When it comes to business growth planning strategy, it’s easy to get ahead of yourself. You want all the customers right now to maximize your profits and leapfrog the competition. However, that is simply a strategy for burnout by you and your team. Companies that have grown too big too fast have always had problems along the way. It is important to strategize business growth planning and plan your growth so it can be done efficiently; without hiccups.
Where to Start Your Business Growth Planning Strategy:
Who is your ideal customer?
Believe it or not, not everyone is your ideal customer. If you try to take that approach, you may end up alienating your client base. So, think about who your ideal customer is. Who would be the most profitable and loyal to your company? Who would provide the best referrals to earn you more great customers? Those are the customers that you want. How can you make your company appealing to them?
Who is your competition and what are they doing?
Knowing what your competition is doing can tell you a couple things. First, what are they doing right? Figure that out, and try to emulate that. What are they doing wrong? This is a great opportunity to learn from their mistakes which will save you time and money.
Find out what customers want!
Learn their pain points. Ask what they are not receiving from the competition and do your best to provide that for them. Come up with a strategy that is very difficult for your competition to duplicate, so you keep your loyal patrons.
Remember, running a business successfully does not need to be complicated. Keep it simple!
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Manny Skevofilax is a consultant and speaker that helps his clients successfully navigate the challenges of growing their businesses profitably. Since 2003, Manny helps businesses enhance their results by using his experience in strategic planning, financial statement analysis, operations, organizational development, and team-building. His consulting firm, PORTAL CFO Consulting, Inc., has attracted clients from diverse industries in the United States and abroad.
Manny can be reached at 410-808-3441 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.