Running a successful creative business can be tough, as you have to keep it functioning and keep the creative and fun sparks flying. However it can be done, you just need to be organised, efficient and creative. Here are a few tips to help you along the way.
Stick to One Thing
Find out what you’re good at and stick to it, don’t take on too many things at once
Don’t be afraid to change your plan
Once you’ve created a business plan don’t be afraid to change it, as long as you have a clear vision of where your heading you can make adaptations to your plan.
Don’t do what everyone else does
Many businesses will take the safer/easier route, if you do things that these businesses are too afraid to do then you will stand out against your competition.
To succeed a business needs to make a profit, so keep an eye on your spending’s to ensure your businesses success.This is responsible so you can pay your suppliers and any other people you may need to on time.
Engage with other businesses around you, yes they are technically your competition but building partnerships help stimulate new ideas.
Become a Digital Business
Connect, Engage, Like and Follow. Connect with employees, customers and other people you interact with so you can build up a digital culture. Learn how to use social media properly and keep up with technology so you can further promote your business. Don’t keep your business to yourself, by making it digital your business can be seen by the world.
Fail, Try again, Succeed
Every business has had it’s bad pitches, IT errors and bad meetings, the trick is to discover why the situation failed, learn from it and move on.
If you’re not succeeding, let out your frustration and move on. The best businesses are built through persistence, focus on how you can improve this for next time. Keep going, don’t give up.
Protect and Defend your ideas
Most business ideas have been building up for years and are the key to your business, so defend and protect them.
Plan, Plan, Plan
Be organised. If you have a project that is going to bring in a lot of revenue then focus on that. Set up dates, put people in place, but don’t forget about other projects running alongside it.
Keep it Fun
Running a creative business is still supposed to be fun, so if you’re not enjoying yourself seek out the fun in and encourage others to do the same.