How an Online Business Platform Can Help Consultants A Robust Website Can Grow Your Business

Dr. Rahul Razdan, CEO Ocoos

05/18/2015 11:11 AM
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Consultants juggle a number of responsibilities throughout their day, but one of their most important tasks is growing their business by gaining new clients. Attracting new clients and maintaining valuable relationships with current ones can be a time-consuming endeavor. Thankfully, small business owners can create a robust online business platform to help with the task.

Many consultants' websites consist of a simple homepage, which is likely limiting their potential to grow. In contrast, an online business platform features a number of useful functionalities that contribute to its ROI, helping you grow your business, manage client relationships, and build revenue.

  1. Creates a Professional, Trustworthy Showcase of Services

Regardless of their field, consultants face great competition. A well-designed website, with high-quality photos and text gives your consulting business a professional appearance. Moreover, this helps build trust among potential clients who stumble upon your website while searching the web. An online business platform is SEO-optimized, so it will appear in search results on search engines like Google and Bing, plus it is optimized across browsers and mobile devices.

2) Helps You Manage Client Information

Keeping tabs on incoming clients can be overwhelming. Your online business platform incorporates contact management features that collect and store customers' contact information, including names, phone numbers, and email addresses. Small business owners can use this information to reach out to your clients and track your communication with them.

3) Simplifies Appointment Scheduling

Scheduling appointments with clients is an important part of a consultant's responsibilities. Your online business platform can incorporated an appointment scheduling tool that clients can use to schedule their appointments. Plus, the tool will send automatic reminders, helping you and your customer keep track of your appointments.

4) Grows Your Business Through CRM

Customer relationship management (CRM) tools help you build and maintain relationships with your customers by tracking their interactions on your website. These tools can track demand for products or services, and monitor growth. Additionally, you can analyze these interactions, creating special offerings and marketing campaigns that target certain clients.

Plus, the platform's advertising analysis tools help you determine the success of your online advertising campaigns, so you can adjust them as needed.

5) Helping You Get Paid on Time

Finally, the online business platform helps you get paid by incorporating a variety of payment processing methods, such as PayPal integration, the ability to accept partial payments, and a discount manager. Gift cards are also payment options, and it will be possible for potential customers to request a price quote for specific services.  

Your small business can begin experiencing these benefits with the help of a website building platform, like Ocoos Websites for Consultants, which includes all of the features highlighted above. A full-service concierge will work with business owners to build and launch a website solution that meets their unique business needs. The consultant has access to the site, and can make changes or updates as needed. Plus, Ocoos offers 24-hour, US-based support.

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