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6 Things Entrepreneurs Can 'learn From Love' To Grow Their Businesses by pha2sa(m): 3:43pm On Feb 12, 2015
Running a business can be all consuming. Learn from Valentine’s Day to ensure you don’t neglect the very thing you hold most dear. Below is some advice for companies ready to scale up their growth.

1. Don’t be selfish

As in mutually rewarding relationships, business is not just about you. There are two people in a relationship and many more in a business – every stakeholder from your supplier through to your customer must be considered, and no one neglected or you’ll end up with a dysfunctional business. Remember to think global and act local, you are just a small part of the universe. #givemore

2. Embrace the whole family

Don’t forget to spend some time getting to know the in-laws. Treat some of those difficult stakeholders (clients, suppliers, regulators) with disdain and you might be in trouble. Treat them like an extension of your business and you’ll be laughing. How many have you encountered – the person who ‘picks away’ at every negative feature? #moodkiller

3. Say thank you

It’s too easy to allow ambition, drive and a focus on results get in the way of stopping to say thank you to the people that make it possible. Give back to the business; celebrate milestones, appreciate how far you and your team have come together. Thank your people, sincerely. This will help you strengthen relationships, grow networks and retain key employees – all pivotal in the name of scaling up. #gratitude

4. Plan some surprises

In romance, a little change, surprise or time away together is often what is needed. In business, whether it be an injection of new ideas or people, a change of scenery or an away day or team event, don’t be afraid to take a chance to keep things exciting. Innovation depends on it. #spontaneity

5. Listen and communicate

Every relationship relies on communication. And two-thirds of that should involve listening. Listen to your business and all its stakeholders, including the board, to staff on the ground, to your suppliers. A great idea or a looming crisis might be right under your nose. Are you listening to those on the front line? #patience

6. Seek advice

Just like that friend at the end of the phone, a business mentor or strategic advisor who’s been there and done that can help you get through rough patches. Nothing can beat experience and a fresh perspective to turn a crisis into a great opportunity to strengthen and grow. #becurious
Re: 6 Things Entrepreneurs Can 'learn From Love' To Grow Their Businesses by mattybaby: 4:51pm On Feb 13, 2015
My fellow women, the phrase " 1 shall chase a thousand & 2 shall chase 10,000" being law of marriage is not to be applied on the battle field of fighting enemies alone but also on family finances. If you're a married woman or soon to be married and you want this fulfilled in your life, then the upcoming Entrepreneur Woman training where you get trained by successful married business women is for you.
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