Have you been racking your brain trying to come up with ideas to improve your small business? Are you coming up short on ways to improve your sales production or streamline your operations? Creativity is great, but getting ideas on improving your small business online is certainly quicker.
For the past two years, I have been writing this small business advice column for the Appen newspapers. This happens to be article No. 100. I do a lot of homework online before selecting a topic to write about, and I am always looking for ideas that a small business owner can easily use to help them improve their business. As a small business owner, there is no reason you can't do the same thing.
Search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing allow you to use keywords to find information on a specific subject. Key in some keywords on your computer about issues or challenges you are facing and you'll be amazed on how much information you will find. And by the way, you'll also find out that you aren't the only one who has this specific challenge!
In addition to highlighting the challenges or issues small businesses have, a lot of articles have step-by-step directions on how to solve it. By keying in your problem and quickly getting some improvement ideas, you'll streamline the process of improving your small business. The Internet is a powerful tool for small businesses, and going online to get ideas on improving your small business will really help you.
Dick Jones is the Founder & President of Jones Simply Sales in Alpharetta, Ga. As a 4th generation sales professional, he has over 30 years of experience advising, coaching, consulting and working with small business owners. Office: 770-663-4681, web: www.simplysalesllc.com