Experts share how to improve your small business team and grow your network beyond hiring

Experts share how to improve your small business team and grow your network beyond hiring

A quality small business team can accelerate the growth of your business. But many companies today are struggling to hire. However, this is not the only way to increase the effectiveness of your team and grow your small business network. Read tips from members of the online small business community below.

Don’t Overlook Onboarding

Many companies today focus solely on growing their team. But finding people to hire is only a small part of the process. If you want long-term success, you need to properly onboard new team members. David Banaghan offers advice and insights in this Occupop post.

Reduce customer complaints

Ideally, you want customers to praise your business. But there will always be some people who are not happy with your products or services. Your quality team should do everything possible to reduce this number. Diana Avram-Anghel details how to achieve this goal in this AlisQI post.

Create winning training videos

Videos can be an ideal way to introduce important concepts and processes to new team members. These can be used for remote team members or in addition to in-person training for those working in an office. Read this G2 Learn Hub post by Mara Calvello for tips on creating winning training videos.

Use an Excel billing template

When you expand your business network to include multiple clients, billing can take a long time. But templates can simplify the process. And there are plenty of options available for programs you probably already use, like Excel. This InvoiceBerry post by Ana Mladenovc features a guide to Excel invoice templates.

Measure brand awareness

Your small business network isn’t just about your partners, customers, and team. Everyone who has heard of your business or considered buying from you should be included. To grow this area, you need to focus on increasing brand awareness. Anthony Williams shares a guide in this PlatterOfGold post.

Increase accessibility in the workplace

If you want to bring the best possible talent into your workplace, you shouldn’t exclude people because of inaccessible space. In fact, there are many other important reasons to prioritize accessibility. Ivan Widjaya shares tips in this post from the CEO of SMB.

Use golf as a business tool

Visit any golf course and you’ll likely find plenty of business professionals playing a round. This isn’t just a popular way to relax – golf can be a useful tool for growing and strengthening your network. Jordan Fuller breaks down in this BusinessLoad post. And BizSugar members offered their thoughts here.

Use these onboarding tools for remote teams

Many companies are growing these days by bringing in remote team members. But the way you interact with these employees differs from interactions with team members in person. And this can affect incorporation. Ciara Byrne lists several perfect onboarding tools for remote teams in this post.

Become a big fish in a small pond

The environment in which you choose to grow your business can have a huge impact on your network and your chances of success. If you want to look like the biggest and best operation in town, use the tips in this Small Biz Viewpoints post by Harry and Sally Vaishnav to grow.

Choose the right time to buy a franchise

Franchise businesses give you the opportunity to grow a team and network quickly. However, there are many important considerations to make before you buy. In fact, when you choose to buy it can have a big impact, as Joel Libava discusses in this Franchise Direct post.

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