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That’s why we have produced this set of business tips… so you can get a first-hand look at the kind of thinking we provide.
15 business tips to help grow your business
Schedule their time off and their holidays: Unless it is in the diary, just like your work commitments are, it won’t happen. This is because, as an owner who desperately wants to grow your business, there always seems to be something else to do first. It shouldn’t be like that.
Don’t ignore personal health, fitness and well-being: This is because they know if they are too busy to take care of themselves, they are too busy.
Realise they are mortal: There are only so many hours and minutes in which to achieve your life’s ambitions.
Value time as their most precious resource: Each day, it is essential to list what’s most important (rather than just important) and make sure you do it. Bill Gates credits the fact he was always acutely aware of the value of his time as one of the most significant factors in his success.
Learn to say no: Saying no to commitments that aren’t important, such as meetings and events that don’t take you towards your goals, is a vital skill to learn. Remember, unimportant events won’t take you to closer to those customers who are worth having.
Don’t try to do everything: It’s easier to be really good at a few things, which is why successful business owners outsource, or refer customers on, for things which they can’t do superbly.
Know the difference between working for the business and having the business work for them: Don’t take people on to help you with the workload, they take them on to escape from doing the work yourself so you can focus on growing your business.
Structure their business properly: Setting out who is responsible for what and who is answerable to whom is an essential piece of small business advice to take on board, even if there are only 2 people in the business.
Delegate: First they set out exactly how they want it done, by writing detailed process documents, and then they outline what needs to be achieved. Following this, they train their staff how to do it. Finally, they pass over the responsibility for it and set reporting criteria.