This responsibility isn't something to fear; rather, it is something to celebrate! Under your effective supervision and leadership, your business can thrive. As a business owner at the Lake of the Ozarks, you have a myriad of resources available to help your company succeed. Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is here to do our part by offering a few simple tips to help you grow your business.
1. Dedicate Every Morning To Generating New Business.
Juggling paperwork, going to meetings, overseeing payroll, monitoring cash flow... there's a lot that goes into keeping a business running. Once their businesses are off the ground, many entrepreneurs find that they become so focused on keeping up with their current workloads that they forget to dedicate any extra time to growing their businesses. Make a point to spend your first 1-3 hours every morning focusing exclusively on generating new business. The results will likely speak for themselves.
2. Hire Good People.
As the company owner, keeping up with everything that goes into running a successful company is ultimately your responsibility. If you don't have time (or choose not) to do certain tasks yourself, it is up to you to appoint someone reliable to fulfill them for you. This probably goes without saying, but it essential that you hire trustworthy, reliable, high-caliber employees. Ideally, your team members should treat your company with the same respect and attention to detail that they would give to their own business. Self-motivating team members will become an invaluable asset as you continue to grow your business.
3. Be Consistent...
Consistency is a key component of any successful business venture. Your customers and clients expect you to continually deliver the same level of high-quality service they received on the first day they came to you. If you are unable to be consistent, they may look to your competitors to provide the services they need.
4. ... But Adaptable.
Consistency is crucial, but adaptability is a must. Nothing ever remains the same for too long. Just when you have found a comfortable rhythm and everything seems to be flowing smoothly, something will inevitably disrupt the process. Whether this disruption stems from an internal source (one of your employees announces that she is pregnant) or an external one (you learn that your top contractor is moving out of state). Regardless of the source of the disruption, the success of your business will depend on how quickly you are able to adapt to your new circumstances.
5. Get Involved
People want to do business with people they know, like, and trust. One of the best ways to generate new and repeat business is to establish a people-centered presence in your community. Sponsor community and non-profit events, volunteer your time, and encourage your team members to get involved as well. Engaging in this manner will demonstrate to your customers that you are accessible and committed to the health of your community.
Lake Area Chamber Of Commerce Is Here To Help!
As your trusted Chamber of Commerce at the Lake of the Ozarks, Lake Area Chamber is here to help you and your business succeed. Joining Lake Area Chamber can be a great way way to get involved, as a membership opens up multiple volunteer, sponsorship, and networking opportunities. We also offer a wide variety of resources to help our members become more successful.
For more information about what Lake Area Chamber of Commerce can offer you, give us a call at 573-964-1008 or visit our website: www.LakeAreaChamber.com
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