Tag Archives: Belief

Start a Home Based Business

What would it be like to start a home based business? Many people wonder this on Sundays as they dread the beginning of the next work week. The only real problem, and what prevents most people from starting a home based business, is belief that it can be done.

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6 Ways Small Businesses Can Survive In A Crazy Economy

Contrary to popular belief, small businesses can survive a crazy economy by taking some proactive steps.

    Provide spectacular customer service — every time. Have a friend or colleague visit your business and provide feedback from a customer’s perspective. This person should be unknown by your staff and willing to provide a candid assessment.
    Make sure your front and back office work like a well-oiled machine. Are the front line and the back office telling your customers the same thing?
    Manage your customer relationships — return customers take the least amount of effort — use that to your advantage. Keep in touch often.
    Review your strategic plan monthly (weekly is even better). Make sure you’re doing the things that will get you where you want to go.
    Adjust your strategic plan as necessary. Your “smallness” makes you more flexible.
    Communicate, communicate, communicate — with your employees and your customers. Nurture those relationships. Ask for feedback often.

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In Business, Image Isn’t Everything; It’s The Only Thing!

We have all heard this lament, but how much do we practice it. With all the relaxed rules today, do we really present ourselves in the best light. It seems all the articles I see today are about how old fashioned today’s workers find their supervisors or bosses to be in the way they dress, the policies they implement and the old fashioned ways in which they conduct their business.

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