100 Survival Tips For Small Business Owners
A great report and checklist – chock-full of tips and ideas to help businesses not only survive, but THRIVE in today’s business world.
When it comes to fine tuning your small business, how do you know where to begin? There are so many little considerations and moving parts to even the smallest business that it can seem overwhelming.
That’s why I’ve distilled these 100 tips. These are ‘survival’ tips that will help you grow and maintain your business – whether you’re just starting out in your business venture, or you’ve already been in business for a while.
Survival Tips for Business Owners contains the following:
- Know Your Customers
- Business Planning
- Preparing for Disaster
- Systems and Processes
- Financial Survival Tips
- Building a Support Network
- Monitoring the Market
- Social Media and Online Reputation Management
- Time Management
- Stress Management
Want to see samples from this report? Here’s an excerpt from one chapter on Social Media and Online Reputation Management:
Stake Your Claims
Search for your business on all directory social media sites such as Google Places and Yelp. Claim your listing if you find it and make sure all of the information there accurately reflects your business. Work these business directory sites into your regular social media routine and keep an eye on them for new reviews.
Sign up for Social Media Alerts
Sign up for alerts on social media so that you know when people are talking about you or things related to your business. Some social media sites have features that allow you to sign up for alerts, and there are also online services that do it for you. You can also search many social media sites by hashtags.
This is should be a prospective customer’s number one call to action, e.g., requesting a quote or perusing your product catalog.