Well, 2012 is coming to a close…has it been as rewarding as you have hoped?
We at Teas.com.au are always big on learning. Learning about tea, learning about business, learning about life and happiness. Life is fun when you are curious and ready to learn 😉
So we continue to learn more about our customers. As coming to the beginning of the year, we are often approached by new businesses, which are interested in getting into tea.
The tea market is certainly expanding and so as the competition. Just like every business, it is your UNIQUE selling point that makes people become your loyal customers.
With that in mind, we often suggest customers to think about HOW they can package their tea so it becomes THEIR tea that their customers are buying. This is very important – your customers goes back to you for repeat purchase and questions, not us.
To that end, here are a few online tools for your considerations, to make your brand sing, and your business more automated, so you can work smarter, and a happier life!
http://99designs.com/ – need a logo? Set a brief and budget, and let designers put forward their designs for you to choose. A real game-changer to the design industry. Many large companies here and aboard uses 99designs for their logo, or any other graphic design needs.
Gmail – emails in 3 laptops and 2 mobiles and all over the place? Yep, we were there. Using gmail, you can check and reply emails sent to your email@example.com from gmail, as well as checking your personal emails all in one place. If your staff and you both read and respond any emails coming to firstname.lastname@example.org, then both of you can using the same IMAP gmail set up and so you both are looking at the same set of emails and responses. Much easier than bcc each other. This is great.
Dropbox – files between work and home computers, and not in sync. Check out dropbox, one version, 2 PCs. Yes! No need to fuss about syncing anymore!
There you have it, a few tools to iron out some inefficiencies in work and let’s have a blast in 2013.
Drink Tea, and be happy!