How to Kick Start Your Start-up in 2018

Resolutions are not only effective in a personal capacity but also on a business level. If you are starting a business in 2018 setting clear goals for the year ahead can be crucial to its success. 

 

Here are 5 resolutions that can make all the difference:

 

Resolution #1: Get online.

With 21-million people regularly browsing the internet in South Africa, your business needs to have a website with good, informative content. Your target audience will be browsing the internet at random hours of the day and night, and soon you will find that it will become your most valued sales agent.

 

How to get started:

STEP 1: ”It all starts with a domain name!” We offer all the best domain names in the industry, including local .co.za as well as international domains like .com and .net.

STEP 2: Choose your hosting package. Our packages range from R59 pm offering up to 25 email accounts.

STEP 3: Get your website designed.

Don’t have the budget for a website?

Why not build your own? Domains.co.za’s website builder offers over 200 templates to choose from, includes free website hosting and a local .co.za domain name from as little as R80 pm.

 

Resolution #2: Get noticed.

With a website in place you can implement various online marketing tactics to boost your online visibility. From sending emails from your professional domain name and regularly updating your website content, to creating a Facebook page and exploring online marketing such as Pay Per Click – the online world is your oyster.

Resolution #3: Delegate.

Being a business owner comes with many responsibilities. Often a business owner is everything from the receptionist to the sales agent and accountant. Although you might not be in a position to employ someone for each and every role, you can still delegate some of the responsibilities to some of your other staff. Alternatively, outsource to experts in the field.

Resolution #4: Invest in technology that saves time.

You can save time and money by making technology your business’ best friend. For example use a CRM system for lead management and a platform like Asana to delegate and manage individual and team tasks etc.  You can also manage all your social media accounts via one platform to help you streamline your posts and responses to messages.

Resolution #5: Be organised.

Resolutions often fail due to a lack of planning. Create a plan of action for each of your goals and make time to execute and evaluate them weekly.

At Domains.co.za we know starting a business is hard work. That is why when it comes to your domain registration and web hosting needs, we make it simple, quick and cost-effective to get your business online.