If you own a business, the changing of the year offers a new chance to improve your company. Business leaders have suggestions on the best improvements to make in 2017. International trade is something not all companies have to think about, but it is an option. Going eco-friendly is everywhere in the news. This will reduce costs. You can also get on the cloud to allow more flexibility in work environment. If you are struggling with competitors, perhaps finding a micro-niche that others don’t have will give you a leg up. And look into government support for an extra boost.
- Hire a virtual assistant from a foreign country. You can get an assistant for significantly less than a local employee. You could save a couple thousand per month.
- The global economy continues to shrink the marketplace making it more difficult to stand out in the crowd. Use branding, company promise and pricing to distinguish your product.
- Take advantage of government grants to help funnel funds into your small business that will help you to grow your business in the region and create jobs.
“As a business, you can outsource many of your daily operational tasks to a virtual assistant at a fraction of the cost that you would pay in your own country.”