Growing Your Business

Running a successful small business means running a business that's constantly growing and evolving. To grow your business you need to look beyond day-to-day operations and plan for the future. The Hotfrog Small Business Hub's Growing Your Business section covers topics like putting together a business plan, basic networking tips, industry support and effectively naming your business.

  • Generating business support from industry groups and peers

    This article suggests places where small business owners can find industry peers with whom they can brainstorm and build supportive business relationships.

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  • Making the most of your HR outsourcing

    Outsourcing, whatever it is you have decided to outsource for, it’s always challenging. It requires you to trust someone else with a task you’d probably rather do yourself but might not have the time or expertise to do. When it involves staff selection, you need to make sure you get it right and make the most out of your outsourcer. Jessica Sanders offers a few suggestions.

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  • Six tips to make your site mobile-friendly

    The future is mobile, there doesn’t seem to be an argument about it. So, your business needs to be prepared for customers knocking at your door via their mobile devices and make their visit a pleasant, seamless experience. Here are some tips to help you achieve that.

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  • Building trust through constructive feedback

    Are you the type of manager who struggles to use feedback to improve employee’s performance? If so, Nkem Mpamah’s experiences and suggestions will help you use feedback as a tool to train your team and promote business growth.

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  • Building trust through constructive feedback

    Are you the type of manager who struggles to use feedback to improve employee’s performance? If so, Nkem Mpamah’s experiences and suggestions will help you use feedback as a tool to train your team and promote business growth.

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  • DIY options for the new entrepreneur

    Getting yourself started in the small business world is never easy, particularly when your start-up capital is not as large as you’d like it to be. But, as Jessica Sanders suggest, if you put your personal and professional experience and social media skills to good use, you’ll be able to go a long way.

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  • Starting small 2 - Love money and alternative income streams

    The second instalment of Nkem Mpamah’s two part series " Starting small - The number one startup busines principle" introduces you to some alternative startup income options you can resort to if or when the bank says no to you business proposal.

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  • Starting small 1 - Bootstrap and act with urgency

    If you’ve felt that sense of apprehension before turning your BIG idea into a successful small business, you know what Nkem Mpamah is referring to. In this two part series he shares his experiences starting a business and offers some suggestions that will help you overcome the initial roadblocks.

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  • Take your M-Commerce to the next level

    Smart phone technology has offered businesses the opportunity to have a presence beyond their brick and mortar location. But the mobile (or “M”) commerce field offers such a wide range of options that is important for small businesses to approach this new technology wisely. Jessica Sanders helps small businesses plan their m-commerce tactics and take them to the next level.

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  • How to put a price tag on your skills and value what you’re worth

    It is always hard trying to put a figure on how much you, as a business owner, are worth. Natalie Sisson offers tips on how to determine how much your time is worth and how much you should be charging your clients.

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