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Excellent suggestions Julie. I think following up with your customers on a periodic basis is very important. This makes them feel special and shows that you care about them and their business. besides, it gives you opportunity to learn what is working well and what needs to improve. "
I think #1 and #4 are important. It is essential to keep your limits in mind and not try to take on too much. Slow and steady wins the war. Also, taking time off to rejuvenate is needed for any entrepreneur. It is inherently hard work and not taking time off can burn you out quickly."
There are certainly some attributes that a person is born with that help with leadership. However, many other attributes can be learned and improved over time with guidance and practice. I would put tendency to take risk in the former category and communication skill in the later. "
Dave - Excellent story. It's the human inertia that keeps people moving in the wrong direction even when they know it will not get them to the destination. Why ruffle the feathers unnecessarily? But as anyone can tell it is only when you go against traditional wisdom and take the path less traveled that you will be able to make a bigger impact. "
Excellent point. Onboarding is as important as hiring the right candidate. Unfortunately, not many people pay enough attention to it.They just bring someone, throw him / her in the middle of action and as ask them to figure out on the go. Providing an experienced buddy to the newcomer is an excellent way to get the new guy up to speed quickly in the new environment."
Totally agree with the first suggestion - Focus on planning and less on plan. My advice to clients is that the business plan itself is not as critical as the planning process itself. It is during this process that you come across new ideas and opportunities."