So you’ve got your business up and running and you’re doing really well, but there’s something missing… You’re ready to level up to the next level of your business, but you don’t know how or what to expect. Lucky for you, we have some insights on what it takes to go from a small business to an enterprise level, plus how this will change your business and what should be expected during the transition. Ready? Let’s get started.
Step 1: See Things Differently
If you feel like you’re hitting a plateau, it’s time to rethink how you see things. Don’t worry, it doesn’t take much. Step out of your comfort zone. The most successful people don’t limit themselves by what they’re comfortable with. They constantly push themselves to the next level in order to keep growing and expanding their knowledge. You never know when an opportunity will come along and when it does, you want to be ready for it!
Step 2: Become an Expert in Your Industry
Do your research. Read industry-relevant books, articles, and blogs. Network with people in the field who will share information and insights with you. Ask questions and show that you are a keen learner, willing to spend time gaining as much knowledge as possible.
Step 3: Build Relationships with Influencers
In this stage, it’s time to go out there and meet as many people in your industry as possible. Who knows what might happen! And hey, if you like the person you meet, send them a quick follow-up email with a personalized note just asking how they’re doing (you can even offer your assistance if needed). After all, without connections, why would anyone pay attention to what you have to say?
Step 5: Develop Killer Content
One of the newest tactics to help your business is social media. Some businesses have become social media rockstars. Companies invest time and money into creating great content to promote their business across all different social platforms. That means quality, quantity, and being strategic. Quality is important because it ensures that your audience will continue to engage with you and not get bored of your posts.
Step 5: Become an Authority by Sharing Knowledge
Don’t underestimate the power of teaching what you know. Author or not, there are many ways for you to share your skills and teach your area of expertise to others. One of these ways is by putting together a book proposal and pitching it to publishers who would be a good fit for your work. Consider sharing tips on your social media platforms. There are many other ways in which you can teach what you know and develop authority in your industry.
Step 6: Do the Hard Work First
By now, you should have a fairly decent idea of what you’re going to offer and how you want it packaged. Now is the time for an extensive marketing plan. Market research will give you valuable information about your target audience, their preferences, and how much they’ll be willing to spend on your product or service. Remember not all prospects are interested in doing business with your brand, so make sure that your marketing efforts are reaching out to them in ways that they’re most likely receptive to.
Step 7: Go on Tour
If you’re prepared and ready to take on the world, here are some ways you can get yourself and your products out there. Start by coming up with a plan, which should include where you want to visit, how often, what size audience you want to reach, what costs are involved, and how much space you’ll need. If you don’t want to go on a world tour yet, check out your city’s Pop up shops. You can be a vendor and showcase your products and business to the different areas across your state.
Partner with United Funding Group
In these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever to have a reliable partner you can count on for funding, especially with a Startup business. United Funding Group has a long history of helping small businesses weather tough times. We offer a variety of funding options that can be tailored to your specific needs. So if you’re worried about how inflation will impact your business, give us a call. We’re here to help.
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United Funding Group provides funding for all types of businesses, regardless of industry. We provide merchant cash advances for many industries, including retail, service, restaurant, and real estate investment. Whether expanding your business or opening a new one, we can get you funded quickly and easily. Contact us today to learn more about merchant cash advances from United Funding Group, ufgfunding.com.