How to become a truly successful business person? Are you a business owner or an entrepreneur? Whether you’re a businessman or a businesswoman, or whether you’re already doing business or just planning to get into it, you need to achieve real business success. The following will help you attain stability and long-term profitability in your business entrepreneurship.
Be customer oriented
If you want to achieve profitability, you need to boost your sales. And when it becomes to sales, your success lies on the hands of your customers. Though a customer oriented sales and marketing strategy will not guarantee an instant rise in your profits during your business startup, it ensure that you are walking the right path through long-term profitability and stability. Besides, when you start becoming a customer-oriented entrepreneur, you instantly earn trust and confidence from your customers, as well from yourself.
A successful business person is one that provides quality on the products and services he offer to his consumers. In return, he doesn’t earn success that eventually fades in the short-run, but he earns success that lasts for a long time. This happens because his clients and customers become satisfied and eventually become loyal to his business, products and services. They also spread viral testimonials about the high quality you provide, and thereby become your business allies. They even become your own effective marketers for free. Consequently, you achieve not only increase in sales and profit, but also increase in honor and glory.
Be employee oriented
If you want to become a successful businessman, you need to become a successful employer or leader of your organization. Although not accounted in your statement of financial position, employees are your most precious assets. They are the ones who produce the quality products and services you provide to your customers in order to achieve success in sales. Besides, you cannot achieve quality sales without quality production – your production depends on your people.
Managing people is one of the hardest tasks a businessman should deal with. This is because it involves closer human interaction and relationship. Obviously, you meet them often than your customers, and they contribute the biggest part of your business undertaking aside from yourself. Thus, you need to take care of your employees the right way. This includes constant motivation through leading by example, effective reward and recognition system, clear and fair organizational policies and other optimal leadership and management techniques.
Be public oriented
When you’re in business, you don’t just deal with the parties that are directly involved in your business, but you also need to put into consideration all the parties, such as the government, environment and your suppliers. Furthermore, a truly successful entrepreneur is one that doesn’t only attain success, but also attain peace of mind, fulfillment and contentment. Thus, you need to assure that everyone is happy with your business. Specifically, you should ensure that you are paying the right taxes to the government, doing cleaner and greener business, cooperating with your suppliers, meeting your dues to creditors and having harmonious relationship with your co-owners and investors.
Finally, you should do all those things above. It’s too hard to do, isn’t it? This is why you need to be self-oriented. To become customer oriented, employee oriented and public oriented, you need to be selfless. You need to take away all the selfishness that is within you. A truly self-oriented business person is one that considers the long-term benefits that he can enjoy. This lasting benefits and rewards include honor, integrity, loyal customers, happy employees, clean conscience, goodnight’s sleep, stress-free life, contentment, joy, peace, love, wisdom and even eternal salvation.