Starting / running a business can be a stressful yet fulfilling endeavor and unless you have a rich Uncle you will probably be watching every penny. I advocate spending money and hiring professionals but why spend money when you don’t have to?
It’s not too late to start being a more effective business owner. Here are 4 websites that provide exceptional value for money.
Mailchimp– Mailchimp is a great tool for managing/building your mailing list. It can be used to send newsletters or bulk emails (NO SPAM). The data you can extract is outstanding. Every business can benefit from communicating with their customers periodically. You don’t want to bombard your customers, but a timely newsletter can help increase customer awareness and loyalty.
Survey Monkey – Many large companies use survey monkey to do customer engagement surveys and employee surveys. It’s a vital part of knowing your customer. It can be used to get a better understanding of what your customers want and when they want it.
Salesforce IQ – CRM for small businesses supercharges sales teams to sell smarter with Relationship Intelligence™ technology. It will help you manage your workday and analyze your workflow. If used correctly it can give a granular understanding of your business and customers. You can use the data to test, measure and refine your sales process.
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Protect the first 90 minutes of each day.
Time management is vital so protect your time and if possible the first 90-minutes of your day. Plan your days in advance. The day is not done until you have planned the next day. Try to avoid checking your email until you have spent 90-minutes on the to-do list that you created the day before.
Emails will distract you and steal your time, so don’t check your email as soon as you wake up. Spend the first 90-minutes of your day focused on finding new customers and keeping the customers that you already have.
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