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How to Boost Small Business Profit Through the Web

30 Aug

If you’re like many other businesses across the globe, you still feel like you’re treading water as the pandemic ends. And one thing we’ve learned from the closings and restrictions is that using the web is critical for small business success.

Fortunately, technological advancement has made it easier than ever to boost efficiency and profit; you just have to use the right tools and strategies! Check out these tips from Bangs Media for making your business more profitable via the web:

Take care of payroll.

These days, it makes sense to do everything you can in the cloud. It’s easier, more efficient, and more secure. For example, look for a cloud-based payroll system that will help you keep track of your team and ensure that everyone is paid on time, consistently. Your platform should also simplify the calculation and filing of your payroll taxes. Many software platforms also offer time tracking, real-time reporting, software integration, and a companion mobile app to manage payroll on the go.

That said, if you want to stick to Excel spreadsheet timesheets to track employee’s work time, you’ll want to include a few key components in the timesheet template so that you have all the information in one place. For example, be sure to include the date, job or shift, times clocked in and out, total number of hours worked, and any overtime or PTO time.

Pay attention to your website.

Regardless of what type of business you run, having a professional website that is up to date is essential. And if you run an eCommerce store, that entire element of your business hinges on the quality of your website.

Assess your current site to see what kind of improvements you can make. If you don’t have a website, then that should be the first step you take toward making your business more profitable.

A professional site will be attractive and effectively represent your brand. It will be easy for users to navigate, the pages will load quickly, and it will provide informative, engaging content. Hiring a professional graphic design agency could be a strong step toward improving your site and overall brand!

Moreover, your online store deserves a lot of attention. Make sure you have up-to-date, high-quality product photos and descriptions, and ensure that the checkout process is as seamless as possible for your customers.

Make it easy for customers to pay.

Speaking of the checkout process, part of creating a seamless experience will be to use the right payment processing system. These days, customers expect a plethora of options when it comes to how they pay for their products. Research the market for a payment processing software that will meet the needs of your customers. Ideally, you’ll accept credit cards, debit cards, and PayPal, among other methods.

Build your reputation and presence.  

Your reputation will in many ways determine the long-term success of your company. Providing exceptional customer service and high-quality products or services will go a long way in developing your reputation via word of mouth.

But you also need to use the web tools at your disposal for promoting your brand. Look into software and apps that can boost your marketing efforts via social media, email, SEO, and other methods. Employing a variety of strategies will ultimately help you build the online presence your company needs to have.

Become mobile-friendly.

Your website and online store must also be mobile-friendly if you are to achieve success in today’s business landscape. Make sure they load quickly on mobile devices and that they are compatible in terms of the size, layout, and overall design of each web page. More than half of consumers use their smartphones and tablets for making purchases. That’s a big chunk of the market worth capitalizing on.

Make smart off-the-web decisions.

You’ll need to accompany the above moves by making smart off-the-web decisions for your business. For example, you might consider moving to a location where you have more of an opportunity to attract local customers. If you want to test an area out, look for an affordable apartment to rent. You can use the filter by price feature on Rent.com to find an option that works for your budget. You might also consider opening a brick and mortar location for your business or occasionally doing a pop up. This is yet another way to help you attract new customers.

Making the most of all the web offers small businesses has never been more important. Ensure you are using a reliable and efficient payroll system. Make any necessary updates to your website so that it is attractive, engaging, and easy to use. Lastly, focus on developing your reputation and online presence, and make sure that your website and online store are mobile-friendly.

By Derek Goodman

Inbizability.com

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Skip the Financial Struggle: 5 Tips to Launch Your Dream Business

16 Apr

Finances might be the single most difficult part of business ownership. From startup costs to seasonal slumps to attracting new customers (and their wallets), it’s tough to keep your company in the black. Especially if you’ve already experienced financial setbacks before, success may feel far away. If your business plan is on the line and you’re not sure how to fix up your finances, try these helpful tips from Sunn Legacy Group LLC.

Check Your Niche

Finding the cash to support your dream business can sound daunting, not completely overwhelming. However, tons of financial programs offer resources to would-be business owners in all niches. The trick is tracking down the programs that will work for you.

You can start with conventional financing options like small business loans and support. Then, look into special programs for companies in your niche. For example, the National Association for the Self-Employed offers specific grants of up to $4,000 for eligible businesses.

Other organizations provide grants and loans with varying terms. See what’s out there for your intended industry and start applying as soon as possible.

Seek Social Support

There’s a reason so many startups turn to crowdfunding for money: it works! Some crowdfunded businesses with humble beginnings even became million-dollar companies thanks to their customers’ initial buy-in.

You may not reach millionaire status with crowdfunding, but a well-planned campaign could help you get a jump on your business goals. Popular crowdfunding sites that are also trustworthy, says the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, include:

  • Kickstarter
  • Indiegogo
  • GoFundMe
  • Patreon
  • Fundable

Check out each platform and its options before signing up. Consider the fees required and how transparent your campaign will be to potential buyers.

Get Legit on a Budget

A legitimate business model and structure is likely a top priority for your startup. Having a recognizable business name and branding is great, but you’ll want to check all the legal boxes before you can take off. Fortunately, you can DIY much of the business setup process for less cash than you might expect. Searching for existing business names on your state’s filing site is a good place to start. After all, you don’t want to run into any trademark or copyright issues.

Your next step is to define your organization with a solid business structure. You might go for an LLC setup for tax advantages and flexibility. By filing using a formation service web site, you can save money that you would otherwise spend on a lawyer. For an affordable cost, you can have your business documents in order before your doors (online or in-person) open.

Pick Projects That Count

You likely have a long to-do list of things you want to accomplish before starting your own small business. However, tallying up the expenses for each item may leave you wondering whether business ownership is really your jam.

The good news is that hiring help for business setup tasks might be cheaper than you think. Outsourcing freelance help project-by-project means you can get your logo designed, have your website set up, and source branded product packaging for less than you think.

Think about the essentials and pick projects that count the most. For example, your organizational branding is vital for helping customers discover you online and in print materials, so that may be a must-have service you decide to shell out for.

Prioritize your to-do list project by project and decide whether outsourcing a bit at a time is a better use of your time and energy. It may be preferable to spending hours flip-flopping on design ideas or learning new tools. There’s plenty of time for that later, as your business grows!

Take It One Step at a Time

Business growth doesn’t happen overnight, and neither will success (or your first sales). Having a cushion in your savings account to fall back on is ideal. But if you’re operating on a shoestring budget, it’s still possible to operate on very little cash flow while growing your company.

Of course, if you need help attracting audiences, think about new ways you can engage audiences with Bangs Media.

By Derek Goodman

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REP Your Act 2019

13 Mar

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Rep Your Act is a Competition for all-age Demographics (projected to Grow Nationally) allowing Artist to Represent their Talent, whether it be song, dance, acting, performing monologues, comedy and etc. #RepYourAct2017 and #RepYourAct2018 were Huge Successes. Past winners and contenders are set to be the next generation of Talent to take TV/Film to Unseen Levels.

Approaching #RepYourAct2019, anticipation has grown! This exhibition is known to create more working relationships. Atlanta actors and Industry Professionals will have access to vetted Fresh Faces; trained by the Best acting coaches. And beginner filmmakers as well as public will have opportunity to network with Atlanta’s Who’s Who!

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BEHIND THE LENS…..Shattered Series

21 Aug

FILMMAKERS CORNER

Behind The Lens

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LET ME BOTTOM LINE IT……No One Can Tell Your Story Like You!

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20 Jun

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