Have a Clear Vision. Know where you want to go and be very clear about it. This involves strategy and defined goals to realize your vision. Without this, there is a tremendous loss of time and money.
Know Your Market. Understanding your market and your competitors is critical. Do the necessary research to know what's important to your customers and prospects in your target markets and know what the trends are.
Forecasting. When forecasting, refine your business model, your pricing and gross margin targets. Relook at operating expenses and targets for the right level of profitability. Get objective expertise in this area.
Select Your Team. Don't do it all on your own. Make sure you have a reliable and competent management and support team around you to complement your own skills and expertise. If you cannot afford the management team you need, bring in a seasoned business consultant that can do some heavy lifting for you - hands-on work for an interim period of time to achieve your goals.
Put Systems in Place. Document your processes and procedures. This will make it easier to run your business, easier for new employees to get trained faster, will make the business more profitable, and will make your business more valuable and attractive to investors and acquirers.
Innovate. Innovation is important for all businesses. Ask how you could do something differently to generate a higher ROI for both you and your customers, make your customers happier and more profitable, take less time, be better than your competitors, or develop a more effective business model.
Build Value. Ensure you have a pricing and business model that maximizes sales, margins, profits and value for a successful exit when you decide to sell your business.
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