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Business Growth Plan Booklet

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Written by: Margie Blackmon - various authors from : http://goarticles.com Business Builders City 2 City LLC The One Hour Plan For Growth: How a Single Sheet of Paper Can Take Your Business to the Next Level Author Calhoon, Joe http://businessbuilderstraining.com http://www.webbusinessbuilders.org/#!business-consultant--/cpaq Read more: http://how-to-start-making-money.com Copyright Š Business Builders City 2 city Limits LLC - All Rights Reserved

Introduction Learn what you need to start a business or grow your current business. Business Growth cycle is a systematic step by step business growth plan and guide

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Business Growth: Seven Solutions To Grow Your Company : page 3 –6 Understanding Business Growth Strategies and How They Can Benefit : page 7-9 Business Growth Strategies : page 9-11 Professional Business Growth Strategies - Ideal Ways for Success : page 12-13 Daily Deals Sites Spurring Online Business Growth : Page 12-14 The One Hour Plan For Growth: How a Single Sheet of Paper Can Take Your Business to the Next Level Calhoon, Joe : page 19

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Business Growth: Seven Solutions To Grow Your Company

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want to take your business next. Before you can map a clear and successful route, you also need to know where you are starting. Take a closer look at everyone that is exposed to you and your business. 1. Market Concentration - There is always great potential for business growth in existing markets, so start by looking at your existing customers to see where you can increase your sales. What have their needs been so far? Are you providing other complementary products or services that they are not yet utilizing? If that's the case you need to ask yourself a few questions. Could it be that they are unaware of exactly what solutions you offer? You need to make sure that all your existing customers know the full range of your products or services. Are they receiving those products and services elsewhere? If that's the

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case you need to find out why they prefer your competitor. Are they supplying a better/cheaper/later version? Once you know you can start to think of ways to persuade your existing customers to buy these extras from you instead. Selling existing customers more of what you already provide is the most economical route to business growth there is. Could your customers benefit by purchasing larger amounts of what they already get from you? Could using your product more frequently give them better success or faster results? Could you offer an incentive for bulk purchases or discover new ways your product could be used? 2. Listen - By listening to your customers, employees and suppliers you can find some great ideas for new products or related services that will grow your company quickly and easily. If customers keep asking if they can put a down payment on a particular item, maybe a payment plan is a service you should be offering. Are you supplying DIY items like flat pack furniture? An employee may mention that a lot of people are asking if someone is available to build it for them. If you are already getting enquiries, it means there is a demand and potential to grow your business in that area. A supplier mentions he's been selling a lot more oriental sauces this year. Should you expand your range of oriental food products; include a range of woks, oriental serving dishes, utensils and recipe books or, if you own a restaurant, should you add an oriental dish to your menu? 3. Revitalize - Potential for growth may be right under your nose. Take an old product line and give some thought to presenting it in a new way. Perhaps you could package it differently to stimulate new interest in the product. Do you have another complementary item that you could couple it with to start getting it noticed again? Emphasize a new angle to it. Does it fit with a current trend or topic? Is it safer, healthier or a more eco friendly model than newer items on the market? 4. Add value - You can increase customers' perception of value with optional extras. Just make sure they are complementary to the existing product or service, or at least relevant to the same type of customer.

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Could you grow your business and serve your customers better by offering different types of services or product ranges? Think about Platinum, Gold, Silver or Deluxe, Standard and Economy. Would the seasons or other time considerations add that little extra, like a Christmas or Limited Edition? Do you have products that can be personalized with a name and/or a special message, or made special in some other way with the customers own photo or artwork? If you find there's a market for it, what investment would it take to grow your business in that direction? 5. Complement – Get customers to buy more .Think about providing items or services that would really complement your core business. If you own a bookstore, you might also sell writing material and designer pens. You have a natural health outlet selling mainly vitamins. Could you locate a lovely natural hair product range and sell it alongside your women's hair loss treatment tablets? Package some appropriate products together into a luxury gift pack. 6. Cross Sell - Up-sell Offer more services to your customers. These could be supplied by you under license from others. Or you could refer your customers to a complementary service for a commission. The latter is a great way to grow your business without having to incur extra expense. Do make sure any other service you are recommending meets your standards and doesn't offer anything else that your customers are currently getting from you. 7. New Markets - Research to find other markets that could use your product or service in a slightly different way. Perhaps you are supplying a component to motor manufacturers that would be equally as useful in the aircraft industry. Have you developed a process or a piece of software for use in your business that you could sell or license to others that are not in direct competition to you? About the Author

by Mary Townsend in Business / Strategic Planning

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Notes ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________

You can also find lots of other information and useful tools for building your business by visiting me at: http://www.NetStrengths.com "Most of us are spending to much time in our comfort zone. We cling to the familiar, the commonplace; what we already know. Anything of value, anything worth doing that’s going to make a real difference in our life, often brings up fear. If you want to make a change, you need to get out of your comfort zone. YOU can DO IT" Kelly Marie "Everything you want is on the other of fear" Just Do It ! What are your fears as a business owner? __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ Take notes The power to change is in your hands Life is a set of circumstance that you can, change improve, and make better day by day Personal and business Changing is a part of the growth process (Understanding the mindset you need to develop, in order to get from where you are, to where you need to be.) Your goals and dreams are on the other side of your barriers . Start the process to begin breaking down barriers ( create a plan take action ) 7


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Keep growing your and developing your dreams write the vision down make the plan clear (see yourself mentality where you want to be and move forward ) Your Dreams and Goals are worth every challenge you have to go though to get them Goals Have Power: "Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it. That is what goals can do for us; concentrate our energy." -- Denis Waitley

Understanding Business Growth Strategies and How They Can Benefit

Understanding Business Growth Strategies and How They Can Benefit

Business growth strategies are individual to every business, and what may work for your competitors, may not work for you. You will need to ensure that you take a step back from your business, and assess every element. The approach that you may need to take is often entirely different to other business around you. When you initially set up the business, you would have created a business plan, which was the beginning of your journey. However, as your business grows, you will need to create a business growth plan, to help you expand the business further. Research into the markets and planning will ensure that your business grows. You will want to ensure that your business receives solid growth and that the business growth strategies that you have in place are successful. Many businesses will overtake you if your strategies are poor and you are not prepared. Therefore, understanding every element of your business is essential. There are several different business growth strategies, which have proven to be highly successful, and using these can help you to expand. On the business growth plan that you complete, you will need to outline where you see your business in years to come. Being positive about the growth of your business is essential; 8


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however, you also need to be realistic. Regional and national growth are fantastic, however, you may want to begin to look at global growth, and the possibility of expanding further. Taking a calm and objective look at your business will ensure that you assess every element, including the poor areas. You will need to assess every angle of growth, and ensure that it is financially viable to grow in the area that you want. Deciding what market you want to grow into is another essential element of the business growth plan to ensure that you remain focused. There are often several different paths that you can take in business, and you want to ensure that you select the best for your needs. Whatever business growth strategies you decide to implement, you need to guarantee that you do not upset any of your existing clients. The clients that have been with you since the beginning is your core clients and making drastic changes can influence the way that they feel. You will need to analysis every area that you want to expand, and decide what the correct route for your business is, and how to succeed. Business growth strategies are not all about attracting new clients, but ensuring that you build a top quality brand. About the Author You by Terrilevinein Business (submitted 2012-10-19) Terri is known as a business coach and top marketing coach and is called the Guru of Coaching who specializes in helping entrepreneurs business growth strategies. She is considered one of the top sales and marketing coaches in the world. http://www.terrilevine.com/ . As you look to grow your business, you will need to focus on looking at the areas you will be able to develop it. One of the ways to do this is coming up with a business growth strategy that focuses on the long term goals of the business. But there are some important things to keep in mind. Risk is one of the things you will need to address in your business growth strategy. When you have a small business that is still using the income of managers and owners, making high risk moves might not be the best choice. Instead, you will want to approach opportunities where there is less of a risk. You need to keep in mind that you can only grow a business when you do take certain risks. 9


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You should also have your business growth strategy in writing at this time. It will be important for you to look over the plans that you have in place and to ensure that you continue heading in the right direction. As you look over your goals and the items you plan on accomplishing them, you can check off the milestones you have in place. Just understand that your business growth strategies should be reasonable. It will be uncommon for the startup business to end up with thousands of customers overnight and to have hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales. If you aren’t sure about the right direction to take, you can always speak to a professional coach. You will find that their area of knowledge and expertise is going to give you better guidance as you begin to come up with a business growth strategy that is smart and effective. Once that plan is in place, you should continue to follow it and bounce changes off this professional to ensure that you continue to have a forward motion. With the sound business advice that you receive, you are going to be able to effectively transform your company in a manner that gets you noticed. Before you know it, you will have been able to grow your business and capture the attention of the buyers and investors you need to reach the next level. Remember, the key is going to be to have a plan in place and then to execute it as best as you can. No matter if the approach is doing market research to learn how to better produce and market your item or to buy the business of your competitors to gain an edge on the market, you should own strategies you adopt and then take them to the next level as part of your business growth strategies.

Tip - Starting or growing a business 1. All businesses must have a vision all vision are personal and impersonal 2. Every company is an organization 3. An organization is an organization of system Awakening The Entrepreneur Within by Michael E Gerber

The systematic - process-method

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Business Growth Strategies Business Growth Strategies Effective Business Growth Strategy by Janeaksb1765 in Business (submitted 2012-10-21) This article seeks to give you a solid knowledge base on Business Growth at hand, no matter what your previous experience on the topic. Running a business without a solid business growth strategy is much like jumping off a boat in the center of the Pacific Ocean without understanding just how to swim and without a life jacket. No one should do that voluntarily. Business growth strategies function as a guide for all choices to be made with respect to a company. If you intended to have a dip in the Pacific Ocean, you would brush up on your swimming skills, find out about the climate of the water, and wear suitable clothes for your experience. Creating a small business growth strategy requires exactly the same training. Start Dreaming In your biggest dreams, where would your company be only at that time next year? Think about in five years? Where would it not be in 10 years? Usually do not simply say you want to be in business in 10 years. What would you picture for the business at each one of these points? For example, you may expect to have more customers, a bigger market, or even to branch out to different markets which are more profitable. Where your business growth strategy is certainly going to take you before you start brainstorming ways to really get to that time you have to know. Dreaming is the starting point of magic transformations, but you need to be prepared to do the work that turns the dream in to reality. Markets of Today, Markets of Tomorrow 11


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You need to take into account the market you are available to when creating a small business growth strategy. Begin with examining the market you might be now attempting to sell to, or expect to penetrate straight away. Then consider new markets you may like to grow in to ultimately. This really is like examining how far you can swim today and comparing it to how far you have to swim before you take that leap in to the ocean. Market research are at the center of most business growth strategies if the market wasn't got by you to do something in your favor because there is absolutely no growth. They are going to do what you need them to do if they are studied by you well and approach them in the correct way.Analyze Your Products and services Different companies adopt different business growth strategies for a reason. There are different kinds of products, and some products are more established than the others. When you have devised a product which has never to enter the market before, your business growth strategy will naturally be not the same as somebody starting a photography studio or even a clothing boutique. Your product may have to be introduced to the people for the very first time, that is harder than offering something already familiar to the marketplace. How comfortable is the merchandise to your market at this time? When determining the technique to develop your company this really is a significant variable. Special Note: If you copy and paste the term a Business Growth• into the search box of Google, you will be resulted with a lot of useful information and ideas about Terri Levine which is one of the useful subjects that most people search for. Place All Of It Together Business growth strategies are made from knowledge and researching the market of your products. To be able to grow if you have a brand new product no one 12


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understands yet, you will be needing to produce an industry for the product. If you simply need to push in to new markets and have a more successful product, then advertising to those new consumers is going to be your aim. If you have a current market already keen on your products and services, then you might need to develop new or improved products and services, in which case a product development strategy is going to be needed. About the Author Strategy by Janeaksb1765

in Business (submitted 2012-10-21)Find out more about Business Growth or Terri Levine on thebusinessgrowthsystem.com To learn more about Business Growth, visit your local library or do a simple Internet search to get the information you desire.The Business Growth Cycle Designed By Margie Blackmon articles written by varies authors

Professional Business Growth Strategies - Ideal Ways for Success by Growth3 Professional Business Growth Strategies - Ideal Ways for Success by Growth3 in Business / Strategic Planning (submitted 2012-09-25) Are you a budding entrepreneur? If yes, then one the major thing that must be bothering you 24x7 is to find out the ways through which you can achieve maximum success for your company and that within no time. Often following the footsteps of other established entrepreneurs, what most of growing entrepreneurs fail to understand is that what might have worked for them may not necessarily work for others. There is no second thought and doubt when it is always said that attaining the success rate and then maintaining it is the most difficult part of any business for any entrepreneur. But one thing that accompanies this notion is that although it is highly difficult to attain what most of the businessmen wish to it is however not impossible. Corporate growth is something that makes a company enter the league of credible and reliable businesses further facilitating them to attain more business and 13


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valuable clients assuring higher rate of revenue. But then again, the main question that still remains unsolved is how to achieve the same. Below mentioned are certain tried and tested ways to secure a credible position in the world market. The first step in business growth strategies is to sustain your potential client base. It is very important to keep your current clients pleased with the services you offer them. A reputed name in the industry will be a result of your commitment through the services ensuring that your ultimate goal is their success in the industry. There is no doubt about the fact that it is this client base that will add stars on your shoulders. The next significant aspect for attaining corporate growth is that despite of maintaining a desired client base, it won’t make much of a difference to your growth scale. What really would matter will be more and more clients giving you new business. It will be significantly fruitful to discover more and better avenues and magnetize fruitful client base. More clients you have better will be your chances to reach pinnacle. What will attract the attention of prospective clients will be your assurance that the services rendered will help them attain business growth. Business consulting services providers have always pondered on the vitality of having a proficient team force. One of the major enticing factors for your clients will be the services and proficiency of your team. If you compromise with the quality and efficiency of your employees, they will in turn compromise with the quality of the work for your patrons. It is their quality work that will entail you laurels. Staying in tune with the latest technologies and developments is a significant aspect when it comes to business growth, quoted the business consulting services providers. A company will always give business to an organization that it feels will infuse the latest techniques and the upshot will be way better than expected. Last significant aspect in business growth strategies is that maintaining a professional and positive work environment will definitely make the team work best to their caliber and because of this the end result will be more and renowned client base.

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About the Author Growth3 principals and staff have experienced with Business growth strategies and Business consulting. We provide exponential growth for your organization with decades of experience in designing and managing business development and Business growth management .

Daily Deals Sites Spurring Online Business Growth Daily deal sites spurring online business growth by Matt

in Business / Small Business (submitted 2011-09-22) Daily deal sites spurring online business growth Remains a driving agent of the surge in ecommerce, says Brafton. Daily deal websites are growing on a global scale. The countries in Europe, America, Australia, Middle East, Asia, and other regions boast of at least one or two online portals providing group buyers with discounts on a variety of goods and services. The online group buying is becoming a major cause of growth of online retail industry. Though there are numerous stimulants of growth, yet daily deal sites remain a driving agent behind the surge in the volume and value of ecommerce, notes Brafton in its latest report, citing comprehensive consumer survey conducted by E-market. Ecommerce is expected to touch USD42.5 billion by June-end, according to the online news agency headquartered in Boston. It further says online businesses generated USD41.5 billion in the previous quarter. Daily deal websites are leveraging supports from the inflation-hit consumers in US by offering them low-priced products. Looking for bargains or price-cuts, the buyers obviously find such websites well-built shield against the wave of price hikes. Group buying business model has proved effective to bring down prices of goods and services up to 90 per cent. It thins out prices of foods, electronic items, health and beauty services, etc. Almost all major US boroughs and cities including Washington, New York City, Boston, Houston, Austin, and San Francisco have welcomed innovative method of cutting prices driven by group buying. Therefore, sales of group buying sites recorded a growth of 70 per cent in 2010 as compared to 60 per cent registered in the preceding year. 15


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Due to the significant growth of online retail industry and surge in the online traffic, retailers seem to prioritize internet in their advertising strategies. Understandably, online advertising has a distinct advantage of multimedia promotion. Texts, visuals, and graphics can be harnessed simultaneously to create appeals in the online ads. It is worthwhile to mention that online advertising revenue is escalating substantially year on year, and registered a 15 per cent growth to USD26 billion in 2010. Daily online deals have still a long way to go as a large number of customers are not availing discounts, bargains, special offers begotten by the online group buying. The group buying portals are expanding their operational territories to spread out local deals. “We've just scratched the surface. People spend 80 percent of their disposable income within two miles of the house. And that's the space we're playing in,― Andrew Mason, chief executive officer of Groupon, the behemoth of group buying industry, told CBS News recently. About the Author Author Bio:Tariq Saeedi is an expert writer and editor, he has been writing for several online and offline publications. He holds a marketing degree and currently working for Group Buying Website, Dealaboo " www.dealaboo.com Mailing Address Cantera Center, Suite # 200 4320 Winfield RoadWarrenville, IL 60555Phone: +1 630-300-3975Email: support@dealaboo.com Skype: dealaboo.global

Tips for Creating a Great Business Growth Plan by Rayj Brown in Business / Business Ideas (submitted 2013-03-21) When you are planning to take your business to the next level, you need to have everything mapped out. Create a solid business growth plan so that all areas are covered. A business growth plan is similar to a business plan, but it takes your business plan as a base and expands it to show the growth. It plans the growth so that you can see where your company is going and how it will get there. Executive Summary Your executive summary is an overview of your business growth plan. It should briefly describe goals and plans for your company. Company Description This section is more detailed in explaining your company: what you do or sell, what makes your business different from other companies. You should briefly identify your target markets here as well.

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Market Analysis In this section, you need to identify your market and analyze it to see where you are going and where you can go. As part of a growth plan, you should identify potential markets that you have previously left untouched but would like to expand to. Describe the market demographics and characteristics. You want to describe these new target markets as well as explain how you plan to reach them and what response you expect to receive. You need to be as detailed as possible in this section because although the other sections are vital to your plan, this section contains the meat - the information about your customers. Organization and Management Each business has a structure all its own and yours is no different. You need to identify and describe your business’s management structure as well as the organization of the company. This includes number of employees, skill sets and training. Then take that information and expand it to encompass the growth that you are experiencing. If you are adding another office, describe how that office will tie in to your existing office. Describe how employees will be trained and assessed so that they can keep up with the growth. Service or Product Line This is where you describe the product or service that you sell. How does it benefit your customers? How long does it take to get the product from concept to shelf? You need to describe in detail every aspect of your product or service including materials used, production time and costs and any special skills that are required. If you are providing a service that requires special training or certification, you need to include that as well. You should also include any new product or service that you are planning to introduce and describe it in the same intricate detail. Do not leave anything to the imagination, explain everything in as clear and explicit terms as possible. Marketing and Sales Explain how you plan to market your product or service. What does your marketing plan look like? What is your sales strategy? If you will be introducing a new product or service, explain how you will introduce this now addition to your customers as well as to the public at large. Financial Projections If you need funding or you need to provide information on your financial status, this is the section to do it. You need to show that you have the funding for the move. If you don’t, you need to detail what you need and how much. This must be very precise and detailed.

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Rayj Brown is the online contributor for small business growth an innovative resource center where people can learn Business Mentor and how to ebooks in a fraction of the time that it takes to read a book, take a class or attend a seminar on the topic.

Read review and take action The One Hour Plan For Growth: How a Single Sheet of Paper Can Take Your Business to the Next Level http://1hour2plan.com A one hour Growth plan by Calhoon, Joe 1.What are Your priorities ? problems to solve, goals to achieve and capacities to develop __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ 2.Review The Six Elements 1. .Vision 2. Mission 18


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Use the six planning process steps and develop a one business grow plan Three way to increase profits Three Key Ways to to Help Your Business Find '2X' Profit Growth by Jeanne Hurlbert |

May 9, 2013 from marketingprofs

1. Make marketing wonderful irresistible offer include at least 25 testimonials, five case studies, and real statistical data showing that 90% of your customers are satisfied or 95% would recommend you ,A opportunity to increase your revenue by as much as onethird. 2. Send sales soaring keep increasing a profit when you know exactly who they are and what they need brings an enormous increase in your conversions. Create a Lead capture page and opt in box know what problem brought your prospects to you, you can offer specific information about how you can solve their problem—and the more specific your followup message, the more effective it will be. 3. Keep customers coming back make marking simple: knowing what customers wanted, and then created it for them. Customers give you the information needed to make more money." Make surveys and quizzes need to build a connection with your customers and prospects instead of destroying those relationships—as far too many surveys do. How do you achieve that connection?

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