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Some new businesses soar. Others languish, crawling slowly forward until their founders’ money and patience are both exhausted, their deaths sadly marked by empty storefronts. Failure is not inevitable. If your product or service is marketable, you can avoid a going-out-of-business sale by honing four critical skills.
To help morale, you must change your leadership focus from numbers to culture, a focus on purpose, morale, and loyalty. That boils down to engaged relationships. Three rules can help you get there.
Put everything you do in writing. It might be worthwhile to look at some of the areas where businesses put themselves at risk by not using paper (electronic communications can count as paper).
Consider these points in dealing with your employees and you’ll maximize their contribution to your success.
You can share a laugh with your employees when it is appropriate, but you must keep yourself on a higher (though not aloof) level to ensure that the business runs smoothly despite all its (sometimes confrontational) personnel interfaces.
Dr. Alan Zimmerman has helped over one million people over the last 25 years. His success is seen in the fact that 92% of his speeches result from referrals and repeat engagements. This recent interview provides some of his key thoughts.
Many successful businesses started as one-person operations. Whether you expect to add employees in the future or plan to stay solo, these tips will help you run your one-person business properly.