Most of these items are pretty well common sense if you wish to succeed in business. 75% of small business fails in the first 2 years – frightening isn’t it. Well, don’t let your business fall into that category. Follow the ABC of good business. Here goes.
A ABILITY – you have to be good at what you do.
B BUSINESS CARDS – Vitally important when you are starting out.
C COURTEOUS – Always be courteous to your customers, in fact to everyone (you never know who you may be talking to.
D DETERMINED. Be forever sure you get it right.
E EMAIL – This is vital, especially for handling accounts etc.
F FINANCES – Keep your finances up to date and maybe get help from a good Financial Advisor
G GOOGLE – Get yourself registered on a Google Three pack
H HOSTING – Always have a good hosting company if you have a website.
I INSURANCE – Never be underinsured, you never know what may happen.
J JUST – always be fair and just.
K KNOWLEDGEABLE – If you know your business it will be easier for you.
L LOYAL – Show your customers loyalty and they will show theirs by returning
M MARKET – Find new business from all avenues. Might be a good idea to get help here.
N NEAT – Always be neat with your work, and your appearance.
O OPPORTUNITY – Learn to see an opportunity and act on it.
P PRODUCT – Know your product and never be afraid to learn new things.
Q QUESTIONS – Ask your customers questions, let them ask you questions.
R REGISTER – Ensure your business name is registered.
S SOCIAL MEDIA – Let your friends know about your business and they will talk to their friends
T TELEPHONE – Very important to have a reliable service and your phone is answered quickly when a customer rings.
U UNDERSTAND – Show thought and understanding both for your customers and yourself.
V VISION – Never let your vision for your business wane.
W WEBSITE – Most people nowadays turn to the infamous “Google” to find anything they need. A website is even more important than a business card.
X XPLAIN – OK, so that’s not a real word, but what else do you use that is important to your business. Always explain your services to your customers and the costs involved.
Y YOU – Don’t forget yourself. Be fair to yourself.
Z ZEALOUS – Be passionate and devoted to your business
These are just some ways you can ensure your business is successful.