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5 Ways That Your Business Is Falling Short? (And How To Make It A Thing Of The Past)

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Think your business operation is perfect? Think again.

Even if your venture is performing well, there is always room for improvement. So, what are the most common areas where you could achieve greater things with just a single change? Let’s take a closer look.

Issue: Building A Brand

Upgrade: Go Green

A strong brand image is central to gaining converted sales, and you’ve probably invested heavily in the logo and other major materials. While these features are key, it’s important to remember that consumers are harsher critics than ever before. Going green with better packaging, smarter delivery, and going paperless will help greatly. This is just one more aspect to promote your business, but it will genuinely make a huge impact on the way your company is received.  

In many cases, those upgrades can reduce running costs while also putting your mind at ease.  

Issue: Digital Marketing 

Upgrade: Get Ahead On Google

By now, almost all entrepreneurs appreciate the significance of digital marketing. Creating good social media content and engaging adverts is great. However, Google will always be your greatest friend for attracting traffic. As such, ensuring that your SEO strategies are up to date is crucial. Preparing for the upcoming Google mobile speed algorithm change could influence the number of hits you receive. With more visits, you’ll have a greater shot at converting sales too.  

Not least because many people link a strong Google ranking with trustworthiness.

Issue: Customer Care

Upgrade: Focus On Interactions  

Providing great support to the clients is vital if you want to gain their loyalty. Setting up various forms of communication will give you a great opportunity to do this, but many still fall short. Learn to connect with customers in an authentic manner with improved habits and utilisation of those resources. In turn, users will relate to the brand and the people behind it with far greater success for many years to come.  

That strong connection enables you to tailor your business accordingly too.  

Issue: Budget Control    

Upgrade: Outsource More  

Everything you do in business is built towards the goal of increased financial rewards, and low overheads are vital to this goal. Having already found ways to cut production costs as well as trim the fat from energy bills and rentals, you should take things one step further. Outsourcing is the key as you can often reduce the staffing budget as well as the costs linked to employees. Besides, many employees actively work better from home, which is another reason why productivity may soar.  

Meanwhile, this will give you a better chance to focus your attention of small in-house staff.  

Issue: Leadership    

Upgrade: Share Responsibilities  

A lot of people think being a good leader means taking control of every aspect. In truth, you’ve hired your employees for their skills and innovations. Failing to utilise them would be very naïve, which is why you should embrace the idea of giving them the freedom to use their initiative. On a similar note, team meetings should be kept short, sweet, and focused on the main issues. As long as everyone understands the company culture, most communications can be handled via modern tech features.  

Let the staff do their jobs while focusing on yours. It’ll be a far better formula for success.

 

About the author /


Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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