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Small and Medium sized businesses are accretion globally. In Trinidad, they amount in the ambit of 18,000 to 25,000 firms, accidental to 30% of our nation’s GDP. Admitting this, US statistics accompaniment that over 50% of baby businesses abort aural the aboriginal year (1).

As a result, one of the above business advance challenges for SMEs is how to actualize greater afterimage with bound funding. Actuality are my top four tips as a baby business owner:

1. Become a agenda and amusing networker – You cannot abide in the 21st aeon after some agenda presence.

Even if you action a account such as planning contest or catering; architecture an online cast is analytical in adjustment to abound your business and ability added barter admitting growing competition. For a lot of firms this will beggarly creating a aggregation website, utilizing the capital amusing media platforms and in some instances accumulation the use of eCommerce.

What’s abundant actuality is that there are online platforms that can actualize FREE websites, blogs and amusing media pages.

As your business grows, you can pay account for commercial and your website will account from added appearance and analytics. It is aswell important to actualize approved agreeable for your amusing pages and website. This helps to actualize greater afterimage by advocacy your SEO. Approved agreeable can in fact advice baby businesses body absolute relationships with barter through reside discussions. These are accepted on amusing sites such as Twitter and Instagram. Already you become an ardent amusing media user you can use your platforms to ambition your barter added specifically.

Facebook for instance, allows you to be as absolute with your called demographic as attainable – territory, men vs women, age groupings etc. Not abiding area to acquisition the best chargeless website, analysis out http://www.websitebuilderexpert.com/. This website critiques the a lot of accepted website builders based on price, chump reviews and added key features.

2. Move your business about – In 2016 you cannot apprehend to accept success with alone a brick and adhesive facility. Gone are the canicule if we delay for barter to appear to us… we charge to go to them. There are a amount of means to ability barter now after breaking the budget. In Trinidad, abounding ambitious firms partake in year ’round markets, contest and barter shows. Markets can set you aback ( not really! ) anywhere amid $300 to $500 TTD to participate. Actuality I am at THE EASTERN MARKET with a acceptable customer.

You can aswell accretion added afterimage with a pop up store. A pop up abundance is a acting retail boutique ( sometimes mobile) that is ” actuality today and gone tomorrow”. Similar to a market, this involves extensive out to your barter at cardinal places, usually in malls, car parks, savannahs etc. Be abiding to get the all-important approvals afore you set up and be abiding to Google ” pop up store” for added tips and ideas.

3. Guerilla business – Guerilla Business by analogue is low amount and appropriately best ill-fitted for baby businesses. It is an commercial or business action that involves awful creative, avant-garde and anarchistic approach that are able in capturing the audience’s attention. Analysis out this guerrilla business attack in 2011 for KING KONG.

4. Develop a chump barometer program… and accolade customers- Acquiring referrals are one of the basal affairs techniques acclimated for both baby and ample businesses. It is absolutely accepted a allotment of allowance agents (though sometimes a nuisance:( ) and any one active as a business development officer. The best allotment is that it amount annihilation and can construe to added loyal barter than acceptable advertising, already you are accommodating to do the arena work. You can apply absolute referrals by alms absolute barter discounts whenever they accompany in new barter to your business. You can yield this a footfall added by ablution an online attack that fulfills the aforementioned ambition but would be able to ability added abeyant customers.

Similarly, association referrals are a acceptable way to body your cast through the use of acceptable ‘ole appearance Public Relations. There are abounding non accumulation organizations that charge abutment and help. Acquisition a could cause that is allusive to you, about in your association and accomplice with them. Periodically, run promotions area the gain or allotment of the gain go appear the account of your association partner. This will go a continued way in architecture your brand. Your accomplice allowances from whatever sales action and they are absolutely motivated to allocution about and accredit your alignment to their constituents.

Marketing today is abundant simple and attainable to baby businesses than it was 15 years ago. Moreover, I am afflicted circadian by the entrepreneurs I ascertain appropriate actuality in Trinidad and Tobago. The key to business success is accepting a affection for what you do, accumulate alive harder at it no amount the aftereffect and bandy in a birr of analysis and adroitness forth the way!


(1) http://www.businessknowhow.com/startup/business-failure.htm

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