With 2017 just around the corner, most small business owners-including accounting firms- are considering the best ways to improve their business in the new year. To help you get your business on the right track toward more success in 2017, we have collected several great blog posts from our peers with advice on just how to do that. Read, learn, and by all means, share!:
How to Make Your Business More Successful in 2017
To start us out with our list of great blog posts from our peers with advice on how to make your business more successful in 2017, below is a great one from Huffington Post:
- 14 Free Business Tools to Make Your Startup More Successful in 2017- Although this great post from Huffington Post is geared toward startups, the free business tools listed are great for an ongoing venture.
- Forbes often ends up on our monthly roundup of the best articles/blog posts about business success. The article we are including here is Top Ten Business Trends that Will Drive Success in 2017. This article is a Forbes Editors Pick. Here is the first trend listed--1. Subject Matter Experts Become The New RainmakersSubject matter experts who understand and can help guide the sales process drive growth in top performing B2B companies.Consider three different buying personas: an order taker, a salesperson, and a subject matter expert (SME). The order taker merely takes an order, and provides a price and delivery schedule. That function can be easily performed by Amazon (often with better results). Of the remaining two personas, which one would you want to encounter as a customer? Would you want the person with a mission to sell something to you, or the expert who you might be willing to pay to meet with because of their deep expertise?
- How to Make Your Business Thrive in 2017 comes from the website Business in Savannah, but it is great advice for a business anywhere at all. The article is written by Dominick Biangone, who is the CEO of Confident Endeavors and a member of Association of Accredited Business Consultants. Several out-of-the box ideas in this article, well worth a read.
- Our next selection for the best advice to help you make your business more successful in 2017 comes from The Whole Brain Group, 9 Tips for Developing Your 2017 Sales and Marketing Strategy. We all know that sales is the true bottom line when it comes to business success. In that vein, you could read no other article from our collection and have a successful business plan for 2017. It is THAT good.
- We are very impressed by this in-depth article from Kimberly Haydn, a business and branding specialist concentrating on helping women succeed in business. The article is titled Plan For Success in 2017 With These 4 End-of-the-Year Business Tips. Kimberly has created an article packed with advice and links that deal with successful branding and marketing.
- Also, read our post, How to Boost Employee Morale, as one more way to improve your business in 2017.