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business mistakes

Being new to running a business can be very stressful, especially if you have no prior experience. Making mistakes is part of human nature, but sometimes those mistakes can cost you more than they were worth. Losing your business would be a horrible result of a mistake, which is why you should never leave that to chance. When running your business, you don’t need to manually take care of every process that you have. You can leave a lot of it up to automation. 

Of course, marketing automation can’t happen without at least some input, but once it’s set up and ready to go, you can forget about it and focus on something different.


Customer Service

Running an online business can open up your business to a much larger market, and once things start to take off, keeping up with your customers can be quite difficult. Most online businesses make use of an automatic response service to let their customers know that their payment has been received and that their order is on its way. It’s good to be transparent with your customers, but making an error in this process could cause you to leak data unnecessarily.



You don’t want to handle the transactions yourself, and you won’t be able to run an online business without some kind of automated process. Using e-invoicing, you can be sure that no matter the transaction, it’s done without a fault. There’ll be no mixup in numbers, and you can run your store without having to worry about customers or you missing out on a payment due to confusion during a transaction. You’ll be especially grateful about it when your business picks up more traction.



Marketing is something that a business depends on to find new customers, and it can take up a huge portion of your time and money to get it right. There are some forms of marketing though, that don’t require you to put really any resources into it whatsoever. Automated email marketing will keep your customers up to date with your deals and discounts, as well as whichever discounts you would like to exclusively make for them


Social media

Staying on social media at all times of the day can be exhausting, and as the owner of a business, it’s just not viable. You can automate your social media posts and cause them to spread out throughout the day, as well as have responses go out to customers who trigger keywords. Your social media page will never feel neglected again, and you can queue all of the messages up at one time.



When potential customer finds your website, they may have questions to ask to you. Many websites are starting to employ chatbots to speak with customers and answer their questions. There are limits to a chatbot, but it can help your customer in many ways. You could even have it redirect to you if the chatbot was unable to help.

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