It can be hard starting a business in the current economic climate, however if you have started off and your company seems to be going well, then well done you. Keep at it. But, there are a few tips I want to share with you as you might find that they are really helpful. Instagram
Social medias are extremely important now a days. Some may wish that they weren't so prevalent, but they are and it's a fact people are going to have to get used to. If you have a new fledgling business, social medias might be very important. I won't tell you how to utilise Facebook or Twitter as I'm sure you already know what a boon they can be. I'm going to talk about Instagram
instead and how useful it can be.
Think about the images you could share with your followers? Business meetings, happy employees, new products? The possibilities are infinite when you think about it, but be careful with the timing of your photos as if you're a UK based company, make sure you're posting when the majority of your followers will be online. Using careful and clever hashtags, interesting clips and pictures, and loyal responses to your followers you will notice a great growth in your business and online popularity - which is everything now a days. Training Courses
You're never too old (or too clever) to learn. Never think you know everything and wouldn't benefit from a lesson every now and again. Training courses come in a variety of forms and different companies will offer different aspects of training, for instance changequest.co.uk
focuses in training management roles and developing people skills which are obviously vital in a business environment. Find a company that suits your training needs and take the courses, your business will be stronger because of it. Utilise Technology
I've already touched upon technology, in the form of social media, but there is more you can do with it than gain followers. This article by the Guardian
covers quite a lot in a small space so would be really good to read on your lunch break. It touches upon social medias and training courses, like I have, but goes on to speak about gadgets that would help with productivity. For instance it talks about the viability of getting rid of desktops and purely doing business from iPads (and other tablets) - although it might look like the Genius Bar at an Apple Store. The Future of Business
It is important that small and young business are nurtured as they might become the future of business in this country and so we should do all we could to make sure young blood rises through the ranks. Just think, Virgin, Google, Apple, etc, all had to start somewhere. They didn't spring out of nowhere and start raking in the billions. No. They were nurtured and looked after by those who came before.