What do small businesses want? How different should products and services that small businesses want be? That’s an interesting question. Or is it?
I googled “What small businesses want” and it fetched all of approximately 800 results – nothing close to what I am looking for. That’s certainly not as interesting as “What women want” which generated about 1.1 million results. 🙂
But I think it’s fascinating. Small businesses exemplify entrepreneurial spirit that I so admire. Entrepreneurs pay for value – not for bureaucratic processes. We have distinct needs; and we aspire to be large. Very few companies have been able to come up with products and services that small businesses love!
Your Friendly Neighborhood Computer Guy recently wrote a wonderful post on what to look for in a small business bank. Anita wrote a follow-up post on How to Get Startups to Say “I’m in Love with Your Bank.” It set me thinking.
So this is going to be a post where all you small businesses can write in the comments your experience in buying a product or a service. You can write what you wanted in a product, what you found exciting or how it did not match your needs or resources. This is a post to voice your needs so that businesses out there can hear you. Feel free to mention (briefly) about your company.
I promise to talk to every one who puts in an insightful comment (for the first 5 days only) and write an article with all the insights that will be published again on Small Business Trends so it can be useful to all the readers that deal with small businesses. If your comment has insights, you could get quoted in that post and I’ll even point people back to your website!
So go ahead. Write an insightful comment about how you choose products or services!
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Chaitanya Sagar is the Co-Founder and CEO of p2w2, an online marketplace for services like writing, software, graphic design, virtual assistance, business consulting and research. Chaitanya blogs at p2w2 blog. He is fascinated by entrepreneurship and the difference technology can make in people’s lives.