February 20, 2013
PlanetSoho's New Offering Helps Over 1M SOHOs Turn Passion into Profit
Soho VIP services provide more tools and services as each business grows
PlanetSoho helping anyone with a dream tap into the $1.8 trillion SOHO economy
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PlanetSoho, the leading provider of easy-to-use online management tools and services for small office / home office businesses (SOHOs), today announced Soho VIP, a new extension to its core suite of products and services that make starting, running and growing your own business a hassle-free reality.
With 25 million U.S. and 500 million global SOHOs in existence today, the trend to turn your skills, talents and hobbies into a bankable asset is on the rise. SOHOs pump $5 billion into the U.S. economy on a daily basis - $1.8 trillion annually.
PlanetSoho enables micropreneurs to easily and legally launch a business by providing all the resources and services historically only affordable to larger operations. Soho VIP, the new “booster step,” includes:
- More lead generation, email marketing solutions and promotion to grow your customer base
- Secure cloud storage, data back-up
- 24/7 on-call customer support
- More customizable templates for all your back-end needs including invoicing and estimates
- Legal and financial toolkits to legitimize your operation
- Discounts and savings with partners including TurboTax, Office Depot, FedEx Office and Google AdWords
“We love to enable people to elevate their passions into a business that they want to wake up and do every day,” said Ron Daniel, CEO of PlanetSoho. “Our platform was built to eliminate all the risk associated with starting a new business. PlanetSoho is committed to helping you become a success no matter what!”
PlanetSoho Success Story
Sean Hilty spent eight years growing HBH MotorWerks in Nashville, TN as his part-time passion. When he joined the PlanetSoho network in August 2012 to take advantage of the tools and services, he did not anticipate the impact it would have on his operation.
Within five months, HBH MotorWerks' customer base grew 767 percent - from 150 to 1,300 clients. Now Sean is considering making his part-time business his full-time life.
“My favorite part about PlanetSoho is the streamlined and intuitive organization it provides,” said Hilty. “It helps me get payments, manage my appointments and provides all the necessary legal documents I need to run my business legitimately. I even used PlanetSoho to make my business cards and t-shirts. I’m a PlanetSoho lifer.”
Why Start a Business Now?
With more than 1 million members, PlanetSoho is the authority on the upward trend of launching small businesses successfully. Newly released stats from the State of America’s SOHOs study show that nearly 2/3 of the members consider themselves successful in less than two years.
Over half are enjoying the benefits of creating their own schedule and being their own boss. The number-one reason they didn’t make the leap earlier is because they didn’t know where to start - until PlanetSoho made it easy.
“If you’re ready for a change in your lifestyle, PlanetSoho can help,” said Daniel. “We allow you to focus on your passion, while we turn your talents into cash. It’s not only a life-changing platform, but a lifestyle-changing platform as well.”
Read original article on BusinessWire.