How to become an entrepreneur with Business Maker

How to become an entrepreneur with Business Maker
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Whether you’re starting or growing a business, you understand that there are more to-do’s in a day than there are hours to handle them. 

From creating and implementing an effective business strategy to balancing and analyzing your financials, owning a small business is a 24/7 gig. Whatever the task at hand, you can bet that there’s a tool out there to help accomplish your goals. 

But with so many products available, how do you choose the best ones for your needs? Some are powerful but difficult to use, while others are simple but lack in functionality. 

Wouldn’t it be easier if there was one product with everything you need, all in one place, all with one easy monthly payment? 

With Business Maker, by Yahoo Small Business, that’s exactly what you get.

We combined effective and easy to use tools into one simplified dashboard, so you can access and manage the most important aspects of your company as efficiently and affordably as possible. 

Business Maker gives you step by step guidance and personalized recommendations to take the guesswork out of building your company. 

Creating a business plan with Business Maker

When starting a small business, it can be difficult to choose just where to start. With Business Maker’s interactive Business Plan Creator, you’ll be able to effectively plan your objectives and the strategies needed to achieve them. 

Business Maker asks important questions about your business, then automatically compiles your answers into a strategic business plan. This tool helps identify your target customers, understand key stakeholders, refine your unique value proposition, and more. 

 

In order to grow your business, you need to understand every aspect of it. The Business Plan Creator makes it simple to create financial projections for your first year and beyond. 

These insights help shape a realistic plan for the future, tracking and measuring important metrics that ensure you make financially sound decisions when they matter most. 

After answering a few simple questions, Business Maker lays out every part of your strategy in one intuitive dashboard. Attract more investors, make smarter decisions, and always be prepared for the unknown with Business Maker’s Business Plan Creator. 

Getting online with Business Maker 

If you own and operate a small business, you know it’s important to have a well designed professional website with an appropriate domain, a business email to match, and a reliable hosting provider to make sure everything runs smoothly.  

Your online presence does more than just store your business information online. It can drive traffic and convert sales, streamline operations, boost credibility, and more. 

Having a professional online identity can be your competitive advantage, and is crucial for growing your small business. 

Whether you need hosting, a domain, email, a website, or all four, Business Maker gives you a flexible plan with the option to choose what you need, when you need it. 

With the Online Presence tool, you can handle your hosting, domain, email, and website all from the comfort of one intuitive dashboard. 

Don’t have the time to build your own site, or the resources to hire an outside firm? With Business Maker, our team of web design experts will coordinate with you to design and build the WordPress website of your dreams. 

Once created, our team will manage your site with WordPress updates, new content, and even offer annual redesigns. Always make the best first impression with a website that uses intuitive user experience design and search engine optimization to make it easy for customers to find and buy from you. 

To help figure out exactly what you need to take your business online, Business Maker asks simple questions and gives a personalized recommendation to make the most of your budget. 

Choose from hundreds of domains, build a wow-worthy website in minutes, and use business email to separate your personal from professional life with an all in one solution that boosts credibility and attracts more customers. 

Show the world you mean business with your Online Presence, from Business Maker.

Point of Sale with Business Maker

Selling is at the heart of your business, which means that you need to quickly and easily accept a variety of different payments in different places. Business Maker makes it simple with a Point of Sale that has all the hardware you need to make sales and the software to keep track of them all from one place. 

Point of sale systems have changed dramatically over the last couple of decades. Cash registers used to be the universal POS, and, as plastic payments emerged, eventually moved over to share the title with credit card readers. As smartphones have become the new norm, new POS systems have made it possible to accept payments virtually anywhere.  

With Business Maker’s Point of Sale, you can accept cash or credit. Our PayPal powered hardware means that your customers can pay by swipe, chip, tap, or any other of the popular POS transaction methods. 

Chip and Tap reader with iPhoneXUnlike many POS systems out there, Business Maker automatically syncs all of the data into one dashboard so you can easily navigate and track all of your sales. This unified control center lets you effortlessly process returns and receipts, as well as apply taxes and discounts for any of your transactions. 

An added benefit of this POS feature is the ability to confidently manage your inventory. Business Maker’s cloud-based point of sale system means you can always see the status of your inventory on any of your mobile devices and confidently stay ahead of the curve so your best selling items are never out of stock. 

Selling with Business Maker’s convenient Point of Sale system can help your company grow, and turn first-time customers into regulars. Make payments easier and faster with an integrated POS that fits your business.

Marketing with Business Maker

Your business can’t grow if your customers can’t find you. That means having important information about your business accurately listed on the internet, and updated as your business changes over time. Your contact information, address, hours of operation, and more are crucial to customers searching online and deciding between using your service versus one of your competitors. 

With Business Maker’s Marketing tool, it’s easier than ever to take control of your business listings. With one simplified dashboard, you can create and manage your business listings for over 70 online directories across the internet. You can view and update how your business information appears on search engines, social media platforms, GPS, digital maps, and more.

Websites like Facebook and Yelp allow users to rate and review products and post about their customer experiences, both good and bad. But if you’re not reading those reviews, how do you know what your customers really think? 

Use Business Maker’s Marketing dashboard to view your ratings and respond to customers to build strong relationships that create loyalty for your brand. You can also use your dashboard to track website visits, click-through rates, search visibility and get insights on how your business compares against competitors in both ratings and searches.

 

 

With over 70 online directories, it might seem daunting to monitor your business listings for each one. But with Marketing from Business Maker, managing all of your listings is a breeze. If you see an inaccurate listing for your business, you only have to fix it once and the rest of your listings are automatically updated with the correction. 

And if you’ve got questions, you’re never alone. Get 24/7 support from a dedicated team that’s ready to help answer the questions you may have and help you improve your listings. Business Maker helps build and protect your online reputation by helping publish, update, and maintain your business listings across 70 directories on the internet, all from one easy-to-use dashboard. 

Increase foot traffic and secure more customers with Marketing as part of your Business Maker. Take control of your listings, and be found everywhere every time.

What’s in store for Business Maker 

The days of jumping from one cumbersome tool to another are long gone. Business Maker brings all of the tools you need to grow your business, all in one place, and all with one affordable payment. 

Whether creating your go-to-market strategy with Business Plan Creator, building and leveraging your digital identity with Online Presence, seamlessly making and accepting payments with integrated Point of Sale, or monitoring and updating your business information on over 70 web directories with Marketing, it’s simple to become an entrepreneur with Business Maker. 

But it doesn’t stop there. As your business grows with Business Maker, you’ll be able to add new tools to streamline operations even further. In the months to come, Business Maker will help you fill out and file legal paperwork, balance your books, and much more. 

Owning and operating a business is a lot of work, but it doesn’t have to be that way. You can spend less time on the details and more time on what really matters with an all-in-one solution to help track and check off all the boxes on your to-do list.

Go from ‘great idea’ to ‘open for business’, faster and easier than ever with your personalized Business Maker toolset.

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