Many business owners have their own
methods to run a successful business,
some have rituals and superstitions, but
there are four small steps that can be
taken by small-business owners be
successful. The Huffington Post spoke
with successful small business owners,
motivational speakers about steps they
take in order to be successful in running a
1. To-Do List
Many successful owners often have a to-
do list which they update and refine
every morning to make sure what they
will be doing is relevant to help their
business grow and be successful.
President of Platinum Filings, Steven
Friedman explained, “Cultivating your
personal to-do list style may take some
time and experimentation, but it pays
2. Never Stop Learning
Owners are cognizant of the fact that they will
always need to keep learning to improve their brand
or business. Reading the morning paper, blogs, and
other forms of media to understand the upcoming
curve or trend is important to continue to grow.
Even ten minutes a day can make a difference, these
ten minutes can be used for an upcoming project in
which normally, one may not have hours to devote
to. Make pushes and learning new ideas can take
any business from one level to the next.
3. You Time
Business should not be on your mind all day,
every day. There must be a work balance
where you can relax and not have to worry
about the day ahead. Many times, owners
check emails and other work related items as
soon as they wake up, giving yourself
sometime to think and reflect can help focus
on work while there since your mind will be
cleared of personal thoughts.
4. Say ‘Thank You‘
It is important to never forget employees and
customers who helped you achieve the success of the
business. Small gestures that show you appreciate all
they do for you. One CEO sends flowers to long time
customers and shows employee appreciation by
giving perks and various other ways to say thank you.
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