Business Growth

A growing small business is one that is expanding in one or more ways. There is no single metric used to measure growth. Instead, several data points can be highlighted to show how an SME  is growing.

These include: Revenue, Sales, Business value, Profits, Number of employees and Number of customers

Small businesses and SME’s can grow in some of these metrics but not in others. Here are our thoughts, ideas and strategies to help you grow the business your hard work deserves.

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do you need to hire a virtual assistant? YBKBS magazine
 

Do You Need to Hire a Virtual Assistant?

There’s been a lot of buzz about virtual assistants in the last couple of years. Perhaps you’ve already worked with one, or thought about doing so. But maybe you’re not entirely clear how a virtual assistant (VA) can help your business, or whether you’re at the stage where hiring one would be helpful. 

Today, we’re talking about all things VAs! 

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5 Small Business Myths That May Be Holding You Back

Do you feel like you keep posting and posting on social media but you’re getting little to no response? Have your follower numbers plateaued? If so, your content might be the problem. Too many business owners fall into the bad habit of only posting when they’ve got something to plug, or posting the same types of content again and again.

Here are a few ways to add variety to your content and get your engagement rates soaring:

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Passive Income: Fact or Fiction?

When people hear “passive income,” it conjures up images of money for doing nothing. It’s a very seductive myth. Who wouldn’t want to have the cash rolling in while they lie on the beach sipping a cocktail?

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Client Red Flags to Watch Out For

Have you ever agreed to do a project for a customer or client, only to have them add on “one extra little request” once you’ve started work? You’re kinda annoyed, but you let it slide and do the extra thing. Got to keep the client happy, after all! But they soon come back with just one more tiny little extra… and then another… until, next thing you know, the project is completely out of proportion with what you initially agreed to do…

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Delegation Tips for the Recovering Control Freak

Have you ever agreed to do a project for a customer or client, only to have them add on “one extra little request” once you’ve started work? You’re kinda annoyed, but you let it slide and do the extra thing. Got to keep the client happy, after all! But they soon come back with just one more tiny little extra… and then another… until, next thing you know, the project is completely out of proportion with what you initially agreed to do…

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Time-Management Hacks for Small Business Owners

Time is what we all want the most, but use the worst. So here are som ‘hacks’ for small business owners to make the most of what we’ve got…

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Is Diversification a Good or a Bad Idea?

The current situation may call for it, but is diversification a good or a bad idea?

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When Your Biggest Client Walks Out

You’ve got an amazing client and they probably set up 70% of your business. But what happens if they get a walk out or go bust? I’ll tell you…

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Scope Creep: What It Is and How to Stop It Taking Over Your Life

Have you ever agreed to do a project for a customer or client, only to have them add on “one extra little request” once you’ve started work? You’re kinda annoyed, but you let it slide and do the extra thing. Got to keep the client happy, after all! But they soon come back with just one more tiny little extra… and then another… until, next thing you know, the project is completely out of proportion with what you initially agreed to do…

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Five Useful Ways to Gather Customer Feedback

Here are five practical and easy methods that small business owners can use.

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How to Run a Contest or Giveaway That Generates Leads

Really Common Small Business Mistakes to Watch Out For (and Avoid)

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Email Deliverability: Why It Matters and How to Boost It

Are you following all the rules of good email marketing but not seeing the return you’d like? Perhaps you’re close to concluding that 

If this sounds familiar, don’t give up yet. According to Salescycle, 73% of marketers rate the return on investment (ROI) of email marketing as either “excellent” or “good”. That’s higher than the score for any other marketing channel. In other words, you need to get email marketing right. 

If you’re having trouble getting that high ROI, it’s possible that your email deliverability is at fault. But what is email deliverability and how can you improve it? Read on to find out. 

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Ways That Small Businesses Can Use Influencer Marketing

Influencer marketing is big business, and still growing. As social media has become more and more a part of our daily lives, people are increasingly turning to their favourite online personalities for recommendations and lifestyle advice.

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What is Social Monitoring and Why Should You Be Doing It?

Large companies are generally amazing at social monitoring. Have you ever tagged a company in a post on social media, either positive or negative, and received a response within minutes? Well, that’s due to their stellar social monitoring….