So you’re a small business owner. The backbone of America; driver of the economy. You pour your life into making your business go. All of the books have been read, and all of the seminars attended. So, if you’ve done what everyone says you are supposed to do, why aren’t you enjoying business success?
Here are 3 secrets to success. Take these three principles to heart and you will thrive. Without them, you will fail, no matter what else you do. Ready? Here you go:
1. It’s Not About Money.
Just sit with that one for a minute. Business is about people. It’s about relationships, no matter what your market is. If your clients know you see them as people, not dollar signs, they are more likely to be loyal to you. Your reputation benefits, word-of-mouth brings more business in the door. That sounds like success to me.
2. Treat Your Staff Well.
Again, this isn’t all about money, although a fair wage is important. Let them know you appreciate them, and value them as people. Listen to their ideas; give them opportunities to lead. Invest in their growth and they will invest in yours. If you do this, your staff will stick with you through thick and, most importantly, thin.
3. Do The Right Thing. Always.
No cutting corners, no slacking off. If you succumb to the convention of situational ethics your reputation will suffer. Be honest and trustworthy. Never do just the minimum; give your clients what they need.
Business success is just that simple. Treat people well, be honest and ethical, do good work, and your business will benefit enormously.
1. Download our graphic design and website design portfolio.
2. Download our web design and social media marketing price list.
3. Then contact Will Sherwood, CEO of The Sherwood Group.
4. And, sign up for our “work smart tips” email newsletter!
If you enjoyed this post, you may also want to check out these others:
5 Simple Keys to Better Business Development
5 Ways to Increase Business With LinkedIn
4 Ways to Attract Millennials To Your Website
Why Your Website Needs To Be at the Center of Your Marketing Plan
Building Your Brand One Tweet at a Time
How to Build Relationships Using Business Networking
The Biggest Lie In Website Design: You can Do it Yourself!
Yes, There’s Still Gold In Cold Calling.
4 Reasons Why LinkedIn Won’t Help You Generate New Business
How your small business can win BIG clients
FREE: How to Use Google+ to Advertise Your Business
This article is published by The Sherwood Group | Website Design | Graphic Design | Social Media Marketing: The Sherwood Group has over 30 years of experience working with all sorts of companies, small and large, in both the services and business-to-business categories. Our goal is to create websites, graphic design projects, and social media marketing programs that help our clients reach their business goals and still look fresh and relevant 10-15 years from now. Our mission is to stir your imagination and leave your competition shaken and wondering, Now what do we do?” We are located in North Myrtle Beach, SC, USA.
”Like” us and/or “Follow” us at these social media sites and we’ll return the favor:
Please comment. We’d like to know if you found this article informative or helpful.