30 Ways for Entrepreneurs to Grow Their Business


Have you heard the saying “there is more than one way to skin a cat”? Coined by American humorist, Seba Smith, in The Money Diggers in 1840, it means there is more than one way of achieving an aim. How perfect for entrepreneurs and their aim to grow their business.

Traditional business defines growth in terms of revenue/sales or profit growth. However, growing revenue may not motivate or inspire you to action.  Following the wisdom of Seba Smith, there is more than one-way to grow your business.

1.  Grow revenue/sales

2.  Boost profits

3.  Improve cash flow

4.  Increase number of clients/accounts

5.  Strengthen average revenue per client

6.  Reduce number of billable hours needed to achieve revenue goals

7.  Enhance actualization rate

8.  Further brand awareness and visibility

9.  Achieve annual goal(s) in 10 months vs 12 months

10. Upgrade client base

11. Polish your entrepreneurial skills

12. Develop efficient/effective operational systems

13. Reduce unnecessary expenses

14. Eliminate profit holes

15. Say “yes” frequently

16. Expand your professional network

17. Improve your closing average

18. Generate more leads

19. Boost your confidence

20. Illuminate your vision

21. Feel, act, and be more successful

22. Spend 80% of your day doing work you love

23. Achieve ‘expert’ status

24. Gain better control of your day/time

25. Rediscover and grow your business around your purpose

26. Create order out of chaos

27. Establish and achieve value-based goals

28. Achieve 5 stars on all customer reviews.

29. Grow your business on your terms rather than on those established by others

30. Disrupt your industry

It’s your turn. I want to hear how you ‘skin your cat’ (aka grow your business)?

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Brooke Billingsley

Vice President
Perception Strategies

Synnovatia is a strategic coaching firm that is detailed and knowledgeable about business. i have a small business that grew from $150K to $750K because of the goal setting and resources that Synnovatia provided. It saves me years of learning on my own.

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