Growing a small business even in a recession is not impossible. Some of the most successful businesses still around today were started during recessions, so do not lose hope. The three important ways to grow a business are simple but very important. Getting new customers, keeping customers and getting customers to purchase more (and more frequently).
The size of your business will determine the amount of customers you have and the amount of customers you have will determine the supply and demand factor. You don’t want to outdue the amount of customers you have by product and vice versa.
If your business is already making money but it’s reached a plateau then setting aside a portion of your profit to finding new ways to aquire customers makes the most sense in finding ways to thrive.
Another great way is to involve your employees. Find out what they see as they work for you. What would streamline the processes of your business while getting new customers? A lot of times employees can be a great source of knowledge since they are usually dealing one on one with your customers. They often know what might make things go smoother or keep a customer longer.
So with some perserverance and vigilance you can thrive even in tougher financial times!