Growing your business is a challenge. It does not happen overnight.
James Cash Penney, a man with a name suited to success and wealth, once said “Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.”
What are these forces?
Here are Proactive’s five top tips to help you and your small business achieve business growth.
Have a long-term plan
Richard Branson billionaire founder of Virgin Group, based his success on long-term planning. He also considered long-term planning a way to keep your team “motivated and driven”.
Additionally, a long-term plan can be utilised effectively alongside short-term results. Do your short-term results and plans fit in with the bigger picture of your long-term plan?
Measure your progress with these results and see how far you are on your way to achieving your long-term goal.
Networking can be an incredibly useful tool to help grow your business.
Growing your contacts is a great way to boost a small business’ growth.
Join LinkedIn groups, connect with people on Facebook pages and watch the attention to your business rise.
Social media is a vital aspect of business growth.
Social media is massive, with nearly 4 billion users across its many different platforms.
Diversify your social media strategy. Utilise a wide variety of social media channels. Get your business out there. The more platforms you use, the bigger your potential reach.
Furthermore, social media allows your brand the opportunity to be unique. Show off your personality and differentiate from your competitors.
Time management is a crucial aspect to growing your business. Use time blocking to manage your time more effectively.
With time blocking, you plan out your day, with time designated for your business tasks. Why does Time Blocking work?
Time blocking helps you focus on the task at hand.
Time blocking will help take control of your time and the jobs that you and your business need to do, so that it can grow.
Proactive’s Daily Rituals tool is a brilliantly simple strategy used by every successful person, adapted to business building. The great Jim Rohn once said, "Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practised every day". Proactive applies this brilliantly.
Set aside an amount of time each day for business development activity. This is a fundamental, non-negotiable step of the process. Decide on the actions you will take during this time, then as you work, record your time, and make notes.
Measurement of your progress is key to tracking your business success. Aim for your ‘Magic Number’ and watch your business grow.
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You can’t improve what you can’t measure. Google Analytics is a perfect ‘measuring’ tool.
Use Google Analytics to find who is visiting your site, why they leave your site and what website content they engage with. Is your website performing poorly? Mix up your strategy and return to your analytics later.
Measure your website performance and adapt your business strategy accordingly.
Author: Samuel Talbot-Cross
Proactive provides small businesses owners with everything they need to reduce overwhelm, get focused, get organised, save time and grow their business.
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