We all know that all businesses started from scratch, even the largest corporations in the market.
Many of them struggled to survive and eventually rose to the top. How did they pull through? How do they sustain their business and keeping themselves together? The answer is diligence, team effort, enthusiasm, confidence, dependability, creativity, and having the ability to recover from failure.
As a startup company, you need to have all the effective traits of a business and its people. Businesses can’t make it alive in the wild jungle of the business industry without the help of a team of dependable, hardworking, and intelligent individuals that make up the company. Growth is inevitable and with the contribution of your company departments such as your sales team, marketing, accounting and finance, your secretary, and all personnel involved in the company.
Nowadays, startup companies hire a dedicated virtual assistant which undoubtedly cost-effective and efficient when it comes to business tasks by which successful companies everywhere have in their company.
Here are 4 sales plans for better startup business growth.
1. Connecting with customers
Customers are the number one target of a business, without them your business would not prosper. Make sure that you target the right customers for your product or service. There are tons of ways on how to connect with customers and know that you exist in this world and in the market. The internet is the best way to start with, and social media is probably the perfect place to start.
Social media has taken the world by storm, and not just a storm, but a super typhoon larger than the earth! Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and especially Facebook who is a giant in the social media world, they have attracted incredibly and most probably every single human being in this world who has access to a smartphone or a computer. According to reports, there are 2.38 Billion monthly active users of this site, 1.56 billion people log in to their accounts daily, five profiles are created daily, and a Facebook user spends an average time of 20 minutes on visiting the site. If these statistics can’t help you connect with customers, it just means you’re doing nothing.
2. Building Credibility
Are you credible enough, do you have the product or service that they can count on? Well, you’re just a startup business and all you have to do is build trust primarily. You need to share details about your company, about your mission, your goals, experience, and how exciting the business is. Make a list of all the well-respected personalities in the industry and share them your business vision, tell them how your business can be the next game-changer in the market. Once you have achieved building your credibility to highly respected individuals, the next step will be smooth as silk.
3. Sales pinpointing the right companies
This is where most newcomers and startup businesses fail. They are selling to the wrong people, the wrong audience! They are virtually selling to everybody and anyone they encounter. You need to target the right people for your business, the right strategy, you can’t sell meat to people who are vegan, you can’t harvest apples from an orange tree, take it from the experts who already have reached their goals in the business industry. When you have already found your correct prospects, make a free trial, make them see that your product is dependable, your services are excellent, and that will give you the opportunity to have leads, and those leads will surely become sales.
Value for your product and value for your customer’s money. Most of the time, people don’t really buy your product, they buy the value of your service. For example, a hamburger restaurant. People love hamburgers, but why would they be coming back again and again to your place just for a burger? There are hundreds of burger chains everywhere, but why do they go back to you? It’s because of the quality of service you provide. They love the service you provide and makes them soft on the inside and makes them want to come back.
Customer service is important, a salesperson can’t sell by being rude and intimidating. Always create rapport, smile, speak with a soft-toned voice but with confidence, be respectful, and value you give, the value you receive.
As a boss or a leader of your company, make sure to share all your thoughts to your staff, to your departments, to your team, and all that is involved in your business. Make sure that you work as a team and teamwork can do miracles. Do some brainstorming, have meetings, connect with each other, and the happier your employees are, the better they perform, and that’s a fact!
Follow these tips and your startup company will grow fast, will go a long way, and eventually reach goals. There is nothing easy in the business world, you just need to strive for greatness, and perseverance is the key to it all. Look at all the great names and brands in the market today, they are utilizing every single business tactic there could be. They are using the World Wide Web, social media, advertising, and even the powerful word of mouth to sell.
The business plans you just have learned are a few of the best ways to make your business grow, use it and be hungry for more ideas to make it all happen for your startup business.
Karstine Mae Sanchez is a content marketer at OkayRelax. She loves writing content on business and work management, food and nutrition, Health and travel lifestyle. When she is not busy, you can find her at the beach, exploring different islands, seeing beautiful waves and walking in the sand.