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3 Key Steps to Accelerate Business Development
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 by Haines City EDC Staff

You've got a great business idea and you're ready to make it happen. But how exactly do you go from concept to a successful, growing company? Accelerating business development and business growth takes focus, planning, and execution. Here are some key steps to set your business on the fast track to growth.

  1. Refine Your Business Model

    Take time to refine and finalize your business model. Make sure you have clarity around your value proposition, target customers, product offering, operations model, and path to profitability. The clearer and more focused your model, the easier it will be to execute and adapt as you scale. Consider things like pricing, partnerships, and repeat business strategies as part of your model.
     
  2. Create a Growth Strategy

    Next, you need a strategy for rapid business growth. Set big goals for revenue, customers, geographic reach, etc. Then, work backward to map out the key activities needed to get there. This could include things like hiring, marketing, product development, and strategic partnerships. Break your strategy down into quarterly objectives, so you have stepping stones along the way. Having a detailed growth strategy will keep you focused on the right priorities and actions as you build your business. It's your roadmap to success.
     
  3. Assemble Your Team

    No great business is built alone. Surround yourself with smart, driven people who complement your skills and fill capability gaps. This may mean finding co-founders, hiring key leaders, bringing on advisors, or leveraging partnerships. According to LinkedIn, young companies create an average of 3 million new jobs a year and have been responsible for almost all net new job creation in the United States in the last 40 years. If you need assistance finding the right team for your new company, the Haines City Economic Development Council can connect you with the right people to find employees and provide your workforce with new skills.

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