In the world of business, proactivity goes a long way. Since we launched Seriously all those years ago, it feels like we haven’t stopped, but that proactivity and determination has brought me to where I am today. However, the hard work doesn’t stop there. As many business owners will know it’s all too easy for business growth to plateau, so consistency is key to keeping the trajectory heading in the right direction.
Whilst there’s no one-size-fits-all business growth strategy, there are some key actions every business owner can take to grow and nurture their business.
With this in mind, we wanted to share 8 ideas to get you started:
1. Harness the Power of Print!
Now we may be biased but there was no way our top 8 tips was not including the power of print. Networking events, direct mail campaigns, exhibitions – investing in consistent, high-quality printing is a must for boosting brand awareness. Plus, with a range of exciting new print technologies available including raised metallic foil business cards, flexi style stickers and lay flat books there’s plenty of print options to impress your target audience.
Branded merchandise should also get a shoutout too! As walking advertisements for your business, practical promotional items are a no brainer for spreading your brand far and wide.
2. Attend Networking Events
As a small business owner, it’s all about who you know! We regularly attend networking events in our local area where we connect with other business owners, gain referrals and grow a black book of useful contacts.
So much more than just a sales pitch, networking means nurturing genuine relationships with other businesses and working out how we can mutually support each other. Consistently attend the same networking meetings and before you know it referrals and recommendations will be coming your way!
3. Streamline your marketing efforts
4. Give great customer service
5. Use time saving tools
Time is of the essence when running a business so using time saving tools is a must for bringing automation and efficiency to your daily tasks. Diary scheduling tools like Calendly, scheduling platforms such as Social Pilot; accounting systems like Xero or Quickbooks and CRM’s like HubSpot or Capsule all help you to streamline your business and will free up time for working on your business, rather than in it.
6. Do what you do best and outsource the rest!
7. Develop your Corporate social responsibility (CSR) Strategy
8. Research your competitors
Whilst it can overwhelming to be at the start of your business journey or perhaps facing a slow in growth, implementing these tips to help small business growth is a great way to boost your revenue. Remember to keep your efforts consistent, stay proactive and before you know it your business will be where you want it to be and more!
Of course, Seriously is here to help play a role in your business’s growth with marketing and print services.
Simply get in touch to find out more!