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The WindsorEssex Small Business Centre presents – The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Hiring Employees

Request Your Guide:  This is a guideline to help you with expanding your small business to include employees.  If you require any further information, please Talk to Us.


Growing Your Business

You may already know how you want to grow your business. Writing down your growth plans can help you determine how to make it happen. Consider looking at your current business performance and outlining a plan before you start.

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Ways to Grow Your Business

If growing is one of your business objectives, identify activities that maximize the return on your investments, and take time to plan your implementation strategy.  Focus on the kind of growth you can realistically manage, rather than on trying to achieve everything at the same time.

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Considerations Before Expanding Your Business

Expanding your business usually involves dedication and hard work. Whether your business is large or small, there are several personal and operational issues to consider.

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Identify Opportunities Arising From Your Current Business

Taking stock of your strengths and weaknesses can help you discover areas where you could be more efficient and identify redundancies. Following through on these results can go a long way in contributing to your bottom line.

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Increase Sales

You can grow your business by finding ways to increase sales or by looking for new markets. To increase sales you may have to introduce new products or services, expand your market, increase your marketing activities or improve customer service. If you are a manufacturer, this could mean increasing your productivity to meet demand.

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Local Workforce

Find key workforce facts, labour market information and valuable employer incentive programs to help you hire and train new employees.

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Points to Consider Before Exporting

Before you make the decision to export, think about the resources and knowledge your business already has and the changes you may need to make.

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Business Growth