Most business don’t survive, so what do you do to keep yours growing? Will yours thrive, or will it join the thousands that are underwater? Here is my ten rules for your small business success, to grow and prosper.
Relation wins over knowledge.
Consider the case of brain gramm, CEO of peppermint, energy in sioux falls SD, he freely admits that he has technical or engineering background. But he was able to start a company that sells solar-powered generators and related products into remote areas of haiti, Papua, new Guinea, the Philippines and other countries that do not have a strong electric grid while gramm didn’t have a strong technical foundation, his strength was in his interpersonal communication skills, he had a wide networks of community from his previous business ventures.
Even though you want to went on to consider. You’ll see intelligent software developers and engineers take salaried jobs and have no upside potential with large corporations: they know a lot about the technical side than their managers do. But they are making less than there managers. While having a specialized knowledge can be helpful in business. The people who really do well are people who can make and maintain a business connection. And know how to leverage and maintain the skills of others.
Benchmark against the best:
- Don’t ask your friends to pick between three logos. Instead compare them all to Apple. If it’s nowhere near as good try again.
- If you write a blog post, compare it to one on (Kiss metrics) if it’s not as good, rewrite it.
- If you launch a website, compare it to (Bench.com or Simple.com) if it’s nowhere near as good. Then you can do better.
Although launching quickly is important early on when conditions are uncertain, once you have a clear path. However, quality is more important because it won’t be long people will start comparing you to leaders, and if you don’t measure up, then people will notice.
By comparing yourself to the best, you set higher expectations for ourself. And you will be better for it.
3. You must hardness the value of lifelong learning.
Entrepreneurs who have had a significant amount of success recognize that there is more going on in their industry and in the wider business world. Than what they actually know, the world is consistently and constantly changing. New information is being updated and ideas are developing that could have significant, tangible impacts upon their business.