As businesses suffer significant revenue loss due to the pandemic, one particular app, BEAMSTART, has rose to popularity as a tool to help business owners find clients and funding online.
This comes at a time when travel and offline face-to-face meetings have slowed dramatically, forcing businesses to make the shift to the digital world to survive.
BEAMSTART, which works as a business matching and professional networking app, focuses on effectively matching users with the right people who could potentially become their clients or investors.
Initially starting out as a small business community, BEAMSTART has quickly evolved into a regional platform comprising of a vast number of entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate professionals.
Upon signing up, users can easily create a professional profile, providing more information about what they’re looking for, their industry/background, and the services they offer.
The app will then use this information to automatically match the right people with each other, saving users an enormous amount of time finding potential clients or investors.
BEAMSTART also provides broadcasting tools for users to send out smart updates to their connections/followers, making it easier for people to build rapport with potential leads online.
Since nationwide shut-downs were announced, BEAMSTART has seen a significant rise of new signups, notably business owners and independent contractors (freelancers).
Moving forward, the company will focus on developing more tools to improve the safety and effectiveness for business transactions within the platform, as well as publishing educational content to up-skill professionals in this new post-pandemic world we live in.
“This is the new normal, and for many, a new beginning. While we understand many have been severely impacted by the pandemic, we want to bring hope to people out there — providing a platform where opportunities are abundant for all.”, mentioned Kenneth Ho, CEO of BEAMSTART.