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5) Know the best time of day in which you flourish.Â Understand when you hit peak performance. Is it early in the morning before the sun comes up or perhaps late at night after everyone is asleep? Take advantage of your OWN time zone!
6)Â Monitor and track trends in your industry.Â Think about where the market is headed and proactively prepare yourself for any changes.
7) Understand your business model and find technology solutions that work within that framework, not the other way around.Â Warning: DO NOT drastically alter your business processes to make the technology work.
8 ) Understand who your competitors are and what they are doing.Â Try to calculate your percentage of market share and understand if you are losing it, gaining it, or flat lining.
9) Embrace social media.Â Become an expert in your space by maintaining a blog about your industry trends. Continually update your social media pages with relevant content and focus on digital activities that encourage your customers to remain loyal to your brand. Make sure your website is engaging. Use social media to drive traffic to your website. It’s critical that all website activity can be tracked and measured.
10) If you’re in a B2B (Business to Business) industry, understand your customer’s customer.Â Understand that your product or service must add value to your customer in a way that helps them add value to their bottom line. Continually get feedback from your current customer base and use that as input into your plan. Your customers have choices, so let them know that you heard their feedback and will implement it in upcoming product releases or service offerings.
Cloud Stewards continues to emerge and evolve as an industry leader that’s looking to collaborate with the right partners, either technology companies that offer unique services, innovative ideas, or “ready-for-marketâ€ products. Cloud Stewards has plans to partner with technology companies based in Europe, Africa, Asia or South America that want to expand in the United States or are looking for joint venture partnerships.
Small business owners can request a FREE discovery session by contacting Cloud Steward at email@example.com. You can also contact Cloud Stewards via their website, on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Roz A. Gee (@RozAGee) is an event speaker, media contributor and consultant, and CEO of The Rated Gee Agency with core service sectors in media relations, brand readiness and speaking/training. She has masterfully mixed over 20 years of cumulative experience and has worked professionally for industry titans such as General Electric, AT&T, AOL, IBM, and Northrop Grumman. Schedule a complimentary analysis at www.MediaMatchMaven.com. You can find Roz on Twitter: @RozAGee and Facebook: TheRatedGeeAgency.
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