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Planning for Growth

Planning for business growth can be one of the tougher challenges you face as an entrepreneur. Growth, in profits or otherwise, rarely happens overnight: it takes time and energy. 

Understanding your customers’ needs and wants is essential. Conducting research, surveys and asking for feedback will ensure that you’re attentive to their needs. This will make it easier to develop products or services that meet the demands of an ever-changing market.

Create a forecast for cash requirements by doing a pulse check on your cash inflow and outflow. This will help to determine if there are future cash requirements and allow you to look at your current financial situation as a whole. You may be able to acquire additional financing for things like expansion, product development or working capital.

As your business continues to grow, make sure your growth is sustainable and keep re-evaluating your strategy to better understand the risks and opportunities for your business.