In-Progress Revisited: Formulas for Entrepreneurial success
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If you are hoping to run a successful business, you have got to be dedicated to the idea. You can’t be one of these people who doesn’t worry about anything and instead chooses to wing it their entire life. This won’t work and you won’t end up successful, instead you need to know what areas are important to dedicate your time to. We revist some of our old podcasts which you can play below as we reflect on the lessons, mindset and tips from some of Australia’s up and coming and established entrepreneurs.
Relationships With Customers
The first thing that you need to do know is that you have got to dedicate time to your relationship with your customers. Ideally, you want to build up as much of a loyal customer base with customers as you can. The reason for this is that when things start go to wrong, you know that these people at the very least will have your back. The more people that are loyal to your business, the better, but you need to make sure that you are putting the effort in.
You should be sending thank you emails, you should be sending out little gifts every now and then to your mailing list and so on. Make sure it’s known that you are putting in all this effort because you care about your customers.
Relationships With Employees
You are also going to have to make sure that your relationship with employees is a decent one. If people want to work for you, then they are going to work harder. If they don’t, then they are going to leave you to sink when things get tough, rather than grabbing a paddle to try and ensure you don’t all go down together. You want to be the person that people like working for because you are fair and because you are always leading from the front.
Dedicating yourself to this role takes a lot of time and effort but it’s going to be worth it in the end. We promise that nothing is better than seeing all your employees band together to fix a problem because they love your business.
Realtionships With Outsourced Firms
Finally, you need to ensure that your relationship with outsourced firms stays strong. For example, the last thing that you want to do is annoy your IT support providers or your marketing team, both of which are likely outsourced. You do not want a reputation of being difficult to work with or for.