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Be Patient

“Right here, right now” was a favorite saying of Hippo. He liked things finished in a timely fashion and when a product was delayed he found himself becoming impatient with everything. Knowing full well that to be a good boss he needed to be a more patient person he learned that just because something didn’t happen right when he wanted it didn’t mean it would ruin his entire business. For Hippo, learning patience was key to being a great leader.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Business Advice

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Not Counting on the Traditional Paths

Tiger was always the traditional business owner. For years he had managed the same business, nearly the same employees and did things the traditional way. But right outside his door there were new businesses coming in that didn’t want any part of the traditional life he had built in his business. They were unique and creative. Tiger, he thought, needed to be like these business minds if he ever wanted to get a paw up on things. Over the next few months he completely broke out of his mold and started to tweak his business from traditional to exceptional.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “Business Owners Reveal How They Think Outside the Box in Business

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Unique Appreciation of Employees

Lion was a good employer to work for. All his employees knew it and anyone on the outside would immediately proclaim how wonderful it would be to work in a place like this. Instead of a strict dress code he allowed customers to wear what they liked, within reason. He gave all his workers paid time off no matter what. And his business was closed on all holidays and during the weekends so his employees would be able to spend time with their families. Plus, the culture and environment of work was fun and relaxed. By doing this his employees actually worked harder because they were less stressed.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “Business Owners Reveal How They Think Outside the Box in Business

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Business Will Diverge Between What is Cheaply Made to Highly Personalized

Baboon had been sitting in on a meeting with his business partners and they were discussing the future of business. Some of them had some zany ideas and some reasonable ones. When Baboon went back to his office late at night, he sat at his desk and wondered himself about the future of business. Digging through a few pieces of mail on his desk he saw a handwritten letter from a customers expressing how pleased she was that he took the time to call and discuss her issues with her. This, he thought, would be the future of business.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “Entrepreneurs Predict the Future of Business

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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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Consider the Industry

Monkey and his friend were having coffee one morning. They were discussing if men and women would ever be equal in business. His friend gave a little shrug, “I guess it depends on the industry you’re in,” she said. She explained that sometimes there are shifts in a certain industry and it begins to favor women over men, and then men over women. Equality may be a constantly shifting topic but looking at the industry can be a telling factor.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “Will Men and Women Ever Find Themselves Equal in Business?

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Put Out Important Information

Dog recently started his weekly newsletter – “The Bow WOW!” His numbers weren’t great as far as how many signed up for the newsletter. Knowing something needed to be done to improve his audience, Dog decided to look into including more valuable information for his specific audience. From then on his readership grew and his numbers climbed steadily until the newsletter was the bark of the town.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “Business Owners and Entrepreneurs Give Tips on How to Effectively Network Online”

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Make the Customer Feel Important

Hippo had been at his business for a few months. One day Giraffe came to his door with a complaint, “My order was wrong and nobody seems to want to help me!” Hippo knew this wasn’t right so he let Giraffe in, gave him a cup of water and asked him what he could do to fix the problem. Giraffe left feeling like the most important customer of all and a head above the rest.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “Winning at Customer Service – Entrepreneurs Give Tips on Serving Customers the Right Way”

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Stop Hanging Around Negative People

Grasshopper had been spending time with Fly after work recently. Instead of looking on the bright side, Fly always talked badly about people and made fun of everything. Soon enough Grasshopper found himself doing the same. Realizing the error of his ways, Grasshopper began spending less and less time with Fly and felt better now that he wasn’t around such a negative mind.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Hearpreneur Post: “Relieving the Daily Stress of Being an Entrepreneur or Business Owner”

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Comment Back to People

Crow had been trying her best to build more relationships online. They would always talk to her for a short time and then she would never hear from them again. It was a real problem! Seagull suggested she make more of an effort in connecting and commenting back on those who visited her page. The tip worked and soon people were caw(lling) on her all the time for their projects.

Lesson: This lesson is inspired by the Rescue a CEO Post “Business Owners and Entrepreneurs Give Tips on How to Effectively Network Online”