Getting started on digitizing your business with UnionBank GlobalLinker
October 16, 2018
Here’s how this digital platform makes it happen
If you own a micro, small or medium enterprise, bringing your business online unlocks several opportunities: increased visibility, stronger relationships with partners or customers, and the promise of optimizing operations. Without the technical skills and the right digital tools however, digitizing your business can become more of a challenge instead of an opportunity.
Thanks to digital platform UnionBank GlobalLinker, you now have a single destination online to expand your network, collaborate with colleagues, market your products and services, and save costs. By signing up on the platform, entrepreneurs can enjoy these benefits with zero to minimal costs.
Business opportunities happen when you establish and maintain strong links with suppliers, partners, and customers. The platform’s Network function gives you your own eBiz Card and lets you look for other entrepreneurs using industry, location, product, service, and other filters.
The Network feature also lets you connect with individuals and companies you can collaborate with. It allows you to invite your business colleagues and other companies to sign up on the platform.
Share and gain expertise
Watching out for industry news will help guide the decisions you make on running and growing your business. Through the Biz Forum, you can access reliable news sources to keep you updated on recent trends and developments.
The Biz Forum also lets you promote your business and share your expertise, which will help boost your credibility. Among the things you can do are publish articles or start a discussion to crowdsource ideas and recommendations. You can also interact with other entrepreneurs by leaving comments on their articles and discussions, making the platform a great way to learn and share new information.
Establish your online presence
Some entrepreneurs do not have the technical skills to build their own website or online store. In just a few clicks, you can have both through the UnionBank GlobalLinker. A feature called LINKER.store lets you put up your own store equipped with inventory management and data analysis tools, where you can monitor trends and activities. An easy-to-use drag and drop website builder on the platform also makes website-building cheaper and more convenient.
Get access to exclusive cost-cutting deals
Reduced costs can help you increase revenue and savings. This is how the platform’s Biz Offers feature helps. Offers such as credit card deals, marketing and leadership courses, and hotel discounts are designed and packaged in negotiated terms to help you cut on costs. To increase opportunities for your business, you can also make your own special offer by going to Biz Offers’ Member Listings.
Collaborate with your colleagues and partners
Aside from being visible to your market, bringing your business online also provides opportunities for better operational efficiency. UnionBank GlobalLinker gives you tools that let you work more seamlessly with your links. When you enroll on the platform, you get a storage service called eBriefcase. It lets you upload word documents, spreadsheets, and slides that can be shared to your links. Your business starts with an overall cap of 4GB, but you can purchase additional space at a cost.
The platform also includes a built-in calendar that lets you schedule tasks, events, and meetings. The calendar lets you view the availability of your links before you decide on schedules and send invites. You can also synchronize your e-mail on the platform so your other business related communications become easily accessible.
Enrolling on UnionBank GlobalLinker lets you jumpstart your business’ digitization and growth. From creating a network of potential partners, to widening your market reach, and saving costs, the platform equips you with essential tools that will help your business thrive online.
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