Can Your Small Business Compete with Chain Stores?

From offering the newest products to keeping patrons safe with the right small business insurance, here are some tips to help your clients’ small businesses compete in a world of corporations.

In a world dominated by major retailers, it can be difficult for small businesses to compete and stay alive.  While corporations will always generate more sales and offer more affordable prices than small businesses can, this doesn’t mean that small business are completely out of the game.  From offering unique experiences, to offering the newest products, to having the right small business insurance, here are some tips to help your clients’ small businesses thrive.

Create Experiences

While big chain stores and corporations get more customers than small businesses, this is an opportunity rather than a deficit.  When your clients don’t get masses of customers coming in at all times, they can take the time to really build relationships with their customers.  Additionally, without a hundred different people trying to get their attention, they can really focus on the needs of their clients.  By being invested in making customer experiences great, your clients can help drum up a loyal customer base for their small business.

Offer Innovative Products and Services

Another way small businesses can compete with larger stores is by offering different products than big name retailers.  Because big stores can generally offer more affordable prices, selling the same things as big stores is a loosing battle.  However, a small business can set itself apart by offering the latest products available.  Because big name retailers don’t like to take risks on new items, small businesses have the opportunity to sell newer items almost exclusively.  Advise your clients to advertise these new goods and they will set themselves apart from big businesses as being innovative and fresh.

Get Online

In today’s world, if a business doesn’t not have an online presence then it might as well not exist.  That’s why it’s so important to make sure that your clients’ small businesses have professional websites that are both easy to use and aesthetically pleasing.  Additionally, they should also make sure that their businesses offer online purchasing and shipping options.  This will make it more convenient to shop at their business, and can help them compete with big name stores and retailers.

Update Small Business Insurance

While seemingly irrelevant, insurance coverage plays a huge role in your clients’ ability to compete with big businesses.  For instance, big businesses can handle liability claims and sweep them away without drawing much notice.  Unfortunately, most small businesses do not have the same luxuries.  Because reputation is key for the survival of small businesses, it’s important that your clients have the proper insurance coverage to protect against any liability issues, law suits, or damages that could potentially derail their businesses.

Offer these tips to help your clients’ small businesses gain a competitive edge on chain stores and big businesses.  If you have clients looking to get small business insurance, then turn to the team at PMC Insurance Services.  Our insurance experts can assist you with a wide variety of coverage options available to your clients.  Contact us for more information.

By PMC Insurance Group

Since 1996, PMC Insurance Group has worked to help independent agents grow their client base by offering workers' compensation solutions for a wide array of businesses. As one of the most distinguished workers' compensation wholesalers in the country, we have the tools and resources to help you create coverage programs for both small businesses and large accounts.