startupYou’ve already come a long way with your start-up: first you had the courage to devote 100% of your time to it, despite the words of discouragement from the various naysayers you were faced with; you’ve had the initiative to get it up and running and turning over a healthy profit; and you’ve had the determination to carry on your initial success over a sustained period of time. If you can relate to this, then there is no time rest on your laurels — it’s now time to take the next steps in ensuring that your start-up business grows bigger.


Hire Right

In order to do so, first, you should check these eight great ways to foil stagnation and help accelerate growth in your business, and then you must begin to think and act like your business is bigger than it actually is. This means you must hire the correct professional team, even if think your business isn’t big enough to need or even warrant the filling of the positions. In order to make customers and clients believe that yours is a business that they can put their continued trust into you must make it seem genuine and bona fide to them.


Business Plan

Firstly, you should seek to hire an accountant, and sooner rather than later! They provide a real back bone for your business, allowing you to focus on all the other aspects of it. They will assist you in all the financial matters, including the drawing up of your professional business plan and any tax issues. As well as this, an accountant will give you a peace of mind when it comes to a number of acronyms that have so far just given you a headache whenever you’ve look at or thought about them, like VAT and PAYE procedures. They would take these tasks as their own as well as keeping on top of all your regulatory and compliance requirements. Having an accountant will allow you more time to focus on furthering your business’s stance as genuine.

Functional & Inspirational Workspace

And to further this, you need to find yourself an office space and fill it with all the essentials needed. This means having all the utensils, instruments, devices and facilities to be able to provide what you are promoting. Obviously it is relative in regards to the funds that are at your disposal, but if yours is a business that relies heavily on the use of the technological advances of the modern world, for example, like computers, then you may need to think about the installation of a data centre building or computer room/area. So in other words, adapt your surroundings in order for your business to adapt to its market. But it’s not just about making sure you can supply what you sell, it also means creating a ‘real’ business environment for both your employees and any prospective customers who may visit the site. To undertake this task, you should seek the services of office furniture systems, such as those offered by Arnold’s Office Furniture, in order to make sure your office is not only practical, but looks professional. Some tips in sprucing up your office space include filling it with bright colours, decorations, ornaments, flowers, a fish tank and some funky stationary; creating a welcoming feel for everyone, regardless of gender, would result in a more widespread chance of catching a customer’s attention.


So, there you have it, a few tips to help you along your path of taking your start-up business to the level of market leader.