What can your small business NOT survive without?

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  1. KevinTimothy profile image78
    KevinTimothyposted 6 years ago

    Share with us some of the most vital tools for your small biz.

    1. Don Simkovich profile image61
      Don Simkovichposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Obviously, it can't survive without customers so some form of developing new customers is vital even if it's word-of-mouth.

    2. Reality Bytes profile image83
      Reality Bytesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      A revolving line of credit!

      1. KevinTimothy profile image78
        KevinTimothyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Ha ha...good answer.

    3. lorddraven2000 profile image92
      lorddraven2000posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Networking! You have to have a good group of devoted customers who make up the bulk of what you sale. That is vital for growth and development.

  2. WriteAngled profile image78
    WriteAngledposted 6 years ago

    PC and internet access, MS Office and translation memory software (Trados and Wordfast). These are essential. My work arrives and is delivered back by email. I am mainly required to return work in Word format, and for certain jobs my clients require me to use of the the TM programs. I use the Internet extensively to check terminology.

    Other than that, I have a profile up on one external website, which brings in more clients than I can accept. Thus, I do not use any other form of marketing.

    I have a system for invoicing clients, which I can set to use different currencies and different rates for each client. I also have dictionary software, which covers most of my languages, and a number of utilities to speed up various tasks. In addition, I have some paper dictionaries. All of these things are useful and save me time and stress, but if necessary I could do without them as long as I had the items listed in the first paragraph.

    1. KevinTimothy profile image78
      KevinTimothyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oh my....darn Microsoft for making their Office suite so necessary. Urgggh!!!


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