Grow your business or give up trying. If you’re not growing, you’re standing still, and that’s the same as going backwards because other people are overtaking you. But new paths forward require new thoughts, intentions and actions. You need to get those thoughts from conversations, books, and now ChatGPT.
Use these prompts to understand how to scale your business and get your plan of action. Copy, paste and edit the square brackets in ChatGPT, and keep the same chat window open so the context carries through.
ChatGPT prompts to grow your business
Find untapped opportunities
Stop competing with the same people by doing the same things in the same way. Stop getting those same objections from the same kind of prospect, or having the same type of clients for the same reason. Instead, find true product market fit with a product or service that people just cannot get enough of. It’s out there, it’s waiting, and this prompt might bring it into your consciousness.
“I run a business in [your industry], specializing in [describe your products/services]. Our market position is [describe your market position], and our primary audience is [describe your target audience]. Given this context, I’m looking for the most outlandish and audacious ideas to explore untapped opportunities. Think extreme innovation and boundary-pushing concepts that could revolutionize our industry or create entirely new markets. What are the craziest yet potentially viable ideas you can come up with that align with our business but also challenge the status quo?”
What is stopping your success? Who you could be if nothing held you back? Everyone carries limiting beliefs of some sort. Old habits, unhelpful thought patterns or obligations from the past that you haven’t yet removed. Perform an audit of your life and work and see what yours are. Where are the blockers in your vision? Your processes? Your own ambition or actions? Figure out what might be putting a cap on your success and remove it to be free.
“I am experiencing some challenges that are hindering my business’s growth and my personal development. These include [describe specific personal challenges] in my personal life, and [detail specific business obstacles] in my business. I’m looking for insights into the barriers that might be preventing me from reaching my full potential both personally and professionally. Consider old habits, unhelpful thought patterns or limiting beliefs I might hold. Suggest 5 blockers that might be present.”
Now you know what’s in the way, remove it completely. Get ChatGPT’s help making this plan. Take your unwanted thoughts and actions and eliminate them all together. For some, this might be about elimination of the nonessential. For others, automation of things you’re doing that shouldn’t be you, or a new process to put in place. For others, it’s simply rewiring your brain to a more productive channel. Ask ChatGPT to consider every avenue to release free from the blockers holding you back.
“From the list of blockers we previously identified, I believe the most accurate ones impacting me are [comment on which identified blockers sound accurate]. Based on these, can you help me develop a comprehensive plan to break free from these bottlenecks? The plan should consider options like elimination of nonessentials, automation of tasks, implementation of new processes, or mental strategies for more productive thinking. I’m looking for actionable steps and innovative approaches to effectively remove these obstacles and enhance my personal and business efficiency.”
Pinpoint strategic partnerships
If someone with the same skills as you is achieving more, your problem is definitely in your mind. The issue is how you’re thinking and what you’re thinking about. While you’re deciphering the mental blockers at play, find partners who have figured theirs out. There are people in your industry who are winning big. Partnering with them means finding pockets of growth, a brand new audience, and novel use cases you hadn’t considered. Find them with ChatGPT.
“Using your knowledge of my business model, its offering and position within the industry of [add any further details if required], act as a business strategy consultant. I’m looking for ideas on the types of businesses or individuals I could strategically partner with to unlock new growth potential and mutual benefits. Who should I approach for partnerships? What unique value or opportunities could these partnerships bring to both parties? I’m aiming to leave this conversation with a clear understanding of potential partners and a strategy for approaching them effectively.”
Fix holes in your funnel
The growth of your business is only as strong as the funnel that takes customers from awareness to conversion. Your funnel has a top, a middle and a bottom. At the top you attract their attention, in the middle you nurture them to familiarity and build desire and at the bottom you convert them into paying clients. Single point improvements at each stage compound to grow your business. Use this prompt to identify the weakest link in your chain and make the changes that will make the difference.
“I want to improve my sales funnel and need help identifying where to focus my efforts. For each part of my funnel – top, middle, and bottom – I’ll describe what I currently do and how well I think it performs. Top of the funnel: [describe activities and perceived performance], middle of the funnel: [describe activities and perceived performance], and bottom of the funnel: [describe activities and perceived performance]. Based on this information, which part of the funnel appears to be the weakest, and what specific improvements or strategies would you suggest? Let’s have a back and forth discussion about how I can enhance the effectiveness of this stage to improve overall conversion rates, where you ask me questions that I answer.”
Scale your business with the help of these ChatGPT prompts
Use these prompts to open opportunities to grow your business beyond recognition. Join the ranks of the top performers with a few shifts in your approach and mindset. Find untapped opportunities and identify blockers to success before removing any bottlenecks completely. Find people to partner with, for win-win deals that could catapult you to new heights, and fix every hole in your funnel so customers sail through without dropping off. The success you dream of could be the other side of this simple exercise.