New year, new (business) you? We hear you! Whether you’re just starting out or growing your business, doing better business for the New Year is a top priority.
In our experience we’ve found the difference between a good start to a new year and a not-so-good start can be the simple things.
To help start off on the right foot in 2016, here’s our 5 simple tips to do better business. Use it as a checklist to make sure you’re on the right track, or to gauge if you need to get more information, clarity or advice.
Open your lines of communication
Keep in touch with customers, other businesses and your team. This will give you insight into what is happening in and around your market from the people that matter the most. Respond to problems or issues quickly and efficiently before they cause any damage to your business and conversely be open to new opportunities through networking and new connections.
Be an advocate for change
Research and embrace change: get on board with new technology before your competitors do! Technology offers a new way of doing things, the often saves you time and money. Don’t leave it too late to change your ways.
It’s no secret we’re accountants who love social media. We follow social media trends and speak to our audience where they’re most comfortable. In 2016 keep up to date with evolving trends that will give your business a better online presence and connect you with your audience.
Automate your processes
Implement automation processes like inventory management, invoicing and customer relationship management. It will free up time spent on mundane tasks so that you can focus on growing and developing your business.
Outsource to solve internal woes
Trying to do everything on your own is a common mistake. Technology has made outsourcing more achievable for small businesses: and for some businesses, outsourcing has made a mighty impact on growth, efficiency and profit. Consider outsourcing the small things such as data entry or repetitive tasks to free you up to grow your business in 2016.
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