Which Is The Best Business Model For Your Startup – B2B Or B2C?

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

There are a few reasons as to why entrepreneurs should venture into “B2B” (“Business to Business”) service based companies as opposed to any form of “B2C” (“Business to Consumer”) company, “B2B” product-oriented company or strictly a web-based B2B firm. What Is “B2C&# ? Defining the examples: “B2C” – means that you are selling a product or service directly to the consumer as opposed to selling a product to service to another business.

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3 B2C Marketing Strategies That B2B Companies Should Embrace

Inc Startups

B2B marketing doesn't look like the same as it did 5 years ago. It's more personal, more diverse, and more transparent. Marketing

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Trending Sources

B2C and B2B Content Marketing Tips – Is Your Copy Just Sitting There?

Rembrandt Communications

The post B2C and B2B Content Marketing Tips – Is Your Copy Just Sitting There? It’s time for a content strategy that produces actual results! You write weekly blogs to share your insight and post regularly on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and more. You have tons of Web pages, Infographics, videos, company news, articles… the list goes on. That’s great. You win an award for having lots of content. But […].

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Why B2B SaaS Sales Is Way More B2C Than You Think

Inc Startups

Happy end users are the key to long-term success

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Strong B2C biz models – moats, bars, alerts, and habits

The Startup Toolkit

Strong B2C business models have moats, bars, alerts, and habits. Moats keep your competitors out. Bars keep your customers in. And alerts remind them to keep coming back until they develop a habit. Here’s how it fits together: The most dramatic moats are in winner-take-all markets and are built from user activity, which means they grow stronger as your business scales.

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6 Content Marketing Lessons for Beginners

Inc Startups

According to recent research, 88 percent of B2B and 76 percent of B2C marketers are doing content marketing

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What Is B2B And Why Choose This Business Model For Your Startup?

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Last week, in part one of the B2B versus B2C series, I explained there are several reasons as to why entrepreneurs should venture into “B2B” (“Business to Business”) service based companies as opposed to any form of “B2C” (“Business to Consumer”) company, “B2B” product-oriented company or strictly a web-based B2B firm. I outlined the disadvantages and advantages for the first-time entrepreneur in starting up a B2C product-based or service-based company.

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Super Charge Your Business With a Chatbot

Inc Startups

chatbot, conversational UI, Marketing, call center, B2B, B2C, digital, UX, design, customer. Innovate

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B2C becomes B2B every time someone walks into an office with their smartphone in their pocket

Hunter Walker

B2C becomes B2B every time someone walks into an office with their smartphone in their pocket. It’s been amazing over the last 18 months to see Shyp make organic inroads into small businesses, retailers, marketing departments, etc not because they’ve targeted these customers or because the product has evolved specifically in their direction (more work to be done!) but because individuals in San Francisco, NYC, Miami have used the app in the personal lives.

3 Tips for Reaching B2B Customers With Content Marketing

Inc Startups

B2B content marketing is a totally different game than B2C. Follow these 3 tips to make sure you're doing it right

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3 Mistakes You're Making On Your Content Creation Strategy

Inc Startups

Although there are lots of B2C businesses opting for content creation, only 37% of this group says it's effective

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Three Commandments for Pursuing a Pivot

Inc Startups

Whether you're a B2B business moving into the B2C space -- or vice versa -- keep these pivot commandments in mind

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Secrets to a Perfectly Crafted Social Media Post

Inc Startups

Twitter: One to five words is the ideal length for B2C companies; consumers appreciate short and sweet. LinkedIn: For B2C, 21-25 words is the ideal length. Twitter: Messages receive 52% fewer clicks if a question mark is included for B2C, 39% fewer for B2B.

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Can Social Media Hurt The Success Of Young Entrepreneurs?

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

If you want to open a B2C ( Business to Consumer ) company, than yes, social media helps. In B2C,… Read the rest of this entry » Social Networking cold calling facebook time waste linkedin for sales twitter marketingI’m always amazed that interns at my company can do so much with the web. I’m even more amazed at the limitations social media has put on young aspiring entrepreneurs and how it hinders the necessary fundamentals to start a business.

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3 Ways B2C Is More Direct Than Ever

Inc Startups

The gap between businesses and customers is shrinking faster than ever

B2C, B2B, B2G: what about us B2Developer Startups?

47 Hats

You’ve heard the adage that doctors make the worst patients? Well, software developers can be a hard market to sell software to. That’s why I’m especially pleased to announce a new StartupToDo.com Scholarship just for those startups building and selling the tools we all need to build our products.

B2C, B2B, B2G: what about us B2Developer Startups?

47 Hats

You’ve heard the adage that doctors make the worst patients? Well, software developers can be a hard market to sell software to. That’s why I’m especially pleased to announce a new StartupToDo.com Scholarship just for those startups building and selling the tools we all need to build our products.

B2C, B2B, B2G: what about us B2Developer Startups?

47 Hats

You’ve heard the adage that doctors make the worst patients? Well, software developers can be a hard market to sell software to. That’s why I’m especially pleased to announce a new StartupToDo.com Scholarship just for those startups building and selling the tools we all need to build our products.

4 Tips for Handling Customer Complaints Without Compromising Your Values

Inc Startups

Customer backlash is unavoidable as a B2C brand, but it''s crucial to be proactive in monitoring conversations and aggressively engaging unhappy customers to acknowledge their problems

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3 Tips For Entrepreneurs Entering The B2B Industry

YoungUpstarts

It is unlike the B2C (business-to-consumer) industry many of us interact with on a daily basis – be it through grocery shopping or buying a gift for a friend – and there are several unique distinctions between the two industries. The B2B industry does not move as quickly as B2C.

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Planning B2B vs. B2C Strategies

Inc Startups

There''s a big difference between hustling end users and other businesses, so you have to be prepared for both

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How’s Your DIY Marketing Going?

Rembrandt Communications

Blogs BtoC, BtoB Content Strategy Business Content Marketing Strategy Content Strategy Copywriting eMail Marketing Increase Sales Marketing PPC Ads Reaching Goals Repuation Management Sales SEO SEO Copywriting Social Media Strategy Web Copywriting B2B sales B2C sales

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Growing your B2B marketplace

Version One Ventures

When we talk about marketplaces, we’re usually referring to B2C companies – eBay, Uber, Etsy, etc. But as anyone who is involved in B2C marketplaces knows, the dynamics governing B2C and B2B marketplaces are poles apart. The key factors in a B2C marketplace are typically availability and price. This is the third in a series of posts summarizing our speakers’ insights from the V1 marketplace meetup on October 20.

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"Investment is coming from exploiting analytics to make B2C processes more efficient and improve."

Mark Birch

“"Investment is coming from exploiting analytics to make B2C processes more efficient and improve customer marketing efforts. Investment will also be aligned to B2B analytics, particularly in the supply chain management space, where annual spending is expected to grow 10.6 per cent in 2014," said Richard Gordon, managing vice president at Gartner.

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 B2B Customer Service When Lives Are at Stake

Inc Startups

Customer service isn't just about B2C (retail). It's also about B2B (business-to-business, wholesale), where relationship-building is at least as crucial

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Growth Story: How learning app Blinkist became one of Europe’s fastest growing startups

The Next Web

This week the CEO and co-founder of Blinkist, Holger Seim, shares valuable insights into growing a subscription-based B2C service. Growth Story is a new four-question format we’re doing about startups finding and influencing a defining metric that helped really grow their company.

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Growth vs. profit: What should rising startups focus on first?

The Next Web

Are you B2B or B2C? George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago. This really is not a simple question to answer.

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21 of the best B2B growth tactics to test

The Next Web

Many B2C growth hacks can be creatively tweaked to be valuable as B2B growth hacks. David Arnoux is Head of Growth and co-founder of Twoodo, helping teams organize using simple #hashtags. This post originally appeared on the Twoodo blog.

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Why is enterprise tech so far behind consumer tech? Because it can be.

Chris Dixon

With a B2C product, this is much, much more difficult. The B2C model forces the seller’s product to “sell itself” As a result, a consumer product can’t suck if it wants to flourish. Brian Manning put it nicely in a comment to my post yesterday about enterprise software: In my opinion, enterprise technology is WAY behind consumer technology for one reason: because it can be.

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Sorry, Brands…Your Digital Agencies are Lying to You

VC Cafe

Brands spend a fortune on marketing- more than 9% (b2c) and 7% (b2b) of total revenue. Within marketing budgets, the fastest growing portion (+40%) is social media. Unfortunately, a growing body of evidence suggests that garnering LIKES on a Facebook page does nothing to foster community or increase engagement. Your digital agency has been lying to you. The better approach for lowering customer. [[ This is a content summary only.

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Infographic: 5 Social Media Trends For Small Businesses

Brandanew

5.What is the Difference Between B2B and B2C Usage For Social Media? B2B companies start off with LinkedIn (41%), which B2C companies primarily begin with Facebook (65%).

3 missteps to avoid at all costs when building a minimum viable product

The Next Web

Therefore, the best first step for many startups with an idea for a B2C or B2B software application is to build a Minimum Viable Product. So… your brilliant idea for a web or mobile application is going to completely change the way consumers or businesses [fill in the blank]. Great!

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Why is most b2c communication negative? [del.icio.us]

Texas Startup Blog

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The high road to building an enterprise SaaS company

The Next Web

However, we argue that in the long run, B2B companies can be more capital efficient than B2C companies, achieving maximum traction at minimal investment. Yoav Leitersdorf and Ofer Schreiber of are partners at YL Ventures. Developing an enterprise-grade SaaS product is not easy.

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Why Apple and IBM’s new romance proves never is a very long time

Start Up Blog

It’s difficult to serve both B2B and B2C markets simultaneously. The recent strategic alliance of Apple and IBM is not really a surprise. But more than that it reminds us all of a few things about the times we are living through: - Sometimes our enemies become our friends. -

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How To Suck At Social Media: An Indispensable Guide For Businesses

Occam's Razor

In this post let's look at each Social Network, see what B2B and B2C brands are doing there today, from that draw lessons as to 1. Let's look at B2C companies. Let's pivot even more, try the most B2C of entities, a car company. Facebook, at last count, has 1.5

6 Things You Need to Pivot Successfully

Instigator Blog

Backupify started as a B2C company offering consumers cloud-based digital storage. Parsely also started as a B2C company, providing a reading tool to consumers to help them find content they’d like. Pivot. We’re all familiar with the word — and many people now roll their eyes when they hear it. The word has been bastardized, overused, and taken out of context. But it doesn’t mean pivots aren’t important.

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Leadership Roles on Product Management

The Product Guy

Product Director @ WayUp (New York City) Keywords: b2c, consumer, delight, engagement, retention [link]. Product Manager @ WayUp (New York City) Keywords: b2c, consumer, delight, engagement, retention [link]. Product Manager, Email Marketing @ WayUp (New York City) Keywords: app, b2c, email, marketing, web [link]. If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board.

Content Marketing For E-Commerce: A Stepwise Guide For Beginners

Brandanew

However, according to The Content Marketing Institute, only 44% of B2B and 43% of B2C marketers can envision what content marketing success actually looks like. This is a guest post by Olga Rabo from Berlin, Germany and Olga shares her tips on Content Marketing for E-Commerce players.

Insights on Engagement

Duct Tape Marketing

What are they key differences between B2B and B2C engagement? What are they key differences between B2B and B2C engagement? Insights on Engagement written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Karen Steele. Podcast Transcript.

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