Own a small business? Want to be the big dog? Want to be on top of the game in your industry? Since our clients are small businesses everywhere, we try to keep up on ways to help them improve business in any way possible. A recent article on Forbes, 7 Habits of Great Small Business Owners, elaborates on what awesome small businesses have in common that makes them successful.
Below is a summary of their main points, and to read the full article, click here.
- First and foremost, if you own a small business, it’s just as important to take care of yourself as it is your business. Try to get in the habit of exercising and sleeping regularly, as well as eating properly.
- On your spare time, go out! Do not spend all your time throughout the day on your business or trying to fix something that needs work, because chances are you will run into a block and not be able to focus unless you let your brain breathe.
- When wanting to be an outstanding small business owner, you must learn to be a leader. You have to be willing to take chances and make changes, even if you are not sure the outcome. Jumping out there and trying new things is always good for a small business owner.
- Even though trying new things can be good, you must have an organized business. Planning dates for deadlines and conferences, and actually keeping them, only shows your initiative to keep your business on schedule and professional.
- Having a close relationship with both your employees and clients is also something that can keep your business strong and running smooth. Always talk with your employees and acknowledge the work that they do for your business. If they were not there to help, could you imagine the hectic environment?
- Forbes also states, in 7 Habits of Great Small Business Owners, that running a business simply means that you have to make decisions sometimes. You’ve got to think about the company and what the outcome of the decisions will be, and of course you have to trust your instinct!
- Last, but not least, a business owner is always evaluating the company and trying to find and do things to make it better. As an owner of a small business, you must know what your company consists of as far as employees and financial resources, etc.