Posts Tagged ‘Business growth’

This Spring – Grow your Business!

April 11, 2010

I am watching the flowers sprout up all over the yard and have been planning the garden today. It is too early to put things into the ground but we have many plants inside the house slowly growing and getting ready for the garden.

Today was enjoyable as we looked over the garden plot and decided where to eventually put things in. It is fun to watch it all come up and to later enjoy the tasty tomatoes, peppers, strawberries and other yummy stuff.

Business growth takes planning too. Goals must be set now for projects that will net gains in the future.  It takes careful planning and preparation to see lasting results.  Last year I really worked to build up the strawberry patch. This spring it looks fabulous. Best ever. But all last year it was weed and hoe and help the young plants extend themselves and spread out into new areas.

Spring is a great time to make some plans for growth in your business. Where do you want to be in 3 months, in 6 months. Do you want to expand into a new market? Find new ways to reach out to old customers in a creative way? Make your brand stand out in a memorable way? Find new ways to show excellence in service to your customers and clients. Maybe it is time to weed out some weak part of your business, is there waste, duplication and inefficiency?

Don’t put it off. Make a list of goals and then get to them. Keep a positive attitude as you move forward on your goals. Make the goals clear and achievable. It is good to list sub goals for each goal. These are the steps necessary to achieve the goal.

Strive for excellence but don’t get over stressed. It is good to laugh and have some fun along the way. Enjoy the day and watch the results of your efforts make your business grow.