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UPCOMING FEATURED CHAMBER EVENTS
- May 11th: Young Professionals Council - Guidance to Success- Champions of Carbon - Panel Program
- May 12th: Women in Business - Luncheon, Domestic Abuse Help & Resources
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Three Important Business Skills You Should Know to be Successful
Communicating effectively is likely the most important skill of any business owner. Your communication skills will be needed in every aspect of your business because you have to inspire your employees with your words, build confidence with your investors and explain your actions to your shareholders.
But, just telling someone what you want is not the only method of effective communicating. You also have to listen to what your customers and your employees are saying. Learning to listen to and be open to an employee's new idea or a customer's suggestions lets them know that you value them and will also help create loyality to you and your company. Keep an open mind that someone may actually have a better idea than you do!
Multitasking comes in a close second. As a business owner, you are expected to know everything, about every part of your company. You are the "chief cook and bottle washer."
As a new business, you have to run the company and take care of shipping and receiving, bookkeeping, marketing etc. As your business grows, your tasks will change. If you are lucky enough, you will eventually get to hire employees to manage the day to day tasks.
Regardless of the size of your business you still need to be involved in the many different aspects of your company because you have no choice so get good at it! Keep a handle on time management and keeping important things like family and health in perspective.
And last but certainly not least is attention to detail. We've all heard the old saying "The devil is in the details." It may be better to say, "Your business's ultimate success is in the details." Managing details is likely the most important skill of any successful business person.
Business owners who are weak in this area will tend to ignore the details. They will categorize them as "little things." But if you let enough "little things" build up, they will turn into a "big thing" and big things kill businesses! As the owner of your business you need to become an expert (and example to others) of how to deal with the details.
Some of those important details include reviewing, and understanding, your daily financial reports and telling your employees thank-you for a job well done.
There are many other things that go into owning and operating a successful business, but if you start with effective communication, the ability to multitask and paying attention to the details, you can't go wrong.
Looking to Expand and Grow Your Business and Need Financial Assistance?
The CCEDC Can Help!
The CCEDC currently offers two loan programs that are administered through the CCEDC: The Revolving Loan Program and the Small Business Expansion Loan. In addition, we also offer PIDA loans on behalf of the Department of Community Economic Development (DCED).
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