Are You Running Your Business or is it Running You?
Key #4: Don’t play favorites. Make sure everyone is playing from your best playbook and that everyone is evaluated and rewarded according to the same set of rules.
Key #5: Have a strategic market plan that defines your best prospects, your winning sales strategy, the products that will be sold, and the pricing for the products. The less variance to these imperatives the stronger the company will become.
Key #6: Know your competition’s strengths and weaknesses better than you know your own.
Key #7: Take time to enjoy the fruits of your labor by doing something that does not have the word “BUSINESS” in it.
The challenge of business owners and managers today is to understand they can do their best work if they figure out they can’t do everything. This realization can lead to a stronger company and a happier you.
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Tom Marin is the Founder and President of MarketCues, Inc., a national consulting firm. He has worked for some of the world’s largest corporations and middle-market firms. Tom’s focus is to help CEOs drive their strategy shifts and strategic growth programs. Follow MarketCues on Twitter. Tom also welcomes emails new LinkedIn connections or calls to (919) 908-6145.