What are the challenges of growing the business faster?
Knowing who to hire and when.
Attracting and retaining the right talent is a challenge for any start-up business, but so, too, is timing out often expensive executive-level hires.
Existing business relationships often have greater potential for profit and can also provide reliable cash flow. Newer relationships may increase turnover, but the profit margins may be lower, which may not be sustainable. Every business needs to be alert to new opportunities. There are obvious risks to relying solely on existing customers. Diversifying your customer base spreads those risks.
Keeping up with the market.
The more you succeed, the more competitors notice - and react to - what you are doing. A market-leading offer one day may be no better than average a few months later. As products (and services) age, sales growth and profit margins get squeezed. Understanding where your products are in their life-cycles can help you work out how to maximise overall profitability. At the same time, you need to invest in innovation to build a stream of new, profitable products to market.
Finding the right marketing method.
As your business grows, your marketing strategy needs to evolve to suit your changed circumstances. For example, your focus is likely to change from winning new customers to building profitable relationships and maximising growth with existing customers. Find the right marketing method with us. Contact us today!