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Listen to Your Customers and Put Their Needs First

Dog knew he needed to get a few feet on the businesses closing in around him. Some of them sold equal products but he knew he had something that the other businesses didn’t on his side – his ability to listen and put customers first. For the others guys it was all about making money. This didn’t work well in getting them returning customers. So to succeed even more, Dog pushed his level of personal customer service even higher.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “Entrepreneurs Reveal Tips on Jumping Ahead of Your Competition in the Battle of Business – Part 2

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Rebel by Truly Being Yourself

Koala was sometimes shy in his business practices. Time and time again he said something other people thought was odd or out of place in their business world. Finally he decided if he had his own business, his quirky thinking and creativity could be free to live and thrive. Quitting his job and starting his own company gave him all the freedom he yearned for all those years. He hired employees who not only liked his quirks but encouraged him to let them in on all his wacky ideas. Truly being himself was what really mattered in the end.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “Rebel in the Workplace – Entrepreneurs Share How They Buck the Norm

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Showing Yourself as an Expert in Your Field

Panda was an older businessbear and had a lot of experience in his field. For years he had mentored younger entrepreneurs and did so free of charge. Now he was starting his own new business and wanted to make sure his message still got to the people who needed it. Being an expert in his field he felt that using his blog would help his new customers to see just how experienced he was in the field. Just as soon as he began blogging the clients began pouring in because they knew just how much of an expert he was.

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

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The Majority of Meetings Aren’t Necessary

Crow hated meetings. He saw no point in sitting around listening to people talk about business when they could be out there doing business. All companies he had worked for had an equal view on how important meetings were to a thriving business. When Crow started his own business he was determined that meetings would only happen once in a blue moon. Maybe other companies valued meetings but Crow and his employees values not having meetings more.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “Rebel in the Workplace – Entrepreneurs Share How They Buck the Norm

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Article Marketing to Help With Leads

Low on cash but stocked full of ideas for articles, Moose decided that perhaps writing was the best way to generate some leads without spending a lot of money. He knew his business very well and had been involved in the field for years now. Writing articles and getting them posted on both his blog and other blogs would surely get him noticed. A few weeks passed after his first two posts and people began contacting to ask questions because they felt by reading his articles they really got a sense of just how much he knew!

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “Entrepreneurs Share Tips on Getting Leads When You’re Low on Cash – Part 2

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Consistently Engage Customers

Elk wanted to be in contact with her customers always. She didn’t want to be one of those business owners who avoided all customers contact and left other people to take care of it for her. Although she was busy, she knew there had to be a way to keep in touch with customers and keep them involved. Elk had a personal blog she wrote on and figured that might work just as well for business as it did for personal! A few weeks of writing a blog for her business she realized that her customers knew she was around and active and they felt all the more certain when dealing with her company.

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

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Face-to-Face Time in the Local Communities

Hawk had started his business and found his first roadblock. His budget for generating leads was tiny and he needed to find a way to get some business without spending a lot of money. There were a good number of people he knew in the community, so it seemed like the best option at the time. From there he went door-to-door talking to the local businesses and his friends to help him generate leads at next to no money.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “Entrepreneurs Share Tips on Getting Leads When You’re Low on Cash – Part 2

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A Smart Way to Distribute Your Company News

Raccoon was trying to figure out a more creative way to share his business news. Sending newsletters didn’t seem to be working with his type of business and he wanted to make a little more impact than just sending a quick couple sentences about the news. His friend Snake suggested he look into starting a blog to keep connected with his customers. Now he had a space to share his news and also keep in contact with his customers on a more personal level.

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

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Entrepreneurs are born, not made

Pony felt since he was a young foal that he was different. Every job he had, Pony seemed to want to change things up. He wanted to mix up the rules and put a new spin on the job. Time and time again he left a job because he felt like it just wasn’t the right fit. After another year of this Pony decided enough was enough. If no other job would suit his needs he would just make his own position. Once he started his own business it was like a thunderbolt, he was instantly in the right place.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “Entrepreneurs Are Born, Not Made

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How to Romance Your Customers

Fox had started his business around the same time he had gotten married. The similarities were astounding as time went on. He treated his customers much like he treated his wife when they went out. He had to keep her happy, like he did customers. Pay close attention to what they were saying in case they brought it up later, much like his now-wife. Of course, he had done well enough with his wife so he figured making his customers fall in love with him would be almost equal to this!

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “How to Romance Your Customers