I can scarcely believe the Fall is nearly here, already. As we move into this season, we all feel the changes taking place in the environments around us. We begin to see the leaves change, children going back to school and the noisy buses coming up and down our streets. Just as the environment around us is changing, so should we think about changes needed in ourselves and in our businesses. There are basic things in order to keep a business going. Let’s consider 10 essentials to keeping your company alive.
Businesses are like a living organism that breathes and creates and grows as you continue to move forward in it. If your business is not doing this, you may want to take a further look at it to see if it is alive or dead. As we strive to provide the best services and products to our customers/clients, we also have to remember to take care of our own businesses. If we do not put effort into them, in essence, ‘feeding them’, they will begin to die. Today more than ever, with social media and all of the immediate impact both good and bad media have on our businesses, this is especially necessary.
In reviewing an older Google article recently, I was reminded of the essentials in keeping our companies alive and by some of the best out there. They compiled it into: “Ten things we know to be true“. Below is the list, without the descriptions:
- Focus on the user and all else will fall into place.
- It’s best to do one thing really, really well.
- Fast is better than slow.
- Democracy on the web works.
- You don’t need to be at your desk to need an answer.
- You can make money without doing evil.
- There’s always more information out there. The need for information crosses all borders.
- You can be serious without a suit.
- Great just isn’t good enough.
Many of these are self-explanatory, but feel free to click on the link above to view additional insight on others. Also, remember, once in a while to take a deep breath, in and out, as it doesn’t help the business to continue to live without the business owner!
You may read the article, in its entirety, at https://www.google.co.in/about/company/philosophy/.