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All posts by Visakan Veerasamy

Visa is CandyBar's blog editor. He's a 3-time Quora Top Writer, and he's working on a project to write a million words. Hopes to someday enjoy a glass of scotch from beyond the Earth's atmosphere.

Welcome to the CandyBar blog!

CandyBar is a customer engagement solution for brick-and-mortar retail stores, by the team at ReferralCandy. (Check out the latest features we’ve been coming up with to help you delight your customers!)...

/ September 20, 2017

5 Ideas For Marketing Your Small Business

So you’re running a small business. You did the planning, you’ve set up shop, customers have been coming in. It’s been challenging but fulfilling. And now you’ve gotten to a sort...

/ July 31, 2017

Should You Use Groupon for Your Small Business?

Here are a collection of reads that we find helpful in thinking about the subject. Should I Use Groupon? Don’t Be Tempted By The Dark Side Quora: What do small business...

/ July 24, 2017

Loyalty Program Checklist – 4 Things You’ll Need To Do

You’re busy, and you want to run a loyalty program. What do you need to make sure you do? Here’s a simple checklist to help you out. 1. Clearly define...

/ July 17, 2017

How The Best Brick & Mortar Stores Build Customer Relationships And Loyalty

This is a post about learning from the best. What do the top brands do that earn so much loyalty? How do they win people over, over and over again?...

/ July 10, 2017

Why Run Loyalty Programs? 3 Stats and Figures For Retailers To Know

Why should you bother with a loyalty program? Is it really worth the trouble, when you have so much on your plate? The answer is an emphatic yes, and here’s...

/ July 6, 2017

6 Principles Of Customer Loyalty

We all know that loyal customers are better than non-returning customers. But how do you earn customer loyalty? What are the principles of customer loyalty? 1. Positioning – communicate your...

/ June 19, 2017

11 Of The Best Cafes Around The World

By some estimates, there are over 15,000,000 cafes around the world. Which are the best ones? We went to look them up. Here are some of the most popular ones we’ve...

/ June 5, 2017

11 Of The Best Small Business Apps To Save You Time

If you’re running a small business in 2017 or later, you know that you need to get online. We covered some of the specifics in our post about small business...

/ May 29, 2017

3 Things To Consider When Hiring Employees

Hiring and managing employees is one of the hairiest, most frustrating parts of being a small business owner. But it can also be one of the most fulfilling things, if...

/ May 22, 2017