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Your Reputation is Everything

Canary had taken the reins of a business over when the owner made a move that wasn’t in the best interest of customers. There was a team to help her recover but she soon realized the most important part of the business was not what she expected. It wasn’t the product or the procedure necessarily…it was the reputation. Customers would not come to a company with a shoddy reputation for treating clients like disposable income. It took several months to get things back on track with the business and Canary, for most of those months, put her sole focus on setting their reputation back on track.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Hearpreneur Post “What is Your Best Business Advice? Week of July 7th

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Life Changing Relationships Happen Regularly

Raccoon met for the last time with one of his employees. The employee was leaving the company after many years and had asked for the meeting to tell his boss thank you for all the years of leadership and training. Raccoon sat and listened as the young employee told him about his new job and how he would always be up to help out Raccoon if there was ever a need. After the meeting Raccoon went into his office and smiled happily. It was the life changing relationships like this that made being a leader the best job in the world.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Hearpreneur Post “What is the Best Part of Being a Leader?

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Give it Time and Space

Steer had made a lapse in judgement and ran an add that was meant to compete with another company but came off as an angry attack. He certainly didn’t intend for it to come off like that, but the more people say it the angrier they became. Customers were starting to leave or demand answers from Steer. Each time he tried to reply it seemed he only made this worse. Steer realized the best thing for him to do at the moment was step away from the spotlight of business and give it some space. The other owners would run things until it got back on track. Sometimes, when bad things happen, giving time and space is the only correct approach.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “How to Navigate the Waters of Repairing Your Business Reputation

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Tell the Truth and Fix What’s Been Broken

There was a mistake. Mouse had let orders go out that contained absolutely nothing in them. Large orders at that. When the calls started pouring in of angry businesses that had trusted their supply to be filled, Mouse was frazzled. As much as he wanted to bury his head in the sand and let someone else deal with it all, or blame it on the workers, he called each one back and apologized for his error. He sent them all the correct orders at a big discount so their loyalty was given due respect.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “How to Navigate the Waters of Repairing Your Business Reputation

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Align Your Personal Image with Your Brand

Sparrow was a fairly fashionable gal. All her friends came to her for fashion advice and her male friends would begrudgingly allow her to pick out their clothing. Everyone who met her always commented about her being so unique in her style and the way she did certain things. So when it came to her business, letting her personality and image shine through was a perfect way to help brand her business.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Hearpreneur Post “Entrepreneurs Share Tips on How to Present a Strong Branding Message

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A Passion for Serving Others

For years and years Mule had committed his life to serving others. As the boss of a small business, Mule learned early on that some of his workers looked to him as much more than just a simple business leader. They looked at him as a mentor and an example of what a CEO should be. He always made time for his staff and made every effort possible to show how thankful he was to them for all their hard work through the years.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Hearpreneur Post “Business Owners Give Their Take Which Qualities Make a Leader Great?

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To Showcase Your Company Culture

Oxen had a unique company culture at his business. His staff was fairly young and while they created, they enjoyed having fun. Most of them were on the site Instagram and enjoyed sharing photos with all their friends. Knowing this was yet another outlet to promote his business, Oxen thought it might be a good idea to show customers and potential clients a little of the behind the scenes action. So he began having his staff take pictures of the fun they had at work and post them on the site. That way everyone would feel like they were part of it.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “Tips on Using Instagram for Business

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Being Able to Help People

Time and time again Bull forgot that he was doing business when meeting with customers. They were like old friends of his, chatting and talking well into the evening. Of course, each meeting was business but each meeting left him feeling glad he was in this sort of business. At night when there was stacks of paperwork to go over and meetings to figure out for the next day, he thought back on the day and realized that his favorite part of all of this was the joy he got from helping people.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “Entrepreneurs Share Their Favorite Parts of Business – Part 2

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Why be the Same…

Once the business of Boar was up and running he looked around at his town and thought about all the other businesses. Boar had always liked to push the limit and create funky, unique items that sometimes customers were surprised by. Even while surprised his customers always came back looking for the next big thing. So while all the other places near him were doing the traditional thing, Boar decided that running his business the ‘cool’ way, instead of traditional, was the only thing he truly wanted to do.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “Smart or Not – Should You be a Business Rebel?

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Be a Smart Rebel

Porcupine was of the younger generation than all the other business owners in his area. Since becoming a business owner himself he decided that his business wouldn’t be like any other in town. But before he mixed things up and went the path of a rebel he thought long and hard about whether he could commit to such a title and if being a business rebel was something that had to be done for his business. Knowing that rebelling just for the sake of it would lead to disaster he weighed each option and knew, finally, that his business could only run with a rebel behind the wheel.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “Smart or Not – Should You be a Business Rebel?