Business is extremely tough. Let’s not beat around the bush here. One day, your numbers are high and you’re riding the crest of a wave and the next day, it all comes down on you like a ton of bricks. Difficult to make out, right? A niggling question that we have to answer is how we can keep the positive consistency going. How can we make our business be a success every working day? There are lots of examples of major companies that struggled at the beginning of their existence and are now earning millions and billions of pounds so don’t ever think you’re on your own. Here’re some tips on how to earn more peaks than troughs.
First impressions are absolutely vital in business. There’s no doubting that. Say you see your new client, half an hour late with unpolished shoes and stains on your shirt. What kind of impression do you think that gives them? Do they really believe at this early stage, even before money has been discussed that they will use your company again? Be punctual. Look smart. Greet them with a courteous smile and a nice firm handshake. With great first impressions and a good first business experience, your client is more likely to come back again and again. Don’t change a good thing. Consistency is underrated. Your client will be more than happy to know that your business runs like clockwork and that orders are met time after time. He will no doubt talk to other people in his field about how your company works. Make sure they are positive words that are spoken. Who knows what a casual conversation can lead to come Monday morning? It’s also vitally important that you don’t fob off your tried and trusted clients with unrealistic numbers and false promises. Be truthful. If deadlines aren’t met, your client has lots of other businesses to turn to. You must not let him slip away. Say what you can achieve and stick with it. There’s ambition and then there’s the impossibility.
Successful ways of thinking like that of Oracle’s class of program are now in abundance. This is down to hard work, diligence and graft and their numbers have benefited greatly from this. But it’s not just all about face to face interaction. Nowadays you can attract people to your company via lots of formats. Make a company website. Make it sing out to customers. Your website is like your shop window. Bring people in and show them what you’re all about.
Moreover, the popularity of social media means that you need to be on board with this trend no matter if you like it or not. Hire someone who has great experience in this field and gets them to sort out all your online accounts. You’re a business in the 21st century. Start acting like it. Be loud. Be proud. Be consistent.
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