How Do You Know It’s Time to Grow?

January 4, 2023

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Timing is essential when scaling your business. But how do you know it’s time to grow? I am all too familiar with the drive to succeed – it’s what keeps us moving forward.  

Although that drive is key to your success, you also need a strategy that allows you to scale your business. If you continue operating as you always have, you will miss the opportunity to grow and maximize your profitability.   

Let’s explore three common signs that it’s time to grow your business.

 

You enjoy profitability.

If you have been enjoying steady profits for two years or more, congratulations – you are doing something right! Profitability reflects your success as a designer, establishing a solid foundation for your business. 

Sustained profitability tells you several things: 

  • You have the building blocks you need to support a flourishing business. 
  • It is likely your pricing is set correctly. 
  • You are successfully charging your worth. 

And these elements not only show you are business savvy, but also point to the possibility that it’s time to grow.

 

Your workload is less manageable.

You have a strong team with efficient processes streamlining your business workflows. Yet, your team struggles to handle the workload. If this sounds familiar, it is time to take a good look at your business structure.   

Often, you are so close to your business that you can miss opportunities to improve. Sometimes, a simple adjustment in your processes can reduce the overwhelming workload. For example, many platforms are available to help improve organization and create seamless workflows. 

Take a close look at your processes. If you determine there are no changes to be made — or you make changes and the overwhelm continues — there’s a good chance you need to expand your team. In other words, it might be time to grow. 

How do you know when it's time to grow in your business?
Your client base is expanding.

As an interior designer, nothing is more satisfying than realizing that your flow of potential clients is increasing continually with little to no effort on your part. Kudos to you, that’s terrific news!  

However, if your influx of prospects outpaces your ability to engage them effectively, you face a challenge. You are likely losing ideal clients because you are too busy to connect. It’s all about balance.  

For example, if you recently increased your marketing spend and can’t manage the incoming clients, it defeats the purpose of your marketing. If this is the case, you might consider scaling your spending back so your incoming traffic is manageable. On the other hand, if you haven’t been spending more but the leads keep coming, chances are it’s time to grow! 

 

Will 2023 be your year of growth? 

Why not start the new year off with a bang? Make 2023 a milestone year — the one that everything changed for you and your business!  

As a Profit Insider, you have access to the tools and strategies you need to know WHEN and HOW to scale your business. You’ll learn how to increase your profit margin and keep your business profitable. And with daily access to Yours Truly and Associate Coach Lesley, we’ll help you tackle your challenges and transform your business into a well-oiled machine!

Through my Profit Insiders Group Coaching + Mastermind program, we’ll work together to help you plan and scale your business effectively for maximum profitability! 

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Overwhelmed growing your business and need help? You don’t have to figure it out all alone anymore. Sign up for a business strategy call, and I’ll help you make decisions on the next steps for you and your business.  

Hop into my private FB group, the Interior Design Business Forum to get my daily inspiration, lessons, and thoughts. Let this community help you become an actionable entrepreneur!! 

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