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4 Trends Start-up Founders Must Consider Now and Post Pandemic

4 Trends Start-up Founders Must Consider Now and Post Pandemic

Despite the economic and social dislocation occurred due to COVID-19, there remains a silver lining: entrepreneurs are continuing to start new enterprises, and funding is available to help them expand. In several circumstances, the epidemic provided possibilities for new enterprises to grow. For example, the number of companies increased from 3.5 million to 4.4 million 2021.

As more and more new firms compete for users and market share frequently in already mature industries, the start-up world is becoming increasingly competitive. The most successful, fast-growing firms stay hyper-focused on their customers' needs and adjust swiftly to their demands with improved products and services to rise above the noise and attract finance.

Here are the 4 trends that you must consider to ensure the best possible customer experience now and post-pandemic:

1. Providing concierge-style customer service

Taking a most often, the customer-first attitude has become vital as attracting and maintaining consumers remains a top priority for entrepreneurs. Customers expect and demand the best, and if they don't get it, they'll go somewhere else. According to recent studies, after just one unpleasant encounter, 50% of customers are unwilling to commit to a brand. More businesses are incorporating deep, concierge-style conversations into their business models and mobile applications to improve the consumer experience.

2. Understanding the nexus between digital and physical

The pandemic is forcing every company to reconsider how it did business in the past. When considering hybrid work settings, for example, it's critical to consider how to embrace the best of digital-first without compromising the benefits of face-to-face interaction. Some businesses should think about their new go-to-market strategies and marketing environments in addition to workplace considerations. Compared to traditional offline firms, digital-only businesses can be far more money efficient and talent unrestricted. However, the future isn't a foregone conclusion—in fact, it's becoming increasingly hybrid. Regardless of whether you use an online, offline, or hybrid approach, the customer experience must be consistent to prevent competitors from entering from either side.

3. Incorporating knowledge as a key pillar of your ‘Workplace Infrastructure’

Onboarding and documentation are critical components of a firm that create openness and consistency between clients and your brand, and successful start-ups recognise their relevance. This knowledge acts as a vital infrastructure for businesses, and the method to acquire & preserve can benefit your entire organisation, particularly during periods of high staff turnover and recruiting. The entire organisation benefits from well-structured documentation for customers. It gives you a boost when it comes to knowledge development and transfers with current and future teammates. The ability to become productive quickly and contribute is critical for the top hires, and firms are strengthening this ramp by allowing customer paperwork and onboarding to increase efficiency and minimize the workload.

4. Get ideas from sources outside your local market

Consumers and businesses may look forward to exciting times as trends from outside your native land make their way to your locality. You must take inspiration from the companies that are having a greater and global outreach to formulate ideas and bring in customer appreciated services and business models. Start-ups are worldwide, and those from other countries are some of the best models for a budding start-up focusing on customer experience. Although some business ideas may not always translate, the global nature of start-ups continues to teach us about the future we must create.

Conclusion

Major changes have occurred in the past year, impacting the way people live, collaborate, and interact. Future start-up entrepreneurs must keep in mind that true innovation occurs when leaders can pivot swiftly in response to changing expectations. Businesses, particularly in times of uncertainty, have a unique chance to positively impact their consumers and employees. Start-ups may be at the forefront of industry trends and help mould the "new normal" for the better by keeping adaptable and leading with a customer-first approach.

About the Author

Chahat Aggarwal is the Founder and CEO of Impact Study Biz. Chahat is a Women Forum Member at Forbes and WEP Signatory at UN. She is also the president of India-Poland Business Council WICCI. Not just that, she is co-founder of CareByte which is an all-in-one health, fitness, and wellbeing ecosystem. She has just launched her new book - 'AI & Branding- leveraging technology to generate brand revenue', creating a way for something really different in branding.