10 Tips for Looking into the Future of Your Small Business

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Small business owners have to constantly look toward the future in order to retain long-term success. This means keeping an eye on tech trends, finding the best times to make investments and adjusting your marketing efforts. For more on looking to the future of your small business, check out these tips from members of the online small business community.

Evolve into a Tech Company to Secure Your Future

Technology is at the center of so many successful businesses. Even if the product or service you sell isn’t directly related to technology, you can still use tech to secure your business’s future. Learn more in this blog post from Susan Solovic.

Accomplish Business Goals in the Summer

The summer months can be a great time to get a lot done for your business, according to this post by Malla Haridat. Learn why you should take advantage of this time and look toward the future of your operations. Then see what BizSugar members are saying about the post here.

Don’t Drown in Content Chaos

Content marketing has become so popular among businesses in recent years that some have even gone a little too far in their quest to create the best content. In this Target Marketing post, Kevin Joyce explains the importance of strategy and process when it comes to content marketing, rather than allowing your business to drown in content chaos.

Improve Your Productivity Through Telecommuting

Telecommuting has gotten increasingly popular in the last several years, and for good reason. It’s not just about allowing people to experience the convenience of working from home. It can also improve productivity, as this Biz Epic post by Michael Peggs details.

Learn the Art and Science of Sales

Increasing sales in your business is no longer just about making phone calls and handing out business cards. There’s an art and a science to selling in today’s world. Learn more in the Strella Social Media post by Rachel Strella. Then check out the commentary from BizSugar members.

Jump into Investing with Micro Investments

You no longer have to save up for decades to become an investor. Micro investments have gained traction in recent years. And individuals and businesses looking to save some money could potentially benefit. Adam Henshall elaborates in this Process Street post.

Grow Your eCommerce Revenue with These Customer Centric Methods

Growing an ecommerce business takes more than just listing some products on a website. These days, customers expect a great shopping experience. So if you want to increase sales, you need to do so using customer centric methods, such as the ones listed in this Kissmetrics post by Ethan DeYoung.

Learn How to Deal with Impostor Syndrome

When you grow your business quickly, it’s natural for some entrepreneurs to feel like impostors, or like they don’t deserve the success they’ve achieved. But on the Venture Catalyst Consulting blog, Cate Costa argues you can overcome this issue. And BizSugar members discuss it even further here.

Make Your Content Efforts More Scalable

If you want your business to survive well into the future, then you need to make sure your functions and processes are scalable. And that includes your content creation. This Content Marketing Institute post by Michele Linn focuses on the scalability of content marketing for businesses.

Build Brand Loyalty Like Amazon

Even if you don’t want your business to be just like Amazon in the future, there are still things you can learn from the ecommerce giant — especially when it comes to brand loyalty. This post by Patricia Cheng on the Right Mix Marketing blog goes into more detail about the concept.

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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 exploring all that her home state of Michigan has to offer.

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  1. It is important to learn how to analyze analytics so that you can predict what will happen in the future.

  2. It is important to also keep up with the trends and make sure that your business is moving along with it.

  3. It is important to look at the products that customers are willing to buy and focus on that.