Industry standards are the baseline. In order to standout, it is necessary to rise above such standards! To stand out, businesses must exceed the service levels expected of them. This is the primary way to stand apart from your competitors. When rising above industry standards, you will develop client loyalty, attract new clients, and improve
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For businesses of all sizes, it’s all too easy to get caught up in the day-to-day hustle and grind, focusing solely on short-term gains and immediate results. We do it every day. This narrow-minded approach, known as myopia, can lead to missed opportunities and negative consequences in the long run. (I’ll publish a post soon
10.5 more months to go until 2024! 2023 is full of hope and possibility and the perfect time to accomplish all of your goals and turn dreams into reality! Want to build a business? Nothing’s holding you back. Want to close a big deal? Close it! Want to quit your job and become an independent?
The COVID-19 pandemic brought about many changes and challenges in the world. The “business world” was not exempt from these challenges and changes. As we recover from the Pandemic and return to “normal” operations, it is important to remember that the importance of networking is as important as ever! Click Here to Read About Building
Building esteem for your business is crucial for long-term success and growth. I’m a firm believer in mindset as the top driver for individuals and businesses establishing themselves in the marketplace. Second to mindset, reputation is a large driver of how services and products can be delivered and received. This article will focus on reputation and “esteem”. In 2023, there are several ways to achieve this goal and improve your business’s reputation in the market. Here are five strategies you can implement this year.
As a small business or even a solopreneur, competition can be fierce and staying ahead can be challenging, particularly if there is no strategy in place as a road map. However, with the right strategies, you can do more than just survive. Indeed, the right strategy or strategies can help you can thrive in a crowded market. Here are some tips to help you stay competitive.
The following is a summary of a Harbourtime Strategy Talks Podcast session. A summary of the topics discussed is below. The recording date was January 12, 2021. Podcast *Please note, this is not an exact transcription, as I took some liberties in transcribing from the Podcast discussion.* Trent Simmons is the CEO of Hardeman Company
(Originally published on LinkedIn on February 20, 2020.) At a recent lunch meeting with Justin Rand of Rand Consulting, we discussed the need to have a hobby on the side, allowing a little relief to the normal grind of work, family, and life in general. He had taken his love of Jeeps and elevated the hobby
We all make strategic moves every day. I recently read a great quote from a Nineteenth Century American Humorist, Josh Billings. (Below, Quote #1). No doubt, knowing how to play your cards, no matter how many you are holding, is important. But other reading over these quotes from Coaches, Business Leaders, and Political Leaders can
Scaling a business is not for everyone. But, if you want to get to a different level and grow your business, it is generally best to prepare. Don’t get me wrong. I understand the “Ready, Fire, Aim” approach works for some. Technology has made it easier for anyone to get into business. The term “solopreneur”