There is no denying that starting out on your own and creating your very own small business is an exciting adventure to be on. But, what this means is that as a business owner and entrepreneur, you can’t sit still and hope that the sales come to you. It is important that you are proactive and stay on the move to keep your small business on the right track and moving forward. But how can you do that? After all, so much needs to happen on your computer screen. While there is no hiding from time in the office, it is also important to be out there and making it happen. So here are some of the things you can do to ensure that your small business continues to move forward.
Have your mail sent directly to your inbox
We all need to get mail. Important things like invoices and letters, bank statements and order inventories, they can often be sent directly to your door, but if you are out on the move running your business, you may not even get them till later or even the next few days. However, having your post on the move by using as mailing address and then having them scanned directly to your inbox is a great way to stay in tune with your business while still being out there and doing what needs to be done. It could also help you to action things a lot sooner than you would if you waited to do it physically yourself.
Have a schedule to visit and prospect new customers and clients
Keeping to time can be really difficult, worth so much to do in the business, admin to get to and actions to take, where is the time to visit the customers and clients and potentially bring in the business that will keep you going? The truth is, without a schedule, you can struggle to keep things going. A great tip is to ensure that manage your time effectively, and even consider time blocking techniques to ensure that you get to each area of your business that requires your attention. Especially bringing the business through the door.
Social media is a real time way of advertising
Social media is a great way to get involved with your business first hand and can actually be seen as the real time way of advertising. A message can be out there for all to see with a few clicks of your phone keyboard and an edited image, your done. So this is a great time saving method to ensure that you are still promoting your business and brand whilst out and about. Getting the applications on your smartphone and tablet makes things easier to be able to connect with your potential customers, while still physically running your business.
Network at events
Finally, keeping a small business alive, especially in the first year, can be tough. So an essential tip is to network as much as you can and heading to events within the industry you work in is an excellent way to do it. Forming contacts and business relationships can strengthen your business.
I hope that this tips help you to keep your small business on the move.
*This is a contributed post