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Small Business Goals: Growing Your Business to the Next Level

Posted by Business Valuation Specialists LLC on Aug 29, 2022 7:30:00 AM


Business Valuation Appraisals Small Business Goals Growth Expansion

Small business owners who have spent the time going through the initial stages of becoming established and developing a steady revenue stream under their existing plan may decide it’s time to consider what it will take to expand and grow the company to the next level.

Depending on the type of business you operate, your competition, and available resources, your growth options will vary. Here are a few to consider that might assist in your expansion efforts.

Marketing Effectiveness

Marketing is the biggest day-to-day challenge for many small business owners. In today’s digital world, a lot of focus has been on upgrading the effectiveness of your SEO (Search Engine Optimization), website appeal, and social media activity.

For others, old-school word of mouth and physical networking such as industry conference presence is something to consider investing more resources into.

Expanded Client Services

For those companies who rely on a handful of clients to drive their business, look to provide additional services such as consulting or new product development. What complementary services are you capable of providing that will open up new revenue sources?

Sales Force

Consider bringing in new talent with experience and new client relationships that can immediately impact growth. It may be more costly in the short term but can soon reap the rewards of permanently expanded market share.

Existing Staff Effectiveness

For those employees who have been with you since day one, consider how they might take on updated, expanded roles that can lead to efficiencies in all areas of your business. You may be pleasantly surprised how much your existing staff is capable of doing, especially when you add plans for incentivizing the extra work effort.

Growing your business to the next level can be a new and exciting objective that can reinvigorate you and your team’s investment in the company. Take a hard look at how you achieved all that you’ve done up to now, and what areas of the company can improve and expand, to provide the best chance of getting you there.

Topics: growth, small business, expansion