When you start a business, it’s hard to know just how big it has the potential to become. Of course you can make projections – and it’s important to have faith in yourself and in what your business could someday become, but every entrepreneur worth their salt will know that there’s a significant degree of chance involved when you’re setting up your own business. Part of your success, at the end of the day, is down to good luck. But if you’ve been blessed with that good luck, what comes next? Here are some ways that you can expand your business to make it into what you want it to be…
Taking On New Staff
First of all, it’s time to consider taking on some new staff. If your business has been a success thus far then it’s a safe assumption that you’ve been good at recruiting and training people who fit with your company ethos and who understand your ultimate aims. As you expand, it can be hard to find people who fit in just as well as your initial staff members. One good way to do so is to offer internships. Unpaid internships are generally not a great idea – they mean that the role is only open to more privileged young people who can afford to work for free. They might not have the greatest work ethic, and as an employer you should make sure that your job openings are available to as many people as possible. Paid internships will help your new staff to demonstrate that they fit in well, that they understand your aims, and that they’re willing to work hard to do well.
Moving Into New Premises
When you start up a business, the premises are often the last thing that you think about. Whether you started off working from home or you’ve simply run out of space at your first rented offices, it’s exciting when you start to realize that you need to expand your office space. If you can’t find anywhere that you love and that works for you and your company, look into hiring a commercial construction firm that can advise you about how to change a property that you’ve invested in, or even build somewhere new to your specifications. Remember that it needs to be fully accessible for employees with all different physical needs, and go for somewhere with plenty of natural light and fresh air.
Looking For New Clients
Finally, once you’re certain that your relationship with your current clients is strong and positive, it’s time to start expanding and looking for new clients so that you can further extend your success. First of all, make sure that you have a good online presence so that people can find your company easily, and so that you look good when you hand out your business cards at networking events and people search for you online. Being contactable is very important, so make sure that the contact page on your site contains your email address, phone number and postal address.