Most of us are most often confronted with an ever increasing number of online communication platforms today: From eMail to social networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to communication tools like Skype. Consumers and businesses usually leverage several channels to talk using their network. The resulting challenge is apparent: How do we have online conversations more effectively and effectively? And for Businesses it’s also about leveraging and monetising the numerous communication channels using their customers.
And this is what motivated us to begin Realstew, an aggregator platform that allows individuals and businesses to be more responsive and proactive inside their communication to create a stronger relationships and brand advocacy using their contacts. Subscribers from around the globe are currently accessing the platform and services to save cash, find new qualified leads and make stronger brand advocacy using their clients / contacts through enhanced communication tools.
When my partner and i also started Realstew we thought it could be appropriate to inquire about a respected business man for his guidance on the concept. His response was: To visit home and apologise to my wife and family for wasting his, my in addition to their time; To apologise to my ‘God’ for wasting God’s time; To have a job! On arriving home my partner asked me ….”Well, what did X say?”
I told her “he felt that, since the family was behind the thought and it also was spiritually inspired, we should press on. I was self-employed all of my life so nothing can change”.
By using these words of encouragement Realstew pushed ahead, made more good decisions than bad ones and also late 2010 had secured an expanding global user-base in 97 counties. From your low realstewed base we have been now going for a month-on-month double digit percentage increases, employ three staff and are interviewing further candidates to join the group.
And we’re getting great feedback from users. These are more responsive and proactive with their communication and access to the RealStew aggregated data pool empowers these to communicate from the more ‘informed position’. The platform and simple to use tools are successfully employed by them to convert leads into sales, repeat and referral business.