3 Ways to Think outside of the Box for Your Business

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Since registering as self-employed a few years ago, I have learnt a lot. Running a business, even if it is freelance writing and blogging, means that you need to create your brand and work hard to create success for it in everything you do. Thinking outside of the box for your business will keep your ideas fresh and ensure you are ahead of the game in your industry. These are three ways you can think outside of the box when it comes to your business.

Business Card Alternatives

Instead of going for the traditional business card to give out when networking, why not look into alternatives? Think of something practical, and you’re far more likely to have your branded item kept with the person you give it to. Captain Notepad custom notepads are a prime example of a useful alternative to the business card. You can still include all the relevant information, whilst providing an item that everybody can make use of – win, win!

Doodle for Creativity

When trying to solve a problem or come up with a new idea, it can be tempting to sit down at your desk or in a meeting and get serious, but this can actually be counterproductive. Doing an activity such as doodling encourages the use of the right side of your brain, which is responsible for creativity, so doing something ‘fun’ can actually help you tap into new, fresh ideas. The easiest way to implement this into your day to day running of the business? Have a plain notepad close to hand at all times and don’t be afraid to get doodling!

Keep Learning

The easiest way to fail in business is to believe you know all there is to know about your industry. Always keep learning, whether you do this by reading books or journals, or taking an online course or local class. By constantly adding new information to what you already know, you are bound to succeed over somebody who lets their creativity and knowledge stagnate. If you are concerned about time, why not start small by subscribing to an industry magazine or listening to a podcast before bed?
This is a sponsored post, however all words are my own. 

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