read more


Instagram for Small Businesses

Posted on 5:52 pm, May 1, 2015 by

Instagram is emerging as the social media platform for small businesses. Enterprises are having a dramatic reduction in connecting with their followers on Facebook, a mainstay for small businesses till recently. It is wise not to rely on Facebook alone and have other quality options. Instagram is a social media platform where users can share images with other followers. Currently … Read more


How Small Businesses Can Use Snapchat

Posted on 9:50 pm, April 17, 2015 by

Though a relatively recent product, Snapchat has captured the public’s imagination. As it is rising in popularity and free to use, small businesses can leverage its power and wide reach in their sales and marketing efforts. Some notable Snapchat statistics There are 100 million monthly active users 70% of Snapchat users are female Over 400 million snaps are sent every … Read more


Why small businesses need a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) solution

Posted on 5:24 am, April 6, 2015 by

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CRM (Customer Relationship Management) is no longer an unknown term today. Many business organizations have leveraged this technology in order to generate more profits and revenue. It is a myth that small businesses cannot afford CRM. Thanks to the cloud technology, almost every major CRM solution is available as SaaS (Software as a Service). Small businesses do not have to … Read more


Effective social media marketing strategies for small businesses

Posted on 11:18 am, February 27, 2015 by

Social Media

Social media is a widely used marketing tool currently and small businesses are no exception. Today, millions of people and potential customers are using social media on a daily basis. Facebook has become a verb pretty much the same way Google became a verb earlier. Spending a few hours on social media has become the norm and not the exception. … Read more


Effective email marketing strategies for small businesses

Posted on 12:03 pm, February 17, 2015 by

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Email marketing existed even before social media came of age. This is one of the most cost effective channels of communication that the small business owners used earlier and which is still in vogue to keep in touch with their potential market and current customers. Therefore, small business owners should consider including email strategy into their marketing plans and reach … Read more