If your small business is looking to grow in Quarter 3, consider setting new goals – it’s never too late. To help you, we’ve come up with five goals every small business should set in Q3 to be successful.
Boost Productivity in Your Business
One of the best things you can do to increase your business growth in Q3 is deploy productivity apps; and this should be the goal of every small business in Q3. For example, using accounting software like QuickBooks, Xero, and FreshBooks can eliminate manual calculations and simplify the aspects of record-keeping, which can help you save time and money.
You can also deploy project management apps like Asana, Slack and Trello, which can help you track task assignments as well as the progress of your project. This can help you ensure that everyone on your team is on the same page.
And, the good news is that you can connect all these apps to your ERP using Commercient IoT Pulse. Our platform provides integration with more than 815 Apps for your ERP to help you be more efficient. This can help save money and free up time for your staff to focus on what matters most – you’ll be able to get more work done. Apps such as email, marketing, CRM, time cards, and much more, can be connected to your ERP by IoT Pulse.
Listen to Your Customers More
As we are in the Age of the Customer, where the needs and wants of customers is always changing, it’s more important now than ever to listen and talk to your customers. By talking more to your customers, you will be able to understand each of them better, re-evaluate your products and services, and make small changes to stay ahead of your customers’ demands.
At Commercient we love communicating with our customers, whether it’s through our blog; social sites, including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn; the Commercient newsletter; or through our customer success pages, where we showcase our current customers and how they feel about products. We also communicate with our customers through email, live chat and phone calls, and we’d love to hear from you.
Reduce Business Costs
Reducing your company’s expenditures and creating processes that will cost less money should also be a goal of every business in Q3. Thankfully, technology allows you to save money and advance your businesses in ways that weren’t possible before.
Businesses can now take advantage of open-source software, Web conferencing tools, remote desktop applications, and online payment services. All of these tools can help you cut costs.
And, if you decide you want to integrate your data between your ERP and CRM system, we suggest selecting Commercient as your integration vendor with SYNC, the #1 data connector platform for business. We provide premier, customized two-way data integration applications at an affordable price and rapid deployment rate. Check out our pricing page.
Find New Opportunities for Networking
If you are not actively networking, you should set a goal to find new opportunities to network in Q3. This will help get you in front of more people and expand your business network.
Try to attend more conferences, workshops, seminars and meetings, and ramp up your online networking on platforms like LinkedIn. Doing so can can lead to creating new connections, building stronger relationships, gaining exposure, growing your ventures, and meeting of VIPs. One networking event you don’t want to miss is Dreamforce 2018 – the Commercient team will be there, and we hope to meet with you there, too!
Build Your Online Presence
In Q3, you should also set the goal to build your online presence. Having a strong online presence will help you build your small business’ reputation and attract leads to your website. This can mean writing useful blog posts and sharing them with your social media followers, or optimizing your website to attract more search engine traffic (e.g. creating a customer success page with customer testimonials). You’d be surprise at what having a strong online presence can do for your business.