Tweak Your Biz » Growth

Michael Gerber has been quoted and quoted again when, in his famous book, The E-Myth, he told readers that working in their business rather than on it was keeping them from growth. I get his point fully, but I still appreciate how hard it is for small business owners that handle everything — from taking out the trash to coding software — to evolve to a level where they “do” less and “think” more about strategy. The reality is, in the early stage of your business: You. Do.…

Some exciting developments may be looming on the horizon, blazing a trail of faster activity and hopefully vibrant growth after the recent years of stagnation experienced in many parts of the world. Easy to believe if you choose to pay attention to the Chinese Astrological forecasts for the Year of the Horse and its caveats. Ready to find out more? The Previous Year The year of the Water Snake was one that advised consolidation, cool calculations, and deep thought before taking incisive…

A rapidly growing business is both good news and cause for concern because it requires you to substantially up your game. Your services have been appreciated but the expectations from you have also risen, sometimes exponentially. You need more resources to get work done, and with more resources comes the problem of managing it all effectively. Following are some of the most common challenges faced by fast-growing businesses, along with suggestions on what you can do to keep on top of…

In this article, we will provide you with some general information on the psychology of colors. You will also learn how to employ the latest color psychology trends in your website design and convey the right positive customer perception for your business/product. Colors are powerful ingredients of a website. They provoke a strong psychological impact on people’s behavior and consumer decisions. In today’s marketing landscape, they are used as strong catalyst to affect human behavior…

We all want this year to be our best year yet. Why wouldn’t you want it to be? In order to have your best freelancing year yet, there needs to be a solid infrastructure in place to ensure you can handle the growth and expansion of your business, both mentally and professionally. Many freelancers would like to have hundreds of clients but aren’t equipped with the tools to handle that amount of clients and work. Only you will know what you can handle sanely, but don’t underestimate…

Today small business owners are faced with mounting obstacles.  From shifting industries to rapid technologies and growing competition, the battle of running your own successful business may almost always feel uphill. One thing that provides small business owners with a much-needed boost is working capital.  Being liquid offers flowing possibilities; unfortunately traditional funding options tend to cut the small business owner out. As an entrepreneur, what path can you take if you have less…

No one can argue the importance of details. Try baking a cake (something I loathe doing, by the way) without making precise measurements of each one of your ingredients and you will soon find that even minor mistakes or small substitutes can be disastrous.  But life or business is not always like baking a cake. Sometimes, it is more like cooking a pot of chilli. You start out with basic ingredients and general measurements, but each batch is a little unique as you play with different…

The New Year is always heralded as a perfect (opportune) time to assess, review and reboot things – both professionally and personally. A new year is a time of renewal, opportunity and reflection – it’s also a time of waistline regret following the excess of Christmas – and undoubtedly it sees gyms and other health related businesses doing very well! So, speaking of business – have you thought about what 2014 will bring you? Opportunity is sought out, and it only ‘knocks’ if…

This time of year, you’ve got a fresh slate, a clean canvas. What you do with this year is entirely up to you. You can keep your head down and keep working in your business, rather than on it (if you don’t get that reference, go buy The E-Myth immediately), or you can set some resolutions to ensure your business grows exponentially this year. Here’s a list of resolutions to get you started. #1. I Will Market My Business, Even When I’m Busy I’m guilty of not doing this. When business…

Teams need to be as efficient as possible for businesses to be able to excel. When teams are able to meet deadlines and surpass quotas, this allows for better customer relations as well as the ability to expand operations. The majority of time lost among teams has to do with management not providing all of the productivity boosting essentials for their team. Through the use of several “tweaks”, it will be possible to turn an otherwise lacking team into one that is reliable and…