Choosing The Right CRM Software For Your Small Business
CRM Software is a big company application, right? Wrong! I will grant you that CRM Software is probably a necessity when it comes to managing pipelines and
sales activity but the software is every bit as important no matter what the size of your small business may
be. Why though? Well, for starters, everyone should keep records on your customers and store them in a
central location. Information such as order history, past issues with the account, email addresses, and
comments. It's all vital information and needs to be protected.
Let's say your business is slow and you need a pickup, if you are utilizing a CRM Software, you can
look into your database and see who are the most likely prospects to buy again based on how you ranked them in your
software. So, if you put up fences and you installed a fence last spring for a customer and she absolutely
loved it. She mentioned that she also wanted to build a deck, but the price was a little out of her
range. Given that it was the Spring and business was in full swing, you had no need to drop your price but
being the smart small business owner, you made a note in your CRM software and forgot about it. 6 months
later, fall is upon us and nobody is thinking about building a fence or a deck. You go into your database and
you search through A-Level customers and find this customer and the appropriate notes. You call her up, make
her a great offer, and you secure additional business. For your B and C Level customers, you send out a
mailer to try and generate additional business.
That is just one example of how valuable a CRM Software system can be for your small business. Your
database, the relationships, and your customer list are the most important things to your business.
Nourish the list and you can tap into it when you need a boost in revenues. Stay in touch with customers
periodically and they will remember you and recommend you. Trust me, small businesses need CRM Software as
much as the big guys!