Business: What’s your next big move?

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Written by Nigel Simpkins

So thinking about your next big move is something you should always be doing. As your business naturally progresses, this is just something you become naturally inclined to do. It’s like the business world gears you up for the next step, and we hope that opportunities are naturally presenting themselves. But we also know that this often isn’t the case, and businesses have to actively seek out new ideas and new paths to take, that will either make or break their business. It’s important to remember that every single thing you do for your business is either going to have a positive or a negative reaction. No matter how much you think something is going to work for your business because you’ve seen it work for others, it might be that your business just doesn’t suit the move, and you have to backtrack and correct what has happened. But it’s the gamble that many of us love to take, it just makes business so much more exciting. But if you’re coming up short with the ideas of the next big move that you should be making, we’re here to help. We’ve got a few that we think will benefit your business, so keep on reading to find out what they are!

The Big Business Illusion

If there’s one thing that we all want to do when we set up our own business, it’s grow and grow until you feel like you’re becoming as big as you need to be. But when you first start out, you will no doubt have built a timeline in your head of what you expected to happen by when, and you’ll now know that it’s a slower process than you first imagined. Some of you will be lucky enough to be that overnight success, where your business just seems to be growing at an exponential rate. But for those of you who can’t relate to that, it’s time to do something about it. So one thing you can do to make your business seem bigger than it is, is get yourself a registered office address, either masking the one that you have, or creating the illusion that you have offices in two locations. People like to know where you’re from, and believe it or not, people will only use your business if you’re from a certain area. So think about getting an address that puts you in the business capital of your country. Somewhere where more opportunities are going to present themselves, if people think you’re actually present.

Saving Yourself Lots Of Time

With running your own business, time is something you lose track of. All of the sudden you’ll be spending all of your time thinking about the business, and working on the business. But eventually it will get to the point where you feel like you just can’t cope with the workload that’s coming your way, and when your business is eating into the entirety of your day, only leaving you time to go to sleep, you know you need to find ways of saving yourself some time. One solution that we know is going to save you a ton of time, is working with a developer to create you software that’s going to support your business. Not every piece of software out there at the minute is going to benefit your business, or even relate to it. But if you were to get yourself a web developer, things might be a little easier to create. It could just be software that helps you to track the progress of orders, and process them easier! You’ll understand your business better than we can, and you should be able to come up with some software that supports your business!

Get Yourself To An Event

Events are one of the best things that you can do as a business, and we would definitely recommend that you find one that relates to your niche. It’s a great way of gaining experience of one to one, and face to face interactions with your customers, which we know some of you will be lacking if you’re a predominantly online business. But the key is making sure that people come to your stand, and are actually interested in what you’re selling. If you’re just standing there with some leaflets, it’s never going to happen. You have to make it fun, you have to offer people something great, and you have to be exciting to talk to! After all of the fun, then the serious talks can come.