4 Things You Need to Understand About Your Customers

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[tweetmeme source=”LessonsInBiz” only_single=false]Maintaining a good relationship with customers is vital to business. This is one aspect that small businesses can take directly to the bank. So how exactly can a small business owner ensure customer loyalty? One doesn’t need to have a degree in psychology to analyze what your customers want. It’s as basic as putting yourself in their shoes. We have all been customers. We patronize specific foodchains, stores and yes, even websites. Something about a certain retailer earns our loyalty that we keep coming back. More

The Power of the Written Word

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[tweetmeme source=”LessonsInBiz” only_single=false] I read an interesting article lately regarding what language should a blogger use if he/she is not a native English speaker. There are a lot of people worldwide who use blogs. Some maintain it for business purposes while others do so for personal use.

While it is true that the English language is universal, we cannot deny the fact that many people have their own dialects that they prefer using for their blogs. This is great if your target market speaks the same language that you do or if you’re blogging just so you can share your personal experiences to select readers. More

6 Ways to Turn Underperforming Employees Around

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[tweetmeme source=”LessonsInBiz” only_single=false] There are a lot of reasons why your employees can be underperforming. And you might think that the last thing you need is an employee who doesn’t work at par with your standards that you might recourse to firing them because it’s having a negative impact on small business productivity. Well, think again and do not jump to that decision instantly. There may be other ways to work around with this problem.

One possible reason why this happens is lack of motivation. Not all your employees are the same, they don’t all have one-track minds. Actually, it is better to have an employee who struggles with productivity than an employee who has behavioral problems. Why? More

Lessons Learned From Operating a Small Business

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[tweetmeme source=”LessonsInBiz” only_single=false] Running a business is a lot similar to how you live your life. There are ups and downs, mistakes and triumphs and of course the proverbial lessons that you’ve learned to get you back in the saddle. Let me share to you what lessons I’ve learned so far: More

The 10 Commandments in Small Business

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[tweetmeme source=”LessonsInBiz” only_single=false] Make a plan that’s specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound.

Give credit where credit is due. Once your employee feels that their work is appreciated, it helps build loyalty and that is you can retain the best employees that you have. More

The Advantage of Being Organized

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‘[tweetmeme source=”RoseA_smallbiz” only_single=false]’ During business operation, you will be bombarded of a lot of business meetings, transactions and activities. Giving out the full focus on business operation may compromise some important things such as how organize are you with your business.

It is a fact that you can never achieve perfection, most of the time, you will experience challenges and troubles in your workplace. This tends to divert your attention to major things and disregard small things such as organizing things and paperworks. These small things should not be neglected because you will soon find out how it will affect your business operation. More

Be Willing to Help Others

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‘[tweetmeme source=”RoseA_smallbiz” only_single=false]’ Learn to commit yourself to help others. You can give what you currently have, share your time, knowledge and connection. Sharing is one of the most important virtue in small business. If you are helping others, you can easily turn to them at times when you need their help. More

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