Exploiting a small business is not easy. Fortunately, entrepreneurs have key strategies to improve their entrepreneurship skills.

Learning to manage a business more effectively begins with small, immediate improvements that will set the stage for bigger changes.

Here are 9 strategies that any entrepreneur can apply on the spot to better manage a small business.

Make strategic planning a top priority
Watch your competitors closely
Work on expanding your clientele
Stay close to your customers
Monitor profit margins
Develop a cash planner
Call your bankers
Start early to manage human resources
Consider your website as a member of the sales team