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How to Grow A Start-up Business

How to Grow A Start-up Business

On 5 October 2018
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Successful businesses start with an idea that could either be a system or a product which could revolutionise the market and change how society works

If you want to grow your small business, you need to have a clear strategy. It involves doing many small things in the right way on a regular basis. Let’s discuss a few tactics that you can start implementing today.

  1. Identify your niche

It is important to curve out a space for yourself in the industry and to figure out what makes you different from others. One way you can do this is by identifying your value-add, which is the value you bring to your customers. This will then guide you to discover what products are right for your customers and to price them accordingly.

  1.      Create a Business plan

It is important to make projections of where your business is headed; this will guide you in creating your vision and mission. A clear plan identifies your goals, business model, target audience and long-term objectives. When in need of capital, it helps your investors understand your business so as to decide whether it is viable for them to plug in.

  1.      Appreciate your team

The people that you work with are your greatest asset and your greatest strength when it comes to growing your business. The secret is to build the people and in turn they will build the business. You can come up with employee benefits like, medical insurance covers, monthly bonuses on the most outstanding employees, subsidised prices for the products or services you offer, office parties and annual bonuses for everyone.

  1.      Decide on your Target Audience

Research the demographics of your market and find out as much as you can about who can benefit most from your products. Including their age, sex, places they hangout etc. This will enable your business to stay focused and avoid unnecessary wastage of time and resources. After this you can create a profile around them and tailor the product to suit them. The right target audience will enable you to create the right key messages and it will ease communication.

  1.      Marketing

To ensure continued success of a business you need to come up with a solid marketing plan. One of the most important aspects of marketing is to create a brand identity for your business as it increases brand awareness amongst the target audience. Research on where to find the decision makers, what they are mostly interested in, the kind of problems they might be facing in their businesses and the best ways to reach them. After this  you can tailor make solutions that your business can offer to these thought leaders. In the long run, it is also a great way of reaching out to different potential customers and converting them to paying ones.

It is important to remember that Rome was not built in a day. In order to build a successful business you need to have resilience and patience because it may take some time and hard work but it will all be worth it in the end.

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