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Five Things You Can Do to Boost Your Business

April 27, 2017

To remain competitive and ensure you stay on the upward track, it is important to make consistent improvements to your business. Below are five tips to help you focus on areas of your business that could offer the biggest gain:

Revisit your business plan

Update your plan thoroughly at least once a year as your business evolves. Bringing it up to date will allow you to step back from day-to-day activities and re-align your strategy, ensuring the big picture still makes sense. Make sure you have a monthly review of the difference between planned results and actual results for your sales, profits, balance and cash. A periodic refresh of the plan will allow you to review important factors such actual business results, changing business environment and new competitors.

Build a strong team

It’s no secret that high-performing companies have high-performing teams. Having the right infrastructure for growth is important and this starts with having talented and engaged team members throughout your organization. To achieve your vision quicker, build a strong team that is as passionate about your goals as you are. Don’t forget that taking even a few moments every so often to appreciate and thank your team will go a long way – as well as improving retention rates and earning the continued support of your staff.

Don’t be afraid to pitch to investors

Fundraising can be hard work and the opportunity to raise investment can come in many ways and from many places. Consider pitching to investors or securing alternative funding through other channels. Preparing an ‘elevator pitch’ will allow you think about your strategic direction, while additional investment will allow you to improve different aspects from your business, from production to marketing, in turn enhancing revenues.

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