Running a business can become expensive, and quickly. If anything, the past few months have shown us that taking a business online can be a lot easier than we think. As a result, an increasing number of business owners are taking their operations online.
If this is something you are thinking about, here are a few tips to get you started.
Moving your business online
It is important to have a website that is easy to use and answers any questions a customer may have. If your website is difficult to navigate, it may be time for an update. Be sure that the various pages on your website load quickly to avoid people getting frustrated and leaving the site. Add contact details on your website and links to your social media platforms.
- Social Media
After lockdown, people have taken to social media and the internet to find and support local businesses. Many people are sharing information about businesses online to try to promote them and so to help your business be promoted by others be sure to have social media platforms active and monitored regularly. This will increase your footprint in terms of who can find out about your business.
There are many new and innovative ways to advertise. You can create ads online and run them on Facebook and Google. If you feel like you don’t know the first thing about advertising on these platforms, this is the perfect opportunity to upskill! Facebook and Google have online learning platforms that teach users how to create, run and manage ads on their platforms. For Facebook, click here and for Google, click here.
- Stock and business essentials
Now that you are working from home or from your local coffee shop, you don’t want to end up in a situation where your home has been taken over by operational items or stock for the business. Did you know that we have a special rate for businesses? Take a look at our business storage as a solution for your business.
- Remote work
If you have a team that is now working remotely, it is important to put a system in place that works best to keep everyone accountable for completing tasks. This may be by having daily Zoom calls in the morning or afternoon, using task management software and using online work platforms. If you need a separate space to work from outside of your home, did you know that we have managed office spaces at our stores? Take a look at our office space options by clicking here.
If you are looking for safe and secure self storage for your business, give us a call on 0800 0852 954.