In the business world, every business has to seek opportunities to stand out. Businesses that are being started either grow fast or they just die young.
To be included in the list of those who succeed and thrive to become big, you have to grab every opportunity to grow fast.
Here are some ways you can grow your business fast:
Contests or giveaways
If you are new, you have to broaden your network to reach people who will eventually be your customers. One way to do this is to host giveaways or contests. In the mechanics, include that the participants have to “like” your website or Facebook page, and then tag people or share on their wall. This will expand your reach.
Events or bazaars
To be “in the loop” you have to be out there. Grab every chance that you can get to attend events or enlist in bazaars. These bazaar and event goers will be your potential customers. Be ready to hand out business cards and flyers so they’ll know where to reach you even after the event.
Referrals or testimonials
There is no better advertising than the benefit of word-of-mouth. When people tell their friends or families that they are satisfied with your service or product, then that is instant advertising for you. Ask for feedback and ask for a favor from your current customers if they can maybe spread the word to their network or leave you a testimonial so you can have other people added to your reach.
Need to grow faster? There are times that the only way to do it is to expand. This does not necessarily mean a franchise of your business. You can start outsourcing some of your work or adding more employee, you’ll be surprised how these expansions can help you grow faster.
Build an Online Presence
Online presence is defined by FlockBlog as “all activity and content that a business has under its name on the internet”. So how do we build an online presence for our business? Simple, we take advantage of the technology. Enterprises and even small and start-up businesses can use social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to promote their business. For online sellers, they can use online selling and e-commerce platforms such as Lazada, Shopee, Carousel, and Shopify. You can also create a website for your business. Having an official business website brings many advantages including brand recognition and wider audience reach.