EP:55 Five Forces

Force Factors That Drive Small Business

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In this episode, a review of Porter’s 5 Forces and how they shape small business.  Which forces may be working in your favor and which forces are working against you and your small business like the force of a hurricane.  In this overview a look at each of the five forces and how they may apply in most any small business.  At any given time or another one of these may be driving business to or away from you, in either case, it’s good stuff to know and good business sense to employ. It’s hard work

 

-Miles

 

Small Business: The Next Episode

Small Business: The Next Episode

The Next Episode in Your Small Business.

Getting to the next episode in business
Getting to the next episode in business

Once you’ve got you small business off the ground and are running on all cylinders, now what?  Sooner or later every small business may hit a plateau, and no one knows how long this “plateau” may last.  That isn’t the time to take the “wait and see” approach, that’s not how real go-hard go-getters and entrepreneurs get down anyway.  In fact, that will be the time start considering advanced moves to position the small business for growth.  When it comes to growing and moving beyond the plateau nothing but nothing is off limits, everything from guerilla marketing to getting a publicist to revamping the entire business is on the table, you will either Grow or Die. This podcast episode talks about advanced moves to “Grow or Die”.  First things first, before making advanced moves, make sure not to get too far ahead of yourself by attempting big moves before the business is stable and ready.  How do you go to the next episode?

-Miles

Grow or Die. Small Business

Grow or Die. Small Business

Small Business. Grow or Die is the rule.

This week’s episode reviews how to grow your small business and not die while still being alive in business.  How would you die and still be in business?  When year over year and quarter over quarter results are the same, you might have hit a snag or flat spot in your business.   Get stuck in that flat spot repeatedly and you’re dead, rather, the living dead …figuratively speaking of course.

Be Prepared to grow or die a death of stagnation
Be Prepared to grow or die a death of stagnation

Point is, you have to grow your business once its off the ground and moving.  Now may be the time to make some big moves.  In this week’s episode I discuss 5 big moves that’s necessary to help fight off the rigor mortis that awaits if you don’t get to shaking and moving.  Using the strengths of a small business, pivot, pivot, pivot   ….Grow or Die.

The Question Mark Guy

 

-Miles