Want to start a business?… We tell you the must-haves!
We mentioned last week in our Newsletter the exciting revamp we have done to Smarta Business Builder and also shared with you a blog on our top tips for growing your business. Well this week we wanted to highlight some of the needs of small businesses and how Smarta Business Builder can help!
We all know how much accountants cost. As a small business owner it can be one of your greatest expenses! But using an accounting tool to help organise different aspects of your businesses finances can significantly reduce your accounting costs. For example a key to managing finances in any business, but especially a small business, is cash flow. Being able to quickly produce a cashflow forecast is essential and accounting tools can help with this. Reporting features in the accounting tool in Smarta Business Builder achieve this well by making available a cash flow forecast anytime you need it. Both these features can help prevent your small business from becoming overdrawn by allowing better management of cash flow.
It's really easy to setup and manage your accounts, invoices, cash flow, banking, customers, suppliers and even VAT, all in one accounting tool in Smarta Business Builder. Allowing you to track sales, analyse expenses and profit, and with a wide range of cool reports you can easily assess business performance at any given time. It can even automatically calculate and submit VAT returns securely direct to HMRC which means no more accountant bills! Yay.
We do not know what we would do without our accounting tool… it helps us spend time on the things we do best.
A great website is essential for any business and getting a website that looks good on any device - desktop, tablet or smartphone has to be a priority now more than ever. In 2015 for the first time ever search via mobiles over took search via desktop computers. What this means for us is we need our websites to be optimised for mobile viewing.
The website builder in Smarta Business Builder is an impressive simple drop and drag tool which can help with your website needs getting you a responsive website in simple steps and minimal budgets. Meaning your website will look the way it should on all platforms and devices, including iPhones, iPads and other smartphones and tablets. How easy is that?
The website builder will even automatically optimise your site for search engines (SEO) and make it easier for you to share your content and products on social sites with built-in sharing tools. There are also great templates available making sure your website looks professional and on brand.
Do you have a website? If not then you need one. If you do and it is not mobile what are you waiting for? You can trial the website for free here.
Email is a widely used form of business communication. Communicating by email is inexpensive and instant so when you need to get an important message to a client or business associate who is located miles away, one of the fastest ways to do it is by email. The advantage email has over the telephone in communication speed is that you can send attachments with an email that contain important documents or even a presentation to clarify your message. So using a secure and reliable email management system is extremely important for your business.
Having your own email address and custom domain also means you leave the right impression! A personalised email address like email@example.com will look much more professional than a generic one. It’s been proven that email addresses with professional domains are far more trusted than your standard email address. It’s not the main measure of business quality but it can increase customer trust and engagement overall. Why not register your business domain today and use it to brand your business email address? You can do both in Smarta Business Builder, try it for free here.
These are some of the main needs we find businesses have and which we help solve with our tools in Smarta Business Builder.