Starting your own business is exciting! You get to channel your love and passion into something that reaches your community, and at the same time, achieves your financial goals. After you get past the initial excitement, there's the challenge every small business owner must face. How do you grow YOUR small business? If you're asking yourself this same question, read on for some tips so you can figure out the best way to grow your business into something sustainable in the long term.
Interact with your customers...with purpose!
The only way to provide customers with a service they want is to know what they want. Come up with ideas that get your customers interacting with your business through their feedback. Have part of your website dedicated to reviews or email customers and ask for their feedback after their purchase is complete. You'll be able to fine tune what you offer to meet their needs better and attract new clients. New clients will want to see what existing clients think of your business, so positive reviews will also help. You can add these reviews to any social media profiles you create for your business, so you build legitimacy across multiple platforms and reach more people.
Start an e-newsletter
After you get new clients, you'll need to keep their interest and grow their relationship with your business. An e-newsletter is a great way to do that! They can read a weekly or bimonthly email that will catch them up on all your latest news, deals and successes. It's a personal touch that every business should use. Customers will begin to feel like they know you and your business, building trust and loyalty to your brand. It's also a meaningful way to generate traffic to your website. Each newsletter would contain links that customers can follow to explore more deals or see updates that they may not have seen if they were left to check your website without an e-newsletter.
Have business cards
So much is done Online now that you may think that a good website is all you need to grow a business, but business cards are a big part of reaching higher levels of success. Part of building a business is attending networking events, where it'll be essential to have business cards. Business cards also present an opportunity to make a human connection. As you hand the card over to a potential customer, you can talk with them about what they want and how your business can find a solution for their needs.
Don't go it alone
Anything you do to grow your small business has to start with the simple act of recognizing your customer and customer profile. Without a profile in mind, you will not be able to reach them effectively. It is well worth the investment invest in a third party that can help you focus on who your customers are in order to begin any initial growth. An extra set of eyes can help you identify your target market and strategize the best ways to reach them.
Growing any business takes a fixed set of intentional, strategic, and consistent decisions. It is vital that you believe in your process and
Would you like to talk about growing your business? We would love that! Contact Triangle today.