A Season of Change. A Season of Growth
Apr 18, 2013 | Posted by etc | comments (0)
By Dallas J. Moore
Spring is fast on its way and with that comes an opportunity for change and growth. As a business owner, everything is changing, always. You have to be quick to capitalize on what’s going on, and know how it can help, or hurt you.
This spring put a plan in place to plant some seeds for this year. Here are few things that you can do today.
–Polish up Your Skills
As your business has grown, you too have learned things. Part of business is learning new and interesting things. This allows you to offer more value to the lives of your customers.
Look into things that your customers have asked you about, but have not had the time to invest in. Take a class. Read a book. Go to a conference. Join in on a webinar. Take some time to invest time in yourself, and your business. Your customers will thank you for it, and it will put you in great position throughout the year.
-Use What You’ve Learned
Now that you’ve taken the time to learn some new things, practice them. Communicate your commitment to learning new things with your customers. They will want to know what skills and interests you have, and how they will impact your business.
By sharing new skills and more efficient ways of doing business, you may find a common ground or interest with your customers. You have now taken your relationship with that customer to another level.
-Make Goals and Commitments
Set goals for yourself, and your business. Continue to use the skills you have learned. These goals can be short-term or long-term. Make the goals you set, specific and attainable. Again, this gives you some things to talk about and share with your customers.
Make the commitment to learn more about things that directly impact your business. Do research to find other related skills in a similar area can directly help your business.
In conclusion, learning allows you to stay fresh on your products and services. It also keeps you competitive in the market. If you are not evolving and learning, you are falling behind. Don’t allow yourself to be left behind, strive to set the standard in your industry.