Posted on 26/11/2015, 10:38
Entrepreneurs need to keep wearing so many hats, all at the same time and still present themselves in a way, which beams of promise and success.
As you constantly need to stay on top managing your business and be sure to keep your ear on the ground, there are tools and most importantly, values you will need to apply more.
These said values should help you grow your business. After all at this stage, your venture’s growth will depend on how you manoeuvre your venture:
Don’t Hesitate to Get Thorough
There’s a huge truth in the saying, the devil lies in the details. As a business owner, the way to growing your business is to be as detailed and comprehensive in your processes as possible. For instance when it comes to meeting with your core team in Operations, you will need to have an agenda and make sure each point of the agenda has been thoroughly discussed and updates. This should make the team feel more involved and accountable with every step they take.
Keep Your Team Inspired
Positive and motivated energies can be rippled out. This concept may be applied when it comes to meeting with your department heads, supervisors and staff members. In managing your business, every employee must feel like a partner who’s responsible in handling each of their tasks. You can lay out their responsibilities in such a way where their skill sets would grow, and their daily duties would be on point in relation to their career goals.
Use Technology for Efficiency
Since you’re understandably on-the-go as an owner, you can also keep track of your employees’ operational activities and audit the quality of their transactions via cloud. Today, there are Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems, which can be customised in a way where customer feedback, transactions and the employees’ inputs will be tracked via a system.
In managing your business, you can make use of cloud technology to know the status of your transactions and level of customer satisfaction in real time. This can also help you further appraise or evaluate your employees’ performance, so as to keep them geared towards handling their responsibilities in the best way they can.
Be Braver Everyday
As an entrepreneur, it can be tempting to settle with your own, existing process, or perhaps at times you might feel overwhelmed by the heaps of responsibilities in growing your business. However, one of the biggest paths to losing out on growth is stagnancy. Have the audacity to try out new policies to challenge yourself and your employees. Granted the risks and costs have been calculated, it would not be a bad thing to incorporate innovative methods.
These four tips can be pivotal in your manner of staying on top of your venture. As you search up how to manage your business online, keep the value of staying agile and open to innovation.
About the author: Scott Whitehead is a business coach who helps business owners grow their businesses, with marketing and sales strategies to win not just more business, but the right business. For details of how Scott and the team can help you, contact us at Pro-actions today.
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