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I think the last one is the key. When you establish the personal connection with your customers it will be very hard for them to leave you. Of course, to get to that personal connection you need to follow the advice in steps 1, 2 and 3."
How to Start a Successful Business from Scratch: Valuable Tips from Sir Richard Branson and his Friends"# 3 and #5 are my favorites. Starting and running a business is an arduous journey that takes lot of effort and long time. If you don't have passion for it you will burn out very quickly and give up. By the same token it helps to learn from those who have gone through it and hence the importance of having a mentor."
All are great nuggets of wisdom to keep in mind for business owners and entrepreneurs. My personal favorite is willing to fail and learning from mistake. Everyone is bound to fail at some point. Only those who are able to get up and learn from it to the next venture will succeed in the long term."
Zohaib - Excellent suggestions. I would also add one more - Do not multitask.. It seems counter-intuitive, but multitasking reduces your efficiency by having to switch from task to task. Every time you switch it takes a while to come up to speed and you lose efficiency."
Many people mistaken number of visitors with the level of engagement. There is a big difference between the them. Attracting visitors to your site / blog is a good start but it doesn't end there. Your next task is to engage them and eventually convert them to buy whatever you are selling. Of course, you have to have compelling product / service and associated value proposition to attract those buyers. Without it any amount of visitors and engagement will be fruitless."
If you stop and listen to the feedback every customer provides you will never be able to come up with a successful product. Steve Jobs was famous for not listening to customers. He would not have been able to develop breakthrough products had he asked his customers what they wanted. Most of the time they don't know what they want until they see it."