Are you frightened of Facebook? Terrified of Twitter? Scared of Snapchat? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Whether you’re a start-up, small business or solopreneur, getting up to speed with the digital world can seem like a daunting task. However, embracing social media and making it part of your marketing mix, is a positive steps towards business success. At Face for Business we have seen first-hand just how effective a social media presence can be and believe you can be part of the digital world by following these seven simple steps.
With almost 50% of the UK workforce now setting up their own businesses and/or working for themselves and doing freelance work, it's important to be prepared. Plan ahead and get the best start possible. As the saying goes "fail to plan, plan to fail ". Even if you're already trading the following 5 essentials can be implemented to improve your efficiency and success in business.
Two reasons why.
1. It will bring you closer to your PA.
2. It will uniquely help alleviate any worries you may have about outsourcing your phone calls to a call answering service.
Being in frequent contact with your PA via the app means that, although she is working virtually for you, she will have immediate access to your day to day whereabouts and will be able to advise your callers when to expect a return call – whether you are at a meeting, in training, taking a lunch break, on the school run or are needing uninterrupted time in the office. You can let your PA know quickly and easily via the app.
What type of meeting do you prefer? Have you ever been part of a virtual meeting? Have you explored the range of meeting options available these days? Perhaps you are a new business trying to expand your audience or market, but don’t have the resources to travel up and down the country to meet with new clients. Or, maybe you work rurally (see linked article here) and struggle to commute into the city to meet with prospects? Most importantly, unreliable connections in rural areas can mean missed calls – using a virtual call answering service can alleviate any worries about missed business.
If you fall under any of these categories you may have looked into virtual options available, to help your business grow. Have a look at the few options we've presented for you...