Going from a 6 Figure Business To 7 Figures

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Going from a six-figure income to a seven-figure income in business is a significant leap that requires careful planning, strategic decision-making, and dedication. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach, several key principles can guide you on this journey and they are guiding me on mine.

Gary B. Doherty is a fast-growing successful entrepreneur from N Ireland and here are some of his top tips on going from 6 figures to 7 figures. 

1. Vision and Goal Setting: Start with a clear vision for your business and set specific financial goals. Understand what a seven-figure income means to you and your business. What steps can you implement today that you would implement then. 

2. Diversify Revenue Streams: Relying on a single income source is risky. Diversify your revenue streams by expanding your product or service offerings, entering new markets, or exploring partnerships. However not at the neglect of your main service – be world class at this. 

3. Efficiency and Productivity: Maximize efficiency by streamlining processes, optimizing resource allocation, and embracing technology. This allows you to do more with less and increase profitability. Social media management tools, Chat GPT, VA’s, etc. 


4. Scale Your Business: As your revenue grows, consider scaling your business. This may involve opening new locations, hiring additional staff, or expanding your digital presence. Something to remember – your problems will also scale if you don’t address them now. 

5. Market Research: Continuously monitor your target market. Identify emerging trends and shifts in consumer behaviour. Adapt your business to stay ahead of the competition. That said you are your competition. Win that and you’ll win. 

6. Customer Focus: Place a strong emphasis on customer satisfaction and retention. Happy customers are more likely to become repeat buyers and brand advocates. Everything we do is to add value to the customer. Deliver more than expected. 

7. Financial Management: Effective financial management is crucial. Keep a close eye on expenses, maintain a healthy cash flow, and invest strategically. I’m good at certain areas here and improvements required in others. 

8. Marketing and Branding: Invest in marketing and branding to raise awareness of your business. Engage in digital marketing, social media, and content creation to expand your reach. PR, public speaking, and podcasting are 3 excellent opportunities for you. 

9. Networking and Partnerships: Build valuable connections within your industry. Collaborate with other businesses and professionals to open new opportunities. I’d further add build meaningful relationships not just connections, networks, or partnerships. 


10. Adaptability: Be prepared to adapt to changing circumstances. Business landscapes evolve, and your ability to pivot and innovate can be a key driver of growth.
You are the difference – be dynamic. 

11. Invest in Education: Keep learning and improving your skills. Invest in education and personal development to stay at the forefront of your field. Invest in YOU. 

12. Delegate Responsibility: Recognize that you can’t do everything yourself. Delegate tasks and empower your team to take on more responsibilities as your business grows. Find people who are better than you at that task and let them do it! 


13. Long-Term Perspective: Understand that the path to seven figures may take time. Stay committed to your goals even during challenging periods. Be patient but not too patient. Push but not too much. Find that ‘sweet’ spot. 



14. Risk Management: Assess and manage risks carefully. Taking calculated risks can lead to growth but avoid reckless decisions that could jeopardize your business. Be smart. Be intuitive, take expert advice. 


15. Persistence and Resilience: Building a seven-figure business is not without obstacles. Be persistent and learn from failures. Your resilience will be a crucial asset. Embrace chaos – find calm in it. 


16. Strategic Planning: Develop a solid business plan that outlines your path to reaching seven figures. Regularly review and adjust this plan as needed. Any plan will go out of date quickly – use any plan as a guide only. 

17. Mentorship and Coaching: Seek guidance from mentors or business coaches who have experience in achieving seven-figure success. The relationship building earlier is crucial. Learn from those who have ‘walked the walk’.


18. Exit Strategy: Consider your long-term goals, including whether you want to eventually sell your business. Having an exit strategy in mind can shape your decisions. I have mine. 

“Reaching seven figures in business is a challenging but rewarding endeavour. It requires continuous effort, adaptability, and a strategic approach. By following these principles and remaining committed to your vision, you can increase your chances of transitioning from a six-figure income to a seven-figure success story in the world of business. I’m moving heaven and earth to be the success i know i am and i can be. “

Book in with global PR expert Gary B. Doherty if you want major press features or to do a TEDx Talk. 

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Lucas Nelson

Lucas Nelson is an accomplished writer with a passion for storytelling and a keen eye for detail. Born and raised in a small town, Lucas developed a love for literature from an early age. His insatiable curiosity and thirst for knowledge led him to pursue a career in writing, where he could explore a multitude of topics and share captivating narratives with his readers.

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