When you’re running a business, it’s easy to overlook the small things which could help to improve it. However, these can make a big difference over time, and are worth trying.
Cut Down On Time-Wasting
Every business owner wants to make the most of their time, but it’s the small things that add up and quickly take up more time than you have. Something like a call from an unknown number can make you stop what you’re doing and debate over whether to call it back.
You may not want to spend precious time trying to get someone off the phone when you realize it’s a cold caller. But what if it’s something important? A quick search on UnknownPhone will help you find other reports from people who have received calls from the same number. The chances are, if it’s a cold call, it will already have been reported on there.
Reward Your Customers
Customers like to feel valued, so even if you don’t have the budget to reward them with big discounts or free products, you can still show them how much you value their customs.
This could be a small discount on purchases over a certain amount, a loyalty card where they can earn points towards bigger rewards, or inviting regular customers to try out samples of new products in return for their opinion.
Get On Social Media
If you’re not already on social media, it can help new and existing customers to reach you. With more people using social media, and lots of them more likely to spend time scrolling through, it’s a good way for them to discover your business.
Transform Your Workspace
Even if your workspace is private and customers don’t see it, transforming your space can help you. It’s the place where you spend a lot of time working. So, if you feel happier there, you’re more likely to be productive.
Set Goals & Review These Regularly
It’s important to set goals. When you started your business, you might have done this. However, once you reach your goals, you should create new ones, to keep your business relevant and to give you something to aim for. If something isn’t working, reviewing your goals gives you the chance to address this.
Keep On Top Of Your Finances
Unless you enjoy and are great at accounting, you might put off this side of your business, but it only makes your task more difficult when you have to catch up. It’s better to create a folder (both online and a physical folder offline) of your business’s incomings and outgoings and to add this up at the end of each month. This will make doing your taxes much easier and less stressful.
Most of the tasks which can help you improve your business only take a short amount of time if you do them regularly. If you put them off, they can take much longer and you might miss something important.