Running a business requires multiple skill sets. As an SME grows, so do the requirements for extra skill sets and managers to help support you.
Here are a few questions to help assess whether it’s time for you to gain some expert advice. Our business consultants or mentors can guide you on how to expand your SME in the current climate.
Increasing digital marketing efforts and knowing how to balance your sales team growth versus expenses is critical. Without promoting your service or product correctly, customers won’t find you online and leads or sales won’t be generated.
Our Startwise consultants have helped growing SME business owners by answering a few Marketing & Sales related questions, such as:
HR manages your employees’ wellbeing, develops the culture in your business and often is the bridge between payroll and your employees. They are also responsible for managing your employee contracts and often your NDC’s and agreements with suppliers too.
If you have any questions around expanding your workforce, drawing up employment contracts, dealing with the CCMA or even as simple as should you look to hire… Navigate your way to the “HR & Payroll” category on the Startwise platform and chat to one of our experts.
Here is what some business owners are asking:
It may seem like a broad category where you aren’t sure what you are supposed to gain or ask from a business mentor or consultant. They can offer guidance and often be a sounding board for your strategic decisions. They can assist with topics like trends, expansion, strategy, business focuses and plans or perhaps even helping you develop a business skill.
Here’s a few questions our business coaches, mentors and consultants can help you with:
Join the Startwise platform, navigate to the “Business Consulting” category and start chatting to a mentor of your choice.
Commercial law is defined by Wikipedia as “the body of law that applies to the rights, relations, and conduct of persons and business engaged in commerce, merchandising, trade, and sales.” Our advisors can assist your company on business-related issues, drafting of or reviewing legal documents or resolving legal disputes.
It sounds complex, but here are perhaps some questions you may have:
We alluded to it earlier, as a start-up, you run the show. You are across all divisions of your business and more often than not, you don’t necessarily have the support of a full management team. As your business becomes more established, your mindset should shift to upskilling yourself and building a bigger team.
Our mentors can help you. Join the Startwise platform, select the “Skills and management” category, and chat to an expert.
Here’s what other business owners have been asking:
A great way to expand your business is to take your offering online. Build an eCommerce site or use the shop functions that social media channels offer to businesses. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the rate of consumers shifting to an online and digital space. Your business could be making more sales by ensuring your products and services are available to purchase online.
If you aren’t sure how to start the conversation with a Startwise eCommerce mentor, here are some FAQ’s:
If you are still unsure how to navigate your way through the Startwise categories or connect with our business consultants, contact our support team on firstname.lastname@example.org.