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The Next Indispensable Tool for Small Business

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How did we ever get along without the Internet or smartphones? Although life did go on before such innovations, today many of us consider them practically indispensable "must-haves."

For small business, the next indispensable tool has arrived: the Field Agent Do-It-Yourself research and audit tool. Think of it as having your own in-house research department, without the burdensome costs and wait times. This article details the benefits of the next indispensable tool for small business.

Learn more on our blog: http://blog.fieldagent.net/the-next-indispensable-tool-for-small-business

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The Next Indispensable Tool for Small Business

  1. 1. The Next Indispensable Tool for Small Business: The Field Agent Do-It-Yourself Audit and Research Tool
  2. 2. Table of contents Essential Business Tools Why Every Business Needs a Market Research and/or Audit Tool Benefits of Using the Field Agent Do-It-Yourself Audit and Research Tool How Field Agent Works The Field Agent Do-It-Yourself Audit and Research Tool (preview) 3 4 7 11 12
  3. 3. Essential Business Tools Accounting A software solution designed to manage payroll, inventory, sales and other needs of a small business. Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) A software solution designed to manage a company's interactions with current and future customers. Content Management System (CMS) A system that enables marketers to build websites and blogs that attract prospective customers and push them through the funnel. Email and File Storage A file storage and synchronization service that allows users to store files in the cloud, share files, and edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with collaborators. Audit and Research Tool A software solution designed to allow businesses to conduct and manage product/store audits and market research projects. 3 The Indispensable Tool: Field Agent’s Do-It-Yourself Audit and Research Tool and introducing the next indispensable business tool
  4. 4. Why Every Business Needs a Market Research and/or Audit Tool
  5. 5. Importance of Research Understand customers Test new products Gather customer feedback Make business decisions Market research is an essential part of business, allowing companies to: 5 The Indispensable Tool: Field Agent’s Do-It-Yourself Audit and Research Tool
  6. 6. Small Businesses lack time and money. But Field Agent has created an efficient, cost-effective Do-It-Yourself software solution that enables small businesses to access the same kind of research that Fortune 500 companies regularly use. This DIY system is powered by Mobile Technology (Smartphones) and Crowdsourcing which allow us to break large, expensive jobs into small, affordable chunks Research for small businesses 6 The Indispensable Tool: Field Agent’s Do-It-Yourself Audit and Research Tool
  7. 7. Benefits of Using the Field Agent Do-It-Yourself Audit and Research Tool
  8. 8. mobile research is convenient Online Dashboard – accessible from any internet-connected device Available 24/7 – projects can be built and launched outside normal business hours Live Data – project results can be viewed while in-progress, to get an early feel for the data Project Support – access to project templates, how-to videos, FAQs and email support Do it yourself doesn’t mean do-it-alone. 8 The Indispensable Tool: Field Agent’s Do-It-Yourself Audit and Research Tool
  9. 9. mobile research is fast The Do-It-Yourself research solution unleashes the power of crowdsourcing and drastically reduces the wait times of traditional research. Platform is Available on Demand – audit and research results are never more than hours or, in many cases, minutes away. Over 500,000 Agents – ready at a moment’s notice to answer your questions and respond to your requests Crowdsourcing – with such a competitive crowdsourcing environment, your audits and research projects will be completed in minutes and hours 9 The Indispensable Tool: Field Agent’s Do-It-Yourself Audit and Research Tool
  10. 10. Field Agent’s Do-It-Yourself solution can deliver quality data with unparalleled convenience, speed, and affordability. mobile technology and crowdsourcing are economical The practical efficiency of collecting data through smartphones requires fewer resources than traditional methods. Our platform uses technology and design to create efficiencies in parts of the process that are typically quite labor intensive. Consequently, our platform is much more affordable. 10 The Indispensable Tool: Field Agent’s Do-It-Yourself Audit and Research Tool
  11. 11. How Field Agent works 11 The Indispensable Tool: Field Agent’s Do-It-Yourself Audit and Research Tool Watch Agents go to work for you and the results roll in on your dashboard GATHER REAL-TIME DATA Identify your business problem and create Agent jobs in minutes with specific locations and demographics. DESIGN PROJECT Trust the data through our quality control system and view the complete results in your dashboard or order a customized reporting deck. ANALYSIS OF RESULTS
  12. 12. The Field Agent Do-It-Yourself Audit and Research Tool (preview)
  13. 13. main dashboard Once your account is active, you’ll be able to build market research projects or audit jobs and see the progress and results. From the Main Dashboard you can: • Create a project • See all of your market research and inventory audit jobs* • Use customizable job templates 13 The Indispensable Tool: Field Agent’s Do-It-Yourself Audit and Research Tool *Completed job data is stored for one year or more depending on subscription type. Where it all Begins
  14. 14. job builder Build projects through our simple, intuitive job-building platform, and ask a variety of audit, mystery shopper, and market research questions. From the Job Builder, you can: • Give Agents instructions about the job • Select a start and stop time/date • Create requests (questions and actions) for Agents to complete • Decide which locations you’d like Agents to travel to • Choose target demographic and number of agents to complete the job 14 The Indispensable Tool: Field Agent’s Do-It-Yourself Audit and Research Tool You’re in Control
  15. 15. reporting dashboard Review a customizable summary of Agent demographics, quantitative and qualitative data, photos and videos. From the Reporting Dashboard, you can review your results from the Results Overview screen. You can also download your results as a file. • CSV • SPSS • Summary Report • Report Grid 15 The Indispensable Tool: Field Agent’s Do-It-Yourself Audit and Research Tool Analyze Data to Discover New Opportunities
  16. 16. GET STARTED NOW @FieldAgentInc | marketing@fieldagent.net Get started on your first Mobile Market Research Project Field Agent’s Do-It-Yourself solution can deliver quality data with unparalleled convenience, speed, and affordability.

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