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Sep 20

Listening and Really Hearing Negative Feedback

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I was trying out a steak restaurant and the food was not properly cooked. The hostess asked how everything was and I said that the steak was overdone. Her response was, “We do plenty of steaks, we do a great job, and we know how to do them right.” I pointed out that I ordered the meat medium rare and there was very little pink. She said “sorry” and walked away. About a year later the place closed due to a lack of business.


Sep 14

Study The Market

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Every successful business has customers. The challenge is to identify your specific target market by careful analysis and study. King Solomon wrote, “It is not good for a person to be without knowledge, and he who makes haste with his feet errs” (Proverbs 19:2, NASB).

Sep 14

The Mission Statement

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Every business, large or small, needs a well-developed mission statement. The mission needs to state, in one or two sentences, why you exist, and what you do well that others do poorly or cannot do at all. Penning a catchy mission statement and then sticking it in a drawer or framing it on your wall without referring back to it will not work. You must keep your mission in mind, allowing it to shape your focus and keep you on a defined path of developing and maintaining your business.

Sep 05

Building Effective Sales Steps

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Most business leaders are actively looking for more business. The cost of selling, both in management time and time spent by salespeople, is expensive. A recent study of customers by the Forum Corporation gives some insight into how we can improve our sales efforts. The study identified the biggest issues buyers had with salespeople. By exploring these issues we can improve how we connect with our customers.

Aug 03

Facing Your Business Goliath

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Randy owned a growing heating-and-cooling contracting service in Ohio. Over thirty years, he had built up a solid clientele by establishing a reputation for integrity and superior value. Then the town's largest employer announced a plant closing that put one-third of the town's population out of work. The effect on other businesses in town was immediate. Everyone, from bakers to grocers to retail stores, took the hit. Randy's business experienced an immediate 25 percent decline, leaving him with a difficult decision: surrender, or face the giant. Randy chose to fight, and he ultimately won. His victory was based on following a clear blueprint for battle.