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Unique Survival Strategies for Small Businesses

SPOTLIGHT | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jun 15, 2022, 10:29 pm IST
Updated Jun 20, 2022, 10:35 pm IST
When a business has a digital presence, it’s easier for people to find it
Here are unique survival strategies that can help keep your small business afloat.
 Here are unique survival strategies that can help keep your small business afloat.

Are you trying to keep your business afloat to no avail? Reassessing your business strategy can help a great deal. Start by evaluating your market, products, and services. Also, work on building an online presence for your business.

When a business has a digital presence, it’s easier for people to find it. That's because shoppers often turn to the Internet when looking for a product or business. Almost 76% of consumers look at a brand’s online presence before physically visiting it.

Here are unique survival strategies that can help keep your small business afloat. You don’t have to break the bank to implement them.

1. Review your Market

To make your small business successful, identify market trends and reevaluate the market every day. People's habits and spending patterns change very fast—as do market trends.

For example, noise-canceling headphones are very popular at the moment. This trend indicates that tools and gadgets that support privacy are in great demand. Also, during the pandemic, people prioritized utilities and necessities (such as food) more. Cooking, self-help, and fitness videos were also popular.

In a nutshell, you have to evaluate your market every day to identify the latest trends and make your small business adapt to emerging demands.

2. Rethink Your Products and Services

Reevaluating the market is just half the journey. You also need to identify which products and services are becoming outdated. Recently, businesses around the world were forced to lay off almost 83% of employees because of the pandemic—millions of people struggled to survive.

Many businesses had to shift their focus from luxury items to essential goods in the market. To change how your target audience perceives your small business, rethink your products and services. Change the packaging, the pricing, and so on.

For example, 1 (800) Car-Title, a business offering car title loans online, works hard to ensure all loan applicants get a fantastic deal when applying for a title loan. This helps them achieve financial success. Borrowers who use their vehicles as collateral are able to pay off the loans easily and quickly.

3. Build an Online Presence

As of April 2022, nearly 63% of the global population used the Internet. That's approximately 5 billion people. They spend time on the Internet surfing social media, reading news, streaming Netflix, and finding information. You have to create a digital presence for your business—if you haven't already—to connect with these people.

Start by creating marketing campaigns or sending newsletters to your target audience. Explain the need for your products and services. Create a Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram business account to help your audience engage with your products and brand. But make sure you focus on the social networks your target consumers love.

4. Create a Sense of Community

Another unique survival strategy involves infusing a sense of community and togetherness into your business model—not just for your customers but for your employees as well. This helps boost their morale and keeps them positive.

For example, you can organize online fitness classes or workshops to motivate your team and build team spirit. Doing so will encourage your employees to socialize more and combat fatigue. This can also help them come up with new ideas and increase their loyalty to your business.

 

Disclaimer: No Deccan Chronicle journalist was involved in creating this content. The group also takes no responsibility for this content.

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