Friday, 30 September 2011

How to Position Yourself for Growth in This Economy

Expert Author Trixy D Walker
Are you looking for ways to save and cut back in your business? Well expenses is not the only thing you need to trim away in this economy.
Smart business owners can not only survive during bad times, but they can also position themselves for growth and prosperity during tough times. How can it be done? Well I have a one word answer: focus.
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Focus your energy on your business and measure the value of how you spend your time and with whom you spend your time with. After you review which activities add value to your business it is time to eliminate everything that waste your time and energy. Here are just a few ways you can narrow your focus and enhance your efforts to grow your business:
Business friends: Are you been spending your social time with the same people that you have known for years just because you're comfortable with them? Are they on the same level of business as you? Building business relationships is like playing tennis or any other sport. If you play with those who are better than you, your game will improve tremendously. You are being challenged to bring on your best. However if you associate with people at your level or below, your game will plateau and there's no moving forward. The people you're meeting with either for coffee, lunch, or for what ever reason should truly add something to your business and vice versa. You need to surround yourself with people who will add value, who are smarter and brighter than you.
Networking events: One of your main goals should be to improve the overall caliber of your clients. You need to be at events where you will find your ideal clients. Do not continue your memberships in organizations out of mere habit. This too can stagger you from moving forward in business. You need to join for the long term, because building relationships takes time. You will need to be active in the organization, because you get out of it what you put into it.
Social media: There are millions of social networks out there and you can spend half your day if not all posting your every move. For instance posting interesting comments to Face book, and searching for new Linked In contacts. These are legitimate online marketing opportunities, but be realistic about your objectives and make sure they can meet your needs.
The more you cut out time wasters, the quicker you will be on your way to growing your business. By focusing on the things that add value, you may enjoy what you are doing more and even make the money you seek.
Trixy Walker, Time Management Skills, Empowering Women, LifeStyle Management Coach, and Author have come a long way from being a teenage mother to being a professional success story. Will you be next? Visit!

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