What Your Mom Can Teach You About Business
Much of what your mother taught you when you were a small child, can also be applied to running a business.
After all, we’re still interacting with other people and should do so in a kind and honest way.
Today, I am going to share with you the four lessons that we have all have learned from our moms that still hold true when it comes to doing business.
Lesson #1 – Always Make A Good First Impression
- First impressions count and it’s something you want to work on.
- Make sure the first interaction you have with your potential customers is a good one.
- This means putting your best foot forward on social media sites and on your own website of course.
- Do your best to make sure things are working and carefully plan your email messages.
- Never forget that at the other end of that email is a real person.
- Respond to emails, comments and social media posts you get and make sure each interaction with your audience is a positive one.
Lesson #2 – Be True To Your Word
- We’re good at being true to our word in real live, but when it comes to online interactions or business transactions, we’re not afraid to stretch the true a little bit in the name of marketing.
- Aggressive marketing tactics may work in the short term, but they won’t allow you to build a sustainable business.
- Building it on strong core values like always telling the truth and making good on your word will.
Lesson #3 – Be Kind To Others
- People like to do business with someone that’s nice to them. And those are the people they will recommend to family and friends.
- Always be polite, be nice and don’t be afraid to go the extra mile for your customers.
- They will reward you for it in the long run with plenty of good word-of-mouth advertising.
- Last but not least, let’s talk about patience.
- It takes patience to get a business off the ground.
- Make sure you’re prepared to stick it out until you make it.
- But it doesn’t stop there.
- You want to have some patience with your audience.
- Just because they don’t jump at the first offer you make them, doesn’t mean they are less valuable.
- Be patient and earn the trust of your subscribers and website visitors.
- There will come a time when you’re presenting them with the right offer and they’ll gladly take out their wallet and buy.
- Be patient with the people you work with.
- This could be employees, independent contractors or other business owners you’re cooperating with.
- We are all busy and sometimes things don’t work out exactly as planned.
- Give those around you the benefit of the doubt and be patient with them.
- Showing a little bit of grace may end up in long-term friendships that will benefit your business for years to come.
Who knew that the things you learned as a Kindergartener would come in handy now that you own your own business?
Gives you something to think about, right?
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