Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Tools You Need To Make Your Business A Success

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When you are running your own business it is important that you have the tools to allow you to be as productive as possible and for your business to thrive. This same logic applies whether or not you are running the business sole handed or successfully managing a team.

It doesn’t matter what industry your business is in, whether you are selling handmade items or designing mobile apps, all entrepreneurs know that running a business always encounters a few bumps along the road.

That said, when you are equipped with the right tools it can make overcoming those hurdles a lot easier.

Even when you are not overcoming challenges, having the right tools can still help your business massively. They can support productivity, free up time and allow you to offer an increased level of service.

Here are some tools your business should have.

Mobile Payment Systems

For your business to be successful you need to be able to market your products or services to your target client. However, marketing isn’t always enough. You need to be able to go ahead and secure that business. Having a tool such as contactless card reader available here, allows you to be able to potentially reach customers and secure business in numerous places.

You will be able to accommodate sales at pop up locations and process card payments or could possibly offer additional services such as payment at time of delivery.

Social Media Management Tools

There are many different social media tools available. Having an online presence is vital now for almost all businesses. It allows you the ability to engage with customers, create a more personal experience whilst gaining the benefits of being able to market it in ways to draw attention and potential sales to your business.

The majority of business owners would say that for this to be successful you need to regularly post and share updates on your social media platform.  This of course, isn’t alway easy. You have a business to run and therefore cannot be on your phone or laptop 24/7 posting to social media. Using a social media tool will allow you to plan your content in advance and schedule your posts. That way you can set up your social media for the week or month in one sitting and then focus your time elsewhere.

Online Website Development

An attractive website is a must for all businesses!

There are many self-build websites available that will allow you to build up a user-friendly and sleek site that will appeal to your audience. You don’t need qualifications to complete this and it offers you the low cost options to market yourself digitally.

Having the tools to be able to make adjustments to your business is also beneficial as it will enable you to keep it current and updated

with current products or services. If you are a new business and are still making adjustments and finalizing your ‘branding’ with fonts,

brand colors and slogans, it will provide you the reassurance of being able to edit this as you go along. 

10 comments:

  1. You have to stay on the cutting edge of things. Youth can help with this. Some of the older folks don't want to try new and customer friendly stuff sometimes. Ran into this the other day.

    Have a fabulous day and rest of the week. ♥

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  2. An online presence is very important. Having the right tools is vital. A good website is a must.

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  3. Couldn't agree more. Website development is one of the hardest areas as a business owner. It's so important to get this outsourced!

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  4. I am a firm believer of this. You need the relevant tools to stay on top of things.

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  5. That is so true! I am using Hootsuite for the social media management, it is great.

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  6. Good payment tools is so important as you want to make the journey as smooth as possible for customers without any hiccups. I've used loads of different social media management tools over the years x

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  7. Keeping up with social media is such a challenge, finding tools is a good suggestion! Thank you so much for this post.

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  8. It amazes me when I see vendors only accepting cash because they don't want to deal with mobile payments. I'll take whatever you got- cash, credit, paypal, apple pay... I've seen vendors lose sales because they didn't have cash on them and the vendor didn't accept cards or mobile payments. I'm here to make money, so I'll be sure I can accommodate any payment a customer has.

    Social media presence is one I still need to work on for my business, but I've had to put it on the backburner while I catch up on other things.

    I've thought about opening my own Shopify, but that goes hand in hand with social media, so until I can get my act together, I sell local and on Etsy.

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    1. Cafe du Monde instantly comes to mind. I am pretty certain they're not hurting but could probably do even better if they took cards. I wonder if they don't because their prices are so low and there is a fee for each card transaction...

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  9. I always have great ideas for businesses, but I feel like I'm too right brained to run one.

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