Written by Reginald Chan on September 14, 2021

The Complete Guide to Growing Your Business

There are many factors that influence the success of a business. However, there are some that seem to have a bigger impact than others. Among these, there are two that stand out - company culture and marketing.

Company culture should be an organization’s answer to the question "Who are we?" This is the way it should think about its vision for the future, its values, its goals and how it will do business in this world. If you don't have a company culture you can't create a strong brand identity or truly engage with your customers.

Marketing is all about getting people to notice your product for sale in stores or online while also generating interest among potential buyers. It's important to understand how marketing works in today's world because it's crucial for any entrepreneur to do it.

But that’s not all, let’s look at the key growth factors in more detail.

1. Create a Business Plan

A business plan is a formal presentation of the structure, management, and financial aspects of a company or other organization. It often contains detailed information about the background and development of the company, its products or services, marketing strategies, and financial projections for the next three to five years.

A business plan is different from other business documents like an "operating plan" (a short-term course of action) or a "strategic plan" (a long-term course of action). A strategic plan typically considers factors such as market changes or competitive pressure that may affect a company's risk profile.

A good business plan should be reasonably comprehensive so that it can provide investors with information they need to make an investment decision. In many cases, creating a well-structured and informative business plan can help you achieve your goals. It will also form the basis of your success.

2. Choose a Suitable New Premises

The next step for a start-up is to find a suitable location. The choice of a business premises will have a major impact on the day-to-day running of the company and so it needs to be carefully considered. There are many factors that may need consideration, such as rent, accessibility, parking, amenities and more. You may also need to look into movers to hire. Especially if you’re moving from a home space.

In the past, those looking for premises would have to physically search all available properties in their area - which could be time consuming and also expensive as they would then need to secure the premises. Today's technology now provides an alternative option – searching online for business space – which can be done from any location at any time of day or night.

3. Grow Your Audience

Every entrepreneur needs to know who their target audience is and understand their needs and wants. If you do not know who your customers are, you cannot create marketing campaigns that appeal to them.

There are many ways to grow your business and get more customers or clients. You can offer discounts or incentives for people to buy from you, advertise in other places like TV or radio, run a competition with prizes so more people can enter - these are just some of the options.

Article written by Reginald Chan
A meticulous entrepreneur by nature and a serial entrepreneur. Founded a few awesome startups including Marketing Lancers, WP Maven and TheMarketingHuddle.com. Reginald is a sought-after success coach, digital marketing consultant and TEDx speaker from Asia. Currently, he teaches others how to make money online for free.

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