Building a successful business isn’t about achieving success quickly. It’s about building success that will actually last. To learn some strategies for building long-lasting business success, check out the tips from members of our small business community below.
Prioritize Tasks and Do Only the Work That Matters
No matter how successful you are in business, you can’t do everything. And trying will only lead to burnout. This Process Street post by Benjamin Brandall discusses the importance of prioritizing tasks and doing only the work that really matters. BizSugar members also share thoughts on the post here.
Focus on Early Career Engagement for Long Term Commitment
When building your team, figuring out how to keep talent is just as important as recruiting. But especially when it comes to young employees, you need to create an environment where they can be engaged early on if you want to get them to stick around, according to this Marketing Innovators post by Brad Callahan.
Develop a Vision for Your Business
Creating a business plan is an important step for new entrepreneurs. But Don Purdum thinks you should actually skip it and work on creating a vision instead, as he outlines in this Unveil the Web post. You can also see discussion about the post over on BizSugar.
Reduce Costs for Your Small Business
Running a business inevitably comes with some costs. But if you can reduce those costs whenever possible, it can lead to more opportunity over the long run. This CorpNet post by Veronica Ramirez offers some suggestions for reducing business costs.
Create an Effective Go-To-Market Strategy
When delivering your products or services to customers, it helps to have a set strategy in place. In this post on the Right Mix Marketing blog, Charles Mburugu explains the importance of having a go-to-market strategy for your business, along with the essential pieces of such a strategy.
Don’t Overlook These Critical Factors for Social Media Success
With the constant changes in social media marketing, it can be easy for businesses to overlook some of the critical factors that make up a successful social media strategy. Rachel Strella of Strella Social Media outlines some of those factors. And the BizSugar community responds.
Fix Leaky Sales Funnels With These Analytics Tools
Over the course of running your business, your sales funnels can help you make consistent sales. But if your funnels aren’t working as they should, your business could be missing out. Here, Neil Patel discusses some analytics tools you can use to fix any leaky sales funnels.
Use These Proven Methods of Attracting Traffic
Getting traffic to your website is a goal of many businesses. There are plenty of different tactics you can use to bring in short-term traffic. But if you want to build your online presence over the long run, it’s a good idea to use proven strategies like the ones outlined in this Noobpreneur post by Melissa Burns.
Achieve Blogging Success With These Tips
If you’re looking to use a blog as part of your content marketing strategy, there are some tried and true methods you can use to build a blog that actually gets results. This post by Cendrine Marrouat includes some tips for blogging success. And BizSugar members discuss the post further.
Make Your Social Media Impact SEO
Social media isn’t just a quick way to reach out to potential customers right now. When used correctly, it can actually impact your SEO over time. Check out this Marketing Land post by Dan Bagby for some tried and true methods to make social media impact SEO.
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Thank you for including me in your article! I’m absolutley convinced after 12 of years of enterpeneurship and helping businesses of all kinds establish their online presence that vision and message is the #1 most important thing to achieving success as I outlined in my article.
Thanks again for including me!
~ Don Purdum
You’re welcome! Great article 🙂
While trying to reduce costs. some businesses tend to neglect certain crucial functions such as training and marketing. I advise business owners to think long term rather than seeking immediate cost reduction.
Great point – thanks!
I can see how these tips can help. A social media presence is essential nowadays when a majority of businesses have their own social profiles. But more than just merely having a profile, the goal is to utilize this for maximum exposure.
Absolutely – just having the accounts isn’t enough to stand out.
While eating in a little diner late last night with my husband we noticed that they could get more service with social media. It was interesting to know that when social media is used correctly it can actually impact your SEO over time. I would imagine if that diner invested in that strategy they would be able to get more business!
Thanks for mentioning me in this post. Truly humbled….