How You Can Give Your Small Business a Leg Up

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marketing planFollow these strategies that focus on building your new small business reputation and get ahead of the competition

Congratulations on taking your business concept from start to finish. You’ve launched your business, connected with some customers, sold some products, and rendered some services. You’re looking at the progress you’ve made as a small business owner and something just isn’t clicking.

Here’s what you can do to give your small business a leg up on the competition.

Focus More on Teamwork and Less on Competition

Want your business to thrive? Then, spend more time rallying around your team than you do trying to outsell your competitors. There will be a time to outperform and let everyone know your business is the best. But right now, improving sales and customer experiences should be at the forefront of your businesses’ priorities, especially if you’re new in the game.

Have more meetings, let employees work remotely, and make whatever organizational changes are needed to bring the team closer together. Let your competitors worry about less relevant details, like GlobeNewsWire’s report that the global pressure washer market by revenue is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 4% between 2020 and 2026. Is that really relevant to your business? Just think about how many details don’t matter and you’ll want to invest all of your time focusing on the details that do. Just remember, your team is in it for business, so you might as well put your attention on them first.

Make Sure You Have the Best Internet Speeds Available

High-speed networking and the ability to surf the Internet quickly. No matter how you look at it, your small business needs the best internet speeds for the business to operate smoothly. Wireless communications, in particular, will improve your ability to connect and interact with customers all over the world.

Fortunately, the Cat5 Ethernet cable paved the way for high-speed internet thanks to its ability to transfer data at 100 Mbps and 100 MHz bandwidth. There are so many technological improvements that have made high-speed internet access easier to purchase. As a business owner, you won’t want to miss this chance to speed up your business operations in the long run!

Listen to Your Customers

Your customers are what keep your business functioning efficiently. Their opinions must matter, from the way your products perform to the benefits surrounding your services. Even the temperature in the room might influence how a customer feels about your business. Just consider the fact that 25%-30% of heating and cooling energy use comes from heat loss and gain through windows.

If your customers point out it’s freezing inside your business, maybe it’s time to have an HVAC specialist come in and check the air conditioning system. Everything your customers say about your business will impact how well your business performs, so think hard. Think openly and be willing to embrace changes, and your small business will soon grow.

Hire Content Writers for Your Website

If you launched your business and website but didn’t keep it updated with content, you’re mistaken. One of your top priorities as a business owner is connecting with more customers you haven’t met. Part of that process depends on you creating content for your business online that informs, entertains, and increases the interest your customers have in your business. Content writers will use search engine optimization (SEO) to help your businesses’ websites rank higher in Google search results. The result is a business that’s widely available and visible to a larger customer base. Meaning more products sold and more services rendered, an outcome that makes your business more valuable than ever.

Your business is probably going to go far as long as you have the confidence. But moving forward, making more money, and improving the reputation of your business takes considerable time. Take the time to follow these four steps to get your business a leg up in the competition. You’ll be glad you did, especially when you see more customers coming through the door!

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Valerie M.

Valerie M. is a writer from Upstate New York. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from The State University of New York at Fredonia in 2016 and is currently working at a digital marketing agency where she writes blog posts for a variety of small businesses all over the country. Valerie enjoys writing about music, animals, nature, and traveling.