Most will go into business with a mindset and a can do attitude and a very few will succeed to be the stars of their business.
Well for starters there is only one top spot.
Key factors to have your eye on when going to the number one spot is this:
They are called shares for a reason, you share the market with others.
So if you want to be number one in your business sector you will have to take their shares or expand the market you’re in, or both.
There are a number of ways, tips and tricks to get you there and only you can decide the way that is the right one for you. If one route fails then try another. This is a trait of the number one top spot holder, they are if nothing else persistent or stubborn. Most people give up in business after trying 1-3 different approaches to their problem. The number one (or rising star) tries until they make it work no matter how bloody their forehead is from hitting the famous concrete wall.
We all want to make a big pile of cash. Most don’t make the pile at all.
Here too there is tons of articles, books. tips, tricks and quick fixes to read and try out.
In essence the focus should always be to remain profitable otherwise why be in the business to start with.
Start with your staff, does every one of them bring in more to you than you pay them? if not take a discussion with the person and decide to part ways or step it up. Are the sales staff having an easy job shifting your product /services? If yes then hire all the sales staff you can find because you have something in demand and you need to take all the market shares you can as fast as you can (or someone else will).
This will make you profitable and bring you bigger market shares. If the sales staff have a hard time shifting your product/service then you will have to look in to why and deal with it straight away.
Always look on the ever popular Return on Investment. Measure it. Then you can see what you need to do to succeed. Otherwise you will be winging it and that’s good enough for most of the time, but it will not take you to the number one spot.
3. Employee training.
Focus hard on training your staff in every aspect possible.
It will show them that you are in it for the win and that they are key factors of your plan to get there.
It will make all of you work together as one towards a unifying goal (being number one).
Creates a positive atmosphere and a workplace that you want to spend your time in since you will be apart of the success (as an employee).
Training programs should be in-house as well as calling outside help. If you only work in-house the ideas will stagnate and the tempo slowed down. Bringing in someone from the outside will create new solutions on old problems, strengthen old truths and make your employees grow as persons.
So if your business is going for the number one spot you know what to do!
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