Innovation In Small Business For Faster Growth

The fact is that the world is changing, and the paradigms are moving at a blazing pace. Innovation might have been optional a few decades ago, but in the present times, it is mandatory. Businesses cannot expect to succeed and thrive unless they innovate. Innovation in small businesses has the power to see the US economy through recession.

Here is how you can integrate innovation with your small business DNA:

Keep the fire burning: It happens very often that while wearing many hats from being a receptionist to a CEO, small business owners tend to lose focus and put their initial enthusiasm at stake. By delegating/outsourcing day-to-day non-core business activities, you can devote more time to work ON your business, try new approaches, challenge current situations, and innovate.

Connect to the customers: Small businesses have the advantage of knowing their customers well and hence it becomes easier for them to anticipate new customer needs, identify opportunities, and find new solutions to client’s problems. Direct involvement with the clients creates greater innovation opportunities.

Experiment and improvise: Do not get too comfortable with your current set-up. Think BIG. Address setbacks and move forward to achieve future rewards. Adapt your business practices to changing trends, pursue new directions, and consider new business ideas.

Implement and re-implement: Ensure that your ideas see the light of the day by systematically planning their implementation. See ways to do things in a better way, find new solutions to meet your customers’ needs, solve problems creatively, and think of new approaches, methods, or product ideas.

Expand your knowledge: Knowledge is the greatest tool of the innovator. Learn new techniques, processes, marketing ideas, web technologies, and so on. Do not ever think that you are too late or too old to learn new stuff. The willingness to take risks and try new ideas will come only if you have sufficient knowledge.

Everybody is an innovator; the result depends on how effectively they implement their ideas.

About the Author

Dave Otfinoski, CEO of My Business Assistant or “MBA”, has more than twenty-five years of executive, hands-on experience with small and mid-sized businesses. As CEO of MBA, Dave manages a team of experienced virtual assistants who have extensive expertise in the realms of small business operations, bookkeeping services, website design, SEO, content creation and call center operations. Outstanding client service and quality performance are the hallmarks of both My Business Assistant and the MBA team. We look forward to providing you with the Virtual Assistance that you may require to enhance your own business strategies. Please feel free to contact us at or call us at 800.993.9622 with any questions or inquiries that you may have.