George's Business Tips wk. 5/4/22
DO Have Noble Intentions
Let’s get a big one out of the way right away- be transparent and noble in everything you do.
Don’t try to manipulate your customers or have any sort of hidden agendas.
If something is not in the best interest of everyone, including your customer, don’t push it.
DO Show Your Customers Respect
You want to be well-respected within your industry, but that respect has to be earned.
The best entrepreneurs treat all people with respect, from the poorest to the richest, without any judgements.
DO Stay Approachable
Your business is taking off- congratulations! Just make sure you don’t turn into a big shot that no one wants to be around anymore.
The most successful business owners don't make it a popularity contest, nor are they obsessed with their successes making the local news.
DO Take Risks
You may keep your doors open, but you’ll never reach your business’s full potential without taking some calculated risks along the way.
DON’T Waste People’s Time
Every time you’re late to an appointment or meeting, it says your time is more important.
How you treat people when it doesn’t really matter, especially when you’re a leader, says everything about you.
DON’T Ignore People “Beneath” You
Be friendly and approachable with everyone you meet; you never know who a potential customer will be.
DON’T Think Too Highly of Yourself
Here’s another easy rule of thumb: never say “Do you know who I am?”
Most successful owners you won’t even know it’s the owner unless you ask.
Humblebragging is a form of bragging that tries to cover the brag so one can brag without sounding like their bragging.
This can be something like “My business is doing so well that people are asking me for money, and it’s really stressful.”
Instead of trying to figure out a way to brag without coming across rude, don’t brag at all.
Just be proud of what you’ve accomplished and let customers brag for you.