Business tips that will help your business

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Your business plan is more than just a document that sits on the shelf gathering dust. Make sure it is incorporated into the day-to-day running of your business and employees.


Look after your money. If you don’t nurture it it wont grow and if it doesn’t grow your business wont either.


Hiring an accountant to look after your money means that you can concentrate on running your business and making even more money.


Some of the best business relationships have been founded on chance meetings or five-minute conversations - and never ever be late.


Think of your business plan as your bible. It should be detailed and watertight.


Don't talk the talk unless you can walk the walk. Impress with action not conversation. Endorse your business enthusiastically, yet tastefully.


Do one thing perfectly, not 10 things poorly. If you feel the need to jump onto another project, that might mean something about your original concept.


Don't start a business simply because it seems provocative or boasts large hypothetical profit margins and returns. Do what you love. Businesses built around your strengths and talents will have a greater chance of success.


Remember why you started your business – does your current business achieve this goal?


Stand out from the crowd; if you own a retail business then think about your customers experience and BE DIFFERENT!


Google owns over 70% of the search engine market. Having your website optimised for Google is a must


Email marketing can be a great way to promote your business. But give the recipient an incentive to open the email.


Share your business ideas with friends and family for their opinions then undertake market research before launching a start-up


If you're marketing budget is tight, social media is a great way to get your message out and grow customers


Start a blog. It's a great way to update your website and publish news in an engaging format.