No matter how poor people are

What Does Success Mean to You

Is it canada goose outlet reviews to take vacations whenever you want not having to worry about the expense? Maybe it’s just knowing canada goose store you can buy a book at the local bookstore that canada goose outlet canada goose outlet you’ve been wanting without needed to check your account balance first. Maybe it’s not caring so much about canada goose kensington uk late customer payments because you continually have enough business and money in the canada goose outlet usa bank to always cover your expenses no matter what. We all measure these things a bit differently depending on what we’ve always been used to, how we were raised, and what’s important to us now.

So let’s consider how we can look to reach that success and maximize our profitability:

This is a tough one. canada goose victoria uk It’s canada goose outlet winnipeg address easy to state, but hard to follow. There are three ways you can recession proof your business and they are all difficult. First, be the very best at what you do and your customers will likely stay with you even when the economy is bad or prices are high. Second, offer something people need but can’t find or that has little competition. But it must still be a needor a guilty pleasure. Otherwise, you could be offering the only chocolate flavored broccoli around but if no one wants it, you still won’t be successful. And third, offer something that people will always buy. There are canada goose outlet shop only a few of these categories in terms of products or services. Jimmy Vaccaro, the betting analyst (yes, I live in Las Vegas) once said it was gambling and pizza. No matter how poor people are, there will always be a market for betting and pizza. If you can find that niche (I don’t recommend the gambling niche though), then you’ll likely be fine but good luck with that.

Be careful on pricing specials

I do periodically lower prices to obtain new clients running specials canada goose black friday toronto to draw in those potential clients who have been on the fence canada goose black friday sale for months or possible canada goose outlet store montreal to reach a new market where my offering hasn’t been tried yet. But keep in mind, once you give client ‘x’ that low price, it will uk canada goose outlet be nearly impossible to raise it back up again. To them, you’ll canada goose uk black friday always be set at price ‘y’ now and if you raise your price on them, they’ll start looking for another business to canada goose outlet florida provide your service or product to them. canada goose outlet las vegas If you want to obtain success or stay successful, be very mindful of your pricing policies and the discounts that you are thinking about giving away. I’m not saying ‘never do it’ because it’s a great way to bring in new clients that you would not have otherwise obtained, but know how much you need to make to be profitable and stay true to that.

Finally, never let up on the customer service factor. It doesn’t matter if you’re the canada goose outlet buffalo cheapest in your market or the most expensive. It doesn’t matter if you’re the best or maybe the only provider of your service or product in the area or entire market. Even if you think you’re customer needs you more than you need them, always, always, ALWAYS treat them like you need them very much and want their business above all else. Your customer needs to know that they are important to you and that you are serving them to the best of your ability. If you start to lose that perspective, the success that you are experiencing may be fleeting.

2012 Attard Communications, Inc. May not be reprinted or reproduced without written permission from Attard Communications. He has over 25 years of software development, management, and project management experience leading initiatives in Manufacturing, Government Contracting, Creative Design, Gaming and Hospitality, Retail Operations, Aviation and Airline, Pharmaceutical, Start ups, Healthcare, Higher Education, Non profit, High Tech, Engineering and general IT. Brad is married, a father of 11, and living in sunny Las Vegas, NV.

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