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Growing your business takes considerable effort. It’s one of the toughest aspects for new entrepreneurs. The success of your small business depends on the time and energy you put in.

Here are five tips for growing your small business fast:

Get your business online

There is no excuse not to have a digital presence these days. Thanks to a large number of affordable digital marketing channels, it’s easier than ever to get your business online. Start with a website, and grow your presence from there onwards, to one or two social media channels. It’s an affordable and easy way to get the word out quick!

Implement online marketing  

Yes, it is easy to have a presence online, but with all the competition on the internet these days, it’s also important to put in the effort to stand out from the masses. This means investing your time in search engine optimisation (SEO) and paid advertising. By using the correct keywords and putting a small investment into Google Adwords, you will ensure that anyone who is looking for what you offer is able to find you quickly and easily.

Find your small business network

It’s not easy running a business and you will need a good support system. Start by connecting with like-minded individuals. By joining a network, you will be able to share knowledge, advice and resources. Look online for workshops, conferences and forums where you can meet and connect with other small business owners.

FREE Workshop! Ready to network and to find out more about online marketing for your business? 1-grid is currently hosting a range of free Online Marketing Workshops in Cape Town (rest of South Africa coming soon!). Keep an eye on our social media pages for more information.

Get help from the pros

Lastly, often entrepreneurs come up with a core business idea, but they don’t have a clue of how to make it work. This is when it is time to call in the pros. Maybe your talents are to come up with great strategies and leading teams, but you can’t design a website. Ask a pro to do it for you! Have no idea how to start growing your social media platform? Hire a pro to assist!

Invest in a small team!

When you run a business, it’s very easy to get caught up in every aspect of it. It’s common for entrepreneurs to struggle with letting certain parts of the day-to-day business go. Don’t have the capacity to do it yourself? Learn how to delegate. This can free up your time to focus on growing your business. By employing others, you could also learn new and different ways of doing things from them. Remember: Successful delegation is key to the prosperous expansion of your business.

Running your own business is everything but easy. Sometimes you need a bit of advice and sometimes you need someone to help you do it. Whatever it is you need help with, there are enough resources out there! Start today.

Let’s talk about your small business.

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