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It all started with a dream, that developed into printing some business cards and before you knew it you became the proud owner of your own small business. By no means, an easy feat, getting your own business up and running is an achievement you should be proud of. From all that hard work and effort you don’t want just five minutes of fame, you want to make an imprint and be around for the long run.
By implanting a few simple strategies from the start and maintaining key areas of your business, you can inject some longevity into that business plan and survive in the small business world. Pack an open mind, a sense of adventure and come along for the journey as we explore the roadmap to staying in business for the long haul.
From the get-go it important to practice good habits and routines when running your own business. If you start off on the right track, it’s going to set you up for a good momentum of the days to come. They may seem simple, but try getting into the right habit with these business activities from the start:
To stay in business you need to be profitable because let’s face it, nobody works for free! Keeping a finger on the pulse and an eye on the books is vital to being a good small business owner. If you’re not financially savvy fear not and hire help in the form of a bookkeeper or accountant. If you are looking after your own finances here are some tips;
You want people to know that your business exists and there are a variety of social media marketing tactics that you can use to keep your brand alive. It’s important that your brand is actively promoted on a regular basis, not just once a year or every month here and there. These are some social media marketing shortcuts that are easy and effective in maintaining your brand in the online marketplace:
We hope you enjoyed the first part of our two–part series on tips and tricks to staying in business for the long run. In part two we explore the importance of networking and the one investment that is essential for every small business to consider.