There is no secret to running a successful business. It takes hard work, intelligence and plenty of smart strategies. However, getting input from experts can certainly help. Here are some secrets and tips from members of the online small business community to help you start and grow a successful business.
Run a Successful Ecommerce Business with These Secrets
So many different factors go into running a successful ecommerce business. In order to create the processes and systems that are going to take your business to the next level, it can help to learn from the experts. In this Oberlo post, Kristi Hines shares 101 secrets from experts that can help you do just that.
Use These Employee Training Tips for Proven and Scalable Results
In order to grow and scale your business, you need to make sure all of your employees are properly trained. There are plenty of great processes and systems you can put in place to make sure your team is as effective as possible. Learn more in this Process Street post by Benjamin Brandall.
Turn Prospects into Clients
If you run a service based business, then you likely have a list of prospects or potential clients you’d like to sign. But you might need a little boost to actually convert them into paying clients. In this post, Rachel Strella of Strella Social Media offers tips for taking that step. And BizSugar members shared thoughts on the post here.
Build a Global Footprint with SEO
One of the great things about the internet is that it gives you the opportunity to reach customers on a global scale. Using search technology, you can make your business discoverable to people all around the world. Jim Yu offers tips for doing so in this Search Engine Land post.
Consider Outsourcing to Grow Your Business
Sometimes, growing your business might require more than you and your direct team can handle. In those cases, it could be helpful to outsource certain tasks or functions. You can learn more about outsourcing from this guide on the CorpNet blog by Rieva Lesonsky.
Master Concentration in Your Business
In some cases, the things that can help you grow your business are actually personal qualities rather than marketing plans or growth hacks. Concentration is one of those qualities, since it’s what enables you to focus on the most important tasks. Blair Evan Ball elaborates in this Prepare 1 post.
Build a Superior Customer Experience Strategy
The experience that customers have when they do business with you can be a memorable one in either a positive or negative way. So in order to build a superior customer experience strategy, check out this Post Funnel post by Sam Hurley. Then see what BizSugar members are saying here.
Boost Your Social Shares
Social media offers businesses a unique opportunity to increase your reach through shares from your followers. However, if you want to accomplish this goal, you have to write headlines and content worthy of those shares. Check out this post by Neil Patel for more.
Track These Social Media Metrics
It’s also essential that you keep track of what’s working and what isn’t when it comes to your social media activities. There are some metrics that can be especially helpful to shaping your strategy. David Webb lists some of them in this post on the Social Media HQ blog.
Take Cybersecurity Personally
No matter how much your business grows, cybersecurity should always be a top priority. In order to protect all of your sensitive data and any information that you might have about your clients or customers, you need to take cybersecurity personally, according to Ivan Widjaya of SMB CEO.
If you’d like to suggest your favorite small business content to be considered for an upcoming community roundup, please send your news tips to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo via Shutterstock