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Once you have conquered the undertaking of actually getting your business up and running, it’s time to work on growth.  Your organization’s longevity depends on the work you put into building a solid foundation for the future.

Lucky for you, there are a whole slew of different ways to use technology to your advantage in terms of growing your business.  Take a few moments to check out this brief summary of a few of the best way to actively work on growth for your business, and consider how you might change your current endeavors to be more effective.

Master the ‘call to action’

Learn how to formulate a proper call to action.  A call to action is just a short, simple phrase that challenges web users to do something.  Typically, a call to action leads to an email list sign-up or a contact form for thoughts and experiences.

Whatever the case may be, you should focus on utilizing your call to action, but don’t push too hard.  If you just tell users to “buy now” on their first meeting with your site, you may be asking a bit too much.  You will push users away if you are too cocky or pushy in your tone.

Learn the art of SEO

Search engine optimization is just as it sounds.  There are aspects of your design that can either hurt or help your ranking in the SERPs (search engine results pages), and your job is to learn what those things are.

The internet provides a wealth of knowledge on proper SEO tactics and integration.  It is up to you to do the research, and learn how to craft the most effective content on your organization’s website.

Mobile optimization is important

Whatever sort of content your organization creates online, it should always be mobile friendly.  People are using their mobile devices more than ever before to access the internet, and your business has to keep up with the changes.

The easiest way to optimize your business website for mobile access is to incorporate the use of “media queries” in your design coding.  Media queries will equip your page to automatically adjust to the size of the screen viewing the content.

Social media provides a valuable platform

Social media is marketing gold for your business.  If you can get users to share your organization’s content on their personal profiles, then you have a free and instant plug for your business.

The easiest way to utilize the platforms provided by social media is to work plenty of social media sharing buttons into your online content.  Allow people to share on a whim, and watch your visibility grow.