Getting Results for Your Business

Whether you’re running a bold new start-up, an established business or anything in between, the one thing that matters is results. Whether you have a flexible culture, a unique working environment, or an innovative product, nothing impresses shareholders, investors and consumers like actual results.

So, today let’s have a look at a few ways your business can start turning out the results it needs to succeed today, tomorrow and all year.


The most vital part of your business is communication. Good communication means all your staff know what your overall goals are, and are working to the same ends. If you aren’t able to communicate your goals clearly, staff will not be working at their most efficiently, and this can also lead to demoralisation and even the loss of some of your most important talent. If you’re a talented specialist and you’re left ‘out of the loop’, with decisions coming down from senior management seeming arbitrary and inexplicable your productivity will fall and you may consider leaving as you clearly aren’t valued.

Holding regular meetings is a great way to keep a good relationship with your department heads, and ensure they know what the business is doing and why, so they can pass that on to down their reporting chains, and no one is left out.

If you don’t have the facilities to hold regular meetings in your office – in a small operation, this could well be a waste of resources – you can look into hiring them. If you’re looking for cheap meeting room hire Manchester, London other major cities have plenty to offer, so you can get the most important people in your business around a table for a face to face chat.


One of the most important ways of getting results is to investigate unceasingly when you face a setback. Whether it’s a delayed order, a lost contract or a project that’s running over its deadlines and budget, simply writing it off and moving forward is not an option. If this single problem becomes part of a pattern it could cost you customers, money and ultimately your business. Complacency is a luxury no company can afford.

In the early days, nothing sends a clear signal like the CEO following up on problems. If there’s an error you can track it down yourself and make plans that should help your company not to repeat it in the future.  As your business grows you may want to put together a team to identify and investigate problems. Whether they’re Risk Analysis, Revenue Protection, or any other title, they’re a vital function for any company that wants to survive in the long term.