The second quarter is here and it’s time to give your small business a spring makeover; it’s a great time to revamp your business to stay ahead of the competition. In this blog, we’ll uncover some steps you can take to give your small business a makeover this spring.
Connect Your ERP To The Internet And 815 Apps
Today the average small business may run several different apps, including ERP software, CRM system, a marketing automation tool, e-commerce system, billing apps, and much more. The problem lies in the fact that separately not all of these apps work together or communicate with each other, leading to undesirable data silos. However, thanks to integration platforms like Commercient IoT Pulse, you can now connect all your business applications to your ERP, and have them communicate with each other seamlessly.
As an example, if you want to connect Sage Live with MailChimp, Dropbox, or Insightly to automate your processes, IoT Pulse will help you do just that. It’s a great way to take your business to the next level in Q2. You’ll be able to connect your ERP system to over 815 other business applications without any coding knowledge. You’ll cut out tedious admin tasks, saving you time and money, and ensuring that you have correct, consistent information right when you need it.
Network With New People
Another way that you can give your business a makeover this spring by networking with new people. There are tons of ways that you can network in Q2. For instance, you can attend the Sage Summit Tour events, in which you’ll be able to connect with and get inspired by business and thought leaders, entrepreneurs, experts, and peers alike. It will open the door for you to talk to highly influential people that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to easily talk to or find.
At some of these events, you’ll be able to meet and network with the Commercient team and our Co-Founders Richard Jenkins and John Angrove. So if you want to understand more about Commercient SYNC, IoT Pulse, or Sync2Pay, you’ll be able to meet with us and learn about our products.
Another great way you can network in Q2 is through LinkedIn, which has a lot to offer small business owners. LinkedIn is the world’s largest and most active professional networking platform. Leveraging the platform, and joining LinkedIn groups in your industry, can help you network virtually, stay on top of developments, and tap into advice and expertise that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to easily get hold of. You can find us on LinkedIn, as well.
Refresh Your Marketing Strategy
In addition to connecting your ERP and apps, and networking with new people, you should also consider refreshing your marketing strategy this spring, especially if your marketing efforts are not working for you.
For example, if you don’t have a blog, now is the time to get started. A blog will not only helps your company get its name and information out through followers, but it is a great way to engage and connect with your consumers more directly. If you have some time, check out our blog and see how we do it.
If you haven’t done so already, another way you can promote and increase the awareness of your brand and your business profile is through social media. You’ll be able to build brand engagement and customer connections at relatively low costs. For instance, you can tie in ads and offers on your Facebook page, and have a direct channel with your customers on Twitter.
You can also send out newsletters, which is a great way for your company to communicate with your customers and prospects – you’ll be able to provide value, beyond sales, by informing your customers with interesting content that resonates with them. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter.
Are you ready to give your business a makeover in Q2? Let’s get started in connecting all your apps today.