7 quick tips for business growth

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By James Daniels

Whether you have only recently started your business or you have been working hard to keep it going for a while, the ultimate goal is always to continue progressing to higher levels of success. So, how can you take the steps necessary to grow and improve your establishment for the sake of both profits and happier customers? Here are some quick tips.

Start shipping internationally

One obvious way to grow your business and boost your bottom line is to start extending your reach and shipping your products internationally. Did you know that of all the ecommerce sales that took place in relation to ecommerce businesses in the United States, almost half of them (47%) were from countries outside of the U.S? Therefore, if you aren’t already shipping internationally, you are missing out on an opportunity to practically double your profits. Don’t forget to partner with a logistics company for fast, streamlined customs clearance support right from the beginning.

Perfect your hiring process

Your employees are the lifeblood of your organization, so be sure to hire the right ones! Consider working closely with a recruitment agency or investing in recruitment software to help optimize the hiring process and ensure adequate background checks.

Innovate as you go

Surviving the economic downturn means constantly innovating to stay ahead of the curve. Always be on the lookout for opportunities to solve new consumer pain points and problems and introduce more unique products onto the market.

Keep up with competitors

While it helps to be creative and original, keeping a finger on the pulse of your competitors and their most recent marketing efforts can prove tremendously valuable. Not only can you learn what your target marketing is responding well to, but you can also learn from your competitors’ past mistakes.

Engage directly with customers

What better way to find out in which direction your business should be growing than by speaking to your existing customers and finding out their opinions? Ask them what new products they would like to see and how they feel you can improve on your current offering. You can create a survey using SurveyMonkey or post questions directly on social media.

Start a customer loyalty program

Before you can start adding to your customer base, you need to take action to maintain your existing customer base first. One way to go about this is through the creation and implementation of a clever customer loyalty program. It doesn’t have to be anything complex, just something that provides individuals with incentive to continue choosing to do business with you rather than your competitors.

Use the tools available to you

There are countless tools out there designed to facilitate and support business growth. From gaining insights into buying behavior on your website to inventory management software to aid in streamlining stock and orders, the options are extremely diverse and can completely transform the way in which your business operates for the better.

Business growth takes planning and dedication. Now you know how to get started, there is nothing stopping you from making it happen!


James Daniels is a freelance writer, business enthusiast, a bit of a tech buff, and an overall geek. He is also an avid reader, who can while away hours reading and knowing about the latest gadgets and tech, whilst offering views and opinions on these topics.

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