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National Small Business Week: 3 Tips to Give Your Small Business a Boost


Did you know that it’s National Small Business Week? National Small Business Week is led by the U.S. Small Business Association and was created to honor the achievements of small business owners and entrepreneurs. National Small Business Week is a great time to celebrate success in small business and reflect on goals for the future. In recognition of this important week, we compiled a list of quick tips for small business owners and entrepreneurs to give their business a boost in the coming year.

  1. Revisit your business plan

It’s a smart idea to revisit your original business plan on a regular basis to make any adjustments for changes in your strategy or identify new goals to pursue. Reviewing and editing your business plan will help you and your team stay focused on the same priorities and set your business up for long-term success.

  1. Make the most of marketing

When you’re busy growing and developing your small business, it can be easy to forget about marketing. However, marketing is one of the most effective ways to spread the word about your business, helping you attract and retain customers. Luckily, marketing your small business doesn’t need to be overly time-consuming. Simply taking small steps each day to revamp the online and social media presence of your business can go a long way in improving your marketing efforts.

  1. Consider outsourcing to experts

Another way to give your small business a boost is by utilizing outsourcing to reduce overhead costs and save time. Consider outsourcing routine, time-intensive tasks such as accounting, payroll, assembly, packaging, or order fulfillment to specialists instead of increasing the size of your staff. Not only will you save money on the overhead costs of hiring and training new employees, but you’ll also save more time to focus on the core aspects of running and growing your small business.

Are you thinking about outsourcing services for your small business needs? At Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries, our Industrial Services Division is committed to helping business owners in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana lower costs and improve efficiency with our quality outsourcing for small businesses. Our experienced workforce specializes in a range of business services, offering custom solutions for kitting, assembly, packaging, order fulfillment, and more. Best of all, your partnership with our Industrial Services Division helps Ohio Valley Goodwill continue to provide meaningful employment for individuals with disabilities. Put Goodwill to work for your business! Contact us today and receive a free tour of our facilities in Cincinnati.