business model: The Quality of Your Customer Service and Product - 09/25/17 08:06 AM
The Quality of Your  Customer Service and Product  
 “In the end, the customer doesn’t know or care, if you are
 small or large as an organization. She or he only focus
 on the garment hanging on the rail in the store.”
Giorgio Armani, Italian Fashion Designer
 
 
 
As I see it . . . . . . .
The quality of your customer service and product
 
Customers are looking for quality service . . . . and a quality product to fill their needs . . . . When either one falls below the customers’ expectations they will continue to look for the provider of the product … (6 comments)

business model: The Way of the Dinosaur - 02/17/17 05:38 AM
The Way of the Dinosaur
 “Unless you want your business to go the way
of the dinosaur, it’s time to evolve or die.”
Robin Crow American Author, Recording Artist,
Public Speaker
 
 
 
As I see it . . . . . . .
The way of the dinosaur
 
The business model that is slow to adjust . . . . or fail to adjust will find themselves on thin ice with a diminished market share . . . . and eventually going out of business.
 
Business should be in a constant state of renewal to remain relevance in the changing business environment. A business will need to remain … (18 comments)

business model: First Class - 02/15/17 05:49 AM
 
First Class
 “It’s the little things that make the big things possible.
Only attention to the find details of any operation
makes the operation first class.”
John Willard Marriott 1900 -1985, American
Entrepreneur, Businessman, Founder of the
Marriott Corporation
 
 
 
As I see it . . . . . . .
First class
 
A first class business model doesn’t happen by happenstance. A first class business is a business with goals . . . . a plan . . . . and the determination to execute their plan to create their desired results.
 
A first class business will weather the changing market conditions . . . . and … (7 comments)

business model: Continuous Learning . . . . and Application - 10/17/15 01:47 PM
Continuous Learning . . . . and Application
“I believe through learning and application of what you learn
you can solve any problem, overcome any obstacles and
achieve any goal that set for yourself.”
Brain Tracy, Motivational Author, Speaker, Trainer
 
As I see it . . . . . . .
Continuous learn . . . . and application
 
Continuous learning expands your mental capacity. It creates a large arsenal of skills . . . . and tools of the trade. That you will be able to draw on and apply in your business endeavors. 
 
The larger your arsenal becomes . . . . … (7 comments)

business model: Set Higher . . . . and Higher Standards - 10/12/15 08:15 AM
Set Higher . . . . and Higher Standards
“You can become an even more excellent person
by constantly setting higher and higher
standards for your and then by doing
everything possible to live
up to those standards.”
Brian Tracy, Self-Help Author, Motivation Speaker
and Consultant
 
As I see it . . . . . . .
Set higher . . . . and higher standards
 
You will never lift yourself higher . . . . than the standards that you set for yourself.
 
Your standards are your values. They are the principles that will define you . . . . and that will define the … (10 comments)

business model: You Have to Start . . . . To Have a Beginning - 10/11/15 01:24 PM
You Have to Start . . . . To Have a Beginning
“A great thing is the start to see an opportunity for service, and
to start doing it, even though in the beginning you serve but
a single customer – and him for nothing.”
John Collier 1884 – 1968, Native American Advaocte
 
As I see it . . . . . . .
You have to start . . . . to have a beginning
 
Every great enterprise has a beginning . . . . and every opportunity starts with the first step in pursuing it with a purpose.
 
Exceptional customer service has its beginning … (10 comments)

business model: Set Your Standards High - 08/31/15 07:13 AM
Set Your Standards High
“If you don’t set a baseline standards for what you’ll accept
in life, you’ll find it’s easy to slip into behavior
and attitudes or quality of life that’s far
below what you deserve.”
Anthony Robbins, Author, speaker,  
 
As I see it . . . . . . .
Set your standards high
 
What you accomplish in life will be a direction reflection of the standards that you set for yourself . . . . Set your standards high.
 
You will either live your life . . . . by the standards that you set for yourself . . . .  or … (9 comments)

business model: When A Business is Satisfied with Their Results - 10/28/14 02:45 PM
When A Business is Satisfied with Their Results
“I’ve felt that dissatisfaction is the basis of progress. When one
becomes satisfied in business we become obsolete.”
J. Willard Marriott Sr. 1900 -1985. American
Entrepreneur, Businessman, Founder of the
Marriott Corporation
 
As I see it . . . . . . .
When a business is satisfied with their results
 
A business grows when they challenge the status quo . . . . and pushes to become a better . . . . and more productive business. That business has reached a point of the discovery of … (6 comments)

business model: You Run a Business With the End in Mind - 08/27/14 01:10 PM
You Run a Business With the End in Mind
“You read a book from the beginning to end. You run a
business the opposite way. You start with the end in
mind and then you everything
you must do to reach it.”
Harold Geneen, industrialist  
 
As I see it. . . . . . . .
You run a business with the end in mind
 
Success is like a vacation they both have a common trait . . . .  You have to plan your destination for your business before you start your success journey. If … (14 comments)

business model: For Those Who Stand Still - 10/30/13 01:47 PM
 
For Those Who Stand Still
“Anyone who is satisfied to stand still should not complain
when others pass them.”  
Anonymous   
 
As I see it . . . . . . .
 
For those who stand still
 
For those who stand still . . . . will be left behind by a changing business environment.
 
For those who stand still . . . . will be dug up in a 1000 years from  and be seem a fossil  of a long lost business model.
 
For those who stand still . . . . will be … (4 comments)

business model: The Quality of Knowledge - 09/29/13 12:12 AM
Motivational Power Quote
The Quality of Knowledge
“It is not the quantity but the quality of knowledge which
the mind’s dignity.”
William Ellery Channing 1780 – 1842, Unitarian Preacher
As I see it . . . . . . .
The quality of knowledge
We live in a world where information is flowing at lightning speed . . . . and where staying in front of the knowledge curb is essential.
By growing the base of your useful knowledge you’re staying in front of the of that curb . . . . for those that get behind the … (5 comments)

business model: The Experience of Doing it the Same Old Way - 06/01/13 11:24 PM
Motivational Power Quote
 
The Experience of Doing it the Same Old Way   
“As a job seeker remember this: You only lack experience
if they want it done same old way.”
Robert Banult, Writer
As I see it . . . . . . .
The experience of doing it the same old way
 
What direction is your business moving in?
 
For some businesses their caught . . . .  up in doing it the same old way. As their business model slides backwards rather than making adjustments to reverse the trend . . . . … (2 comments)

business model: Competitive Business Advantage - 01/20/13 12:23 PM
Motivational Power Quote
 
 Competitive Business Advantage
“An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that
Learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive
business advantage.”
Jack Welch, Former General Electric CEO
 
As I see it . . . . . . .
Competitive business advantage
 
There is a thin slice of differences in successful business . . . . and the business that fall behind the business curve . . . . and that difference is their competitive advantage.
 
The competitive business advantage relates to a business selling their product and services as well as … (6 comments)

business model: A Time of Change - 11/04/12 08:57 AM
Motivational Power Quote
 
A Time of Change  
“Successful people recognize crisis as a time for change
from lesser to greater, smaller to bigger.”
Edwin Louis Cole, author
 
As I see it . . . . . . .                 
A time of change
 
Over the last several years the real estate industry has been going and continues to go through massive change.
 
There are some that are standing firmly in front of the change . . . . And feel they can prevent the change from occurring. They will find that change just goes around … (3 comments)

business model: Show a Person How to Make Reservations and . . . . - 10/25/12 11:15 PM
Motivational Power Quote
 
Show a Person How to Make  Reservations and . . . .
“Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime. Teach a man to create an artificial shortage of fish and be will eat steak.”
Jay Leno, TV Celebrity 
 
As I see it . . . . . . .
Show a person how to make reservations and . . . .
 
Sure when you give a man a fish he will eat for the day . . … (5 comments)

business model: When It’s Time For Change – Make the Change - 08/27/12 01:17 PM
Motivational Power Quote
 
When It’s Time For Change – Make the Change
“There is at least one point in the history of any company
when you have to change dramatically to rise to the next level of performance, miss that moment and you start to decline.”
 Andy Grove, Intel CEO               
 
As I see it . . . . . . .
When it’s for time for change – make the change
 
The history of the business world is littered with failed business models.
 
The businesses didn’t fail because they couldn’t change or adjust, they failed because … (8 comments)

business model: Doing the Same Thing Over and Over is a Habit - 07/18/12 11:10 AM
Motivational Power Quote
 
Doing the Same Thing Over and Over is a Habit
“If you’re doing something the same way you way you have for 10 years, the chances are you are doing it wrong.”
Charles F. Kettering 1876 - 1958, American Inventor, Engineer, Businessman
 
As I see it . . . . . . .
Doing the same thing over and over is a habit
 
Businesses and people fall into habits and continually do the same thing over and over.
 
The Post Office does it and costs the tax payers millions of dollars a year … (5 comments)

business model: Referrals Are the Key to Sales Success - 06/06/12 10:59 PM
Motivational Power Quote
 
Referrals Are the Key to Sales Success
“In sales a referral is the key to the door of resistance.”
Bo Bennett, author, businessman
 
As I see it . . . . . . .
Referrals are the key to sales success
 
People will do business with people that they like, trust and have rapport with.
 
A business relationship has to be on solid footing for the relationship to move forward and to conclude in a successful transaction. When the business relationship is on a weak footing the potential for a successful transaction is unlikely … (6 comments)

business model: A Business That’s Satisfied is on the Rocks - 03/21/12 10:14 PM
  
Motivational Power Quote
 
A Business That’s Satisfied is on the Rocks
“I’ve felt that dissatisfactory is the basis of progress.
When we become satisfied in business we become obsolete.”
           J. Willard Marriott Sr. hotel executive              
 
 
As I see it . . . . . . .
 
A business that’s satisfied is on the rocks
 
The business environment is shifting, business models are changing and the status quo will kill a business.
 
A business that is satisfied with their past performance is looking in the wrong direction. The business that is focus never … (38 comments)

business model: What Business Are You In - 02/06/12 10:11 AM
   
Motivational Power Quote
 
What Business Are You In   
“We aren’t in the coffee business serving coffee.
We are in the people business serving coffee.”
Howard Schultz, Founder and Chairman of Starbucks        
 
As I see it . . . . . . .
 
What business are you in
 
The answer isn’t in the product or service that you deliver to the consumer they’re both important to the consumer. The answer is in the service that you deliver.
 
Consumers have more information and choices on which product or services to choose.
 
A business that … (9 comments)

 
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