In the days of old, when someone wanted to get something done somewhere, they generally had to go there in person or send someone to deal with it. Talk about whatever needs to be sorted out, and dealt with face to face, pen on paper. However nowadays, that is no longer really the case, and people expect more and more things to be easier to handle, mostly due to the rise of personal technology and the internet. The age of the phone being the only means of long-distance communications is long gone, now accompanied by fancy online messaging, social media, websites and just about everything else. Which are all extra things you have to set up as a business owner if you wish to be somewhat relevant. Of course, things aren’t always as bad as they seem, and due to how widespread the issue is, many people have decided to open up businesses which provide some sort of solution, both intentionally and unintentionally. Let’s look at two major areas in which you could make your startup business more accessible to the average person.
The internet is as wonderful as it is horrifying, and as useful as it gets while also probably being the number one reason for procrastination in the modern age. You never really know where you’re going to end up with it, however, what you do know is that other people are going to end up on it, and are going to expect your business to have some sort of online equivalent. Be it something more traditional, just like a website which houses your business’ information such as telephone numbers, location, how to get there, opening times, news posts and maybe even stock levels. If you’re feeling brave enough, maybe an online shop. If you do not have the know-how yourself to make a website or enough funds to pay a web designer to do it for you, you can always go for the next best thing, that being social media. Platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and many others, are great for businesses and average users alike, allowing for easy interaction. Of course, E-mails are also a thing which cannot be forgotten, they’ve been with us for a decent while, and it does not seem like they are going anywhere anytime soon.
Good ol’ phone line
No matter how fancy your website may be, if you have someone over the age of 35 who would like to get in touch with you, the chances are that they are going to reach for their mobile phone first. And really, who’s to blame them? Speaking to a real person is usually much more pleasant than looking up data online. Not to mention, with services from companies such as Planet Numbers you can easily contact people from just about anywhere in the world, without excessive fees which would leave your funds much lower than you would like them to be. Allowing you to set up national numbers and international numbers, it is rather handy. If your business is still in its early stages, then setting up excellent means of communications and increasing accessibility should be a top priority. Don’t miss out.