May 14, 2013
7 Essential Tools Entrepreneurs And SBOs Need To Have In Their ToolBox
Posted by Irfan Ahmad Digital Information World Author Pakistan author profile Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Blogging , Business , info-graphics , Social-Media
In the modern era, everything from a strategic business plan to a web presence is very crucial. There are hundreds of elements and tools that small business owners and entrepreneurs need to use for successful online business. To help you out the Intuit team created this handy infographic that outline some essential tools you need to have in your toolbox, to build a strong foundation for your small business.
Mobile websiteEvery company needs a website to act as a base of of operations and explain the products and services in a professional manner. However, to be as accessible as possible to potential customers and address pressing customer comments, the website should have a mobile friendly version. According to a study by Gartner mobile phones will surpass personal computers as the most common way to access the internet by 2013.
Business PlanIn order to survey the online market and understand how to navigate it, a company should have a business plan from the outset. Complimenting a regular business plan that includes financial expectations and sales management, this plan should include traffic projections, social media goals, and notes on how similar brands have previously utilized social networking sites.
BlogsConsumers like blogs because they make companies more colorful. A conventional blog that isn't too promotional showcase a side of the business that is human, relatable and likeable, something that a product can't do alone. In fact, 92 percent of businesses that post several times a day have acquired a customer through their blog.
Business email addressYour business email address is a reflection of your professionalism. it's not difficult or expensive to use an email address hosted on your own server. An address such as email@example.com sounds proper, but only if you're advertising yourself. if an entrepreneur is advertising a business, they need an email more akin to firstname.lastname@example.org. Customers like small businesses, but they don't always want to work with someone who sounds like they're running things out of their basement.
via: Small Business Toolbox [Infographic]