As small business owners, we have the tendency to dock on an island by ourselves. Connection to other business owners is not only healthy, but productive. Seek others that share your same forward thinking and level of success to bounce around ideas. Join a mastermind group, hire a business coach or interact with those in your network to create a strategy for excellence and build a community of thought leaders.
I believe competition among business owners is an attitude of lack of inferiority. There are so many people on this planet to market your services to online and offline. But I do; however, believe every business should have a competitive edge – the desire to be the greatest at whatever they do. One of the first questions I ask new clients is, "okay, that’s great but what makes you different?" During our process together, creating that competitive edge is a part of our first official business.
Greatness is attainable for anyone that sets their mind on course. Make a list of every product and service you offer and next to each item, write down ways to improve every area in your business. Read customer praise and complaints to measure your customer relations success. Take what is currently working in your business and/or generating the most income and upgrade that concept.
Kachelle Kelly is founder of Kachelle Kelly International, Inc., a small business & empowerment coaching firm. Kachelle coaches career driven women & men to not only activate their hustle but faith by providing them with innovative ideas, strategies, resources and empowerment to achieve authentic success, profitability, peace and happiness in their business and life. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Women and the NAPW 2012-2013 "Woman of the Year" for Consulting & Coaching for Texas. Kachelle is also the author of "Pretty Painful" and "Boss Men & Women Pray: 31 Prayers to Increase Your Success & Spirit". For more information visit www.kachellekelly.com