Reduce Business Overhead with CRM Software and Salesforce Apps in 6 Ways

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Reduce Business Overhead with CRM Software and Salesforce Apps in 6 Ways

Stop printing documents and adding comments by hand.  No more file folders either.  That is the way business operated in the past.  We are now in the age of CRM software and Salesforce apps that will take your workflow digital to save you time and costs while improving your business success.

Salesforce apps can enable your business to improve information retrieval, make better decisions, service your customers better, organize your workforce and lower costs while making more money.

Plan your business

Any business manager knows that there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done.  Use a Salesforce CRM app to help you schedule tasks and organize your workflow.

Record everything

Maintaining a database of your business practices and happenings is the best way to be able to analyze results in order to make changes or predictions that can aid in planning for the future.  All information that has to do with your business, it’s staff and it’s customers has a place and will be recorded, meaning that you can concentrate on the people and let the software worry about the bookkeeping.

Access from anywhere

A CRM system allows your workforce to connect with the database and each other from any location.  This means that meetings can be forgone, saving time and energy.  Any information about a business or client is readily available to anyone from your company.

Reporting

Let CRM software put together that spreadsheet or report for you.  Just enter the metrics you need and that’s it.  In today’s workplace everything is results oriented and those need to be proven.  Produce killer reports in no time and keep management informed and happy with your performance.

Customer Information

All the information you need about your customers is stored in one place and is accessible by anyone on your team.  Client birthdays, habits, appointments, contracts, upcoming orders and more are tracked and recorded and available at the touch of a button.  Make your sales pitch more efficient and show your clients that you care about their business.

Mailing Lists

Create in depth mailing lists from the software database in order to hit all your targets with new information or marketing material.

The benefits businesses get from salesforce apps is huge and allows an manner of business to run more efficiently.  Your sales team, your customers and your bank account will thank you.

Cornucopia’s ‘Green Goddess Crowdfunded €50,000 in 48 Hours

June 23, 2016 by  
Filed under Crowd Funding, Front Page

This comes from the article Crowdfunding foodies raising lots of dough by Deirdre Reynolds

Many restaurants are now turning their backs on the banks when it comes to seeking finance and using their customers, family and small-time investors to fulfil their food dreams. Retailing at €3.95, Cornucopia’s ‘Green Goddess’ – infused with apple and the ubiquitous avocado – is just one of the trendy cold-pressed juices new to shelves here after the company successfully crowdfunded €50,000 in only 48 hours.

Meanwhile, back at the city centre eatery, eagle-eyed regulars may have noticed the shiny new service counter, also installed no thanks to the banks recently.
“We were in something called Food Works [a business programme run by Bord Bia, Enterprise Ireland and Teagasc] with our juice product and they recommended crowdfunding,” explained Deirdre, who set up the health-food-store-turned-wholefood restaurant with her late husband, Neil, in 1986.

“I had some experience of working with the crowd because when I was turned down for planning permission to turn the building beside us from retail to restaurant. I went to my customers and I got a petition going. Two thousand people signed it [saying], ‘Please give her planning permission’, over a two-week period,” says Deirdre.

Why this is important: When you read the article you can see that she had her tribe lined up. Not only had she successfully rallied them before, they are able to create change. Now, the second time around they are bigger and stronger. That’s why we offer clients a tribe building program before they crowd fund, so that they can get a tribe that will work and put in money. 

Read the rest of the article here:

http://www.independent.ie/life/food-drink/crowdfunding-foodies-raising-lots-of-dough-34808489.html

 

Want to learn how to get started on your own crowdfunding? Download the book below for free! Click the book now.

 

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Measure These Five Online Marketing Metrics To Track Your Business

Measure These Five Online Marketing Metrics To Track Your Business Success

What gets measured gets improved. Ever heard these words before? Well they are as true now as they ever were, especially in regards to online marketing. Many business owners have now begun to market their businesses online but are having a hard time quantifying the ROI. Are your ad campaigns working, is social media marketing paying off, can you notice an increase in sales due to traffic on your website? These are all valuable questions to have answered so you can properly manage your businesses budgets.
Luckily there are some solid metrics and tools that can help you achieve quantification. Keep reading for our top ten metrics you need to be measuring to monitor your businesses success.
1. 1.) Total traffic to your website
Your online presence is defined by your website so it only makes sense that tracking the total visits your site receives. This number goes up and your business is becoming more popular. This is a “big picture” kind of way to tell if your marketing efforts are working out.
1. 2.) New sessions
This metric can be found via Google Analytics and displays how many of your total visits are new sessions. This metric is important because it shed slight on how well your website attracts repeat visitors. Basically, it helps to define how relevant your customers find your website.
1. 3.) Channel Specific Traffic data
This can also be found via your Google Analytics account under the “Acquisition” section. This is most handy if you are running a full-on marketing campaign that includes paid, referral and social media aspects. This metric tracks the breakdown of your traffic based on how your visitors found your website. Did they come through paid advertising (PPC), from social media pages, referrals or did they find your site through an online search.
1. 4.) Bounce Rate
Perhaps the most important metric to track in order to tell how effective your website is at delivering the information your audience is looking for. If the bounce rate is high then you know that people are not impressed with your site and leave soon after arriving. If your bounce rate is low then you know your content is valuable. Either way, watching the bounce rate metric allows you to judge future efforts effects and create a website that people want to visit.
1. 5.) Conversion Rate
This metric measures your sales success once you’ve attracted your audience. This is where you get to see if your online marketing efforts are translating into sales dollars. If your numbers are low then you know that your sales funnel is flawed somewhere, be it bad design, follow-up problems or if your sales team needs some work. Divide your total sales by total traffic to get a rough ratio of how effective your efforts are.
Operating your business online is not an  easy task but with so much of your audience online, it is a requirement to be successful in today’s market landscape. If you’re looking for help with an online marketing strategy you should talk to the experts at Delta Decisions Inc. who can put you on the right path to online success and business growth. Visit their website to find out more at http://deltadecisions.com/.

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