I just created a business account. What is next
- Date added:
- Sunday, 25 October 2009
- Last revised:
- Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Welcome to iBizBook, you just created a Business Profile.
In 4 easy steps you will be up and running in no time.
A Business Profile is a great way for you to provide offers and coupons to iBizBook Consumers. You can also voice your opinion on Brands, Products and Services that you are providing. Remember your participation matters to the iBizBook consumer Community. By making friends and providing real savings with your offers and coupons you are in fact helping Consumers find out more about you and your products and services. Remember only on iBizBook can you promote your business and grow your network absolutely FREE.
iBizBook helps businesses become empowered. By creating your listing in the business listing you are letting everyone on the Internet know that you have arrived. By participating in the community you will get recognized and it will generate interest for eager consumers to learn more about you and what you have to offer. With the iBizBook applications you can start trends instantly.
Remember you are an expert in what you do so share your information with the community. In the iBizBook community we encourage open and honest dialogue with consumers and we help you share your views with our great set of interactive tools. As a business owner you should know that the new ROI stands for Return On Influence. Every activity and every level of participation you perform will generate iBB Credits that you can use to promote your business within the community.
Take control of your marketing budget and use the FREE tools at iBizBook to promote and grow your business.
Step 1) Getting Started
The first thing you should do is update your Business Profile page. This is the page that everyone one will see when you grow your friends network. So ensure that the information is accurate, if you connect with the facebook button, make sure that iBizBook has your correct email address.
From the Business Profile menu choose the My Profile tab
From this Tab you can:
Add a Profile Picture (Avatar)
Edit your Personal Profile
Edit Personal Profile Details
Change your Privacy Settings
iBizBook allows you to post many pictures of your products and services in the business listing area. The business profile allows you to add one profile picture, and one banner so make it count. You will have some business & networking opportunities on the website, so be sure to portray your business as accurately as possible. A clear, Logo or Icon will help you put your best foot forward, and remember your Business Profile picture is accessible to everybody on iBizBook.com, even with the privacy settings active.
It’s important that you’re Business Profile best represents who you are. Only put information that you feel comfortable sharing with the community.
Step 2) Add a Business Listing
The next thing you want to do after you have updated your Personal Profile is to add a Business Listing. This is the most important thing you can do next to creating a business profile.
From the Business Profile menu choose the Business tab
From this Tab you can:
Search a Business
Suggest a Business
Add your Business
My Business Listing(s) this is where you edit and update your listings.
For those of us who grew up in the pre-iBizBook era, it's sometimes tough to reach out and understand the value of having a Rich media Business Listing. Think about it this way, how can you discuss and promote your business if no one can see what your business is all about. Consumers need to know the 5 W’s : WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, & WHY. The iBizBook Business listing has you covered; you can add all of your contact information along with a business description and an interactive map.
Show them your best using the media Gallery. Create a Photo Gallery of your Products or Services. If your product is not tangible then add pictures of your Office/Restaurant or just pictures that best represent what your business is all about. When you are ready upload a Video displaying your business, provide Coupons & offers for download while having your business reviewed and rated with positive feedback. Along with your Business listing you can also update the community with your Current News.
The best part of the Business Profile and Business Listing is that its absolutely FREE!
Step 3) FREE Application to add onto your Business Profile.
The best way to get your point of view across on your business is to install the FREE application add ons for your business profile. These quick and easy interactive apps will allow you to stay in touch and engage consumers and businesses quickly and efficiently.
From the Business Profile menu choose the Applications tab
From this Tab you can:
View your current installed Applications
Edit your application settings
Add and Remove applications
View Groups, Search Groups & Add Groups
View Photos & Search Photos
Create Albums & Upload Photos
View Videos, Search Videos and Add Videos
The Applications tab is one of the most feature rich areas of the website. At iBizBook we want to give you the best tools for you to communicate your thoughts and ideas to consumers. iBizBook has apps for just about everyone, there are Maps to view your friends location, there is Twitter integration so you can tweet within iBizbook and full comments, blogs, videos and image integration into your Business Profile. Start by installing a couple of applications at a time and then once you are comfortable with them install more applications.
Step 4) Friends Friends, Businesses and more Friends
The next thing you want to do is begin to make friends. Remember your network is directly related to your Net Worth. You may be surprised to find out that your customers are already on iBizBook so finding them is simple and finding new customers begins by becoming friends.
From the Business Profile menu choose the Friends tab
From this Tab you can:
View your current friends
Search for friends
Perform an Advanced search for friends
Invite friends (Remember you get twice as many iBB Credits for inviting friends)
View friend Request Sent
View friends that are Pending your Approval
For those of us who grew up in the pre-iBizBook era, it's sometimes tough to reach out to old friends and customers. Try saying (in a nice tone) "will you be my iBizBook friend?" It's something we should all get over, because unlike other social media sites iBizBook values your time and rewards you and your friends for their participation. So in your invitation tell your friends that they are valued and get Credits with their iBizBook account. If it happens that you stumble across somebody on the Website whose profile is either personal or business that piques your interest, it is best to send that person an introductory message along with your friend request. Remember this is not an opportunity to Spam but instead to build relations and a customer base.
You can also try something like "Hey are you interested in learning about my business?" or "Hi I’m new to the community" Whatever it is that you decide say it in your voice be authentic and genuine and you will get the right response. Having a large network will help you provide offers and coupons directly to your friends and customers.