What drives the heart of an SMB and how can hosting providers benefit from it Wilfried Beeck, CEO ePages Let’s talk about the B in SMB! Our experience after offering online shop software to SMBs for 20+ years. What makes SMBs special? They are passionate and innovative They know their products very well They focus on niche markets What’s the general perception? SMBs need a domain and a website SMBs want to maximise their income SMBs want to grow But what's really motivating and driving them? "What's the most important personal freedom you've gained by being a small business owner?" Spalte1 Other/ I don't know 5% Setting my own work hours 17% 59% Working for myself, not having a boss 19% Source: “Small Business Wellness Index Survey”, Manta, 2014 Pursuing my passions & interest with my work "What's the most important reward of being an independent entrepreneur or small business owner?" Monetary benefits Titel 4% Other Increased confidence and self-esteem 14% 7% 52% 23% Being my own boss Source: “Small Business Wellness Index Survey”, Manta, 2014 Independence, able to control own destiny What's the S in SMB about? Due to digitalisation, today a business can be run from anywhere. SMBs want to run their business, not necessarily grow it. Skills required for running a business With ePages, SMBs can run a business on their own Design Service Design Service Designer Dispatch Interface toassistant partners DHL Intraship Dispatch Assistant SEO Cockpit Search Engine Manager Marketplaces and newsletters Marketing Manager Regular updates IT Expert ERP interface Accountant etracker, DataGoogle AnalystAnalytics Trusted Legal Adviser Shops Musste video entfernen weil es sonst zu groß ist um es an das ticket zu hängen Visit the ePages booth F03! Meet our sales team and Dani - owner of guterkuchen.de. Get the new ePages white paper.
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