WWWHelper

Small Business Resource Center

Print This Page


Site Menu

FYI...

Blogging 101
blogging 101:
If writing is an art, then, blogging is one way of using words to come up with an art. This is because people who are into blogging are the ones who are artistic on their own sense, carefully choosing words that would best describe their feelings, sentiments, wishes, desires, and everything. B...

Use SourceForge.net for Your Business Software Program Needs To Save Money
Save Money By Using SourceForge.net Which Is A Great Source Of Software For Your Business Program Needs:
The primary objective of any business that does not operate for a charitable cause is to generate profits. With the ongoing financial turmoil the world over, an increasing number of businesses are now looking at ways to reduce costs to combat the crunch. A large number of the businesses looking to...

How Do You Start Making Money with Blogs?
How Do You Start Making Money with Blogs?:
The first thing to do when planning to make money with a blog is really not to put the spotlight on earning the money. People will read your blog because it is fun to read or they can get a ton of information from what you write. Unlike other websites, people will not see your blog as a money...

Web Design Elements You Should Avoid Having on Your Site
Design Elements You Should Avoid:
As a web designer, you should design your websites to give your visitors the greatest ease of use, the best impression and most important of all a welcoming experience. It doesn't matter if you had the greatest product in the whole world -- if your website is poorly done you won't be able to sell ...

Small Biz Tip Category: Tips And Ideas
 
Small Biz Tip Menu
 
Blog Home ]   [ Announcements ]   [ Blogging ]   [ Home Business ]   [ Kick Start ]   [ Marketing ]   [ Tips And Ideas ]   [ Web Site Mgmt. ]   [ What Is... ]   [ All In Order ] 
 
Search Blog ]  ]   [ Add to Technorati Favorites ]   [ Subscribe To Raw XML file ] 
 

"Tips for Competing with Larger Businesses"


There are no comments shared for this Small Biz Tip.

Click here to be the first to share your comments for this Small Biz Tip.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Are you a small business owner? If you are, you will likely face a large amount of competition from others; others who may be larger than you and others who may have more resources at hand than you do. Although it may seem as if you are at a disadvantage because your business is a small business, it doesn't have to be that way. There are a number of different ways that you can make sure that your business is able to successfully compete with your competition, even your competition that may include large, national companies.

When it comes to competing with your larger competitors, it is important that you remember exactly what you are, a small business. This automatically makes you unique right away. Each year, a large number of small business owners end up closing their doors. While this may not sound promising to you, it should give you a little bit of hope. There are actually a large number of consumers who like doing business with small businesses, just like you. In fact, some prefer to do business with them. The less competition you have from other small businesses, the greater your chances are of staying profitable and in business are.

While you may not necessarily be able to control the competition that you do and do not have, one thing that you can control is your business's public perception. For instance, if you were to run a pet supply store or a clothing store, there are a number of other businesses where your customers could go to buy the same products at, like a large department store. To prevent that from happening, you want to give your customers a reason to come to your store, as well as reason to keep on coming back. The first step is to make sure that your establishment is well-kept and always clean. You will want to pickup your sales floor, if your business has one, each and every day, dust, mop the floors, and keep all of your entranceways cleans. To many consumers, nothing is more unappealing that a dirty business.

In addition to making sure that your establishment is well-kept and always clean, you need to examine the type of service that you and your employees provide your customers with. Most small businesses are known for their personal feel. When it comes to doing business with a small business, there are customers who want to feel like they are known by name, even if they aren't actually, or feel like they can stop and talk with you and your employees about nothing in particular, like the weather, just because. This is what will essentially set your business apart and make it easier to compete with larger businesses. Unfortunately, many of today's larger corporations have more of a focus on "don't waste company time or money," than they do the customers. Making sure that all of your customers receive the best service available, as well as thank you every time, is the best way to compete and win against your larger competitors.

The above mentioned ways are just a few of the many ways that you can make sure that your small business is running just as strong as the competition. Even if you run an online business, instead of storefront one, a personalized, friendly service is an important component of being successful. For additional methods that may help your business stay afloat, you may want to think about turning to your customers for suggestions. A simple suggestion box may give you insight into your customers, as well as their wants and their needs.

Provided By: Ray Plumlee
Website Address: www.wwwhelper.com



This Small Biz Tip Entry Viewed 3,111 Times
The PermaLink for this Small Biz Tip is:
Tips for Competing with Larger Businesses
 
Small Biz Tip Menu
 
Blog Home ]   [ Announcements ]   [ Blogging ]   [ Home Business ]   [ Kick Start ]   [ Marketing ]   [ Tips And Ideas ]   [ Web Site Mgmt. ]   [ What Is... ]   [ All In Order ] 
 
Search Blog ]  ]   [ Add to Technorati Favorites ]   [ Subscribe To Raw XML file ] 
Go To Top Of Page