LocalBlox Founder Announces Marketing Services for Women Entrepreneurs Business Owners and Shares her Expertise for Successful Startups
There was a time in the nation’s history when women weren’t allowed to vote, own property or conduct business for themselves. Women are now responsible for approximately 65 percent of all purchasing decisions. Sabira Arefin, founder and CEO of LocalBlox, announced that the company is offering a variety of business tools and resources for women entrepreneurs.
One of the greatest challenges facing women in business is the outdated idea that they should not as the head of their own companies. Some people still cling to the good old boy mentality. They try to sabotage the efforts of women, either consciously or unconsciously, and it’s not an ethical way to conduct business. LocalBlox provides tech tools and resources that support women in an extensive array of industries.
During the period from 1997-2002, the last year for which figures are available from the U.S. Small Business Association, businesses owned by women grew by 19.8 percent while all U.S. businesses only saw a 7 percent increase in growth. Women wield considerable power and influence in today’s business arena, a fact that many individuals still have difficulty grasping.
Women provide employment for more than 7.6 million workers, account for over $1.2 trillion in sales/receipts and contribute significantly to charitable organizations and the financial stability of their communities. As a women entrepreneur, Arefin is cognizant of the challenges facing women and shares her expertise through LocalBlox.
Arefin is recognized as a leading entrepreneur with extensive experience in strategic planning and business development.
The company offers state-of-the-art technology to assist the firm’s business members increase visibility and sales. Business owners can focus their marketing efforts at the local neighborhood level, and connect with other merchants from around the world.
LocalBlox offers high-tech solutions for retaining established customers and attracting new consumers with integrated local social mobile media for SmallBiz. The comprehensive mobile marketing option works with geo-targeting technology and features customization to accommodate a wide range of business needs. Firms can send offers, coupons and notifications to smartphone users when they come near their stores. Integrated local social networking allows business owners to connect with consumers and business owners on more than 35 of the top social platforms.
Software downloads and business resources are offered, along with apps that promote community safety. LocalBlox provides international businesses that conduct commerce at the local level with the means to monitor responses from consumers, archive communications, protect and manage reputations, and ensure brand and regulatory compliance. Companies can localize content, deals and events.
Business owners receive a free ad, a listing in the company’s extensive business directory, and can choose to feature their companies with banner ads. The site provides a platform where neighbors can post reviews of area businesses and their experiences.
Affiliate and ambassador programs provide members with the means to create an income at home, while promoting neighborhood businesses and working toward the betterment of their community as a whole.
Fans can find the firm on Facebook at on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/LocalBlox or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/LocalBlox/154359714584837?sk=app_4949752878.
LocalBlox began with a local clientele, expanding to serve the needs of men and women in business in over 60,000 neighborhoods in all 50 states. Numbers speak eloquently of the firm’s popularity. The company boasts over 200,000 followers, just on Twitter, who utilize services from LocalBlox to grow profitable businesses that build strong local bonds and fiscal viability.
For more information, visit the website at http://www.localblox.com or by phone at 888-411-8480.