As the weather cools down, it might feel tempting to bundle yourself up in some blankets and put your business into hibernation until the spring. However, chilly temperatures are no excuse for dropping the ball when it comes to managing and expanding your business. With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s the perfect opportunity to start thinking about how to creatively and strategically grow your business. That’s why this week’s Gig Economy News has a few tips on how to do just that.
Entrepreneurship can often feel like standing on shaky ground – especially when you’re just getting started. Making mistakes and taking missteps are all part of building a business, but how can you be sure that you’re headed in the right direction? Take a look at our post on how to get your startup to solid ground so that you can stand firm and grow with confidence.
Trends to Follow
While it’s important to think outside the box and be a leader, sometimes it’s also important not to miss out on key trends. In fact, identifying and riding major trend waves can lend a big boost to your business if your timing and execution are done well. Take a look at this article from Business2Community on what trends you should be following right now.
Pump Up the Crowd
One of the most popular ways to turn an idea into a business is through crowdfunding. There are several great platforms to choose from, but not all crowdfunding campaigns are equal. Even if your idea is excellent, if you execute your campaign inefficiently and incorrectly, you’ll likely have poor results. Luckily we’ve got a great roundup of how to build a successful campaign to launch your business this winter.
Plan for Success
When all you want to do is curl up by the fire with a cup of cocoa, how do you stay motivated? One entrepreneur has found a strategy that we really like for combating any sluggishness that may hit you this season. Check out this Fast Company article that shares how one entrepreneur uses his own goals to stay motivated.
How will you keep your business hot this winter? Tell us in the comments!