Managing Leads

Managing LeadsAnytime you have a business you need customers. They are your life blood and how you keep things staying afloat financially. You need to fully understand your target audience. Learn things about them, and what means of marketing will create those connections with them and attract them to you specifically.

How can you save money with marketing and still have it be effective and worthwhile for your business? The first way to attract new customers is to use social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter to connect with people and to get them interested in what you are trying to sell. I know I for one am on Facebook a decent amount, and when places I like say they advertise on Facebook or even have coupons I tend to check out their page. This is a very inexpensive and global way to get your name out there to a lot of potential new customers. A second fun way to attract new customers is to run a sale with a daily deal site. Tons and tons of people like deals and coupons, this is a great way to get a new face on board with your company. There are many daily deal sites out there so team up with one such as Groupon or Living Social and see that happens. A third fun way to attract new customers is to hold a contest on your site. People like competition. See how popular Doritos was after they had the contest to make your own Superbowl commercial and then they aired the top two? A fourth fun way to attract new customers is to utilize Pinterest. This is the same concept as Facebook. it is a popular site that a lot of people are on each and every day.

As great and expensive as the internet is for marketing a business, there is another way that can be beneficial as well and that is attending trade shows. This is great because trade shows typically draw a large crowd so there’s a bunch of potential leads. Not only are there a bunch of leads, but you get to meet with them face to face. Often in the world of technology we live in we overlook how valuable a face to face meet is. People get to know the person behind the business and that can be instrumental in gaining their trust and loyalty. So what is a good way to keep track of all the leads you can get at a trade show? A great option is lead capture software. You can use a digital kiosk at your booth that captures all the information people need. Not only is it user friendly, but it also helps to organize everything for your use as the business owner later when it comes to following up with the leads you met. You can quickly send emails and updates to these leads without having to sort through paperwork and trying to read handwriting that might be illegible. The system sends reminders to those individuals who have provided you with their information so your company is on their minds. It is a great solution for managing leads and turning them into customers to help your business succeed.

Common Outsourced Items in Business

Common Outsourced Items in BusinessBusiness owners should always be aware of ways that they can save money by either doing the work themselves or by paying someone to do it for your business. Here are the 5 most common outsourced items in businesses:

  1. Accounting and Taxes

In an effort to keep track of the financial side of any business it is a smart decision to outsource this area to companies that have experience and training. Having an accountant t is able to keep track of expenses, profits and payroll can help ensure that those things are done accurately without risks of doing something illegally or losing money. When it is time to file taxes the accountant will have all the information to know the best way to benefit the business when filed.

 

  1. Web Programmers and Designers

It is important in these modern times that a business has a website page that is going to invite potential customers to the business. The website needs to look appealing, easy access and to be informative. Having a functioning website can improve business tremendously and also increase the reputation of the business. An online presence is a must.

 

  1. Security and Surveillance

Depending upon what type of business having a security or surveillance team is important to prevent possible theft and vandalism. Theft and vandalism can take place from within a business and from the outside. It is important to have security in place to protect those who work for the business and to also protect the business from employee theft. Having a strong security and surveillance system will deter criminal behavior just by their presence alone and if something is to happen those responsible will be able to be found by the security system.

 

4) Inbound and Outbound Call Centers

Depending on the type of business being able to outsource inbound and outbound calling is growing in popularity. It doesn’t mean necessarily that the call center is going to be outsourced out of country. But there are options to have call centers for inbound calls like taking incoming calls for information, appointments and support for businesses. Outbound calls such as sales and telemarketing.

 

5) Janitorial and Maintenance Services

Janitorial services that an outside company can have is the routine cleaning of the business areas and for cleaning such as windows, carpets, stripping, polishing, and cleaning walls when needed. Using an external company for the janitorial needs will ensure that the level of cleaning will be high freeing the business to focus on their business needs. Click on http://www.janitorialservicesaginaw.com/services/ for services available. Some maintenance services that are needed for businesses include someone to take care of the repairs and fixes of the business, and also for the lawn and street maintenance.

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