Thoughts on how to run a business. Part 7.

So, to sum-up:-

– your business should shout out at the public: COME IN!  BUY ME!  THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED!  EAT HERE!  BEST VALUE!   ….. as the case may be

– you, in your dress, your manner, your speech, your attitude, should shout: I AM YOUR MAN!  I AM THE ONE YOU NEED!  YOU CAN COUNT ON ME!

– never take things personally if you can avoid it

– too much chummy chatter is not so good

– yet too much stern professionalism is not so good

– anything that smacks of the run-down -and- struggling needs to be kept out of sight, e.g an old car

– but on the other hand do not spend much-needed funds on anything that is not going to lead towards getting the money in, e.g a new mobile: the old one is fine

– never ever allow yourself to sound needy, never ever be pushy, not even slightly

– yet never allow yourself to be patronized

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– analyse the type of person you are. Take a good, hard look at how you come over to other people and how you look

– keep your sums up-to-date every single day, no matter how small.  A lot of small businesses come crashing down because of hiccups in the sums

– remember the AIM of your business: to make money.  To provide a good servie and a good product too, of course, but to MAKE MONEY

– and remember YOU.  You will work long hours, often late in to the evning, and that is just par for the course.  But take time off too – get right away for a full day once a week, preferably with somebody who helps you to feel relaxed

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Catherine Broughton is a novelist, a poet and an artist.  She is widely travelled and writes regularly for magazines and blog sites.  Her sketches are on her web site .  Her books are available from Amazon and on Kindle, or can be ordered from several leading book stores.

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Catherine Broughton is a novelist, a poet and an artist.  Her books are available as e-books on this site:-            “A Call from France”          “French Sand”         ”The Man with Green Fingers”        “Saying Nothing”

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Posted on 03/02/2013 by Catherine
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