Early this year, I remember giving an overview of how far we had come as a blog. I had also shared my goals for 2011 regarding this blog. For the early part of the year, I had spent time drafting and writing my proposals to various organisations.
However our efforts seem to have paid off. Last week Friday, we received an urgent call from a company seeking our expertise in the use of social media ( sorry, I can’t be more specific). We’re also assisting a small medium enterprise achieve it’s goals within the social media world.
What goals have you set out to achieve this year? The month of March offers you the opportunity to review your goals and objectives. Get to work and bring those dreams alive.
There’s a drawback to our site and this has to do with our payment platform. I was of the opinion that it’d be quite easy to integrate Authorize.net’s e-commerce platform to our site but as I post this update, we’re yet to find a reseller that offers their services for African merchants. For now, we intend to ask our clients to make direct payments into our bank account before they can have access to our services.
Now this is a short note to Mr. Mitchell Elegbe (i’m talking about the man behind Interswitch) and this also goes out to the man behind E-Tranzact…both organisations should offer less expensive entrance fees to small business who desire to establish an online presence offering payment platform. Now this is a prevalent trend within Africa cos even in South Africa, I observed that most companies that have an online presence do not offer an e-commerce platform.
My question is … who will take up this challenge for small businesses?