Learn how to grow a small business by utilizing Sir Richard Branson’s advice. Never forget what a business, a company is in the first place – it’s a “group of people”.
What are the qualities of a good leader? What do you need to know and apply in order to run a successful business?
Sir Richard Branson founded Virgin Group in 1970. The company started as a small record outlet and has become a global business empire. Listen to some of his key lessons below…
After setting up a company and developing the first business, and marketing plan a huge hurdle has been overcome. But the next challenge is already knocking at the door – growth.
How to grow a small business…
A recent survey conducted by the software company Sage reveals that 31% of American Small Businesses have just one employee, the owner. The survey was conducted in May this year with 973 businesses.
Here’s what The Entrepreneur had to say recently about further highlights of its findings…
- More midsized companies, which Sage defines as having between 20 and 99 employees, will be adding to their ranks than the smaller businesses, with 19 or fewer employees.
- More than half of the smaller businesses surveyed plan to keep their headcount steady in 2013.
- The jobs that small-business owners are generating are primarily fulltime.
- Only three in 10 businesses that have already hired or plan to hire this year are adding part-time employees.
What strategies are you utilizing to grow your business? What’s your best tip when people ask you how to grow a small business?