business growth

6 Reasons Strategies Fail During Difficult Times…and How to Avoid Them

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / August 15, 2022
There are six common reasons strategies fail, but knowing them is only half the battle. Here are action plans for meeting them head-on.

Even in good times, 61% of organizations struggle to implement strategies. But these are not good times. The bull market that has held for the better part of a decade is quickly dissolving, and the dark clouds of recession are on the horizon. The next great economic sifting is beginning, and only organizations with a clear, actionable strategy will endure. A popular Harvard Business Review article concluded that…

Sales Team Creation From Scratch…Made Easy

by / ⠀Finding Customers / July 25, 2022
Need a sales team? There's always cold-calling. If you're ready to take your startup to the next level of profit, here's how.

Need a sales team? There’s always cold-calling. If you’re ready to take your startup to the next level of profit, here’s how. Here are some steps toward establishing a system for managing the sales team that is currently well-oiled. 1. Don’t be afraid to seek assistance. It bears repeating. Don’t be afraid to solicit assistance. Talk to sales team members. Talk to anyone and everywhere. You’ll be surprised…

Data All Founders Should Collect for Their Startup

by / ⠀Career Advice Startup Advice / June 3, 2022
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Owning your own startup company seems like a dream come true. After a lot of hard work, networking, and gaining support, you finally manage to start one. With the dream of being the next Bill Gates or Jeff Bezos, it feels like the whole world is at your fingertips. But, let’s not get too ahead of ourselves. You just started and you have a hundred and one things…

6 Business Processes to Automate for Growth

by / ⠀Startup Advice / June 2, 2022
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Business processes are structured actions or activities that lead to a unique goal or result. This article discusses business processes and tips to automate business processes to accelerate your business growth. Introduction If your competitors arrived for a race on souped-up dirt bikes, you wouldn’t roll up to the starting line on a tricycle, would you? While you struggle with administrative headaches and repetitive tasks, your competitors rely…

Tips for Scaling Your Business from Small to Medium Sized

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / May 30, 2022
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Everyone hopes for their startup to be a success. But the initial years are all dedicated to survival. Very few startups survive long enough for the owner to think about scaling. But here’s the problem. Small business owners are so fixated on surviving that they don’t think about scaling. The thing is, if you focus on your business growth, there’s a better chance of your company’s survival. Additionally,…

Your Is Team Getting Bigger…Is It Time to Adapt Your Leadership Style?

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / May 11, 2022
It's common for people to stick with a particular working style. But leadership style has to adapt to change with the times. Here's why.

Everyone starts their business with many hopes and expectations and leads it with a particular style. Every successful startup witnesses natural growth. Read the history of any successful company, and you will find that it was not always a big corporation. As your company grows, it’s only logical to realize that your leadership style will need to adapt to new challenges. What starts off as a small office…

How to Use a Newsletter to Grow Your Business

by / ⠀Finding Customers / May 6, 2022
When implemented correctly, using your business newsletter to inform and instruct is the surest way to build loyalty...and increase sales.

The periodic publication of a business newsletter, electronic bulletin, or eZine is essential for the promotion of your company on the internet. A newsletter is a publication that companies send with a certain periodicity — daily, weekly, or monthly— primarily through email. This type of information distribution is one of the most effective within digital marketing, which is why companies are increasingly encouraged to make this type of…

What to Know Before Hiring Independent Contractors

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / April 18, 2022
Using independent contractors may help you save money on employee-related expenses, including payroll taxes, benefits, and overtime.

Using independent contractors may help you save money on employee-related expenses, including payroll taxes, benefits, and overtime. While it may be tempting to categorize some of your staff as independent contractors, you’ll want to ensure your company is doing it correctly with the increasing danger of fines. Make sure you study the subject. The Internal Revenue Service and the United States Department of Labor have joined up with…