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Why Your Business Needs An App

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We live in a mobile, app world today and if you’re in business you need an app now like you once needed a .com address.  Thanks to new developments and techniques, you can now get very sophisticated apps made for well under $1000!

An app is the answer to multiple business needs.

With an app you have no need to worry about getting loyalty cards or coupons designed and printed; push notifications to customers who install your app letting them know about new offers means there’s no need to run a printed promotion campaign; by the same token you have no need to sit at your computer in your spare time and prepare and send emails or leaflets advertising your services.

With push notifications you will have instant communication with anyone who’s installed your app on their phone.

You will be able to, via a white label push notifications area, to log in and to send notices to your customers. Maybe you are running a special offer on a Thursday? Maybe you want to let the customer know about a new product or service that you’ve added? With push notifications you can update customers instantly with quite literally a push of a button. You can send them a notification and when the customer clicks on the notification they are navigated to wherever you want their attention to be drawn to. It’s a fantastic way to communicate with customers.

For most businesses, we can create a loyalty card program.                                                 Could your business make use of coupons?

Maybe you don’t have a brick and mortar business? Maybe you have an online e-commerce store? We can also build an app for that using your catalog on your store and turn it into a mobile app.

It took a lot of companies a long time to start getting websites and building an online presence. Those who did it first ended up making the most money. It’s the exact same with apps and local businesses. A few years down the line nearly all small businesses will have mobile apps.

Contact us today and learn more about apps for your business. support@bembrybusiness.com  310-910-2267

Don’t Underestimate Yourself “Tap into Your Inner Powers”

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Like most entrepreneurs these days I’ve been at it quite a while and have found myself doing all of the tasks associated with doing business online at one time or another.

It’s amazing the skills and knowledge that you pick up along the way without even realizing it. The problem is that after a while you start to just get things done in order to get to the next task and while having all of these acquired skills, it’s not very often that you do your best with what you really know.

Recently I wanted some videos made for one of my businesses and like a lot of people these days I sometimes outsource work on Fiverr. Well after a few weeks of looking for something really eye catching it seems that there’s less to choose from over there these days and higher prices.

Then it occurred to me. I can do better than what I’m seeing myself! While I’ve never produced anything in Adobe After Effects, I understand the use of templates and know Adobe products well enough and so this was the answer. It took a week to look at and play with the software and figure out what to do and another week to produce 3 videos. I spent about $125 on new pics and got video clips from my Video Blocks account.

The result?

 

 

 

The point being, “don’t settle for inferior quality by forgetting to do your best and apply the skills and knowledge that you’ve acquired over time.” It’s hard to know what you know these days until you’re confronted with a specific problem. We lose track quite frankly in these multitasking times that we live in of what we’ve actually learned along the way.

It’s easy to ignore what you know in your gut when you adopt the frame of mind to just keep things moving along. Get in the trenches when you have to. Even if you’re still building and maybe not as successful as you’d wish to be yet doesn’t mean you don’t know what you’re doing. Trust me. You’ve acquired many hidden skills so take time to tap into them now and then. Don’t lose sight of doing your absolute best as you know it to be in all regards.

Now if I could just find time to write a new piece of music my soul will be realigned with the universe! 😉

Best wishes in life, as well as with your endeavors whatever they might be!

David J Bembry

THINK: “GLOBAL POSITIONING”

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What if you could have an online business set up package for your online business that includes a responsive web site that shows perfectly on desktop, tablet and phone and is also fully integrated with custom social media pages and a custom business app or desktop application? What if you could even send out push notices and control what a visitor sees based on their number of visits when they come to your web site? What if it really is affordable?

What would this mean for you and your business?

It would mean that all you need to do is market to your audience where ever they might be!

Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation  +1 310-910-2267 http://bembusiness.com

It’s Not Just Business Anymore, It’s Personal

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LocalAds1The internet has changed the way business is conducted in a lot of ways but the most profound change I think is in just how personal it’s become. The key to getting customers and clients today is in letting people know why you do what you do. Consumers now look for a personal connection to businesses.

The message, the story, the big idea are all vital components of marketing campaigns and a brand’s voice is a key part of the effectiveness of advertising and marketing.

Modern communicators can become modern storytellers by doing 3 things:

  • Structure their communications as a story – create communications that have recognizable elements and phases
  • Put the story in context for the listener – this means understanding the listener and his or her world. Speak to the things they know (and possibly include the things that frighten them)
  • Make the listener the hero – tell stories that enable the listener to imagine themselves as the protagonist, and more importantly to imagine themselves being successful

The great joy about working and communicating in a digital age is that we have the tools to do all of these things well. Digital tools enable us to create stories based on insight from our data. They allow us to reach out into communities to develop that sense of shared experience that is such an important element of traditional story telling. And they allow us to personalize our tales to pull the listener into the heart of the subject.

It is about understanding who the audience is and finding the common connection between what a brand wants to say and what resonates with the listener.

Best of all, a business owner can express their honest views and feelings on a subject and be sure to connect with like minded people the world over. The way business is being conducted thanks to the internet and social media platforms we’re now embarking on an era where honest business will prevail and soon be the norm after decades of corruption and a lack of empathy.

David J. Bembry

Do You Think You Can’t Afford to Upgrade Your Online Business?

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Bembry Business Design Studio

Los Angeles, CA – August 2015

Our mission and our expertise are focused on getting entrepreneurs established and up and running online using nothing less than industry standards and the latest technologies.

From responsive website design, including ecommerce, to advanced applications and social media integration and marketing, we help the startup and those with limited budgets to realize their dreams and goals by putting you on the cutting edge of things with prices that we already know that you don’t think are possible.  They are!