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It takes so many things to grow a business. Of course, it all starts with your own passion, determination and hard work. But as technology advances ever forward, so too does the range of innovative tools and resources you need to stay ahead of your competition.
Seriously, there are so many exciting products out there to help super-charge your business…but, of course, they’ll each make a mark on your bottom line. Do you absorb the costs? Do you plough a lone furrow and rely merely on the sweat of your brow? Or, as is most common, do you simply pick and choose which technology is best for your business? It would sure be great if you could get the whole caboodle absolutely free-of-charge…but more about that later.
In the first instance, you need to ensure that your company has the standard of hardware it needs to perform. Working on outdated systems, with inadequate memory and storage, is a pretty wasteful and inefficient way to operate, and can hold your business back however awesome your big ideas may be.
The next consideration is which software and subscriptions you need. There are so many services available…they can help you learn more about your customers, generate and convert sales leads, and deliver dynamic, engaging content to your users.
And what about empowering your customers to shop online and buy your products through your website? Forrester Research estimates that the United States online retail industry will be worth $279 billion in 2015, and it’s a good idea to future-proof your commerce solution to ensure you can cope with rising demand.
Nobody ever started a business who didn’t want it to grow…but as your team grows, how will you ensure you communicate effectively? It’s important to have a solution in place which will allow your team to collaborate and manage projects, without endless meetings and rounds of e-mail tennis. Project Management software is a great idea and can help facilitate your growth without any crossed wires or confusion on projects.
Even if your business is 100% online-based, you’ll likely need to travel, which is why cloud storage is increasingly vital. A reliable and secure cloud storage solution will ensure you can access your files and documents, whenever you need them and wherever you are.
And of course, there’s marketing. As a video production company, we’ve helped over 500 companies from start-ups to Fortune 500 harness the awesome power of video. Sure we’re a little biased, but video has been proven time and again to boost conversion rates, reduce support queries and tell brand stories in a really dynamic, fun way. Other marketing tools – for example, infographics, data visualisations and strong copywriting, can all help crystalise your brand and have a powerful effect on the growth of your business.
So, there’s a lot to think about….and you may be worrying about how much it’s all going to set you back. But here’s the good news: Wyzowl have just launched their Big Business Bundle competition, which includes a solution to each of the above problems! They have teamed up with some of their friends and partners from over the years to put together a fantastic competition prize, which will be given away to one lucky winner.
The full prize list is as follows:
- An animated video (up to 2 minutes) from Wyzowl or Sketcha
- A custom infographic designed by Visual.ly
- A Lexar SD Card and Card Reader
- Up to 4GB Ram & 240GB SSD from Crucial.com
- A 1 year medium plan account from Ruler Analytics
- A 1 year $100/month account with Wistia
- A 1 year Plus ‘Flipbooks & Hubs’ Account with Uberflip
- A 1 year Silver Plan account with AmeriCommerce
- A 1 year Enterprise Account with Lead Converter
- $300 credit to be redeemed in the Envato Marketplaces
- A 1 year Pro Plan account with Mavenlink
- A 1 year account with iVDI
- A CopyHackers Starter Bundle
- A 1 year account with PureVPN
It’s absolutely free to enter – all you need to do is visit http://www.wyzowl.com/big-business-bundle.html and enter your details. One lucky winner will be selected at random.