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Set Your Small Business Up for BIG Success

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Success is coveted in the business world. Apart from success, a company is not worth much, literally or figuratively. Business leaders know this and invest their blood, sweat, and tears into making their company a hit. Still, many businesses achieve only nominal success. This doesn’t have to be the case with your small business.

Every small business can be a big success if company leaders play their cards right. One way to do this is to connect with your clients and/or customers on a personal level.

Small Businesses Can Easily Create Great Rapport with Customers

One thing small businesses can do easily that large organizations can’t is build rapport with customers. Sure, large companies can connect personally with customers, but it takes much more effort than it does for smaller companies. For example, small-business leaders can make follow-up phone calls after a service has been provided or a product has been purchased. They can send coupons, holiday cards, thank-you notes, and birthday gifts to their customer base. These personal touches mean the world to customers and clients. It’s companies that maintain a connection to those keeping them in business that thrive long-term.

Hire Good People

This may seem obvious, but if a company’s employees are good, the company will be a success. In fact, without quality people, no business will thrive long-term. It’s as simple as that. A great way to find the very best employees for your small business is by working with a recruitment agency. Many professional recruiters are outstanding at locating ideal candidates for a huge variety of positions across an array of industries. Let these professionals help you grow your business through building an excellent workforce.

Make Marketing and Advertising a Top Priority

Last but definitely not least, small businesses must make themselves visible via marketing if they hope to become a success. Being aware of the following statistics, stated by 104 Fascinating Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 and 2015, will help business owners make good marketing decisions:

 

  • “Videos on landing pages increase conversions by 86%.

 

  • Nearly half (46%) of people say a website’s design is their number one criterion for determining the credibility of a company.

 

  • Despite all the hype about online, 67% of B2B content marketers consider event marketing to be their most effective strategy.

 

  • As one would suspect, Facebook is the most popular method for sharing interesting content. Surprisingly though, the fifth-most popular sharing method is offline (print) shares.”

Find more statistics that will help guide your advertising and marketing strategies here.

Your business may be small, but that doesn’t mean its success can’t be big. When effective marketing is a priority and a personal touch is added to customer service, success is an inevitability for any company, no matter its size. Also, remember that it is ultimately quality employees that make up a quality business.

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