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

What I Learned About Business From My Mother

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[tweetmeme source=”LessonsInBiz” only_single=false] My mom is not a business savante. She has a degree in Economics but she never used it. She just stayed at home and raised her kids. Today, I find that her advices keeps me afloat in business.

“If I’d want something done my way, I’d have to do it myself.”

I’m not against delegating tasks but if they are all-too important that you cannot afford any mistakes, just do it yourself than take the chance and risk failing at it just because for some reason or other you didn’t have the time to do so. It’s all about time management and prioritizing. More

Leveraging Opportunities For Small Business Success

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[tweetmeme source=”LessonsInBiz” only_single=false] When opportunity knocks, make sure to open the door. This is especially true for small business. I have read The Great Un-Cracked Opportunity: Small and Medium-Sized Businesses and the problems Ben Yoskovitz enumerated are so common that most small businesses unknowingly have them. A learning area for small business: know which opportunity to leverage to increase your chances for success.

If the problem is poor understanding of how SEO works, how social media can benefit your small business or even the convenience of mobile apps then you need to put the fire back in your entrepreneurial spirit and do some research. There are a lot of forums and how-to articles which would surely give you the 411 on areas you are not clear with, on the latest trends you understandably are not familiar with. More

Mind your Own Business

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‘[tweetmeme source=”RoseA_smallbiz” only_single=false]’ In doing business, always think for yourself. As much as possible, avoid engaging yourself to a group of people who are just merely following others. You may listen to what everybody is saying but you must learn how to ignore and do things in your own way. Conduct your own research, decide for your own, establish your own goals and stick to whatever you have planned and decided. More

Establish and Protect your Identity

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‘[tweetmeme source=”RoseA_smallbiz” only_single=false]’ The most simple and most effective lesson that all small business owners must note is to keep and protect their identity. Your best armor towards invading the market lies behind your logo, your tagline, and your message to the mark. It is always important that people can quickly grasp on your identity. Establish something that is memorable so that people can identify your business and get the hang of it.

You should start by naming your business. Try to keep an eye on the available name and urls in the internet and establish a great trademark. A business should always establish rapport with the market and to establish a good rapport, you must create an identity in which every market can relate to.

Business-Changing Lesson Number 7: Focus and Flow

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‘[tweetmeme source=”RoseA_smallbiz” only_single=false]’ Another lesson that most entrepreneur must take note is that there must be a good balance between focus and flow. Everything will just come easy if there is a good balance. There is always a place called persistence, focus and discipline.

It is essential that an entrepreneur must have something to which they are going to dedicate their focus. More

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