So, You Want an Amazing Business?

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From http://bloggertone.com 3503 days ago
Made Hot by: Small Business Manifesto on September 3, 2010 10:25 pm
You’d probably be hard-pressed to find a business owner that set out to have a “mediocre” or “marginally successful” business. Even so, the prospect of trying to create that amazing business we all strive for may seem daunting, or downright impossible. Until now...





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Written by catherineconnors
3500 days ago

Wonderful post, I like your mention of "A positive outlook translates into favorable results – don’t waste time dwelling on past failures or negativity" and it reminds me of a quote by Eli Siegel - "If a mistake is not a stepping stone, it is a mistake".



Written by promodiva
3500 days ago

Catherine:

Thanks so much for your thoughtful comments! I wasn't familiar with the Eli Siegel quote -- that would have been an excellent addition to the article. Thanks for sharing it! -- Traci



Written by Darrell
3503 days ago

Terrific insight. There are essentially three people that manage our business. Fortunately, we have one that is 'Attentive', one that is the 'Maverick Mindset', and one that that truly accentuates our strengths. But in these economic times we fight the urge to go after every potential client versus a 'laser targeted niche'. You offer sound advice!!!



Written by promodiva
3503 days ago

Thanks very much for those compliments, Darrell. How wonderful to have such a great mix of strengths in your business. And, I have to say you are not alone in seeking "all the customers." It's human nature -- and we've all been there.

Thanks again,

Traci



Written by nialldevitt
3503 days ago

This is a great post, I particularly like Zero in on Your Best Prospects. This is really great advice in this climate where people are inclined to waste lots of time with leads that are not in a position to buy. Researching as you point how is a key skill towards insuring that you are managing your time and building relationships with the right people.



Written by promodiva
3503 days ago

Thanks, Niall! I appreciate your comments. It's a difficult thing to do, as we all tend to want "all the clients." Once you realize that not everyone will make a great client, you can really focus on those prospects that are your ideal clients.



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