If you run a small business and are starting to run out of space, looking to relocate can seem a daunting prospect. Perhaps you’ve so far been working from your own home, out of your garage or in a small rented unit, but thanks to sufficient growth of your business are now starting to be challenged for space. Growth is good, so don’t stifle your business opportunities. Here are some top tips for simple relocation of a small business.
Once you have a successful business model, the idea of change can seem unnecessary, risky, and scary to boot. But there are ways of staying on your toes that will allow you to adapt to changing markets and trends as well as staying fresh in the eyes of consumers.
Video marketing is currently one of the most valuable forms of content marketing on the internet. There has been a natural progression from written content and images to video, because video engages viewers at a more emotional level than writing. The combination of visual design, audio, and content means a video will be far more effective at communicating a message than a blog post or article.
One of the best ways to set a lasting foundation for your business is to become involved with the staples of the local community. Many small businesses have thrived for decades because they have become a name that is synonymous with a certain service in the local area. The key is to develop good relations with the community cornerstones and get involved with them from the beginning. Certain staples like the schools, sports teams, and other marquee organizations will always have people supporting them. The best thing a business can do is put their name next to theirs as much as possible. Here are some great ways to reach out to the local staples and get them to market your business to the community for you:
What is street marketing? It is all about getting your message out on the street. It is literally what it sounds like, but many people have abused it to the point of putting people off. These days your average street marketing idea is having a person walk around in a costume handing out flyers, but this is not always the greatest idea on earth, as they often end up littering the area your mascot his handing out the flyers within.
My local theatre has recently come under fire for some serious flaws in their disabled access. It makes fascinating and quite disheartening reading, especially as I myself have poor mobility. The old chief recently paid a trip to the theatre and he very quickly let his feelings known after witnessing one of the actresses being manually lifted onto the stage – it was the only way she could get up onto it.
Did you wonder why you had to suffer through most of the courses you took from kindergarten to the completion of your education? Do you remember the sense of joy with which you emptied your locker on the last day of school? Were you one of those kids who abandoned books, papers, pencils, extra clothes, and any recollection of the content of your classes the moment the semester was completed? Did you vow never to crack a book again, once you had your mortarboard? You are not alone. However, there were sound reasons for most if not all of your courses and you may find them remarkably useful when trying to start or grow a small business, even if you missed the memo back in school.
Old homes offer the kind of charm and architectural detail you just can’t find in many newly constructed subdivisions. Built-in bookcases, ornate trim and large, decorative windows are among the qualities that attract buyers to old homes, but along with those amenities, buyers may be taking on some maintenance problems.