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Online Business

Doing more online doesn’t have to take long, need expertise or cost money – and it can save small businesses time and money. Some things that businesses can do include:

Build a website – A website is a company’s online presence, where customers will expect to find them. Building a basic website does not require  coding skills or a big budget.

Social media – is a valuable means of finding customers online. More and more, customers are expecting to see small businesses using social media.  The largest social media networks, like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn  are all free . Social media is an excellent tool for  businesses when it comes to talking to customers and promoting  goods and services. Find out how to get started on social media now and start promoting your business.

Payment – It is now easier than ever to make and receive payments and to look after company finances using the Internet. Not only does this help businesses provide great service to customers but it can reduce paperwork, and give small business owners more time. Small businesses can find advice on how they can make the most of online finances, including how to make sure their business is online safely and securely.

Marketing online – There are now more options than ever before when it comes to promoting your business and services on the web. Whether it is through Facebook, Google or banner ads, or even through an online newsletter, there are many quick and cost-effective ways of getting your message out to the people that matter most: your customers.

Online Shopping – Opening a online shop is a great way to increase your sales and connect with new customers. There are many ways of selling your goods and services online, and you don’t even need to have your own website. The resources and advice below will help you find the best approach for your business.