The Partners Every SME Needs

Two of the focuses of my blog are Financial Literacy/Money and Business/Entrepreneurship. As a ‘Small and Midsize Enterprise’ (SME), it’s critical to understand how to secure all of the services and components your business/company needs without overspending and surrendering significant equity to others. Today there are several technologies available to provide the necessary services in a cost-effective way to entrepreneurs. The following contributed post is thus entitled The Partners Every SME Needs.

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Nope, a partner is not for me. I want to keep my equity. And so you should because the business is your baby and there is no need to give it away without cause. You’ll be glad to hear that the partners that this post talks about are the traditional types you’ll find in the industry. Angels they may not be technically, but they are guardians because they neither ask for a slice of the equity pie nor stick their nose in your affairs. The following trust your judgment and leave to manage the company, for a small fee, of course.

These are the partners every SME needs.

Amazon Seller

In the beginning of life as an entrepreneur, it’s vital that the company creates as many sales and conversions as possible. Without the right amount of finance, the business will cripple under the weight of its debts and outgoings. Amazon Seller might appear to be retro and outdated yet it’s a trusted partner for lots of startups according to For one thing, over 50% of the giant’s sales come from third-parties such as you say By the way, Amazon is the first trillion dollar company. Oh and there’s the fact the click-through traffic is enormous and you get a slice of the pie.

Google Ads

New companies need a digital presence to succeed. With organic, free marketing techniques, it doesn’t seem to pay to fork out for ads. However, SEO is a tricky art to master because of the saturation in the industry as well as the constantly changing rules. PPC is a simpler option as the standards don’t change and you’re guaranteed a top spot on Google’s ranking page. Considering billions of people use this search engine on a daily basis, it makes sense to pay to generate leads and clicks.

Bitly Analytics

Tracking your marketing strategy is a modern tactic which is essential to success. When there isn’t any data on how the base reacts, there isn’t a way to tweak the plan into a winning policy. Bitly lets users see how many people clicked on your links and when it happened. Plus, it compiles reports on the platforms too. If this wasn’t enough, it shortens links to make them look organic within the content and your website. In conjunction with Open Web Analytics, there isn’t a piece of information you won’t receive. Check out for more.

Xero Accounting

Figuring out who to pay and how much to give them is tricky business. Plus there is the tax thing to factor in, which is complicated and dangerous in equal measure. Paying for a qualified accountant is costly, which is why an online version helps. Xero isn’t free, yet it is affordable and does offer summaries of important info. Also, you can access it from any computer so you can do the accounts on the go without missing a payment.

Without partners, it’s tough to get by in this industry. Thanks to new technology, you can find them without paying.

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.

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