This first article is a slide deck that will walk you through the fundamentals of growing your business in a very easy to understand process. Save the deck for future reference!
Growth Strategies for Your Small Business
(Presentation by Femi Olaiyafemi of Redwood Consulting was originally posted on Linked In Slide Share.
The next article breaks things down into logical steps. I like it when I can follow a map. This article does a great job of pointing out some actionable steps you may or may not be thinking of.
Plan your work – work you plan. Who hasn’t heard that phrase? As with anything worth doing, if you have a game plan, you are much more likely to succeed. This article is a great illustration of a business growth strategy plan by one of the best strategists I follow.
Planning Your Growth
(Written by John Jantsch, CEO and founder of Duct Tape Marketing Consultants)
One of my mentors once told me that I had no shortage of great ideas and then proceeded to ask me to choose 2 -3 to focus on for the next 90 days. I have never forgotten the lesson. The best of the best still need to focus if they are going to be successful. This article points out some compelling arguments for deciding on a couple of great ideas at a time.
Is It Time to Ask Elon Musk If He is Doing Too Much?
“Are you keeping count? At one and the same time, Musk is trying to get us to Mars by 2025, create vacuum-powered transport up and down the West Coast, help Mark Zuckerberg put a satellite in space to wire some of the poorest areas of Africa, make safer autonomous cars, build a ginormous battery factory, and purchase a struggling green-tech company he helped launch.
These are worthy endeavors, every single one of them. And it's beyond commendable that Musk is throwing his considerable genius into the fight against global warming, an effort that too few billionaires have joined. But even the incomparable Steve Jobs ran only two major companies at a time.”
(Written by Minda Setlin, of the Geek Gap. Posted on Inc.com)
One of the overriding themes in any management strategy is focus – keep it narrow, don’t try to do too much. Some of the greatest business minds and most successful entrepreneurs of all time have found their greatest success in singular-minded focus. The following article points to the example of the challenges of trying to do too much at once. Don’t let your growth plans go up in flames. Get a mentor or hire a consultant you can trust (Like maybe Sales Up Solutions and Yours Truly…) and get focused on the most important next steps for your business. Then work your plan and get excited about what is to come!