The most common mistake that most business owners do is that they end up giving up. If you have found that your business is not running in the way that you had hoped off, don’t give up and try going for the next big thing out there. Ideally seeing that you have already done most of the hard work of getting a business up and running, you will be better off looking for new opportunities of leverage in your existing businesses. There are many ways through which you can go about in trying to do so.
One of the most common approaches that are taken by many is to simply look at trying different markets. Work from the existing product or service that you have to offer. Come up with new design ideas and try entering a new market in comparison to the existing one. This way it will give you a completely new “market” to work with. The important thing that you have to remember about this process is that you are not coming up with a brand new product. The idea is simply to work your way up from the exiting product that you already have in hand.
This technique will require a lot of background research. Ideally you would want to be looking at the existing product and how that can be made better. Spend a bit more time on the research and development stages. Take surveys and do enough adequate market research that will give you enough reason to go ahead with your new idea.
Another approach that can be taken in order to increase leverage for your existing business will include paying close attention on your existing customers. What many businesses do is that they end up forgetting about their existing customer relationships and are too busy focusing on getting new customers. What you have to understand about existing customers is that they are already interested in what you have to offer. What that means is that you do not have to put as much more effort to get them to buy an upgrade of your existing product as you would have to put in getting a new customer altogether. For this reason you it is very important that you take a bit of time focusing on your existing customers.
Another way that you can help increase the leverage of your current business is by looking to sell a service or product that is of higher value in terms of cost. This is commonly referred to as ROTI (return on time investment). It simply means how long you have to wait to get a decent return based on your initial investments. Instead off focusing on smaller more affordable products that are applicable to the mass market, aim for those that are of high value products. This has proven to help increase leverage in your business and is an effective way to generate a large sum of cash.