As an entrepreneur, I'm sure you wanted to learn strategic tips on how to set your business for success. If this describes you, then this post will be helpful to you.
Perhaps you have been trying hard to position your company for success. Or you want to begin your business growth with a role play, efficient, unbiased approach.
Small or mid-size businesses face deadlines to speed up sales, fund new investments, and serve customers' needs.
Yet many are often many steps slow as they wait for crucial approvals; approvals provided by the notoriously slow-approving finance officers of the banking industry.
In reality, it will be a very long time (if you'll be approved at all) before you can get financial approval.
This is a common and very frustrating hurdle for many small and mid-size companies to overcome.
Getting there is often more difficult for big companies, since larger firms are not always the most open to change.
So many business owners turn for financial help with the Small Business Administration (SBA).
Check here for a useful post about the SBA.
On one hand, you might need to choose a different road or approach by:
- Finding a smaller and newer market
- Be an entry level
- Self-invest, or
- Put up and running before you aim for exponentially larger aspirations
There are better ways to secure your growth agenda by identifying three critical growth drivers and separate the “real” from the “opportunistic” with specific plans and action items.
Start by getting out of your own way and actually do your due-diligence on alignment and a level playing field amongst your colleagues.
Maybe you are different and you can improve on what your competitors offer, but your portion of the market is significantly smaller.
Stop and get to know your peers, see what your peers are doing, become a student of their success or failures, ask three key management questions about them, and then own the solutions 100%.
Get to know your peers, not by just posting in certain social media sites such as LinkedIn or Twitter, but by your previous relationships you have built using your clients as a barometer, your peers who have been happy with your execution.
We're talking about money, budget, resources, and timing here - a much larger portion of the overall budget mill is allocated to operational expenses.
Go to business events, exchange business cards, and be sure to pay a visit to your competitors to check their newest business models and their latest offerings.
You should be able to keep your team lean and nimble, working together for greater upside. In roles working toward objectives, one set of workers may be suitable and efficient as a member of another team.
It is also very important that you must have confidence in your team, both in their abilities and in their motives.
Be careful hanging over things, firing a bunch of people, and then scurrying up the ladder/rope, picking up papers, and apologizing for letting things go sideways.
Without looking like a genius, without the chairman skewed buy-in, without welding costs being your friend, ask yourself these additional questions:
- What is your culture around dealing with things differently?
- Where do you need to spend time to challenge your premises with a bulleted list of new ways of doing something?
- Why should you change, or refused, or changed long ago?
After meetings, update your business plan, review it and discuss with your employees . Look at the pros, cons, and the details.
Remember to coach your team and be coached for the betterment of your business.
Specifically inspire life, illuminate the righteous visions of your company to your team, spark curiosity and knowledge to your customers, and be a light of model to other companies.
Doing these things will help you and lead your business and your team to fundamental changes that will grow your company.
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