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What have you learned so far in Business?

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What have you learned so far in Business?

After just 14 years in business, I feel I could write a book. What do you feel are some of the most valuable lessons you've learned so far as a business owner? 

Mike Donovan
BuyGifts.com
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Honored Contributor

Re: What have you learned so far in Business?

Great question, Mike! I tweeted it out so hopefully we can get some responses!

Contributing Solution Provider

Re: What have you learned so far in Business?

I've learned several things over the years.

 

Most importantly:

- have a strategic plan yet be flexible to change.

- plan for the future, but be mindful of today

- listen first  - then offer solutions. One size does not fit all.

- know my niche market. Not everyone is my customer.

- appreciate my clients, give more than expected and they will refer others to me

- treat my associates and employees with the same respect I deserve

- stay on top of trends and make adjustments in my marketing plan as needed

- don't do something just because everyone else is doing it.  (Just because Susie jumped off a cliff, would you? - my mother's voice)

- know the value of my services, Set fees based on value and give more than expected.

 

and so many more.......

 

Wishing you awesome and continuing success

 

Sumner Davenport

 

 

 

 

Puzzle Master, Solutions Consultant
Niche Marketing Strategy, Solutions & Support for the solopreneurs; small and mid-sized companies.
Publisher, Author, Speaker

Solutions, not just answers.
One Size does NOT fit all.
Solutions to fit your niche, your business and your budget.
Regular Advisor

Re: What have you learned so far in Business?

Very good tips Sumner, thanks! 

 

By the way, I love your posts. Very well-written and thoughtful! 

Mike Donovan
BuyGifts.com
Contributing Solution Provider

Re: What have you learned so far in Business?

Thank you, Mike.:cathappy:

 

Sumner

Puzzle Master, Solutions Consultant
Niche Marketing Strategy, Solutions & Support for the solopreneurs; small and mid-sized companies.
Publisher, Author, Speaker

Solutions, not just answers.
One Size does NOT fit all.
Solutions to fit your niche, your business and your budget.