If you are not consistently spending time doing activities that help you to run and grow your business on a daily/weekly/monthly basis then how can you expect to stay in business over the long term?
Few are born knowing what they need to do to create a growth business, but anyone can learn how to develop strategies for business growth.
You don’t have to spend all of your time working in your business, unable to ever see the bigger picture.
All you need is a business growth plan.
Decisions that are made with a business growth plan lead to less stress, overwhelm and uncertainty, and greater business and life satisfaction.
It starts by knowing the answers to these questions:
Q. What specific sales and marketing activities do you do on a daily/weekly/monthly basis to consistently fill your sales funnel?
Q. Are those activities leading to more conversations on a daily/weekly/monthly basis and converting into new clients?
Q. Do you have a business growth plan for the next 6 months/1 year/3 years/5 years?
Q. Are you too busy to stop and double check whether the activities that you are spending your time on are actually adding revenue to your bottom line?
When you become honest with yourself, and acknowledge that you are either not doing any of the above, and or you don’t actually know what to do – which is why are you so busy being busy…
Then a magical thing happens – your mind becomes un-stuck, the cloud of confusion lifts and you understand the benefits of having a plan.
“First LEARN then remove the L” – Anon
Likes on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, posts, blogs are all just numbers…it is conversations that lead to conversions which keep you in business. You can’t bank social media likes and comments.
You build your ‘brand’ while you build your business, anything else is just hype.
Don’t fall into the trap of being so busy building that you forget to build an actual business!
In my next update, I will share the essential elements that you need to consider when building a business growth plan.