• Do you see honor in your job?

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    King Solomon wrote, "Every man who eats and drinks sees good in all his labor--it is the gift of God" (Ecclesiastes 3:13 NASB). We may easily become discouraged about our jobs, especially if we don't see the results of our[…]

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Apr 15
2009

Selling to Customers in an Economic Downturn

Posted by Steve Marr in Untagged 

The current economic downturn is affecting every business and we all need to make adjustments to connect with today’s changing customer demands. Customers are establishing new priorities and are reducing their overall spending.

 

It is important to understand these two key factors:

#1 — The psychology of customers is changing.

#2 — What worked during past recessions may not work in today’s hard times.

 

You may be tempted to go along without changing your business, but King Solomon wrote, “How long will your fools fight the facts?” (Proverbs 1:22 NLT).

Mar 16
2009

Motivating Staff During Tough Times

Posted by Mike Marshall in Untagged 

Many businesses are struggling during the current economic downturn and employees are becoming increasingly fearful of being laid off as their work hours are cut back and raises are put on hold. Without question, morale is shaky in this environment!

 

While money might have been the usual motivator, effective managers need to focus on alternative methods of motivating their staff. King Salmon gave us a key principle when he wrote, “A workers appetite works for him, for his hunger urges him on” (Proverbs 16:26 NASB).

 

We need to understand the different appetites of our employees, and then endeavor to feed that appetite.
Feb 16
2009

Plot a Course in Turbulent Times

Posted by Steve Marr in Untagged 

 

The current economic downturn is placing tremendous pressure on all businesses and especially many small businesses. Waiting for the economy to turn around next month may make you feel better, but it is unwise. The current difficult business environment is serious, and is likely to last for some time.

 

Jan 01
2009

New Year’s Resolutions — and making them work

Posted by Mike Marshall in Untagged 

New Year’s Day is behind us, and for millions of people, the resolutions we made on January 1st are already being cast aside.

 

A new year gives us an opportunity to reflect and then act on changes we need to make, to make a fresh start. In our business or work performance, anytime we understand a correction needs to be made, we should resolve immediately to fix that issue.
Dec 15
2008

Keep Your Customers!

Posted by Steve Marr in Untagged 

The current unsettled economic environment is creating more and more skittish customers. Patrons who have been previously content with their normal purchasing activities are now giving everything a second look. Many of your regular customers may now fall into one of these three categories:

 

·         those that will look for less costly options when doing business with you

·         those who will start looking for less costly suppliers

·         those that will just stop buying all together

 

At this particular time your main focus should be on keeping the customers you already have. King Solomon advised, “Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your heads; for riches do not endure forever…” (Proverbs 27:23-4 NIV). You need to pay close attention to your customers and make every effect to understand what they need and what they are willing to pay for.