How Startup Business Owners Can Outsmart Their Competitors

Daniel MoayandaDaniel Moayanda Lagos, NigeriaPosts: 17subscriber Bronze Level Member


Ascending  the roof of business success can sometimes be challenging. It’s even more tough  for startups and other aspiring entrepreneurs.

However, fear has been one of the obstacle affecting entrepreneurs to take serious action and move their business to next level. It has overpowered a lot of entrepreneur  to the extent that once the "what if I fail" thought comes they instantly back out. This has stopped several business from taking the right steps.

There are several  business startups who  failed different times before becoming a success.  

For every entrepreneur who aspire to create a clear path of success and move his own business to the next level, you must be ready to face and overcome business challenges. There are several steps to follow, below are 5 powerful secrets to business success.

1. Execute Your Plan:

Why write a business plan? One of the important aspect, or the secret to business success is planning. Which involves how you want your business to thrive among several businesses out there.

Just knowing the steps to take can launch your business to success, meanwhile,  business plan is a golden factor that differentiate every business owner from each other.

If you are with a solid business plan, it becomes more easier to  know where you are going and how to accomplish the goal of your business.

These are few Important questions to take note of while outlining your business plan:

  • How would you finance your business?

  • Who are your customers? Who do you want to sell your product to?

  • Growth: How would you want to expand your business and when?

  • Marketing: How would you get your customers to stick to your brand?

These are all essential factors  you should include in your business plan, to have a outstanding business success.

2. Strategize How To Overtake Your  Competitors:

Apparently, you are not the only one in the business. A lot of  other business people are busy strategizing on how to get more customers by different means, some by advertising their product on big social platforms, and some by giving product discount to their customers.

For example, there are vehicle transport services that gives discount to their customers on different shipping deal. Thereby increasing their customers loyalty and bringing in new customer -- while them make life easy for them.  Definitely, a lot of people will always prefer to use quality service at a realistically affordable rate.

3. Stay In Good Health:

There's a saying, “health is wealth.”  A lot of people believe in putting business before their health. As an entrepreneur, your first priority is to stay healthy, this is because you need your body to carry out all the plans to take your business to a success land.

You will only be able to think right if you are in a good state of health. All successful business people don’t joke or play with their health, if the health collapse, the business also collapse.

Simple ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle that will contribute to your business success:

  • Eat good food, and eat more of fruit

  • Exercise

  • Sleep at the right time

  • Don’t overthink

An healthy man is a wealthy man, the state of your physical appearance will determine how far you move your business to the next level.

4. Strategize on improving profit margin:

The basic reason for operating business is to make profit, it is important to strategize on ways to increase your profit constantly.

The more your profit increases, the more your business grows. And the less profit you make, the quicker your business runs to doom. So, it is paramount to find ways to increase your profit to have a successful business.

However, one of the ways successful businesses increase their profit is by reducing cost and increasing sales. They check out all areas, on how they can save money to generate more revenue.

You should implement ways to increase your sales while strategizing on how to increase your profit. If you analyze both very well, the more you sell the more profit you make, and that will help your business to grow due time.

5. Take risks:

It is hard to have a successful business without taking risk. You should know you can't achieve your business goal by playing it safe, success won't come like a chocolate, you have to pursue it.

As TS Eliot said, “only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far it is possible to go.”

Taking risk and business success go alongside --  you will never know what the outcome will be until you try it out.  Taking risk in business requires foresight, not just to take risk without measures. Take calculated risk.

6. Produce what people demand for:

Many a times people move into a business trade which they think will be successful, not looking at the demand rate and how available it is. If a product has high demand rate and low availability, there is high possibility of success in it, if you approach it in a good dimension.

To have a successful business you need to look in for what people are demanding for, not just what you think you want to sell. How is the demand for your product in the market? That is one of the thing that will determine how successful you will be.

 Thanks for reading......

Sign In or Register to comment.