Have you ever been in a situation where you have broken trust? What happens when you need to rebuild trust? How do you get it back? There is only one way to build and regain trust: make and keep your promises.
Do not underestimate the bottom-line impact of compassion. The ability to show care, empathy, and compassion is a heavy component of trust. The ability is rooted in two long-standing virtues.
Business partnerships usually emerge from mutual self-interest. When both sides win, the relationship thrives. However, there's a fine line between self-interest and selfishness.
Former Campbell Soup CEO, current Avon Chairman and leadership authority, Doug Conant recently tweeted this famously profound quote from the classic Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill:
Landing a partnership with a Fortune 100 company could be the deal that puts your startup on the map. It could be the difference between linear and exponential growth; landing a big round of funding or plugging away as a bootstrapped company. It could mean a 10X or 3X revenue multiple or whether your kids attend private or public school.
For most people, the holidays are a busy time filled with family, parties, and travel. Business people are often faced with a dilemma: Enjoy some time off and lose business, or work through the holidays and cheat your family?
Many of us make it a priority to find and partner with companies that can add to our offering or extend our reach. And...
The great thing about being a small business owner is getting to know your customers. The folks who come into your shop frequently or contact you on a regular basis are the ones whose stories you remember and whose favorite brand of leather boots you keep in stock.
Most people do business networking wrong. Most people literally have no idea how to network the right way—and by the "right way" I mean, "the way that gets results." So to help you figure it out, I've put together this handy list of seven warning signs.
The ability to say "No" to a potential client is just as, if not more, important as saying "Yes." (It doesn't help that saying "No" is much, much more difficult than saying "Yes.")