Business Advice | Success In Tough Times

January 26, 2011 6:02 am0 commentsViews: 27

It seems like everywhere I go lately, I get asked the same questions. Business Owners and Entrepreneurs ask me:

“How can I increase my sales?” or “How can I increase my business?” or

“What’s the best strategy to survive our economy?” or something along these lines.

Everyone’s looking for answers and they want to know how to continued to prosper in good times and in bad. I may not have all the answers, but I can share with you my formula for success. Simple strategies you can use to grow your business:

1. Questions are the Answers
Ask better questions, do you want to survive or do you want to thrive? If you’re asking the wrong questions your solution maybe be wrong too.

So start asking what can I do to grow my business? How can I obtain more from my existing customers? These questions start you down a path for growth.

2. Take Charge –
It seems like the media and everyone is saying, “The economy stinks” and they seem to be saying it all the time. It’s true for a few business segments but if you really study these businesses they were hurting when economy was great, now they have an excuse. It’s might be a little tougher out there. But if you’re making excuses, you’re not taking charge for your success.

Our economy is the ideal time to find out what really works, how you can not only survive, but how you can truly thrive. Leaders look for solutions. They develop action plans to put sales and profits back on track. Here’s one you can use to generate more leads, sales and profits.

3. Build Success upon Success
“A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people” – Will Rogers

One of the first things I realized when I started out in business was how little I really knew. One of the first things I learned and I’ve been doing ever since was to associate with people I wanted to be like and learn from. Find out whom the successful people in your field are, what associations or groups are they members of and join those groups, to accelerate your learning and therefore your success.

Take a shortcut to success, associate with people who at your level or above.

4. Systems
I have you ever flown in a plane and did you peak inside the open cockpit door? Notice the pilot and co-pilot going through their checklist to make sure everything is working?

Pilots rely on systems to keep the plane in the air. While no system is 100% perfect, plane travel is one of the safest and most reliable ways to get around the world.

How about your business? Do you have a system to keep your profits soaring on schedule?

The key to consistent success is not to invent your marketing strategies as you go along. The key is to develop and use proven systems to bring in profits and effectively run your business in good times as well as tough times.

Discover the most cost effective system for increasing your profits.

What would happen to your business or your profits if you had to be gone for extended period of time? How fast can your company grow if doing all the teaching and training?

You need to develop systems that are simple and teachable.

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