Simple steps to turn your bricks and mortar business to an online business.
We must not forget to practice having your own private space away from the kids, interruptions and distractions.
Most people have a spare room, garage shed or loft they can use to set up a temporary office. Apple founder Steve Jobs started out from his garage and besides we are all in the same boat so to speak so we need to make the most of a bad situation.
Now that we have sorted out your office space, the next thing we need to do is set up online chat, video meetings and online teams. If you are selling products and services you also need e-commerce store and payment gateways.
1). Set up online chat www.tawk.to (free and it shows everyone you are online. You can interact with customers as soon as they visit your site).
2). Set up online appointments www.reservio.com (free)
3). Set up online video meetings www.8×8.com (free and is more professional than Skype)
4). Every morning start like it was a normal day at the office, conference call all your staff and keep then in the loop.
5). If you run a bricks and mortar store, transition to an online e-commerce business with a payment gateway. We offer e-commerce stores free of charge for the first 3 months, long enough for you to see business being generated.
***Payment gateways for products and services that we recommend are www.stripe.com www.gocardless.com and www.escrow.com obviously there are plently of others but we only recommend tried and tested gateways.
Hoping we all can get through this trying time relatively unscathed.
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