Business Growth

  • 5 Ingredients to Creating the Right Business Model

    … loans, you need to answer various questions, such as how you will pay them back and what you will use as collateral. Also, calculate the possible returns on your investment. Starting any business is risky, but proper planning can greatly reduce risk. You need to determine your growth potential and exactly how you will achieve that growth. Make…

    Growmap- 18 readers -
  • How to Grow Your Small Business

    …, and continue on its path of financial achievement. Small Business Growth There are many tools you can use to grow your small business. You can: Open a new location. Form an alliance or merge with a similar business. Diversify the products or services you sell. Target new markets. Expand globally. Make a bigger online presence for your…

    Gail Gardner/ Growmapin How To's- 17 readers -
  • Are You Looking at the Best Marketing Metrics?

    Marketers have become very focused on measuring the effects of their work—which is both good and bad. On the one hand, quantifying things can prove that certain strategies and tactics are effective and worth additional investment. On the other hand, we don’t always do a very good job at understanding the numbers our work produces, which means data may be driving us to the wrong conclusions.

    Convince and Convert- 11 readers -
  • 10 Smart Things to Do When Writing and Updating Your Business Plan

    … This is the sixth blog post in a series by Hal Shelton, SCORE small business mentor and author of The Secrets to Writing a Successful Business Plan. You can read his previous posts for Constant Contact here. Over the last few months, I’ve discussed a number of different ways you can set yourself up for success when writing a business plan…

    Hal Shelton/ Constant Contact- 8 readers -
  • 7 Critical Business Plan Mistakes You Need to Avoid

    … This is the fifth blog post in a series by Hal Shelton, SCORE small business mentor and author of The Secrets to Writing a Successful Business Plan. In the previous installments, we looked at “4 Sections Every Business Plan Must Have (and Why They’re Important),” “Why You Need a Business Plan (and the Best Style for You),” “When Is a Good Time…

    Hal Shelton/ Constant Contact- 6 readers -
  • Why Saying ‘No’ Can Be Good For Business

    … actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.” When Project Runway contestants go overboard on design ideas they just get scorned by the judges and perhaps lose their chance at the grand prize. In any case, the “punishment” is over quickly. When small business owners are unable…

    Susan Solovic/ Constant Contact- 6 readers -
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