Why your Business Isn’t Growing- and How to Fix It | AD

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If you are wondering why your business isn’t growing then you are not alone. So many people are in the same position as you are, but the only way to fix the situation would be for you to understand the underlying cause. Want to find out more? Keep on reading.

You’re not Marketing

It doesn’t matter how great your business is, because if you do not market it then nobody will know who you are. It’s an unfortunate fact that an average business that is well-marketed will nearly always do better than an exceptional business that doesn’t market at all. If you starve your company of marketing, then you are probably not putting yourself out there enough and this can limit the number of customers that come to your company.

Your Branding is Bad

If people knew how good you were, they would hire you, right? Believe it or not, when someone finds you on the internet, they will make up their opinion of you within the first few seconds. This is why it is so important that you solidify your brand and that you have consistency across your social media pages. A lot of small company owners have bad logos and amateur websites. If you want to get clients then you need to make sure that your company is not one of them.  Nobody will take notice of you if your site looks like it has been done as a DIY project.

You’re Camouflaged

This is a major mistake. Not many small businesses stand out from the crowd because a lot of people try and be just like their competition. They offer the same services and simply state that they can do it better. If you want to do something about this, then you need to be outstanding. You need to offer something unique and valuable, not to mention that you also need to have a solid pricing model as well. If you can ensure that this is the case, then you will be noticed way more by your customers.

You’re Not Asking for Help

If you want your business to do well then you need to try and ask for help when you need it. It doesn’t matter whether you hire an outsourced IT support service or whether you simply hire a marketing company to manage your social media posts, because asking for help frees up your time, money and energy. If you don’t ask for help then you may not have enough resources to focus on the core aspects of your business and this is the last thing you need.

You’re Not Networking Properly

In the world of business, it is so important that you create good connections. You need to team up with influential people and you also need to focus on building solid relationships. A lot of small business owners don’t do this, and instead, they put all of their focus on numbers. This can lead to you looking in the worst possible places. Luckily, it’s easy for you to fix this issue. You simply need to start up a LinkedIn profile and find influencers who can help you with your business. You should also be offering value to them so that you can solidify your presence within the industry.

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  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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