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  • Writer's pictureSeth Flora

Lessons Learned In Business

Running a business isn't just about making money—it's also about the lessons you pick up as you go. I've learned quite a bit over the years, and I want to share some of these insights. Hopefully, they can help you out, whether you're thinking about starting your own gig or just curious about what the business world is like.

Lessons Learned In Business

Word-of-Mouth is King

First up, never underestimate good old word-of-mouth. When people are happy with your service, they'll talk about it. And when friends hear good things from someone they trust, they're way more likely to check out your business. Making sure your customers are happy can really help spread the word about what you’re doing.

Networking is Everything

Another big one is networking. It's all about who you know. Building a big network of people from different jobs and industries can open up tons of doors. Whether it’s finding a new partner or getting advice, the relationships you build are super important.

Not Every Client is Worth It

This might sound a bit harsh, but some clients just aren't worth the hassle. Some folks have wild expectations or aren't willing to pay enough, and they can make your life really tough. It's okay to say no to working with them. Focus on clients who respect your work and your time.

Always Be Learning

You’ve got to keep learning—always. Things change fast in business, and if you're not keeping up, you’ll fall behind. Whether it’s new tech or new ways people are doing things, staying updated is a must.

Price Fairly

When you’re setting prices, think about all the benefits your service or product brings to your customers. Don’t sell yourself short. If you’re helping someone make more money or save time, your price should reflect that. It's not just about covering your costs; it’s about charging for the real value you’re giving.

Keep an Ideas Book

Last but not least, keep a book for all your ideas. Whenever something pops into your head—maybe a new business idea or a cool project—write it down. You can use a notebook or your phone. This helps keep everything organized and means you won’t forget those great ideas that come at random times.

Each of these lessons has really helped me out, and I hope they give you something to think about too. Whether you're just getting started or trying to improve what you’re already doing, keep these tips in mind. They might just make the difference between doing okay and doing great.


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