Top 10 tips for Entrepreneurs – Take just a few on these on board and you will notice the difference, contact Kelly today if you need help to take your business to the next level.

1) Don’t focus

Don’t focus on your competitors – Now I know when you read Don’t Focus, you thought I must be crazy. The reason I have put this as number 1 is that sometimes you can be so focused on what your competitors are doing that you neglect what you should be doing. So notice them but don’t focus on them!

2) Focus

Make your focus on being the best you can be – Sounds obvious I know! It is important that you are constantly striving to be better at what you do. Better service, better products, better value, just plain better.

3) Schedule

Schedule as much as you can – Utilise scheduling software for your blogs, your social media, your CRM, your newsletters, etc. As much as you can plan in advance all your activities so you are not leaving them to the last minute. But more importantly you are ahead of others who are not so organised.

4) Diarise

Diarise your weeks, months, years in advance – Plan out as much as you can all your tasks and requirements. Look at the times you are quiet and plan to do a promotion prior to generate business.

5) Strategise

Strategise your business plans – Have strategies in place for your budget, your marketing, your business plan etc. The more you can create strategies the more organised you will be and the better you can plan your successes moving forward.

6) Value

Create value in everything you deliver – Regardless of the product or service that you offer, your business should create more value than the price that is ultimately charged.

7) Communicate

Communicate the message – The message of your offering needs to be told to your ideal client base. This can be done in a variety of ways and it forms part of your strategies above as well as everything you do every day in your small business.

8) Reward

Reward a job well done – Celebrate your successes in small business regardless of how small they may be. It is a hard slog to be self employed, so when you do well give yourself a pat on the back. Also if a client refers business to you send them a quick thank you, it is not hard and it makes that person feel good, so they may do it again.

9) Network

Network on and offline – It is important that you and your business are a part of both online and offline networks that are suitable to your small business. Find the ones that suit you and be a part of them, the rewards will follow.

10) Review

Review as part of your strategies and diary – Plan and make time on a regular basis to ensure that you are presenting your business in the best light possible. This means read through your website each month and make sure that it is all still relevant. Review any marketing materials you use and make sure they are not outdated. Make sure your products and services still reflect what your ideal client is looking for.

Now, after reading this try to make some or all of these things part of your business and you will notice the difference. Even if all you do is schedule your social media posts, this will give you more time to focus on other things.

Let me know in the comments what tips you have taken on board in the comments below and how it will help you.

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