Category Archives: Small Business Development

Appreciation is the easiest way to win more business

Whether you want to sell more to the clients you already have or create new ones, the quickest way to building a relationship is showing appreciation. When people feel like you go above and beyond, they will remember you – … Continue reading

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Mission Statements: Why do you exist? Why does your business exist?

If you’ve ever worked for or bought something from a business, you’ve probably realized they all have one thing in common: a mission statement. Mission statements are critical to the success of a business. They provide purpose and direction for … Continue reading

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Perform a SWOT Analysis NOW, rather than later!

The challenge faced by all businesses is delivering the client a product or service he or she values and doing so better than the competition. To meet this challenge, a business or firm must examine its operations and set meaningful … Continue reading

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What’s Your One Thing?

Every single person on Earth has 168 hours in a week; so how come some people accomplish so much and others so little? It’s simple: prioritization. Those who accomplish more examine all the things on their plate – from responding … Continue reading

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4 Steps to Creating a New Habit

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle Your daily habits ultimately form the person you are, the things you believe, and the personality that you portray in both your personal … Continue reading

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How to Manage Difficult Conversations

A difficult conversation is a conversation where we have to manage our emotions and information in a sensitive way. We may need to address personality clashes, or deal with personal problems, or address poor performance, conduct, or investigate complaints. Most … Continue reading

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Client Retention Strategies Increase Profits

In any business the cost of losing customers is dangerously high and negatively impacts the entire company, which is why it’s more profitable to expend your efforts on retaining existing clients. It is a well-known fact that it takes more … Continue reading

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