10 Expert Tips for Scaling Your Small Business


As your business grows, you’re going to need to make some adjustments and add some new strategies to your toolkit. In order to do that in an effective way, it can help to learn from other successful business owners who have been there before. Here are some tips from members of the online small business community for making your small business stand out, creating effective processes, and getting the most out of your marketing dollars as you scale.



Make Your Business Stand Out from the Competition and Win More Customers

Today’s consumers are constantly bombarded with offers and content from businesses. So you have to try especially hard to make yours stand out. To win more customers, follow the tips detailed in a recent post by Gail Gardner at the AllBusiness blog.

Write Process Documentation That Helps Your Business Scale

If you want your business to grow, you need to create processes that are going to support your operations. This guide from Benjamin Brandall of Process Street includes some tips that should help you document your own processes as you scale.

Spend Your Marketing Budget in Smart Ways

You have to spend money to make money. It’s a popular sentiment in the business community. But you have to spend that money wisely if you really want it to make an impact. In a recent DIY Marketers post, Ivana Taylor outlines some of the smartest ways you can spend your marketing budget.

Add These Social Media Plugins to Your WordPress Website

You may already have a website for your small business. But as you grow, plugins can help you make that site even more effective. To call some attention to your social media channels, consider the plugins listed in a recent post by Jane Sheeba on the Best Hosting and Design blog. Then see what BizSugar members are saying about the post.

Increase Your Organic Reach on Facebook with These Expert Tips

Your business probably already has a Facebook page and perhaps you’ve even used it to bring in some customers and generate some sales. But improving the organic reach of your Facebook page is something small businesses are  finding increasingly challenging. To get some expert insights, check out the tips in this recent post by Neil Patel.



Avoid Social Media Fatigue

Even though social media can be a powerful tool for small businesses, it can also lead to plenty of burnout. To avoid this fate for yourself and the members of your social media marketing team, take a look at the tips featured in this post on the Right Mix Marketing blog.

Prevent These Common International SEO Challenges

As you scale an online business, there’s a good chance you’ll want to target some international customers. But SEO can sometimes present challenges in that situation. For a full explanation of the challenges along with some tips for avoiding them, read the recent Search Engine Journal post by Brent Csutoras.

Shore Up Your Passwords with These Tips

The more your business grows, the more you need to concern yourself with cybersecurity. And strong passwords are a major step in the right direction. This PureVPN post by Haris Shahid includes some tips for strengthening those passwords. And BizSugar members share thoughts on the post here.

Use These Tips for Successful Onboarding

A growing businesses will likely need to bring on extra help at some point. This means you need some kind of onboarding process. In a recent Noobpreneur post, Ivan Widjaya shares some tips to help you form an onboarding process to ensure success.

Take These Steps to Prepare for the Next Disruption

Every industry faces disruption from time to time. So the businesses with staying power are the ones able to prepare for those disruptions. Check out this Social Media HQ post by Steve Olenski for more on the subject.



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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.

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  1. Aira Bongco

    Facebook is the best when it comes to reach. It will help you get more traffic with more data. The more data you have the more refined the traffic will be.

  2. You should never market on Facebook without pixel. It can help you target your audience better and ultimately get more sales.

  3. Great piece of work. Running a business is no easy feat and getting it online is whole different challenge. I loved your tips as it’s fundamental for everyone who’s running an SME. But, the link to password security seems broken. Can you fix it?

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