Mon 15 Oct 2007
Though your small business may have the potential to succeed, there are many things that will want and need your attention, often all at the same time! It is a common frustration faced by most small business owners, which is why you need to be bold and demanding to succeed.
It is not that you can't be friendly and nice, but being “too soft” won't help you to reach your business goals. Here are some tips to get what you want from others and what you need the most for your business.
Have a Vision
You need to set a path to reach your goal. How often do you look at your business goals? Refer to your goals and objectives regularly to stay on track.
Recruit the Right People
You need to figure out what you are looking for from your employees. Once you are sure of what you want, it is easy to achieve your goals with a little planning.
Seek Help When You Need It
If you need some cooperation, be ready to ask. If a particular person can't help you, perhaps they can help you to locate someone who can help you. The point is, if you have questions, you need to get the answers and you need to not take no for an answer. It is very important to be persistent and sort out issues for yourself rather than wait for others to solve them.
Don't Be Afraid To Walk Away
Time management is equally important to succeed in business. However, if you feel that someone is unnecessarily wasting your time or taking advantage of you, you can simply choose to move on. It usually isn't worth the time or the energy.
When you're running a small business, it pays to be assertive. After all, no one else is responsible for your success but you.