10 Tips for Planning the Future of Your Small Business

It’s impossible to know exactly what the future holds for your business. But careful planning can help you make the most of your opportunities. Below are tips from SME members for planning for the future.

Let your business thrive this summer

Summer can be a slow season for many businesses. But that is often the perfect opportunity to try out new ideas. Lisa Sicard of Small Biz Tipster shared a few in this post. And BizSugar members expressed their own opinion here.

Make sure your business appeals to future customers and employees

Your website and marketing materials don’t just communicate with prospective customers and customers. Those who want to do business with you in the future may also come across these messages. Make sure they’re attractive with the tips in this Small Biz Viewpoints post from Harry and Sally Vaishnav.

Plan your content creation strategy

You don’t just create content in the moment. A simple schedule can make it easy for you to stay on track in the future. In this Internet Marketing Ninjas post, Ann Smarty describes exactly how to create a content creation strategy for your business.

Develop your own web apps

Consumers increasingly want additional features that go beyond what can be offered on a basic website. The development of web apps can thus be relevant for the future of many companies. Learn about the process in this Decipher Zone post from Mahipal Nehra.

Be realistic about your future as a franchisee

If you are planning to buy a franchise, it is important to think about your future prospects. But it’s easy to get caught up in promises brands make about earning potential. Instead, read this post from Joel Libava of The Franchise King to get a more realistic perspective.

Make sure millennials read your blog posts

If you want your business to be successful in the future, millennials can be a necessary customer base to target. This is especially important for many bloggers. Learn how to target this group with your blog in this Moss Media post from Kiara Miller. Then visit BizSugar to see what members are saying.

Let AI disrupt your marketing

AI is not just about high-tech applications. It can also be useful in everyday functions such as marketing. In this post from Pixel Productions, Edan Mizrah explores how AI can impact small business marketing.

Create a career progression plan

Every entrepreneur and professional takes several steps in his career. You can easily seize new opportunities as they arise. Or you can be intentional about the direction you want to go. This Process Street post from Leks Drakos includes a guide to creating a career plan.

Use recruiting chatbots

The future of recruitment is more efficient thanks to technology. Chatbots have a variety of uses for businesses, including recruiting. In this Landbot blog post, Esther Valiente explains the technology behind this option and how you can use it for your recruiting strategy.

Consider the ROI of virtual events

Virtual events have exploded in recent years. And many brands expect to continue hosting them in the future. If you’re planning to keep your virtual events going, get some insights from this post on Mike Allton’s Social Media Hat blog. Then visit the BizSugar Community to see what members are saying.

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