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Articles by Dave DeBlander
Here are 10 important factors in hiring and keeping fabulous employees that will be an integral part of your turn-key business.
Law No. 1 - It’s got to be fun: Life is too short and the potential to enjoy all aspects of life are too great to overlook this law. Sure, bad stuff happens to everyone, but that should be for a season and not for a lifestyle. Enjoy your customers, your vendors, the thrill of the pursuit or go and do something else. Running a business can really be a lot of fun. Are you having fun or would you be better off working for the man? Here is how I have fun in my business.
For the most part, you are competing against yourself, not others. Sure, you have competition. And while competition can definitely motivate you, your main competition is with yourself. People implement ideas and get motivated through one of two different factors.
Twelve years ago, I was cleaning a commercial carpet and I was intrigued by all the dry erase boards all over the office.
Legendary college basketball coach John Wooden had many tremendous sayings, but probably his most famous was, “Make every day a masterpiece.” That's great advice.
I have a business mentor and neighbor who always inspires me when we get together, and he gives me great ideas and sound business principles. He is also very rich.
Good businesspeople make good decisions, while poor businesspeople make poor decisions. That may seem like a rather simplistic statement, but it is true and the reality behind it is monumental.