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Improve Your Chances of Business Success!


Running a business is undoubtedly tough work. Running a successful business, as you can imagine requires even more blood, sweat and tears. While how we measure success varies on a number of factors, below we give you some pointers to improve your chances of success, no matter what your business or circumstances.

  1. Be flexible

Running a business requires copious amounts of planning, and every entrepreneur envisions what their path to success will look like. However, no matter how much you plan, it is always best to expect the unexpected. Unfortunately, the universe isn’t so kind as to not bestow us with some unwarranted surprises from time to time. How well you adapt to and accept change will be an important part of your success story. Being flexible towards whatever obstacles come in your path, and simply taking them into your stride with a little positivity, rather than packing it all in because things didn’t quite turn out as expected will surely lead you to triumph.

  1. The customer is always right

An age-old cliché, we know. But it carries heavy truth with it. Going back to the first point, demands constantly change amongst consumers and it is crucial to be flexible towards them. Though you may have a vision of the kind of image and service your business is to provide, if it’s not capturing your audience, it’s time to listen to their wants and make changes.

Even if you think you know better – it is your business after all, without customers you will have no business at all. So, take the initiative to do whatever it is that satisfies your customers and you will most certainly maximise your success!

  1. Know your competitors

In order to stand out you have to know who you’re competing against. Without studying your competition you won’t know how you will compare in the market and that can be a major pitfall.

Network as much you can with like businesses. This is not only a great way to make yourself known, but also to gain insight and ideas, all the while getting a chance to mingle with your competition and see first-hand what you’re up against, and stay one step ahead of the emerging trends.

  1. Be visible

There’s no escaping the ever-present internet or social media. Use this to your advantage as much as you can. ‘There’s no such thing as bad publicity’ to throw in another cliché. Don’t be afraid to make yourself known, get your opinions out there in blogs, tweet other businesses, and be present on other platform such as Facebook and LinkedIn! The more you are known, the more chances of success you have!

Following these few simple steps will make a huge impact in how far your business goes! If you want to know more ways on how to grow your business give us a call on 01293 817227

 

 

Meet Dean Packham, our LinkedIn Expert

On 10th September 2015 Beta Futures will be launching our brand new Master Classes.

We are excited to introduce you to our LinkedIn expert, Dean Packham. Dean has worked in many fields including IT, full time church ministry, financial services and business development in the online world.

Dean Packham headshot 2I’m an internet marketing consultant, which in English means that I help businesses generate more business.

I help to connect buyers with sellers across a range of industries, ranging from business consultancy, health, marketing, financial services and a whole range of commodities.

The help I provide ranges from getting a message in front of thousands of targeted prospects to find reliable buyers and sellers to connect with each other. I will connect you to a buyer, seller or JV (joint venture) partner in any industry, usually in less than 24 hours.”

Dean can show you how to use LinkedIn to:
• Sell your products and services
• Generate unlimited quality leads
• Find you the right business partners
• Drive traffic to your website/LinkedIn profile
• Build your contact and prospect lists
• Position you as an expert in your field

Many people aren’t aware of the opportunities LinkedIn can create for their business. Dean’s LinkedIn Master Class will teach you how to utilise one of the fastest growing social media platforms and yield the benefits it offers.

Book to attend our launch here. 

We recommend early booking as places are limited and tickets are selling fast!

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Beta Futures’ Networking & Launch Event!

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Beta Futures is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting the launch of our brand new Master Classes, in conjunction with Mike Monk, Founder of Monk Marketing on Thursday 10th September.

The Master Classes will begin in the Autumn covering a wide range of topics including Sales & Marketing, Franchising, Customer Service and much more!

At the event you can expect a free guide to networking, a free bite size Master Class by Mike Monk – as well as the opportunity to network with other local businesses.

Places are limited to book now! 

RSVPs to office@betafutures.com or 01293 817227.

Networking

Giving, contributing to and supporting others without keeping score” – Watson

From a business perspective networking can be extremely powerful. If you meet the right person it can have a huge impact on the growth and development of your business. Networking is all about making connections with the right people and building mutually beneficial relationships – we all know that, right?

The misconception about networking is that it is a game and a quick transaction between two people. Networking however, should be about knowing that what you can achieve with others is better than what you can do alone.

There are no short cuts to building sustainable relationships with others. You have to build rapport, trust and commitment, much like any other relationship.

It is easy to engage in your own private pre-screening process and to decide exactly who you want to talk to before even getting to an event. One thing that you must realise is that you need be open to talking to anyone and everyone. You never know who you may end up talking to.

Reciprocity is also very important. You need to think about what you can offer someone. Is it advice, contacts, a business partnership or something else? There needs to be a balance of accepting support, favours, information and making sure you can contribute in equal measure.

Be prepared to talk, listen and put the time in when networking. This will give you the best chance of reaping the rewards that we all know networking can offer.

Watch out for our next blog which will be coming out in the next few weeks.

Beta Futures is excited to announce that we will be hosting our very own networking event in September 2015 to launch our brand new “Master Classes” in conjunction with Mike Monk, Founder of Monk Marketing.

Courses that will be available include:

  • Sales & MarketingMM LOGO
  • Franchising Your Business
  • Getting the Most Out of Networking

If you are interested in attending our launch and wish to learn more about Beta Futures’ Master Classes drop us an email to marketing@betafutures.com.

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