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A Quick Guide: 4 Awesome Ideas to Expand Your Business

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Are you looking for ways to take your business to the next level? Then make sure you read this!

When you launched your business, you probably put in a lot of time and effort doing research, speaking to mentors, and mapping out startup plans. You probably also spent a lot of your money and time ensuring that your business became a success. But what now?

If you have managed to make a success of your business startup, you might be wondering what the next steps are. There are many different options for growing your business, but which one you implement will depend on your time, money, and resources.

Here is our guide to four effective ideas for growing your business.

hands holding growing plant and money as a metaphor for fostering a growing business 1. Expand into a new area

Although this will depend on how much you can afford to spend, expanding to a new location is a fantastic way to grow your business. However, before even considering expanding it is essential that you do lots of research and planning. If you are thinking of expanding your business to a new location, treat it like you’re starting a whole new business. You will need a brand new business plan for your new location, different targets and goals, and a detailed financial plan for your new site.

2. Take your business online

 If you haven’t already taken to the Internet, now is the perfect time to do so. The internet has become a crucial component for success, so if you want to expand, the Internet is key.

Having a website for your business is a great start. If it is not in the top search engine results, though, then it is pretty much useless. Did you know that around 80% of all online business comes from search engines? That is why it’s so important that you get your business to the top of the search results.

3. Invest in enterprise architecture 

Although investing in enterprise architecture can be quite pricey, it has many benefits for your business. It is a fantastic tool for encouraging business growth. If you would like to know more about enterprise architecture, there are plenty of resources at that you can have a look at.

Enterprise architecture benefits both your business and its IT strategy.  In terms of your business, enterprise architecture joins company decision-making between business and IT making it easier to manage. In terms of IT, it makes for easier strategy planning and more efficient use of resources.

4. Use social media as a marketing tool

If you have a tight budget, then social media could be the key to your success. Especially in terms of marketing and advertising.

Start off by increasing your social media connections and building up your online presence. Post about useful and intriguing subjects that not only links to your business, but also to other interesting content. You could also consider launching a business blog. For many companies, these are useful.

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