What can entrepreneurs do to boost their business?

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Businesses large and small still face incredible challenges after a year unlike any other. While each industry has issues unique to its sector, every business can do things to boost its bottom line.

Running an efficient and streamlined business has never been more crucial. Here are a few ideas that can give entrepreneurs and people running small companies a badly-needed boost.

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On-demand printing

Businesses need on-demand printing for different reasons. For artists or online writers, “merch” is often an invaluable financial lifeline to supplement sales or subscriptions.

For visual artists, it’s not just a logo or branding they could be slapping onto a mug or clothing, but photography, drawing, painting, or something else — the substance of their actual art. Whether you need on-demand printing to make sales or boost promotion, use print on demand with a Canadian print provider for a streamlined e-commerce experience.

Just decide what product you want, choose a design, approve the sample, and they’ll handle the rest. Entrepreneurs need to connect with their customers in ways that are natural, effective, and inexpensive. On-demand printing makes it happen.

Communication

Keeping lines of contact open with your customers now is extra important when in-person gatherings aren’t permitted. People are probably dying to buy your products and support a local business, but they need to know how.

If they’re left in the dark, or the instructions about curbside pick-up aren’t clear enough, it could result in lost sales. Be mindful that people are navigating a stressful situation when you’re putting together an email or some other communique.

You’ll need to decide how the tone of your messaging matches your product and brand, but it’s probably better to be direct about what you’re selling. You can include positive or hopeful messaging, but it could backfire if you pair mawkishness too closely with commerce.

Use social media, an email list, or whatever means available to thicken your webs of communication with your customers or client base.

Apply for funding

Depending on your region, you may qualify for government subsidies meant to support small businesses. Do your due diligence and check.

You may have expenses that need to be paid or other costs to bear, so it’s good that governments lend assistance when business dries up. If they make it available, take them up on it!

Word of mouth is good

Encourage your customers to tell their friends about your business! Supporting a local business by making a purchase feels like a good deed, so encouraging customers to refer a friend is a free way for them to get good karma.

Also, direct referrals from satisfied customers are one of the most reliable ways to increase sales.

Entrepreneurs are scrappy, creative-minded problem solvers. If you have a different solution that fits your business better, use it! But, hopefully, the above tips give you some ideas for ways to stay afloat in a pandemic or even make some healthy profits.

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