Enhance Your Chances of Small Business Success

By Randall Orser | Small Business

As a small business owner, don’t you want to be more successful? Are you content with your success up to now, but realize your business could be better if you worked hard at strengthening your business skills? You need to put in the work regularly in order to improve your chances of business success. The following tips will supercharge your long-term growth of your business.

Challenge Yourself

Outperform your previous day’s efforts. You can make it a game to do more each day and watch what you can achieve in a week amaze you. Track your task completion rate and try to beat your work output each day. Supercharge your productivity by adding just one more task to your to-do list.

Learn to Say No

A coach I work with says it’s either a “Hell, Yes!” or it’s a “NO”.  What opportunities are being thrown at you that you need to say no to. Don’t cave into customer demands for fear of losing a sale or take on a customer if they don’t fit your ideal client. You need to focus your energy on opportunities and tasks that help the bottom line to build a booming business. Learning to say no is the hardest challenge of being a small business owner. However, it’s on that’ll pay dividends well into the future.

Spot Opportunities Where Others Don’t

Learn to spot opportunities others miss if you want to be a successful business owner. Don’t allow yourself to get caught up in community politics, competitive challenges, or market negativity. Your best bet to outperform others in your industry is to stay positive about the future of your business and be observant spotting opportunities. Skip the negativity and squabbling and grin all the way to the bank and leave them wondering about the secret to your success.

Change is Good

Your business plan should include change. If you’re not willing to change your business plan, you may miss out on extraordinary growth opportunities. Business planning is smart, tweaking and updating your business plan is smarter.

Make Quick Decisions

If you truly want to succeed as a small business owner, you need to learn to make quick, informed decisions. Take too long making that decision and poof the opportunity has passed you by. Understand crucial factors that are relevant to your decision, weigh the pros and cons, and then make a firm decision. Never look back or second guess yourself.

By incorporating the above tips into your daily routine your odds of growing a booming business increase. Putting in the effort to improve your business skills makes it likelier that you’ll achieve great success. What about it? Are there business development skills you have found especially helpful in growing your business?

 

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President/CEO Number Crunchers® Accounting Inc. Learn how to just say stuff it to this bookkeeping thing with our 'Just Say: "Stuff It" To Bookkeeping program.