iOB Business has always championed the fact that technology transcends borders and businesses all over the world can reap the benefits of engaging with customers online.
With that being said, iOB Business is proud to announce that they have expanded their network further into Europe as well as the Far East by launching more Digital Agencies.
Kamran Awan, Co-Founder of iOB Business stated, “I want to place on record my gratitude to the hard work of our team in further expanding our network. Mainland Europe and the Far East are both rich in history, culture and commerce.
We are proud that we now have a presence in those regions and we look forward to helping our partners serve the technology and digital marketing needs of their local business communities.”
Partners of iOB Business can help businesses engage with their customers via web, social and search, without any technical experience. A complete package that has been developed over a number of years gives iOB Business partners a real edge in the marketplace.
The most recent online session included new partners in the UK and Canada, further signalling the fact that technology and digital marketing transcends geographical borders.
Co-Founder of iOB Business, Kamran Awan, commented, “It’s been a really busy few weeks for our head office team as we have helped new partners launch Digital Agencies around the UK and abroad.
We are really passionate about providing in depth training to new partners and then supporting them every step of the way on their journey to developing profitable businesses.
There is always excitement in the office when we deliver training and it’s actually one of the most rewarding parts of our business. We all look forward to hearing more success stories from our latest cohorts of digital entrepreneurs.”
Matching their own bespoke technology platforms with a comprehensive support structure has helped iOB Business network members accelerate their performance. With more investment into the technology, support and wider infrastructure planned for this year, it looks like being another exciting evolution for iOB Business.
Co-Founder of iOB Business, James Mohamed, commented, “This year is pivotal for all types of businesses that are looking to take their online presence to another level. We are really proud and excited to see our partners working with a huge cross-section of clients.
With more technology platforms, training and resources in development, as a network we look forward to establishing even deeper links with our local business communities in their pursuit of digital transformation.”
There seems to be a real appetite for businesses to engage with technology and iOB Business is certainly developing a growing following both domestically and internationally for launching Digital Agencies.
iOB Business recently launched their live webinar series, scheduled for twice a month, designed exclusively to impart vital knowledge to people looking to enter the industry. Hosted by the Co-Founder of iOB Business, Kamran Awan, alongside their resident business coach, Ben Porter-Smith.
The regular free webinar series covers every aspect of launching and scaling a Digital Agency, from the most sought after solutions to how to actually convert clients.
Co-Founder of iOB Business, Kamran Awan, said, “We believe we have an obligation in helping people learn more about technology and digital marketing as a whole. These sessions are value based with a clear focus on helping people understand the many possibilities available because of technology.
We also want to inspire the next generation of technology entrepreneurs and that’s why the webinars also cover the vital elements of running a successful business, from the operational side right the way through to servicing clients.
The response so far has been huge with lots of engagement and buzz around the sessions. We hope to see many more people join the free, live sessions every month.”
The unwavering desire by iOB Business to upskill their audience and relay knowledge on a regular basis is something which again reinforces their commitment to their community. With more interesting webinars planned for 2021, it appears as though technology and digital marketing will become more accessible in the weeks and months ahead.
The Digital Marketing Institute (DMI) is one of the world's most respected accreditation bodies for professional digital marketing qualifications. Boasting a syllabus that has been developed in conjunction with some of the largest companies in the world, adds a further layer of credibility to the training received by DMI graduates.
Recently, the DMI showcased the Co-Founder of iOB Business, Kamran Awan, on his entrepreneurial journey so far and his take on where he sees the future of digital marketing.
With more and more people joining the iOB Business network to help local businesses improve their online presence, it’s certainly been an interesting 12 months for the team at head office.
Kamran Awan, Co-Founder of iOB Business stated,
Today, iOB Business is keen to announce a huge acceleration in the growth of their partner network, both domestically and internationally. Building on their strong performance in 2020, iOB Business have secured more partners in the UK as well as penetrating new territories overseas.
Co-Founder of iOB Business, Kamran Awan, said, “We are really proud of the effort and commitment exhibited by our head office team to significantly develop our partner network over the last 12 months. Technology is at the heart of driving businesses forward in our communities and we are excited that our partners are at the forefront of delivering tangible solutions to their clients.”
New partners are joining the network every month as entrepreneurs all over the world realise that technology solutions are a recession and pandemic proof industry. With more innovations and developments on the horizon, it certainly seems as though the team at iOB Business are leading the way in equipping their partners and clients with the right technology platforms to succeed.
Alongside their Reputation Management, Social Posting, Food Ordering and Online Booking platforms, the development team have been busy rolling out new enhancements to their platforms.
Co-Founder of iOB Business, James Mohamed, stated, “Central to our business model is our unique technology that has been developed over a number of years. Whilst we are proud of what we have created, we are truly ambitious in pushing the boundaries of what our technology can do.
I’m proud the team has been able to roll out new additions and features to our existing architecture. We also have some exciting things in the pipeline that will build upon our development roadmap for 2021.”
The technology platforms created by iOB Business assist partners in helping local businesses improve their online presence. With more people than ever surfing the web, iOB Business is on a mission to help all types of businesses engage in digital transformation through their successful partner network.
Their resident professional business coach, Ben, delivers live and interactive sessions every 2 weeks via Zoom to continually develop the skills of the iOB Business partner network. The group sessions cover a multitude of business components such as sales, marketing, lead generation and closing clients.
Kamran Awan, Co-Founder of iOB Business said, “The Business Growth Sessions are a great way for us to continually invest in the skills of our partners. We understand that operating a Digital Agency can seem challenging at times and therefore we feel that checking in with partners through these sessions is a great way to help them in their journey with us.”
With all sessions being live, partners of the iOB Business network have the ability to ask questions as well as brainstorm ideas alongside Ben and the head office team.
A recent development within the head office team has been the introduction of a professional business coach, Ben Porter-Smith. Ben specialises in working with small business owners and helping them to achieve financial stability.
Having previously run a digital marketing agency as well as being involved in numerous other business initiatives alongside his coaching business, Ben brings a unique perspective to iOB Business partners as they look to scale their franchises.
Co-Founder of iOB Business, Kamran Awan, commented, “We are really excited to welcome Ben as our resident business coach. He brings a number of years of real world business experience to our network and will be a key component of helping our partners develop their Digital Agencies.”
Ben Porter-Smith also stated, “I am excited to be working with iOB Business as I firmly believe there is real synergy between my experiences and their mission of truly helping their partner network. I’ve started to see first hand just how much effort, commitment and drive the head office team has to ensure partner success.”
There are a number of projects that Ben will be getting involved with alongside existing partners of the iOB Business network over the coming months.
Central to their Digital Agency concept are the technology platforms that have been created by the iOB Business team over the last 3 years. This allows partners to help local businesses in all aspects of digital transformation, ranging from ordering systems, online reviews and social media management.
Today, iOB Business is proud to announce that they have released their highly requested Zapier integration. For those of you that aren’t familiar with Zapier, it basically allows users to automate repetitive tasks without coding and move information between different web applications.
Co-Founder of iOB Business, James Mohamed said, “We are excited about launching our very own Zapier integration that will allow our partners to connect our platforms to over 2,000 other web applications using Zapier.
This really helps our partners connect the online needs of their clients. For example, when a customer places an order through our platform, their name and email address can be zapped to any email marketing software the client is using, automatically, to start a nurturing campaign.
The possibilities are endless and we are proud that our integration sits alongside some familiar brands including Google, Facebook and Amazon.”
The technology platforms engineered by iOB Business assist partners in helping local businesses improve their online presence. With more people than ever surfing the web, network members of iOB Business are at the forefront of delivering digital transformation for businesses across the globe.
iOB Business already gives its partner network the gift of time by providing access to their Digital Office which contains all the resources needed to scale a thriving Digital Agency. However, rather than slow down during the festive period, the team at iOB Business have been busy bolstering its Digital Office with even more resources.
Some of the recent additions into the Digital Office include updated client brochures, presentation decks and client acquisition guides.
Co-Founder of iOB Business, Kamran Awan, stated, “As a business owner myself, I understand the need to save time whilst trying to juggle multiple priorities. We are proud to continually invest in our Digital Office with new resources that free up time for our partners to focus on revenue generating activities instead of back office administration.”
With additional resources being provided on a weekly basis, current and prospective partners can look forward to having access to valuable content at a touch of a button.
The Learn Centre is a hub of continuous professional development for all partners of the iOB Business network. It includes a range of internally generated courses covering the key disciplines of running a successful Digital Agency including sales, marketing and operational guidance.
The team at iOB Business is proud to add to the rich content available by including new training courses around sales, time management and goal setting.
Co-Founder of iOB Business, Kamran Awan, commented, “The Learn Centre has been one of the cornerstones of our opportunity from day one. Our partners really enjoy the ability to dive into different areas of their Digital Agency a lot deeper and also to share content with their employees as they grow their businesses.”
With more content in the pipeline, the team at iOB Business certainly looks as though they’ll be equipping their partners with more knowledge in the months ahead.
Partners that join the iOB Business network benefit from receiving a partner centric brand which includes a customised website for their Digital Agency. However, the team at iOB Business wants to make the customer experience as interactive as possible for potential clients that are interested in working with their network.
Therefore, iOB Business is happy to announce the addition of new explainer videos that it has customised and added to each partner's website. These videos give prospective clients an overview of the Digital Agency as well as summarising the various technology solutions available.
Kamran Awan, Co-Founder of iOB Business said, “We are super committed to helping our partners grow their Digital Agencies with us. Our team has an extensive roadmap of features, content and tools that we are actively deploying to help our partners provide a one stop agency solution to their clients. As a network, we understand that well all have a part to play in evolving our business model to meet the expectations of our clients. We are very excited for the journey ahead.”
The new video content is part of a broader mix of initiatives that the team at iOB Business is rolling out to ensure their partner network stays ahead of the curve when it comes to helping local businesses with their digital footprint.
As more and more businesses look to comply with social distancing guidelines, having the ability to take online bookings has never been more crucial. The team at iOB Business have developed the new platform so it works seamlessly across desktop, tablet and mobile so all types of businesses can now effectively trade around the clock.
James Mohamed, Co-Founder of iOB Business commented, “Today marks another step forward in the evolution of our technology with the release of our Online Booking platform. We pride ourselves on ensuring we deliver quality solutions that are actually needed by businesses. Our Online Booking platform will help local businesses become more efficient and profitable. It also adds a further revenue stream for our partners as they expand their Digital Agencies with us.”
There are a number of exciting innovations and integrations that the development team is working on in the run up to the new year so certainly stay tuned for more announcements in the not so distant future.
The basic concept of business is supply and demand. The current situation has actually seen lots of people all around the world reflect on their current situation and take stock of how they’d like to progress for the next 5-10 years.
With more and more uncertainty around the job market, many people are exploring new opportunities and particularly within the online space. Companies like Google and Facebook have noted an increase in activity as we spend more of our time online. As a result, iOB Business has actually seen a surge in demand for their Digital Agency business opportunity as people look to become business owners.
Co-Founder of iOB Business, Kamran Awan, noted, “The current situation has actually amplified the need for businesses to invest in technology solutions. This is understood by existing and prospective business owners. We have seen an increase in demand for our solutions as businesses attempt to re-align their digital footprint. We are really proud that our partners are at the forefront of driving this change.”
As technology embeds itself more and more into our daily lives, now more than ever, there is a need to help local businesses meet the expectations of their customers. The team at iOB Business certainly appear to be well placed to shape the next generation of Digital Entrepreneurs.
Whilst we have all adjusted to the ‘new normal’ and are very familiar with virtual meetings. However, with many measures easing here in the UK, iOB Business wanted to hit the road and meet new partners face to face whilst still adhering to social distancing guidelines.
Therefore, iOB Business recently went to visit a few partners here in the UK, equipped with our video production team to capture some feedback about their ongoing experience with the company.
Co-Founder of iOB Business, Kamran Awan, stated, “I believe that business is about people. The last few months have been challenging for everyone but we’re proud of how we have evolved as a network and a company. Whilst virtual events are great, we wanted to meet some of our newest partners face to face and share the joy of communication.”
You can see some recent partner review videos on the iOB Business website to understand what it’s like being part of their network.
As a result, iOB Business is excited to announce the new appointment of Kristah Tabimina to its support team. Kristah brings a number of years experience in client support and will be primarily providing support to existing partners of the network.
Kamran Awan, Co-Founder of iOB Business commented, “I want to place on record a formal welcome to Kristah for joining our support team. She has all the attributes we look for when adding to our team and I’m sure she will be a great addition”.
There are more plans to expand the size of the team moving forward as the technology and business landscape has shifted over the last few months.
Therefore, iOB Business has recently become a Star VIP Partner. This ensures that their platform has the capability to allow thermal printing of all orders received and further incentives food/drink based businesses to sign with partners.
Star is one of the world's largest print manufacturers and has highly sophisticated print technology. By joining their VIP partner programme, it is further evidence that iOB Business is looking to build notable integrations into their own technology ecosystem.
Co-Founder of iOB Business, James Mohamed commented, “We are really proud of the strategic partnerships we have developed with other like-minded technology providers. Integrating the Star print solutions into our platforms allows our partners to offer an end-to-end experience that seamlessly blends the virtual and real world together.”
With further strategic partnerships and announcements on the horizon, iOB Business is well positioned to help local businesses through its partner network, dominate online.
Technology innovation is an area that iOB Business is super passionate about. With the FinTech (Financial Technology) sector growing year on year, iOB Business believed it was imperative that their technology platforms embraced new developments within the digital space.
As a result, iOB Business is proud to recognise the integration of Cryptocurrency payments within their technology platforms. With Cryptocurrencies growing in popularity as an alternative payment method, most noticeably through BitCoins, iOB Business is ahead of the curve when it comes to offering this as a payment gateway within their technology platforms.
Co-Founder of iOB Business, James Mohamed commented, “The modern-day consumer expects technology companies to push the boundaries when it comes to making their lives easier. We have integrated Cryptocurrency payments as a signal of intent as we see this payment method gaining substantial traction in the months ahead. We are firmly committed to ensuring our technology platforms evolve in line with our users’ expectations.”
With more advancements and integrations planned for the short and long term, iOB Business looks well placed to ensure it is amongst the market leaders when it comes to innovation.
Rizwan Khan, a senior developer, with over 10 years of experience in coding and database management has joined the team. He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will help drive further innovations to the iOB Business technology platforms.
Kamran Awan, Co-Founder of iOB Business commented, “We are really excited and happy to formally welcome Rizwan to our team. With his impressive CV and skills, we believe he can build upon the fantastic foundation that has been created by our development team. There are some really interesting platform innovations that we are looking to press forward with and Rizwan will be a key help in driving these forward.”
With a dual focus on their custom technology platforms and vital commercial infrastructure, iOB Business is well placed to serve the needs of their growing network and their partners' clients.
The most recent recruits to the network recently went through their 2-day online training session. It was another energetic session with partners getting hands-on time with their custom technology and a thorough understanding of how to manage their Digital Agency on a day to day basis.
James Mohamed, Co-Founder of iOB Business commented, “We always enjoy the buzz of training new partners that join our network as it’s an exciting time in their journey with us. Launching a technology business in 2020 has a lot of prestige and we are proud to lay the foundation for the success of our partners by showcasing our unique technology and providing a solid introduction to the operational side of running a business.”
With more training sessions planned for the next few weeks, it looks like being another sustained period of growth for iOB Business as they strive to become the number one Digital Agency facilitators in the marketplace.
iOB Business prides itself on creating Digital Entrepreneurs by providing partners with its unique technology and all-round business infrastructure. Now, for the first time, budding and serial entrepreneurs based in Africa and North America that want to join the technology industry have a ready-made route to market.
Co-Founder of iOB Business, Kamran Awan, commented, “We live and breathe technology here at iOB Business. Building on the success of our UK network, we have made the strategic decision to open up our business opportunity to partners based overseas. Technology has enabled us to be part of the global economy and we feel passionate about helping our partners serve their local business community.”
With international payment gateways enabled such as PayFast and BitPay, iOB Business and its network of partners are well placed to realise their goal of providing a one-stop agency solution to any business.
However, it’s also been a busy time away from the marketing side as iOB Business has now signed an official partnership agreement with one of the worlds most prestigious cloud infrastructure providers - DigitalOcean.
This partnership allows iOB Business to take advantage of DigitalOcean’s data centres that are located worldwide and to scale their technology platform on a global scale.
Boasting some well known blue-chip clients, including Slack and GitLab, iOB Business selected DigitalOcean based on its outstanding infrastructure and reliability.
Adam Smith, Marketing Manager at iOB Business commented, “We are extremely excited and proud to announce our official partnership with DigitalOcean. Having an enterprise-level solution for our technology and partnering with an industry-leading provider gives us the ability to offer 99.9% uptime on all of our platforms and services.”
With a clear focus on scalability and offering the best possible experience to Partners and their clients, iOB Business have further reinforced their commitment to building future proof Digital Agencies for their network.
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