Monthly Archives September 2015

Social Media and Your Online Business

When it comes to your business online, social media should be at the top of your list. You must have a connection on some platform with your audience, or you risk leaving that audience in the hands of your competitors. You can bet that with all of the choices that your customers have these days, they will pick a company with whom they can build rapport with on a daily basis.

 

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What social media platforms can do for you in your business

 

Here are just a few of the things that you can do to engage with your audience using social media.

Answer questions from your customers on social media.

customer serviceMany market watchdog agencies have made note of the fact that nine out of every 10 customers expect a business to return a query on Facebook with an answer in a period of 24 hours or less. However, only one out of every four businesses actually does this on Facebook. Is it any wonder then that only one out of every five businesses succeeds past the first five years online?

If you are one of the few companies who take the time to answer questions on Facebook or on other social media platforms, your customers will become loyal much more quickly. As a sidenote, it costs about one-tenth of the money to retain a loyal customer as it does to create a new one for your company. Simply answering questions can save your business a great deal of money when it comes to customer acquisition as well!

 

Automate your social media platforms.

When you put your customer service on your online platforms, you can automate the distribution of your content between them quite easily. This means that you can publish a great deal of content within your personal web of sites very quickly – instantaneously, in most cases. This will help your online presence to be much more ubiquitous, and you will impress your customers by showing your ability to stay up to date with the latest tech and service your customers at the same time.

 

spy onlineYou can spy on your competition!

Use social media to locate the problems that your competition is having with its customers. It is easy to find reviews of your competition online. If they do not address the concerns, you can address them. As a matter of fact, this is one of the ways in which successful companies can build an audience very easily.

 

 

If you are looking to get noticed on social media, then you need to have your overall Internet presence solidified. You can complete your company registration in Malaysia so that you do not have to put your data stream in the busy stream of the US or the UK, for instance. This means that your sites will have a much more stable platform upon which you can build a social media web. You can then use that social media web according to the tips above to create a presence online that will help you to build and maintain your customer base.

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The 3 Most Expat-Friendly Neighbourhoods in Singapore

Singapore is one of the most vibrant and fastest growing cities in South-East Asia and maybe even the world. Going from strength-to-strength economically and with a burgeoning reputation as a nightlife and business hotspot in this part of the globe, Singapore is a cosmopolitan metropolis that attracts expats from all over the world to its gleaming high-rise towers and sweltering heat. So for an expat who wants to join these people and buy a Singapore property (or maybe two) – where’s best to start? As a city of 5.3 million people, the large urban sprawl and the wide array of accommodation and lifestyle choices that come with it can be confusing for many new expats, so here’s a list of the most expat-friendly neighbourhoods in Singapore.

1. The city

The main area of Singapore, the city lies to the south of the nation’s many connected islands. Incorporating the main financial, business and commercial centres of the nation, the city is trendy, expensive and cosmopolitan yet also unrelentingly busy at times, so life here is more suitable for young fun seeking expats than for a family or retirees. For anyone looking to buy a luxury condo in Singapore where they can work hard and play harder, then the city might be the best bet. With all the amenities one could possibly imagine, including modern and stylish cinemas, gyms, cafes, clubs, bars, restaurants and much more besides, living in the heart of Singapore is rewarding, but not for the faint-hearted.

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2. Central

The so-called central area of Singapore includes several upmarket suburb districts which are highly suitable for expat families, including the Serangoon and Thompson districts. There is a huge variety of different property types on offer in these areas, varying in price range considerably. From luxury apartments to small scale bungalows there should be an option for the expat of any income bracket, no matter what property they’re looking for in Singapore. The city’s MRT (or Mass Rapid Transit) is a world-class public transport system that has many stations in the central areas and makes the commute from this part of the city fairly straightforward, although expect it to be very, but not unmanageably, busy during peak hours.

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3. East

Those with more time, or those who don’t mind a longer commute to the city centre, might find a more relaxed and laidback life in the east of Singapore, in areas such as Marina Parade. Beautiful beaches, abundant green spaces and cheaper housing make it an attractive area for expat families who don’t mind living a little further away from the main action. Obviously seafront properties are more expensive, but in general these areas are more affordable and come with the beauty of the local nature as an added bonus. Expats should be aware, however, that the Eastern areas lie outside of the MRT cover so private transportation is almost mandatory for those who plan to commute from a home here.

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