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Any company needs attention if it is to flourish, but many owners fail to plan adequately, and seek help only once it’s too late.

There are very simple steps you can take to maximise your chances of growth and reap the benefits of a healthy business.

Planning: Be sure to make a plan and refer to it regularly and adapt to new circumstances.

With new information and a constantly-changing economic environment, you may have to significantly change your plans.

Set up efficient processes for all staff to follow, to help maximise your time. Scheduling your week in advance and keeping your diary close by will help you stay on top of things.

Know your trade: Don’t overstretch yourself trying to be all things to all people. Focus on your core skills or products, aiming for quality where you know you can deliver. Branching out can only happen with a stem strong enough to support it.

Look after your customers : Customer service is the base of a healthy business, and employees who also understand this will help you succeed. Never forget that the best advert for your business is a happy customer.

Strive to improve: Growth is a process of change, and no business begins fully-formed.

Expect to make mistakes and learn from them – improving quality and making the next stage of your development better than the last.

Stay relevant with new computer programs, innovations and processes and embrace digital means, such as online advertising and social media.

Call 01573 224391 or email gill.adamson@renniewelch.co.uk to discuss your business strategy.