One of the greatest perks of being an American is the ability to start and run your own business. What better way to celebrate this business independence than to make a promise to yourself as a business owner to grow bigger and better going forward. Here are some practical tips and a little inspiration for doing just that.
Where are You Now?
Before you can grow and improve, you need an accurate assessment of where you stand. Get with your finance people and figure out how things look. Where do you need improvement? Are there some cash leaks? How is debt? Is your profit increasing over time? Your answers to these questions will help determine the direction you take when it comes to growth and improvement.
Where do You Want to Go?
What is your dream for your business? Do you aspire to have multiple locations? Are you seeing that you could improve customer service? You cannot take off in any direction and be effective if you do not know where you intend to go.
Put the Two Together
Does where you are and where you want to go coincide? Can you get there from here? If not, then you need to first get to where you need to be in an effort to get to where you want to go. In this case, the improvement comes before the growth. Shore up cash leaks and work to increase profit where you are if there is room to do so. If you are already in a place where growth is the next step, then go for it!
The best way to do any of this is to set manageable goals in bite-size pieces. Figure out the steps needed to get to the place you want your business to be in, and then exercise the freedom you have in this country to take those steps. Get out of debt? Get a small business loan? Add on to your building or add a delivery truck? Whatever the case may be, start working toward those goals and one day, you will wake up and see that you have fulfilled your pledge to grow bigger and better.
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