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Things Business Owners Must Do This Year

Success means different things to different people, but most of us can agree that to achieve our own version it’s essential to create a platform that allows us to stay in the game. Here are five things high achieving business owners should do differently.

1. Create opportunities.

Most entrepreneurs are ambitious dreamers who are constantly chasing the elements they need to make the most of their vision. This means that most always feel they need more of something (money, support, time). Instead of allowing that to discourage you, use it to fuel resourcefulness. Constantly look at relationships and experiences from a variety of angles which allow you  identify opportunities and see potential that might be overlooked by those who are less flexible in their thinking.

2. Be a team players.

Not only should you hire the best people for your business, empower them by asking them for feedback and giving them room to add real value beyond checking off a to-do list from 9 to 5. Successful business owners get excited when their team begins to grow enough for them to take on new responsibilities and they know when to let go.

3. Always see the big picture.

Instead of getting hung up on day-to-day setbacks or writing an incredible employee off after you have had a bad week, pay attention to the overall goals of the company and stay focused on the bigger picture. Accept that not all ventures will be a success and they work to fail fast instead of being afraid of setbacks.

4. Be engaged in your business.

A disconnected leader is as bad as one who is too connected. Respond to emails and calls in a timely manner, offer clear feedback and keep your team informed. Understand that a lack of information creates chaos and uncertainty, two elements that are toxic to team building.

5. Value your teams.

No one likes to go into an office giving 100% and feeling as though their efforts aren’t noticed or appreciated. Successful business owners should  let their staff know what is working as quickly as they do what isn’t.

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Betty Dyuran
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