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Help! The One Word That Will Grow Your Business

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As a business owner, you obviously want to reach new heights of success with your business. 

When you experience growth, you will have more money to spend on the needs of your business, more credibility because of the efforts you will have put in to secure growth, and a greater foothold in the market to help you go toe to toe with the competition.

But business growth will not come through your efforts alone. You need to ask for help because other people could be the key to the door marked ‘Business Success.’

Seek the help of your employees

If you get the best out of your staff, your business will go from strength to strength. So, provide them with the tools they need to do their jobs properly, as you will be in receipt of quality work if you do. But going beyond what they do for you day after day, actively seek their help when you need advice about certain aspects of your company. They might have ideas, solutions, and the skills you need to push your business forward. So, speak to them regularly and benefit from what they can offer you. And ask them to spread the word about your business too. Through word-of-mouth and social media messaging, they can help you market your business in their day-to-day lives. In all manner of ways then, your employees can help you grow your business.

Seek the help of outsourced firms

Your customers and clients demand quality work, so if there are skills missing within your business, outsource to those companies who will have the talents needed to impress the people you serve. You will improve your reputation if you do, and that will form the foundation of business growth. And outsource your marketing as, with the help of a professional, you will be able to extend your reach beyond your own limited efforts. A website designer could give you an eye-catching site, for example, an SEO specialist could enhance your presence on search engines, and companies akin to Growth Minded Marketing can support you with your Google Ad campaigns. You will then have a greater chance of business growth, as the marketing assistance of others will widen your chances of making new customers.

Seek the help of your customers

In some ways, your customers are your greatest asset, because if they can spread the word about your business, people are bound to listen to them. So, ask your customers to write testimonials for your website. Ask them to write good things about you on business review sites. And ask your customers to market your business, perhaps by giving them free products they can show off to their friends and families, or by asking them to share positive information about your business on their social media networks. These ideas can be implemented into a customer referral program, so consider these and other ideas when thinking about the help your customers can offer you. 

Help! It’s the one word that will give you the means to grow your business, so consider who you might ask for help and reach out to them at your earliest opportunity.

 

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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