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Answering Questions from Customers

Badger was not the best at trying to figure out the new trends. His friends all urged him to get his business a blog and start connecting with his customers. Unsure of what to do with a blog, Badger studied a little online and then went to check on his email. Finding question upon question waiting for him from clients. Suddenly he realized that if he wrote a blog and answered the questions on there it may help other customers in the future!

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “Why Blogging for Your Business is Important

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Don’t Forget to Share the Love

Rhino was a pretty stubborn boss. Although he liked his employees, he wasn’t close to any of them. Most of the time he simply nodded to them each day and went about his business. One day his co-owner, Crow, suggested he might want to share with everyone how great his team was doing. Crow knew this would help Rhino’s employees to feel more appreciated for their work. So from then on Rhino nodded, but he also complimented his employees for a job well done.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “How NOT to Inspire a Startup: Employee Motivation Mistakes that can Kill Your Productivity

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Don’t Be Fake

Parrot was not so great in the sales department. More often than not when he went on a sales call he made things all the worse by trying to pretend he was much better at sales than he actually was. The clients could always tell he was faking and were uneasy to do business with him after this. Speaking with his co-worker, Parrot learned that even if he wasn’t the best salesman in the world, faking a persona in front of clients would never land him a sale! From that point on Parrot stuck to his true personality and even though he might not have been the best, his clients trusted him more with his flaws and all.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “Entrepreneurs and Business Owners Divulge Their Best Sales Tips – Even Without the Secret Password

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From the Very Beginning

Turkey was about to unleash his new handmade bracelet line. A few weeks before he had been considering his shipping methods and how he wanted to handle shipping to those outside his area. He was unsure whether it was a good move or if he should wait for his product to get a little more established. His friends told him that if he wanted to have a real business plan it had to include business all over the place and not just in his little patch of land. Realizing his friends were right, Turkey opened his business to customers from all over at the very beginning.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “Entrepreneurs Offer Advice on When You Should Be Doing Business Internationally

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Have a Strong Strategy to Go By

Though Jaguar had made all the right choices in his business there was one thing he couldn’t control – the recession. While businesses around him were falling left and right, Jaguar was trying to both keep his business profitable and afloat during the rough times. Not wanting to let any of his workers go he decided he needed to sit down and make a few changes. He sold only his main products he started out with and made sure all his customers were taken extra good care of. The only way to make it through this was to have a good strategy and Jaguar was doing exactly that.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “Top 3 Things To Do In A Recession

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Give Them Exactly What They Don’t Expect

Owl was never the most outspoken of her company. She was incredibly proud of her work and most of the time when she submitted a project her supervisors were extremely impressed. After a few months she wanted to be a little more known in order to get a promotion in the future. Her coworkers always thought she was quiet and probably wouldn’t ever try and move up, but after a long talk with her friend, Eagle, she decided in order to make herself known she had to stand out. Instead of being shy at meetings she spoke up and took credit for her work, managed small meetings and assisted executives. In other words, she did what nobody expected her to do and it paid off with a nice promotion in the end.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Hearpreneur Post “Best Methods for Women to Assert Themselves in the World of Business

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No Cost/Low Cost Online Job Boards

Just starting out in the world of business, Iguana didn’t have an entire staff dedicated to finding him employees. Now and then he would interview candidates in his office but it never seemed like any of them had the right qualities he was looking for. Knowing he needed to make a change he starting to view sites and post the exact job online on reputable sites. After that, the right employees came knocking at his door instead of just employees.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “How to Successfully Recruit and Hire New Employees When You Don’t Have an H.R. Department

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Don’t Be Afraid to Be Smart

Dog was timid in her business position and felt as though she needed to be more assertive. Her friends and co-workers gave her advice, but she wasn’t sure if it was the correct to follow since she worked in a male dominated field. Dog knew she was quite smart and had the ability to do her job very well, maybe even better than most. Once she realized she could be smart and not feel bad about outdoing the men in her field she found that being assertive was easier than she thought!

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Hearpreneur Post “How Women Can Assert Themselves in Business

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When Potential Clients Demand It

After a year of working hard Sheep found some solid success. Her product was selling very well locally and in different areas surrounding hers. Now and again she would get a message from a customer across the big pond asking if there was a way they could take advantage of her product. There was no product they knew of locally and hers was the best they had found! After this, more customers began requested her product. Knowing she had a market of customers who truly needed her product far away, Sheep decided it was time to broaden her business border and provide her product all over.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “Entrepreneurs Offer Advice on When You Should Doing Business Internationally

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Freedom to ‘Customize’ Their Job

Otter loved his employees. Most of them were friends he grew up with and some of them were simply workers he had grown to love because of how great he got along with them. While he knew he was the boss of them, he didn’t want to be too strict on them. He knew all of his employees were great at their jobs and he didn’t have to worry about how they did. Instead of managing everything his employees did he gave them the freedom to customize their jobs and for that reason they felt empowered and motivated.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Hearpreneur Post “How Do You Motivate Employees?