Eric Hoffer said it well when he said, “In a world of change, the learners shall inherit the earth, while the learned shall find themselves perfectly suited for a world that no longer exists.”
As entrepreneurs and small business owners, do you find yourselves in a post pandemic world of constant unforeseen change and challenges? Learning principles and fundamentals that have carried successful businesspeople through the most difficult times by investing in yourself. Start with these four principle filled workshops offered an no charge to you by Western Piedmont Community College Small Business Center.
January 27, 2022, 11:00 AM ET
7 PRINCIPLES FOR SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS IN A WORLD OF CHANGE
In a world of constantly changing cultures, economies, trends, and health challenges like a life changing pandemic, principles stay consistent and true. Learn seven-time tested principles that help small businesses and entrepreneurs overcome challenges of all kinds.
February 24, 2022, 11:00 AM ET
BECOME A PREEMINENT SMALL BUSINESS AT THE SPEED OF RELATIONSHIPS
The more the world becomes a digital marketplace, the more the need for referred customers and clients who already trust you enough to do business, growing sales and profits while reducing costs and improving customer loyalty.
March 24, 2022, 11:00 AM ET
DEVELOPING CUSTOMERS WHO LOVE YOU FOR A LIFETIME
Did you know that sixty-seven percent (67%) of customers stop doing business with a company due to employee indifference? Yet, something as small as a five percent (5%) increase in customer retention can add up to seventy-five percent (75%) additional profit. Learn how to keep them coming back for a lifetime.
April 28, 2022, 11:00 AM ET
THE PEOPLE FACTOR: Hiring the Right People to Create a Championship Business
Returning customers are 60% to 70% more likely to make a purchase. Doesn’t it make sense to hire the kinds of people who enjoy serving people? Hiring the right people to work in your business determines whether your business struggles or thrives. Learn the principles that help your customers feel like they are cared for, which brings them back over and over.
Each of these FREE workshops are only two hours. What better way to spend your lunch time than digesting some tasty food for your body and your mind?
Visit the Western Piedmont Community College Small Business website to learn more about these programs as well as other programs offered by WPCC SBC.
Brian Kennedy is an Encourager and Champion Builder whose purpose is to serve the business community with perspectives, recommendations, and services to assist them in achieving the championship performance levels. We do this as a referral-driven business consultant and coach, serving business owners with insights and direction while treating them in an incredibly special way.
Attorneys should be working for you, not themselves. After all, aren’t you the one who “hired” them to do work for you? This post is adapted from a recent Inc. online article, Why You Need to Manage Your Lawyer, hiring an attorney isn’t always as carefree and cost effective as it should be.
According to the article, just as you need to manage your business productivity, you also need to spend time managing your lawyer to produce the results you need at the investment you want to pay. That appears to be the disconnect. It will cost you money not to manage your lawyer due to hours billed and collaborations, and it will cost you money for lost time managing your lawyer’s time and collaborations. Remember, your priorities are not theirs, as “firm revenue and risk avoidance are your lawyer’s top priorities.”
There are two areas of which the article recommends you remain vigilant, revenue generation (Theirs, not yours) and risk avoidance. Let’s take a look.
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Brian J Kennedy is chief encourager and champion builder whose purpose is to glorify God by serving the business community with perspectives, recommendations, and services to assist them in achieving the championship performance levels for which they were created.