Which of these words are you using to run your business? Here’s a way to remember them – “Try” to strike them from your vocabulary, “but” if you “can’t”, you can “settle” for only using a few and make a “goal” of getting rid of the rest “later”, when you’re “alone” and nobody’s watching.
If you are hearing rumors or getting signs that the company is in trouble and your job is in jeopardy, it may be too late to save it. You should have been selling yourself, and making yourself indispensable from the first day at that job.
Market Focused owners are just that – focused on what the market wants. They poke around and find holes in the way customers are being served and create companies to fill that need.
You’ve got your business plan in place, and you have the money to get started. Now you need to build an organization of employees that know their jobs, understand the business goals, believe in what your doing, and can work together as a team to have your business running smoothly.
If you are considering taking in a partner, make sure you are able to deal with a different set of possible problems. But there are tips that can help you when you are working with a business partner.
If you have decided to go into business for yourself, do not jump in without some careful thought. You need to come up with a plan, and then you need to present it; either to a loan officer, potential partners, or to the buying public.
Your Guiding Principles are more important to your business than anything you sell.
Customer service means many different things to different people. We all have our personal expectations of what we want or expect from those we do business with.
There is more involved in customer relations than simply making a sale or handling a complaint. If you seem to be having problems keeping customers, you more than likely need to work on improving your customer relationships.
Stop networking, and start building a network. Stop collecting contacts and start making true connections.
Having a good product, or providing a needed service is what makes you start your own business. But unless you have figured out what customers want from your business, it will never become a great success.
5 tips to improve your life. Part 3 of a series aimed at providing tips for better living. Tip 1: Set your watch five minutes early. If you have trouble getting to meetings on time then I recommend this tip.
5 tips to improve your life. Part 2 of a series aimed at providing tips for better living.
There is a book titled “When they Zig you Zag” which is written by Simon Reynolds. Not sure how you can get it now but if you can buy it as its worth every penny.
All businesses have times when throughput isn’t as it was or prospects simply aren’t as receptive to their calls as they had been in the past.
The business environment is full of ups and downs just as the world economy has its’ peaks and troughs. In the very same way each individual business will have its fare share of good times and bad.