The Essential Tools You Need In Business (And At Each Business Stage!)

The Essential Tools You Need In Business (And At Each Business Stage!)

The startup stage tools.

Now, This is a stage two as business owners we have all been in, and effectively. The main objective for most people in this stage is to make sales. The biggest part of being in the startup stage is to make sales is to validate your offer. And, you know you can do all the research in the world, without actually going out there and trialling the offer. You’re not going to be able to fully validate it.

The established stage of business tools.

Now, the established stage of business, is the next stage up from startup so it’s kind of saying that you’ve validated your offer. You’re getting regular sales, it’s working. But you may be feeling a bit swamped. And this is often the stage where people throw out going get a virtual assistant. No, don’t go and get a virtual assistant!

And then we’re moving on to the growth stage tools.

Now, this is the really exciting stage, because you’ll find yourself in this stage where you have grown yourselves. So your offer is more than validated your sales are growing and they’re coming through and they’re regular. So they’re happening. You’re maybe looking to add an additional offering so your business. Depending how your business model is you might be looking at thinking I need to add some more streams. You will potentially have an ops assistant, that’s working away with particular processes in the background. While you’re tracking and seeing how things are working, how things are coming together, and the return that it’s bringing back to you.

Then we move on to the scale stage.

This is where you’re generally earning the money coming through the door. You’ve got the salaries, you’ve got the regular sales, you’ve got some team members and the working away. And it might not just be your ops side of team members. It might be that you have some graphic designers and copywriters, whatever that might be. But you were starting to scale. And your expenses are going up as your revenues going up. Which means that you fall back into the growth stage. Now, the way in order to scale is to re evaluate the business as a whole.




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Business Systems & automation consultant

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