21 Dec Is it possible to run a successful business?
Thinking about ways to get your new business off the ground can seem daunting. There are a few tips that I think may help you on your journey. A few questions I would ask myself:
- Do I even believe in the service or product that I am offering? People can sense if you are truly passionate about your brand. It is so important to educate your clients on why your services standout and why you truly believe it will enrich their lives.
- Are you offering something that your client cannot live without? It is easy to come up with a business idea but it is entirely different to offer a service that will actually benefit someone. Being clear on why, how and when your role in someones life will equate to making their life easier and give them something they will not find anywhere else is vital to your success.
- Do I have the ability to follow through? Are you driven enough to work long hours, go the extra mile, answer mundane questions and requests? As someone who believes in offering an amazing customer experience, I understand that owning a business is not always convenient. There are random phone calls, emails with last minute changes and these are all part of the package.
- Do I have the drive to continually grow? When you come up with a genius idea and finally put all the pieces of the puzzle together, there will be someone waiting in the background ready to jump on the bandwagon. Do you have the ability to be innovative, to constantly challenge yourself and your product? If you want to continue to stay on top, change is necessary.
- What if I fail? Oh, you will! Sorry to burst your bubble but you will fail and fail hard at that sometimes. A good planner will have invested a cushion – a small amount of ‘mistake money’ for those moments you’re in a “what the hell was I thinking’ sort of situation. But, you got this! The best companies have lost and won and lost again, its all part of the process. The companies that last are the ones with good planning and the will to survive.
My last two cents: Do not ever forget your key values and stick with them, yes, you can be flexible with the services and products you provide but who you are and the values you hold should never waiver.
Listen to your clients: If you are unwilling to listen to your clients needs, then why are you in the service industry? Listen, take note and make changes when necessary. People appreciate a company that listens to their feedback.
To meet our team and see why we are so passionate about what we do – please contact Ken Anaya at: (844) KAA-4TAX or (844) 522-4829