Tuesday, May 17, 2011

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Tops

Top 6 Tips for a Successful Business-

Every business is bound to face its challenges, but with these easy tips, you'll be able to stay afloat in a tough economy.

1.  Goodwill and a Solid Mission
When creating and maintaining a business, having goodwill to offer customers is so important.  Making the mission of your company one of generating revenue as well as success away from the money is key.  Being active in the community, reaching out to other organizations, and especially helping youth will keep your business on top.  Nothing like a strong network!

2.  Solid Capital and Revenue Streams
Obviously you have no business if you make no money.  With a solid foundation of goodwill, a successful business will continue climbing when it can prove profitable.  Revenue can come from a number of sources-- whether direct sales or rainmaking.  Determining your definite stream of income early on will allow flexibility in trying new routes in the future.  You'll always have your trustworthy stream to fall back on.

3.  A Defined Niche
Knowing your market is essential.  When defining your revenue stream, it must be done through knowing your niche in the market.  This will be the solid capital you can depend on.  Do you offer a service or product?  To whom?  How?  How often, and why?  Your niche will also help you in reaching your target market, and serving them to the best of your ability.  Services like B.M.M.O. Consulting can help you get the answers you need. 

4. Web and Social Media Presence
These days, nearly everything is internet-linked.  If you don't use social media, you're in trouble.  And if you don't have a web presence at all, you don't exist.  The first thing every consumer does is reach for their smart device or computer to Google any company they come across.  Having a web presence is not only necessary, but making sure your presence is user-friendly, offering everything your customers want is paramount.  Links and gadgets for Twitter, Facebook, and easy sharing are just as necessary as having...well a name for your company.  Be social!

5.  Quality Service...Always
We may be advancing with technology and using new ideas, but this one never gets old.  Quality service is a time-honored tradition, and keeps businesses on their feet.  If you treat your clientele well, they will do the same in return, and keep your business in business!  It seems like a no-brainer, but we all need reminders.

6. Perseverance
No one ever expects tough economic times, especially the magnitude they may be.  But, pushing forward and holding on to the founding principles of your business is a must.  Never let external changes impact the core of your company.  

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