5 Ways To Make Your Small Online Business Competent

  1. Understand How Money Flows

It is very important to understand how money flows in and out of your business. Control your expenses and limit it as much as possible. Consider the Pareto Principle or the 80/20 rule. Does 20% of your business asset produce 80% of business gains?  If you think that the result is not that recognizable, you might want to put off shelling out that money for a much better cause that would bring you more growth or earnings. Understanding how money flows into the business is just as important as well.

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  1. Take Advantage of Technology

There are a lot of available tools that are free of cost which can help you get the work done much quicker and can take care of security, business processes, marketing, communication, and the like. Some of these tools have premium versions which you may want to consider if your business grows eventually. But you can still take advantage of their free version, with a few limitations, while you are still in the evaluation process on which tools you really need for your business.

  1. Be Lean

Be lean and do not complicate your business processes. Avoid unnecessary middlemen. Being lean should also be reflected on your website. Keep it simple yet engaging and informative. Users who visit your website should not be confused. Practice minimalism but be careful not to make it look too plain or else the user will get bored. Shun those images that will take too long to load. Ditch those widgets and plugins that you don’t really need. It is detrimental to your online business if users will lose engagement in your site because it is taking too long to load.

  1. Focus on the Value

Your business’ main priority should be on how to add value and serve the people. Don’t sacrifice quality for price. It is not always good to compete with other businesses in terms of pricing. If adding value to your products in order to serve your customers more is your main focus, the price will be justified. Customers easily forget the price, but the value you give them will be instilled for a long time. That is the sure way you can get loyal customers.

5.Get Professional Legal Advice

An online business may seem less complicated than its brick and mortar counterpart. With tools like Shopify, anyone can set up an online business without the hassle, regardless of technical skill. Despite the fact that an online business can be set up easily, it is still covered by your state’s Business Laws and you may encounter some legal issues at some point. Protect yourself and your business by making sure that you are meeting all the legal requirements required for an online business in the United States. It is always in your best interest to seek professional legal counsel. Legal matters should not be taken lightly. The internet can be a source of vast legal resources but it helps if you can only focus on those which apply to you and knowing which ones are critical. You can never go wrong if you ask professional help from a Business Attorney in your area.


Lynne Huysamen

Mommy to a pigeon pair, blogger and online marketer. Lover of chocolate, good books and buckets of coffee.

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