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Be Grumpy, Be Late, Never Follow Any Plan, Over Charge, Be Inconsiderate

Over the years I have work with many small businesses and with many businesses that are just starting out. It takes a lot of energy and effort to build a business and make it successful. Everyone gets pretty wrapped up in the process and tries to make it very complicated. It may be that but building a business also entails some very simple concepts. Most of them built around how we treat others. We all like to be treated nicely. Here are my top 5 tips for building a successful business.

1. Smile
2. Be on time
3. Do what you say you are going to do
4. Price reasonably
5. Thank you

Pretty simple concepts, built around the idea that we like to do business with people that we like. It doesn’t mean we won’t work with grumpy, mean, negative people. It is just that we would rather work with the positive. Your product or service has to work and do what it says it will do. But to build a successful business it is these other things that have to be there.

Response for Week 9