Keeping up with modern trends in small business

By Meghan Belnap

As a small business, your brand has to be creative to capture the attention of local customers. Building loyalty and meeting client needs are two of the biggest ways your company can thrive. Using advanced technologies and connecting to social media let you track data and reach your customers easier. We look at four top trends for small business below.

Strong community connections

Social media marketing is an important part of reaching the local community. People want to connect with brands online. Using business pages on popular sites like Facebook and Twitter can help you increase your presence and reach a broader audience. These pages let you connect to people who want to use your products or services and will share the information with others in their circle who might be interested as well. This can also serve as an avenue for customer feedback and to help you create a greater local awareness of any promotions, deals, or changes that your company implements.

Outsourcing technical jobs

One way businesses are thriving is to use the services of other local firms. Connecting to top community names through partnerships shows people your brand has a strong reputation. Sending work to another local firm keeps more money in the community. It also allows you to focus your internal employees on the actual specializations of your company. Affiliate partnerships can funnel new customers your way and vice versa. This networking increases online and offline exposure for your company and opens up more resources for your internal needs.

Advanced equipment

Nothing makes your company look better than the top technologies. For example, instead of using several older refrigeration units, a three door commercial cooler may be a wow factor in a trendy modern restaurant. Drycleaner companies may want to use app services to allow customers to arrange in advance for cleanings. Touchscreen technologies improve the customer experience and make most businesses more efficient. Investing in modern utilities can also make your business overall more energy efficient and, therefore, more marketable to the modern consumer.

Mobile apps

Everyone has a cell phone now, so taking advantage of mobile apps will help you reach more people. Giving clients access to your brand through mobile eCommerce technologies means faster payments and more online sales. CRM software helps improve the customer experience and gives you important data to track preferences. Small business apps monitor consumer preferences and help you anticipate new trends. Your business can stay ahead of the competition in the area with tracking apps and CRM tools that give you a complete picture of the local economy and shopping trends.

Advancing your small business equipment can help your brand reach more people and grow. Your brand visibility begins with social media and mobile apps. Targeted networks and advanced equipment help build new businesses and keep them competitive. Existing brands benefit from office updates and new technologies that are appealing and familiar to modern customers and show a direction of growth to investors.


Meghan Belnap is a freelance writer who enjoys spending time with her family. She loves being in the outdoors and exploring new opportunities whenever they arise. Meghan finds happiness in researching new topics that help to expand her horizons. You can often find her buried in a good book or out looking for an adventure. You can connect with her on Facebook right here and Twitter right here.

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