Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is an important part of any type of business management. It’s well documented that poor management can be one of the major reasons for loss of clients but businesses are waking up to the fact that they can’t achieve true success without a good and efficient CRM system. So what exactly you can achieve by incorporating a flawless CRM system in your business strategy?
It’s the Holiday Season again, but before we hang up our stockings and tuck into some figgy pudding, it is worth remembering that as the year comes to an end, it is a good time to put processes in place to ensure the next year is even more successful than the last. With this in mind and in honour of the festive spirit let’s celebrate with The Twelve Days of Business!
In this 2nd part of How to Make the Most of your LinkedIn Profile, we focus on what to do after you have built your initial profile and how to network around LinkedIn to really maximise your contacts. Again many of these things will seem obvious to seasoned networkers but they are often overlooked and can reap substantial benefits.
If you haven’t heard of LinkedIn, then you have really been missing out. In a nutshell LinkedIn is a business networking website, similar to Facebook but for business connections. It is also one of the most valuable online tools for boosting your business; hence it is worth spending the time to ensure you get the most of your LinkedIn account. More and more individuals and businesses are using LinkedIn to reach out to potential customers, employees, employers and suppliers everyday, so if you don’t have an account then it should become a high priority to get one.
If you are looking to get bank funding for starting your business, or even to expand and develop it, you will be asked to produce a business plan to present to potential lenders. A key part of this plan is a SWOT analysis, which will help you to identify whether you business is likely to succeed and plan to maximise its chances.