Blog Posts by Phil Laboon

  • 4 Tips to Help Your Small Business Take Off

    Trying to get your small business off the ground can be as exciting as it can be nerve-racking. Here are some key actions to take while you are still in the earliest stages in order to protect your long-term growth and help your new business start out right:

    1.Plan for the unexpected.

    Take the time to create an in-depth business proposal that outlines a plan for your potential growth, accounting for turns that the industry might take. Many startups are so busy “treading water” that they don’t plan on having lasting, core strategies in place for major industry changes that could have been predicted.Companies that are quick to adapt will stand the test of time, and even well-established companies can lose out to smaller companies that learn to adapt quickly. Develop a balance of strong core services or products for your business, but also leave some flexibility in those plans.

    2.Scope out the competition.

    Learning as much as you can about your competition is very smart in business. This

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