Saturday, December 8, 2018

New O4BO Ad

This is a new advertisement that shows our capability to create an animated video of high quality.


We can help you grow your company with ads like this.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

O4BO Adds ERP to its IT Outsourcing

In the old days (last week for some) ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) was just for large manufacturing companies or distributors that needed "Resource Planning" to manage their businesses and that typically carried a large price tag in License and support and customization was extremely expensive if possible at all.

ERP Vendors such as SAP and Netsuite charged for each user on the system and had long and costly implementation timelines.  This alone prevented Small to Medium sized companies from adopting the ERP solutions. What these small to medium-sized companies had to resort to was a collection of independent applications for inventory, warehousing, accounting, CRM, and business process management.  This led to errors and low dependability due to the manual processes needed to run the business.

ERP is a Concept for Management of your entire company

We at O4BO.COM have seen the emergence of Open Source software since our founding in 2012 but the small to medium-sized company typically does not have the IT Expertise to implement an Open Source Application of the complexity of an ERP solution, and support for that effort has been hard to find, at least until NOW!

Open 4 Business Online is proud to announce that our IT Outsourcing now includes full support for ERP in partnership with Indivar that will allow us to implement and support ERP for Small to Medium sized companies throughout ASEAN.


The capabilities now are in reach regardless of your company size.


Give us a call and see how we can help - 639479927462
or our site o4bo.com or open4erp.com
or email mikeoliveraz@open4businessonline.com




New O4BO Offices in WeWork BGC

The new office space at WeWork BGC is in Uptown Mall Tower 3 on the 9th floor.  This space will give us more access to facilities and subscribers both in the facility and in the region.  Here are a few pictures on the first day of opening this week.

 
               Monaliza Viterbo                  Cherry Ann Moreno                                  Mike Oliver

Common Area 9th Floor

Common Area Canteen 9th Floor


9th Floor Pano with only a few new Members, more coming each day.

The WeWork Community always has meetings, Seminars, and presentations for their members by other members, this will prove very valuable for all of use and builds the kinds of trusting relationships business needs.

We are thrilled to be part of this community.




Thursday, November 29, 2018

FasterCapital Regional Partner

I am pleased to announce that I have been named a Regional Partner for FasterCapital for the Philippines.  This is a very important for startups and early stage companies in the Philippines that need investment capital as well as advice and mentoring.  I am excited to be a part of this Global Network of Regional Partners.




You should check out the  Videos at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqXINvmzjxJ9yCyhtqP4SDQ/featured Channel

Such as this recent Pitch Video...

Contact me at michael.oliver@fastercapital.com or mikeoliveraz@open4businessonline.com or by phone at MikeOliverAZ on Skype or +639479927462


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Why is blogging important to Social Media Marketing?

Blog - a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style.

Blogging is the action you take to write and update your blog.

Why is blogging so important to Marketing?

What started as a platform for posting your thoughts and journaling your activities, has evolved into a multimedia platform for professionals and experts to publish articles used in technology, education, politics and business.

Perhaps the most often cited reason for blogging is to communicate to a business's customers both potential and current.


A company blog can:
  • Improve Your Website’s SEO (search engine optimization)
  • Increase Traffic to Your Website via inbound links
  • Enforce Your Brand as an Expert in a Particular Field
One of the most recently recognized benefits of blogging as a business is a blog’s ability to improve your website’s SEO. As discussed in “Google’s Love for Content,” Google has recently improved their algorithm to heavily focus on a website’s content and frequency of posts/updates. Therefore, if a blog is well-managed, meaning regularly updated and based on relevant topics to your business, it will increase your website’s SEO.
Our subscribers at O4BO benefit by an ecosystem that uses a Blog as an input channel for content that is automatically replicated to all the social media platforms that may apply such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and others.  This adds significantly to the SEO and increases traffic to your main web site and Facebook or LinkedIn page.
A company blog will also allow you to increase the number of relevant inbound links that will direct readers to the main parts of your website. This, along with SEO, will allow you to increase traffic to your website and the length of time that visitors spend on your site. You may even gain new customers as a result.
Another benefit to having a company blog is that its content gives your customers or readers the confidence to trust in you and your brand as an expert in your particular field. Many times this benefit is overlooked. There are readers at the other end of your blog, whether or not this is your main reason for building one. Keeping this in mind, you will be able to enforce a stronger brand connection with your readers and hopefully encourage those readers to return to your site for other relevant information or even purchases. 
Blogging is no longer just an individual’s hobby; it has become the sole source of income for some individuals; and it has become an influential tool for the businesses of today. It has created an even playing field among businesses, allowing “mom and pop shops” to compete with the Fortune 500 companies. You do not need millions of dollars to maintain a blog; it simply requires someone educated in your field or even willing to do research in order to consistently update and educate your readers.


Have a question about blogging or digital marketing? For more information on company blogs and how to create or manage your own blog, see other articles in this Blog or see O4BO.COM for more information on how we can help you with your Social Media Marketing and Advertising.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Print Media vs Online advertising

Since O4BO.com and all our Explorer4 sites like Explorer4manila.com are part of our Social Media Marketing and Advertising ecosystem, I just read this article on Print Media vs. Online advertising.

One thing that jumped out at me was the Manila Real Estate Market and the plethora of Flyer/Brochure dispensers at Malls and other locations around Metro Manila.

If you actually succeed in getting leads from these handouts, at what cost?  How does that compare to Social Media in cost per lead?  What are the hidden costs?  How much is your time worth? 

This article addresses many of these.


online brochureWith the Internet established as many people’s first port of call for information about companies, and smart phone app capable of delivering real time deals to savvy shoppers, you might be wondering whether print media is still a viable channel, or whether you should concentrate your budget on online advertising. The truth is, both online and print advertising have their part to play in a cohesive brand management and sales generation strategy.
The full article...

https://www.blog.print-print.co.uk/print-media-vs-online-advertising/

If you have any questions please comment.  I am planning on other blog posts in the near future to fully address the trade-offs of print vs, online marketing.




Wednesday, November 21, 2018

How Millions of Small Businesses get Quality Software for little money

Most Small Businesses do not have the expertise to buy and run application software themselves.  Sometimes they try and fail, sometimes they pay someone way too much for the applications and a small number have discovered Small Business oriented Software as a Service.  Software as a Service is software that you run online, with nothing to install and you can access it from your mobile device or from a PC Web Browser.

We have offered low cost high value Software as a Service applications to our subscribers since 2012.

Here are two examples of Software as a Service applications that our subscribers use to enhance their business.  All our subscribers can avail themselves of these and over 400 other applications for as little as P250/mo and those applications are included in all our packages from P1,000/mo up.



Dolphin can let you create your own private or public social media site either as part of your web site or as a seperate site.  We can customize it for you and you can use it to promote your business much better than simply a blog or Facebook page.  We can even integrate it with our Explorer4 ecosystem for even greater reach.

Imagine getting into e-Commerce with an online store for your products without the hassle of the commercial sites and expense.  We can customize this for you and we can include it for you for as little as P250/mo or as part of any of out packages at P1,000 or more.

We have over 450 applications to choose from including accounting, inventory, forums, and galleries and a lot more.