July 26, 2017

10 Secret Strategies to Take Your Small Business to the Next Level


Advancing your business success can be a tricky process. But there are plenty of methods and tools you can use to get your business to the next level. Here are some top tips and secret weapons you can use to advance your business from members of our small business community.

Find the Accelerator or Incubator That’s Right for Your Startup

Startup accelerators and incubators can provide a big boos to early stage startups. But there is a difference between the two types, and understanding that difference can make a big difference in your chances of success. Ivan Widjaya explains more in this Funding Note post.

Run Every Project Perfectly with These Project Management Steps

Project management can encompass so many different things. But if you don’t have a process that works for your team and your business, you’re likely to let disorganization derail all of your most important projects. That’s why the steps listed in this Process Street post by Ben Mulholland are so important.

Listen to These Affiliate Marketing Podcasts

Podcasts can be great resources for entrepreneurs to obtain information. So if you’re involved with affiliate marketing, you might want to check out the podcasts listed in this post on the Affiliate Marketing Blog by Geno Prussakov. Then you can see what BizSugar members had to say here.

Find Your Best Users

Great customers or users can be absolutely essential to any successful business. But in order to get those users, you first need to know where and how to find them. Here, Jeremy Smith shares some tips for finding your business’s best customers in this Marketing Land post.

Use These Disney Strategies to Create Freakishly Loyal Customers

If you want to increase customer loyalty, you need to learn from the best. And who’s better at customer loyalty than Disney? In this post on the Kissmetrics blog, D Bnonn Tennant outlines some of the powerful strategies Disney uses to create customer loyalty so you can learn from the best.

Learn How to Make Money Online

There are so many different tools and platforms you can use to build and promote your business online. But you need to always keep your bottom line in mind when you come up with those strategies. This Web Blogging Tips post by Erik Emanuelli details some ways you can make money online. And BizSugar members shared thoughts on the post here.

Defend Your WordPress Website from Hackers

It’s not always enough just to find the right tools and secret weapons for your business. You also need to be able to protect those important assets – and that includes your website. This post by Mike Gingerich includes some methods you can use to defend your WordPress website from hackers.

Raise Social Media Views for Your Startup

Social media is certainly a powerful tool for startups. But you need viewers in order for your efforts to really have an impact. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to gain more social media viewers for your startup, as Divya Shree outlines in this Techlofy post.

Try This Smart Twitter Content Strategy

Twitter is one social media platform that a lot of businesses find useful. It might seem straightforward, but you still need a strategy in place in order to be successful, like this one from Diana Adams on the Rebekah Radice blog. You can also see comments from the BizSugar community about the post here.

Use These Sales Tools for Boosting Results and Productivity

When it comes to making sales, there are plenty of tools out there designed to help. But you need to understand the potential benefits of sales tools in order to choose the right ones for your business. This post by Neil Patel includes explanations about some popular sales tools that can boost results, productivity and more.

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Annie Pilon - Staff Writer


Annie Pilon Annie Pilon is a Senior Staff Writer for Small Business Trends, covering entrepreneur profiles, interviews, feature stories, community news and in-depth, expert-based guides. When she’s not writing she can be found on her personal blog Wattlebird, and exploring all that her home state of Michigan has to offer.

4 Reactions

  1. Aira Bongco

    I still need to learn more about these incubators. Thanks for your referral.

  2. There are several tasks that can be included to improve small businesses, and those are described on this post. Great article.

  3. Find your best employees. It is very important to know your best users but I think it is vital to know you can relate to trustworthy people. Very helpful article, small businesses can really improve their game after reading this!

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