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Grow a business in 2021 successfully, how?
To begin, never stop thinking about how to exceed the expectation of your customer. Not just satisfy your customer, but to go above and beyond, this will always stick with them. When you wake up in the morning start thinking about it, and in the afternoon continue thinking about it. And just because it is nighttime think about it some more. And then when you finally put your head to the pillow, dream about it. No company has ever failed when they have this passion and work ethic.
Work hard and set the example
There is no substitute for hard work. The best time you’re ever going to have is when it starts out just you and as you envision it growing into a great big profitable company. But you’re never going to be happier and more satisfied than you are in the first year or so of getting your business going because you do everything that it takes. You sweep up when everybody’s gone home; you’re the first one in, the last one out. You set the example of dedication and determination as you work through lunch, to get the job done. In the end, there is no substitute for hard work as you grow a business.
Anticipate unexpected changes
It might be funny to say, but don’t be discouraged, when the business you set out to have, ends up becoming something else altogether. Because so often you will encounter difficulties, and you encounter failures. But the important piece to remember is to learn from each of those very quickly and to pivot and to move on to the idea that works best to solve the problem.
Think about your business
Of course, you have to be close to your products and, your customers. You need to think about them, that’s the most important. Don’t forget to think about your business though, what your plans are, what do you want to do next, how do you take your business to the next level. So the key is to think not just about being in your business, but also think about your business as well and the direction it needs to go.
Grow a business by having a clear purpose
Really work hard to clarify what your purposes are. Be able to articulate that and be able to communicate it in a simple sentence. And the reason that is important, is based on when you start to bring people into your company. One of the most important questions you need to ask them is, why are you here? Why is it you want to join this company? And if you hear that same purpose back, if you hear that passion around that purpose, it makes everything a whole lot easier. Any skill can be taught or learned, but passion cannot be taught.
Blood sweat and tears
Being an entrepreneur can be an absolute roller coaster ride. At times you will have great days and, you will have bad days. You may at times have an absolutely awful day. But despite all of this, you have to stay focused. You need to stay levelheaded and keep your feet on the ground.
Have a clear strategy
Companies that do well at some level, even though it may not be written down on a piece of paper, have a clear strategy. Why are you different, how are you adding value, are you producing something special that customers need, that they’re not getting now!
There’s a clear sense of strategy when you get all the people aligned, around that strategy. From there you get a lot more power, versus if you are just scrambling working harder and harder without that clear direction.
Grow a business with a solid online foundation
You can build your business up as fast as you possibly want. But, if the foundation it is built on is not solid, problems will arise. Build too tall on (metaphorically speaking) sandy soil and eventually, it will tip over. But, by building it on a stable and secure foundation you can dream to new heights.
So how do you do that?
By implementing the core building blocks, in your business strategy. You need to maintain a visible social presence on all social media channels and engage with your customers. As customers leave a review of your business, you need to respond to those reviews. Even if those reviews maybe not be so stellar. You need to maintain accurate listings so that your customers can find you. You need to be able to compete on search engines by implementing a strong SEO strategy. And always be out promoting and advertising your business.
If you follow these simple principles, there is no reason that you cannot have the business of your dreams.