Entrepreneurs are always trying to grow. Whether it’s growing their business, network, or skillset, entrepreneurs have an appetite for success and accomplishment.
Often, entrepreneurs find that business growth is far from constant, and it may seem that one month you take one step forward and the next month, you take two steps back. And let’s not forget, 2020 has given us all a moment of pause as we’ve learned to navigate a volatile market.
If you’re looking to refocus and re-center your goals towards growing your business, here are a few tips to keep in mind.
Set Small, Attainable Goals
Looking to grow your business over the course of a year? Start by thinking small.
Let’s say you want to grow your overall revenue by $100,000. Think about how each week, month, and quarter you can break down your overall goal. It’s a good idea to take daily check-ins to see if you’re on track, and if you’re not, can you pivot? Keeping yourself accountable and flexible will pay off in the long run.
It’s Not a Sprint, It’s a Marathon
Success doesn’t happen overnight. It comes over time with hard work and determination.
It’s important to remember that when growing your business, some days will be wins and some days will be losses. Give yourself some extra patience when riding out the bad times and be sure to celebrate all the good times.
Crafting and growing your business will take time and that’s okay. Remember, it’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon.
Don’t Forget Your Support System
It takes a village to run a business. Don’t try and do everything on your own.
Lean on your network, consult experts, and ask for help. Your support system is ready and able to help make your business grow.
Growing your business is no easy feat, but with the right toolbox, you’ll set yourself up for success. What tips are most important to you when growing your business? Tweet @StarterNoise.
Derek Rundell, is a successful business leader, operator, and serial entrepreneur. Derek has founded, managed and sold businesses in the technology, media and finance industries. He sits on several boards and serves as an advisor/investor to numerous established businesses and startups. Startups are Derek’s real passion, and in addition to building his own portfolio of technology, media and financial ventures, he invests in and mentors startups and entrepreneurs. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge and helping other businesses succeed.