IMS Solves Small Business Concerns

According to Dun and Bradstreet, the typical small business owner has the following concerns:

  1. Shortage of skilled labor
  2. Increased competition
  3. Cash-Flow difficulties
  4. Controlling costs

As a small business owner, your association with IMS can go far in solving these top four major concerns. Although IMS is not an employment agency, we can connect you with businesses who can address your staffing needs. Outsourcing your tasks and projects is one way to eliminate the costs associated with full-time employees. We have sales and leadership consultants and delivery services. There are answering services, social media companies, desktop publishers, and writers. Or, if you prefer to hire employees, there are a variety of advertising media available to reach your potential staff.

2020, as we’ve noticed, is going to test many of us. To heighten your chances of survival, you will have to set yourself apart from the competition. Consider working with one of our marketing experts to develop a plan to do that.

Cash-Flow problems and cost-containment go hand in hand. This is where IMS can really shine! Become aware of all your assets and purchasing power available through IMS. Certainly your products and/or services are a good portion of your wealth. Don’t let them lie dormant. Now is the time to concentrate fully on utilizing this alternative currency to save cash.

A great way to begin is to set a goal to look for additional ways to use IMS. Set up a conference call with your trade broker and design a month-by-month sales and purchasing plan. It’ll help combat the competition and ease your cash-flow problems, as well as enhance your control of those business expenditures that keep growing despite the economy.

Once you develop your sales and purchasing plan, be sure to implement it. Designing a plan and taking no action on it has about as much impact as a barrel of water going over Niagra Falls. Call your broker today to get started!

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