Sustaining a business requires changes in business spending strategies because growth requires investment, and investment requires strategic planning. A small business owner needs to research and understand areas of profitable investment for constant growth. We have created a list of 5 departments which require investment for yearly upgrades.

The first and foremost thing a small business owner needs is,
1. Human Resources
Employees are the main resource for running businesses. Without them no business can function. Investing in, and creating a human resource department will not only benefit your employees but will be beneficial your company in the long run. Invest in your employees and train them to their utmost potential.

2. Technology- Go Paperless
Buying new technological equipment and training your employees in using it will be a great addition in your growth strategy. Buy softwares that will help you in everyday core business activities.
Investing in equipment and advanced softwares will eventually enable your employees to work faster and exhibit better results. Go paperless and avoid every day hassles. Increased output from their side will eventually yield profits.

3. Hire a Consultant
Hiring regular employees may not be a suitable idea for your business’s budget, hence outsourcing your work to consultants and freelancers can be very important and cost effective for your business in the long run.

A budget management consultant, with a knack for numbers and organization can help you in creating your annual budget for achieving your fiscal goals. Keep expanding your options and improvise your plans accordingly.

4. Marketing
Spend more on marketing efforts. Commence with Google adwords or facebook ads. Buy applications for your fan page from North Social, expand your fanbase.
Utilize advertising space to its maximum potential. If budget is tight then switch to smaller ads, spending in intervals. Start from minimum amount and as the financial situation becomes more viable, invest more in advertising. Constant appearance in ads gives the impression to prospective customers that your business is growing and catering to the needs of many buyers.
Monitoring each campaign will eventually yield positive results. Through careful analysis you will know which campaign to build on and which to eliminate.

5. Train your employees.
Hiring consultant is one option for profitable utilization of your yearly budget; the other option is to train your existing employees. If you want to save the extra cash and don’t want to hire more, then train the existing ones. Employee benefits are just one way to keep your employees happy in the company. But training them and giving them opportunities in other departments is one thing that will keep them within your company for quite some time. Exploring new opportunities will enable them to explore their own potential abilities.

So start today, instead of investing in the wrong departments use your money in areas which will be beneficial for your business’s yearly budget.