Small Business Focus

Small business owner? A gargantuan guide to ease your pain and help you grow...

We pulled together every bit of content we have around small businesses in one, mega-resource for entrepreneurs.

Whether you need a lot of help in a variety of categories or something more specific – this article is your starting point.

Systematically work your way from start to finish, or delve in and out at the points pertaining to you.

May your business live long and prosper!

Marketing and sales

Marketing is about informing clients or consumers about the value of a product or service (or brand) in order to promote or sell that product or service.

  • Are you struggling with marketing and/or selling?

  • Do you find it hard to differentiate your business?

  • Not sure how to build your brand?

  • Are you struggling to segment you customers? Not even sure what that means?

  • Are you considering franchising? Don’t know where to start?

  • Do you have a bright idea, but struggle to turn it into something real that you can sell?

Click here to learn more about marketing so you can rev up your sales.

Operations and supply chain

Supply chain management pertains to the flow of goods and services your business needs to run its operations.

Through your business operation you create the products and services you sell.

  • Struggling with a supplier, landlord or service provider?

You’re sure to find the answers here.

People matters

Your people (including yourself) are your business’ greatest asset. They can, however, also be your largest liability.

  • Are things very uncertain in your business?

  • Are you intimidated by all the bad news?

  • Don’t have enough time for everything on your to-do-list?

Get everything to do with people and your business here.

Money matters

It goes without saying that money is utterly important.

  • Struggling to find finance?

  • Not sure how valuable your business is?

  • Got a growing business, yet profits are staying put?

If you’ve got money problems; this is where to go.

Deal making

Deal making refers to the activity of coming to an agreement with another entity.

Deal making involves negotiation.

  • Do you struggle with negotiating?

  • Do you often get rejected?

Knowing how to close a favourable deal can make – or break – your business.

Find all you need about deal making here.

Strategy and tactics

Strategy is the means by which a business sets out to achieve its desired ends or objectives.

In other words; it’s all about long-term planning.

  • Are you struggling to take on larger competitors? Not sure how to leverage the advantage of being small?

  • Do you wonder how other small businesses strategise?

  • Are you struggling due to the tepid economy?

  • “Stuff happens” - do you have a plan for when crisis (inevitably) strikes?

This is the place where you’ll find some tactics to help your business grow.

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